Originally posted by JessicaAnn
First of all, while you present certain information I don't think you were in the courtroom and you did not hear everything that was said, only what the media chose to report.
I think that this entire case was mishandled both by the prosecution, the defense and by the court system. The trial was a farce. This case is a perfect example of what is wrong with the American justice system and why women who have been raped do not come forward and demand justice. They fear that they will be the one put on trial.
It is appaling that rape victims are treated this way ... that we will take every effort to preserve the rights of the accused and do very little to protect the victim.
Um...face it, unless the evidence for the alleged rape is absolutely airtight, the trial is going to degenerate into a he said-she said argument. There's no way around it.