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To: Kaslin
Under my plan, any time a collegiate man is charged with rape his accuser is automatically charged with criminal libel. Is she fails to prove her case then she is automatically convicted and expelled.

While I generally agree with your sentiment, it is not every case in which an actual rape ends in the conviction of the rapist. Under your plan, those women who have met injustice first by being raped, and second by not seeing their rapist convicted, would face two more injustices by being convicted of criminal libel and then expelled.

That said I happen to believe that someone who frames or falsely charges someone else with a crime should face, upon conviction, the same sentence as the other person would face if they had actually been convicted of that crime.

5 posted on 05/29/2011 9:57:31 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

The suggestion is sardonic of course. But it vividly points out how much sense the mere “preponderance of evidence” standard makes. If the seesaw does not swing one way then it swings the other, except in the rare case of an exact balance.


9 posted on 05/30/2011 2:24:49 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: coloradan

“That said I happen to believe that someone who frames or falsely charges someone else with a crime should face, upon conviction, the same sentence as the other person would face if they had actually been convicted of that crime.”
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At the same time that some people were saying they did not believe O.J. Simpson was guilty but was in fact framed for murder there were new reports that the penalty in California for framing someone for murder was death! I don’t know how anyone could believe that Simpson was actually framed.


16 posted on 05/30/2011 9:21:54 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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