musing on the state of society and fate of men. NO warranties
Friday, December 14, 2012
Just ask "...What did the judge Say..." ; DON'T ask the basic questions
Any crime is the be detested
More so with violent crimes against humanityHowever, In this discussion about whether the accuser / victim was a willing participant in Rape, all discussion about
how did an Ex boyfriend suddenly get to his ex Girlfriend ?
what prompted the initial interaction ? how did it become violent ?
how did they part in their earlier relationship etc etc
are lost ... the reader and the media are on the one discussion ...."....what did the judge say ... ?? " and "...oh dear how would the woman feel ....."
Nothing is also known about the past records IF any of both parties ...the accused and accuser All that is finally learnt is that JUDGE APOLOGIZED !!
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'Rape possible only if victim is willing'
AP | Dec 15, 2012, 07.12 AM IST
SANTA ANA (CALIFORNIA): A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim "didn't put up a fight" during her assault and that if someone doesn't want sexual intercourse, the body "will not permit that to happen".
The California commission on judicial performance voted 10-0 to impose a public admonishment on Thursday, saying superior court judge Derek Johnson's comments were inappropriate and a breach of judicial ethics.
Johnson made the comments in the case of a man who threatened to mutilate the face and genitals of his ex-girlfriend with a heated screwdriver and beat her with a metal baton before committing rape, forced oral copulation, and other crimes. Though the woman reported the criminal threats the next day, she did not report the rape until 17 days later.
"I'm not a gynaecologist, but I can tell you something: If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down. The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage is inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case," Johnson said.
In an apology to the commission, Johnson said his comments on the case were inappropriate and were the result of his frustration during an argument with a prosecutor over the defendant's sentence.