i will readily admit that I am not a law student...and i dont pretend to be one
my apologies, you seem to be rather well-informed on the topic.
I was not aware that they had a taped confession by the teacher
I was aware that they had a sworn statement by the accusor...but I was under the impression that he was completely capable of retracting his sworn statement...in which case it would not be admissiable in court? If I am incorrect please let me know
No need to apolgize, It just appeared from your statements that you were misinformed. This case is everything America tried to make OJ case into.Court TV Overview
I am sort of a crime documentary GEEK. Not the BS like CSI and sensationalized shows loosely based on fact. As much as Nancy Grace annoys me I watch heer show nearly daily. I love A&E first 48, American Justice and Cold Case Files.
This case has only exposed the systematic double standards of our criminal system. A friend of mine did a few presentations in ethics about similar topics "race and justice" he was a black dude going to law school and he presented some convincing crime statistics on the topic.
And the "just because I am black" cliche if you give it any credence must you conversely give credence to the "just because I am white cliche" also. You see it more and more when you watch 24 hour news channels.
Can you point me towards an example of a trial where the accusor retracted his accusation and the trial continued? I thought this was a regular problem with rape trials....such as the publicized Kobe Bryant trial. The victim refuses to testify against defendent...even going as far as to retract their charges...is this correct?
The extortion of Kobe Bryant probably isnt a good example. I dont care much for him, but he got raped. Upon serious review the prosecutors found out that the broad was a lying tramp that wanted to get paid
basically a hooker. But she got her check, wife got a new diamond everyone is happy.Ga Rape Trial
This is fairly common, take for instance: There was a black kid in Georgia, who was convicted of a rape related charge, and sent to prison for having sex with a white classmate. The young girl was forced to lie on the stand by her father to save his pride, everyone knew the girl liked the kid he was a popular jock and an honor student. Because he had an early birthday and was an 18 year old senior he was convicted of a lesser criminal offense.
None of the white kids that knew both of them and count atest to the situation told the truth in court because of fear of retribution from parents.
The only reason kid got out of jail was because Oprah Winfrey held the prosecutors feet to the fire. Black kid lost his scholarship, and a year of his life. The black kid had been adopted by whites years before, they were the only people in the town to stand by him.
If it had not been for the "white" race card Beth Holloway would probably have her daughters body for burial. Ask any legal proffesional, Police 101 dictates find the last person she was with bring them to the station immediately and get a statement from them. Before they can destroy evidence and get their stories straight.
To take the security gaurds into custody based upon a lie that was quickly exposed via the hotel security video is telling.
@ PHAT BASTARD great insightful topic, some dont like to look in the mirror, and simply blame others for their shortcomings (black & white) it will be our ondoing.