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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 08:42 PM
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11. they took it so seriously they allowed him to be on house arrest in a fine apartment
when his ass should have been in rikers island, with the rest of the scum.

Two different levels of law in the US. One doesn't apply to it's citizens. But if you have enough money -- you get the white glove treatment, and the case falls apart at just the right junction.... :eyes:
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  -So, what's the take away from the whole Strauss-Kahn episode? If you rape a liar you walk free? Stinky The Clown  Aug-23-11 08:25 PM   #0 
  - Maybe this: if you accuse someone of a crime, you should stick to the truth. (nt)  enough   Aug-23-11 08:28 PM   #1 
  - Who says she lied? Maybe the "powers that be" really want this mess to go away, perhaps THEY are  Happyhippychick   Aug-23-11 08:28 PM   #2 
  - She says she lied.  former9thward   Aug-24-11 01:08 PM   #103 
  - If you're enough of an elitist, the law doesn't apply to you  Donnachaidh   Aug-23-11 08:30 PM   #3 
  - I think that is a complete and utter nonsense.  LisaL   Aug-23-11 08:32 PM   #4 
  - they took it so seriously they allowed him to be on house arrest in a fine apartment  Donnachaidh   Aug-23-11 08:42 PM   #11 
     - Like most accused of a crime, if they post bail, they don't have to stay in prison.  Luminous Animal   Aug-23-11 10:02 PM   #21 
  - Then why was he arrested and his career wrecked?  Warren Stupidity   Aug-23-11 09:51 PM   #19 
     - It was all a little too convenient  hifiguy   Aug-24-11 08:59 AM   #27 
        - there is that angle.  Warren Stupidity   Aug-24-11 09:20 AM   #29 
        - So did most of the French (and other Europeans, btw).  BlueMTexpat   Aug-24-11 09:47 AM   #40 
           - and he will do it again. maybe with a woman that is not so easily vilified. nt  seabeyond   Aug-24-11 09:51 AM   #42 
           - I am not sure whether you read my entire post and the link  BlueMTexpat   Aug-24-11 10:06 AM   #46 
              - Textbook example of an apologist for the powerful. Sorry, but very creepy.  nomb   Aug-24-11 10:15 AM   #49 
                 - Wow, if that's your take, we're in parallel universes. nt  BlueMTexpat   Aug-24-11 10:22 AM   #51 
                 - Seems you don't know much about this case.  sabrina 1   Aug-24-11 11:40 AM   #78 
                    - The NYT article today basically said  hifiguy   Aug-24-11 01:22 PM   #116 
           - His behaviour towards women, sadly, doesn't make him vulnerable as a Frenchman...  truebrit71   Aug-24-11 11:08 AM   #62 
              - And the US is a very puritanical society on many levels.  sabrina 1   Aug-24-11 12:00 PM   #85 
                 - Agreed.  truebrit71   Aug-24-11 02:00 PM   #122 
  - it is my understanding the victim lied when she hid being raped in Africa as a refugee, am i wrong.?  dogmoma56   Aug-23-11 08:35 PM   #5 
  - You are wrong.  LisaL   Aug-23-11 08:36 PM   #8 
  - of course there's links to back this up?  Donnachaidh   Aug-23-11 08:43 PM   #12 
  - Link to what?  LisaL   Aug-23-11 08:45 PM   #13 
  - You don't have to wait too long.  former9thward   Aug-24-11 01:21 PM   #115 
  - She did lie about being raped in Afirca and was 'coached' on how to  sabrina 1   Aug-24-11 02:42 PM   #126 
  - From a piece I saw earlier, she USED the rape in Africa as a way to bolster  SoCalDem   Aug-23-11 10:18 PM   #25 
  - No, she was not raped in Africa  Freddie Stubbs   Aug-24-11 09:23 AM   #30 
  - I literally can't imagine how you wouldn't have a reasonable doubt here  dsc   Aug-23-11 08:35 PM   #6 
  - What is the specific amount of lies that it takes  LanternWaste   Aug-24-11 01:41 PM   #117 
     - she lied, under oath, about the same exact subject matter  dsc   Aug-24-11 02:48 PM   #128 
  - Maybe it is that known liars don't make great witnesses and as you say only two of them know for  leeroysphitz   Aug-23-11 08:36 PM   #7 
  - Stupid criminal justice system. Requiring fair trials and proof of guilt.  AngkorWot   Aug-23-11 08:38 PM   #9 
  - Which fair trial? The victims public one held by DSK's money and connections or the canceled one ?  nomb   Aug-24-11 10:18 AM   #50 
  - The fair trial in which the prosecuting attorneys realized they had fucked up badly.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 10:32 AM   #54 
  - The "victim" isn't actually going through a trial.  AngkorWot   Aug-24-11 01:09 PM   #104 
  - He was convicted in the court of public opinion, and that was all Sarkozy needed....  truebrit71   Aug-24-11 11:15 AM   #67 
  - That it will be taht much harder to actually prosecute  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-23-11 08:41 PM   #10 
  - Can't stand thinking about this.  elleng   Aug-23-11 08:50 PM   #14 
  - Tough call I think.  Mz Pip   Aug-23-11 10:09 PM   #22 
  - I really do not think it was her background that sunk her credibility. I believe that it was  Luminous Animal   Aug-23-11 10:10 PM   #23 
  - First they tried her life, and she was found guilty.  nomb   Aug-24-11 09:26 AM   #33 
  - Yes.  elleng   Aug-24-11 10:13 AM   #48 
  - She lied to the prosecutors about THIS CASE.  hugo_from_TN   Aug-24-11 02:01 PM   #123 
  - There was no physical evidence. The medical examiner found none.l  sabrina 1   Aug-24-11 10:42 PM   #140 
  - Is it right that a boy gets killed by a wolf just because  Boojatta   Aug-23-11 09:02 PM   #15 
  - According to the fable, yes indeedy. (n/t)  Iggo   Aug-24-11 09:26 AM   #32 
  - Those are not the only two options by a long shot  Schema Thing   Aug-23-11 09:09 PM   #16 
  - The same thing we got from the Kobe incident, rich men can rape poor women  Motown_Johnny   Aug-23-11 09:11 PM   #17 
  - Hey, that's what they're for? Right?  nomb   Aug-24-11 09:39 AM   #38 
  - You're just guessing.  ZombieHorde   Aug-24-11 07:19 PM   #133 
  - The takeaway may very well be that: If you do not believe you have  rustydog   Aug-23-11 09:16 PM   #18 
  - ... 'the resources to defend yourself against the very finest lawyers, investigators, connections'  nomb   Aug-24-11 09:29 AM   #34 
  - The take away is, as in many cases that never make it to trial, the evidence wasn't there  Luminous Animal   Aug-23-11 09:58 PM   #20 
  - Doubt that the woman lied -- DSK has escaped yet another attempt to hold him accountable ....  defendandprotect   Aug-23-11 10:13 PM   #24 
  - No she actually did lie, or at least she changed her account of the incident  Warren Stupidity   Aug-24-11 06:36 AM   #26 
  - Her lawyer, a notable civil rights attorney in NYC, said this is NOT true,  nomb   Aug-24-11 09:34 AM   #36 
  - why would her lawyer say otherwise?  Warren Stupidity   Aug-24-11 09:58 AM   #45 
  - An officer of the court must tell the truth even in public. His statement is supportable by the evi  nomb   Aug-24-11 10:06 AM   #47 
  - well then either the DA or her lawyer is lying  Warren Stupidity   Aug-24-11 01:45 PM   #118 
  - In turn, we may also suggest that DSK's lawyer would cover up for him?  defendandprotect   Aug-24-11 10:25 PM   #137 
     - yes of course, It is the DA that dropped the case.  Warren Stupidity   Aug-25-11 06:33 AM   #141 
        - And there was no pressure on the DA to be dismissive to the victim -- nor to drop the case?  defendandprotect   Aug-25-11 06:10 PM   #144 
           - Cyrus Vance Jr.'s career is likely wrecked over this case.  Warren Stupidity   Aug-25-11 07:59 PM   #147 
              - I'm not looking at the case objectively? ROFL  defendandprotect   Aug-25-11 11:38 PM   #148 
  - Maid may also be a victim of Female Genital Mutilation in Ghana....  defendandprotect   Aug-24-11 10:24 PM   #136 
  - And same is true of DSK -- with his disappearing "alibi" --  defendandprotect   Aug-24-11 10:23 PM   #135 
  - She did lie  tammywammy   Aug-25-11 07:35 AM   #143 
  - Or that if you lie about rape the accused should go free, maybe? nt  dmallind   Aug-24-11 09:08 AM   #28 
  - It was a "NINE MINUTE CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP?" From hello to escape, 9 minutes.  nomb   Aug-24-11 09:25 AM   #31 
  - and spitting out the sperm along the way. nt  seabeyond   Aug-24-11 09:33 AM   #35 
  - Synopsis of the dialogue of a possible 9 minute consensual relationship:  Stinky The Clown   Aug-24-11 09:44 AM   #39 
     - Please show me this WHORE'S 2nd alleged customer?  nomb   Aug-24-11 09:55 AM   #43 
     - Maybe she doesn't get the opportunity to blow major world figures all that often.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 10:38 AM   #55 
     - So faced with DSK's dazzling leftist politics, the maid had no choice but to suck his cock?  nomb   Aug-24-11 10:41 AM   #56 
        - Perhaps she found out who he was and decided this would be a great way to make a buck?  EOTE   Aug-24-11 10:48 AM   #58 
           - That's quite a conspiracy theory regarding a chance 9 minute rape.  nomb   Aug-24-11 10:51 AM   #59 
              - Conspiracy theory? Here are the facts.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 10:55 AM   #60 
     - I am not alleging this is what happened.  Stinky The Clown   Aug-24-11 01:21 PM   #114 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-24-11 09:56 AM   #44 
  - Dominique Strauss-Kahn statement:  nomb   Aug-24-11 09:36 AM   #37 
  - Difficulties of proof in a courtroom  treestar   Aug-24-11 09:48 AM   #41 
  - That's the harsh reality of it.  krispos42   Aug-24-11 10:23 AM   #52 
  - What alternative do you have to the testimony of credible witnesses  Romulox   Aug-24-11 10:32 AM   #53 
  - You can beat the Rap, but you can't beat the RIDE .. much  mackdaddy   Aug-24-11 10:47 AM   #57 
  - What's the take-away? Don't make shit up to try and get paid...  truebrit71   Aug-24-11 11:06 AM   #61 
  - So what created that belief? The money that wrote the story or the politics that make you parrot it?  nomb   Aug-24-11 11:10 AM   #63 
  - It certainly wasn't the multiple stories that Diallo told.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 11:13 AM   #65 
  - Her story of the cock and what the cock did to her in that room never changed, it was reported immed  nomb   Aug-24-11 11:18 AM   #68 
     - But her story of what happened after changed multiple times.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 11:23 AM   #69 
     - Wrong, her story of what the 'cock' did to her was completely  sabrina 1   Aug-24-11 11:55 AM   #83 
  - Created what belief, the fact that she lied/changed her story?  truebrit71   Aug-24-11 11:31 AM   #72 
     - You are parroting. Textbook example. You are repeating the story he paid for.  nomb   Aug-24-11 11:46 AM   #80 
        - That she lied is a fact.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 11:51 AM   #82 
        - What story? She lied. Repeatedly. Repeating facts is 'parroting'?  truebrit71   Aug-24-11 02:10 PM   #125 
           - Apparently believing anything other than what that poster strongly feels is parroting.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 02:43 PM   #127 
  - Bingo. Why are so many people having a hard time understanding this?  EOTE   Aug-24-11 11:10 AM   #64 
     - My first wish for the Genie. Go back in time and change the man in the room to Jeb Bush. Then I'll  nomb   Aug-24-11 11:15 AM   #66 
        - If Jeb Bush were falsely accused of rape I wouldn't demonize him.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 11:25 AM   #70 
        - Genie Wish #2. Take the next NYC rape accuser and pour $$ and talent into her story. Watch result.  nomb   Aug-24-11 11:32 AM   #73 
           - Her OWN lawyers said she couldn't be trusted.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 11:38 AM   #77 
              - Her own lawyers do support her. THey have accused the DA of misstating the facts.  nomb   Aug-24-11 11:44 AM   #79 
                 - Wrong. Now you are outright lying.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 11:49 AM   #81 
                 - Ahhhh, the Court of Wikipedia. Cute.  nomb   Aug-24-11 11:58 AM   #84 
                    - Do you deny ANYTHING I've posted?  EOTE   Aug-24-11 12:05 PM   #86 
                       - Yes I do. The attorney for the victim has also disagreed with the Wikipedia findings of fact.  nomb   Aug-24-11 12:23 PM   #87 
                          - What specifically do you disagree with?  EOTE   Aug-24-11 12:25 PM   #88 
                             - That she became a cock sucking lying whore in the 9 minute she knew DSK who deserves no day in court  nomb   Aug-24-11 12:29 PM   #89 
                                - Ahhhh, so more mindless platitudes from you.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 12:32 PM   #90 
                                - Oh, and by the way. You addressed absolutely nothing from the Wikipedia article.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 12:33 PM   #91 
                                   - Wikipedia is beneath any thinking persons time to quibble with. It's an intellectual backwater writ  nomb   Aug-24-11 12:39 PM   #92 
                                      - You're a joke.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 12:45 PM   #93 
                                         - I say "Wikipedia" has no place in serious talk, and you infer that I mean the NYT, CBS, PBS?  nomb   Aug-24-11 12:51 PM   #94 
                                            - Derp! Where do you think that information came from?  EOTE   Aug-24-11 12:53 PM   #95 
                                               - Ad Hominem, that always "wins". You're a Winner. Don't let the whores or anyone else stop you two!  nomb   Aug-24-11 12:56 PM   #96 
                                                  - So you're still confused by this issue?  EOTE   Aug-24-11 12:59 PM   #97 
                                                  - You posted a Wikipedia interpretation. The link to assorted news outlets does not make it "theirs"  nomb   Aug-24-11 01:06 PM   #101 
                                                  - But it is "theirs", most of them are direct quotes.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 01:10 PM   #105 
                                                  - No, it's not "theirs". You were right the first time when you said "Wikipedia" Big Diff between them  nomb   Aug-24-11 01:13 PM   #108 
                                                  - Once again, I've provided you with the links.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 01:14 PM   #110 
                                                  - And I'm quite sure that you have no idea what "ad hominem" means.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 01:02 PM   #99 
                                                  - Dude, you called me an idiot that can't read or understand simple logic. You win, Winner!!  nomb   Aug-24-11 01:10 PM   #106 
                                                  - Yeah, but that's only because you're an idiot that can't understand simple logic.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 01:12 PM   #107 
                                                  - You're like the Winningest Winner of all! Your mom must be so proud to have raised a bullying thug.  nomb   Aug-24-11 01:14 PM   #109 
                                                  - Your mom must be so proud to have raised someone who can't utilize the most simple of logic.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 01:15 PM   #111 
                                                  - I don't share your belief in the supreme deity Wikipedia? Blasphemy to not trust it? PBS=WIKI, No?  nomb   Aug-24-11 01:18 PM   #112 
                                                  - You don't share my belief in facts.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 01:56 PM   #121 
                                                  - And your constant refrain of "Wikipedia bad!" is beyond tiresome, it's idiotic.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 02:04 PM   #124 
                 - Wrong, two of her lawyers quit early on in the case. Liars  sabrina 1   Aug-24-11 01:01 PM   #98 
  - I don't think she is a public figure, so a lawsuit could emerge from this here discussion.  Major Hogwash   Aug-24-11 11:28 AM   #71 
  - Don't you know? She's a cock sucking lying whore. She was tried and found guilty.  nomb   Aug-24-11 11:35 AM   #75 
     - Nope, not yet.  EOTE   Aug-24-11 11:37 AM   #76 
  - I think your premise is erroneous  lunatica   Aug-24-11 11:32 AM   #74 
  - isn't the answer obvious  Bodhi BloodWave   Aug-24-11 01:02 PM   #100 
  - Yes, and the having of the lots of cash helps too.  Safetykitten   Aug-24-11 01:07 PM   #102 
  - wealth has its privileges n/t  librechik   Aug-24-11 01:19 PM   #113 
  - keep repeating the happy mantra here  Warren Stupidity   Aug-24-11 01:49 PM   #119 
  - I would like to congratulate all the posters in this thread who jumped to conclusions about intent  Stinky The Clown   Aug-24-11 01:50 PM   #120 
  - a victim is a victim - it is a state of being not a right  Warren Stupidity   Aug-24-11 05:31 PM   #131 
  - The question is based on two opposing premises.  ZombieHorde   Aug-24-11 07:23 PM   #134 
  - Not really the point  Spike89   Aug-24-11 03:00 PM   #129 
  - The only thing I can say is the legal system worked as it was designed to. nt  madinmaryland   Aug-24-11 03:02 PM   #130 
  - We can't use gut feelings to convict someone.  ZombieHorde   Aug-24-11 07:18 PM   #132 
  - My Take Away... Is That I'm Getting The Hell Out Of This Thread !!!~  WillyT   Aug-24-11 10:26 PM   #138 
  - Where is the link that she is telling the truth? When a rape occurs, the victim  akbacchus_BC   Aug-24-11 10:40 PM   #139 
  - Your gut is not evidence. Your post is highly disturbing.  cali   Aug-25-11 07:26 AM   #142 
  - I think in this case the prosecution would have lost.  TNLib   Aug-25-11 06:21 PM   #145 
  - your innocent until proven guilty  rdking647   Aug-25-11 06:30 PM   #146 
 

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