Started by dr e, Jul 24, 2011, 07:15 AM
But prosecutors of sex cases need to do some major housecleaning--not only in District Attorney Cyrus Vance's office in Manhattan but also in prosecutors' offices all across the country. Special sex prosecutors and special rape prosecutors are often agenda driven. Too often they believe they're on a mission and treat the alleged victim in a way that's different from how they handle any other crime. They're zealots; I call them Nancy Grace prosecutors. She behaves on her TV talk show as if there's no such thing as innocence; everybody arrested is guilty. I believe there's been a Nancy Grace aspect to this case. The prosecution presented its case in public as if there were no doubt about the alleged victim's credibility or the complete guilt of the alleged offender.
Dr. E,I wanted to add, something someone as learned as you probably already know, but others may not: One of the reasons Prof. Dershowitz is so fair and has open eyes is because he's faced off with campus feminists already in a landmark Sexual Harassment case.Not sure of the year, but probably a decade or so ago, Prof. Dershowitz was giving a law class. The topic of sexual harassment came up - and he wanted to present the law, bring up how sexual harassment happened, but also talk about false accusations of it. He was then CHARGED with sexual harassment by student feminists in his class for even TALKING about false claims.The class and campus feminists wanted to shut down realistic discussion and even MENTION of false claims and make discussion of such claims sexual harasment itself.The suit failed, and is, in itself, a landmark case.Just thought this might add to "the why" of Prof. Dershowitz mindset.Steven