I’ve been down this road many times before. Someone calls the cops alleging a serious crime and somehow thinks an arrest will be made and the accused will simply be sent to prison.
If the allegation is true and provable that may well be the case if the accused will accept a guilty plea offer made by a prosecutor. Should the allegation be bogus the accuser can well expect to see their very own unauthorized biography written and published in a high profile manner.
Cops almost never see assaults or rapes. They arrive, investigate and should minimal probable cause exist they will make an arrest and let the courts sort out the truth. Too often the accusers has something in common with that “kidnap victim” turned runaway bride, Jennifer Wilbanks, or that, “hate crime victim”, Twanna Brawley or perhaps that pathetic soul, Susan Smith who murdered her own two sons called police and falsely claimed a Black carjacker had kidnapped them.
Unfortunately too many Twanna Brawleys were put on this earth destroying lives whenever they can. Many more of these twisted people succeed in framing the innocent and go undetected by authorities.
An alleged gang rape victim made her claims and a jury convicted the young men she accused. She sued the defense attorney and two private investigators because they did their jobs. The lawsuit was rightfully tossed out.
A fair system of justice demands that so called victims and witnesses be investigated to uncover motives for their testimony. The moral of this story is that it’s not a good idea to throw stones if you live in a glass house. Read the L.A. Times story.
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