Skip to comments.Police To Question Man In Videotaped Dispute Outside Apartment
Posted on 06/06/2005 6:53:32 PM PDT by RLM
LAPD files a case based on video survelience when, according to the TV report, the alleged victim does not want to press charges. To avoid copyright issues I'm not excerpting the original story but the link will get you there.
I think it depends on how conclusive the video is. Our judicial system is reasonably good about determining when there is enough evidence to prosecute a violent crime.
I don't have a problem with the state prosecuting domestic violence cases without the victim's consent, any more than I have a problem with them prosecuting murder cases without the victim's consent.
If the victim is really not a victim, and just a consenting participant in rough play, they are free to testify to that effect.
Get used to it. I think this will become more commonplace as more and more cameras are deployed.
Watch your p's and q's ;^)
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