Friday, December 12, 2014
False Rape Charges - One wonder after another
One wonder after another
Editor, Naples Daily News:
The rest of the story about the crime of rape is the crime of false rape charges. Formal studies show a rate of false accusations that varies from 27% to 60%. These formal studies required three conditions:
1. No corroborating witnesses, (her word against his).
2. No physical evidence of a rape.
3. Here's the tough one - before trial, the woman had to recant her
testimony and admit she made it up.
Incidences of false rape charges are actually much higher.
Makes one wonder how many men are behind bars because the accuser didn't feel guilty enough about sending an innocent man to jail.
One of the "informal" studies on false rape accusations was done by the Washington Post. Not believing a press release about one of the formal studies, they sent reporters to interview police and DA's in suburban Maryland. The results? About half of all rape charges were false.
Death threats were made against the reporter who wrote the article. Bomb threats were made against the newspaper.
Makes one wonder what makes victims, and/or their advocates, get so aggressive about defending their status as victims. Are they really that attached to victimhood, or does it have something to do with fund raising?
Makes one wonder if they care about the men facing false rape charges? Is there a False Rape Hotline? Do they have "What To Do If You Are falsely Accused of Rape." pamphlets, counselors? Or is their compassion, as well as their help, gender specific?
Posted by Sam and Bunny Sewell at 3:26 PM