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Old 12-19-2015, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
I'm sure we can all agree on two things:

(1) Rape is bad,
(2) False accusations of rape are also bad.

Unfortunately, any justice system that cracks down on false accusations of rape will probably also deny some rape victims justice in the process. And any justice system that tries to get a higher conviction rate for rape will probably also get some innocent people wrongfully convicted in the process. It requires extreme precision to convict the guilty and acquit the innocent.
Yes. That doesn't mean that bad practices shouldn't be highlighted and corrected. Do you think that there's a chance that the woman in my linked story was mistreated, and the officers involved should have been disciplined, and threats should never be used against people claiming to be victims of sexual violence? Or would you rather just say that it's difficult to get it perfect?