quote=hermanntrude;785481 i'm not sure of the exact sentencing guidelines for rape, but when it's proven I know that in most countries, at least 5 years is likely. And it won't be much fun inside either. As for the "women are asking for it" mentality, I suspect you are a victim of the media. Various sources really like to big up one side of the argument (usually the case for the defence) in order to make their readers/listeners/viewers get really upset and phone in and make a lively discussion or get really riled up about it. This makes good "entertainment".
No, I don't follow media hype. Hubby gets mad at me but, for the most part (generalization here) men still figure that when a woman gets raped she asked for it in one form or another.
the thing is that in the courts there's always going to be someone who stands up for the criminal (assuming there is one), because there has to be, by law, (Made for by lawyers for profit but this is another pet peeve of mine)
and often the tactics used are underhand, such as to suggest that the victim somehow "asked for it". the news people report that side of things, everyone gets riled up, then it's proven that the guy didnt do it, due to a sound alibi or DNA testing or something, that doesnt get reported, everyone decides they know best because they saw the news and some poor guy gets bricks through his windows every night for the rest of his life. the newsgroup continues to make profits.
The media should be muzzled for the most part as their coverage of events is created /skewed for profit and has ruined many a life . They really know how to flog a dead horse.
We all empathise instantly with the victims, it's impossible not to. I winced as soon as i read the title of the thread. I felt horrible for the dog. I felt the same anger you do. and yes i'd probably feel some satisfaction at seeing the bastards skewered for it. But that's why u and I aren't judges and don't make the law.
Judges are not the omnipotents they like to make themselves out to be and should be held accountable for the stupid and inane and just clueless ways the courts are run.
as for vets and senior citizens, you would expect their families and friends to care for them, not the prisons
Guess I didn't get the context right here. More money is spent per prisoner than is even thought of being spent for vets and seniors. Why should good money go after bad when there are better places for it to be spent. And, we won't go to what families should do and not do with this group of people.