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    Spend all you have, consume all you want, act as you see fit, the world has officially gawn mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyWayne View Post
    Spend all you have, consume all you want, act as you see fit, the world has officially gawn mad.

    Judge axes trial as victim is 'too honest' to give evidence | Metro.co.uk

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    "At Tuesday's trial, Judge Tabor said: 'Denise Dawson was a partic*ularly impressive witness because she showed courage, clarity of thought and was undoubtedly honest.'

    But he told Bristol Crown Court it was her word against Perks' and that was not enough to support a conviction."


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    You have to consider what would have happened if the person in the dock had been equally honest (just the victim of a genuine mistake), but did not come across well due to poor social skills. It's this that the judge was trying to defend against, even though at first sight it seems mad. I'm surprised this even came to court, I know from a family member who is a barrister that it's almost impossible to bring these her-word-against-his cases anywhere near a courtroom.
    Into each life some rain must fall........but this is getting ridiculous.

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    Ok, so let's say the judge had the same two people, only this time the alleged crime was rape.
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    The answer is still the same! Lets say it was you in the dock...your word against theirs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallblueplanet View Post
    The answer is still the same! Lets say it was you in the dock...your word against theirs?
    I'd hope our police/legal system could come up with more than simply his/her word against mine. Forensic science being what it is these days (TV dramas aside).
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    Hang on there was someone else there the woman was giving another woman a driving lesson at the time what happened to her evidence, surely that would mean two against one

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