- Jun 28, 2010
- Reaction score
I don't really like looking at things that way, Especially if someone is acquitted. You're supposed to be judged by a jury of your peers. Not judged by the world for the rest of your life. The burden of proof is always on the prosecution. We don't need to prove they were lying, they need to prove they weren't. I just wish people didn't lie and this would be so much easier. Unfortunately, they do.That's also fair and I don't really disagree with it, but it goes both ways. The justice system purposely uses the terms "guilty" and "not guilty" (not innocent) because just because someone is proven not guilty does not mean they were innocent, it's just not enough proof to confirm guilt...so by that it's also unfair to say a rape claim is false just because the accused is deemed "not guilty" as there's also probably not enough evidence to prove the alleged victim was lying about it so women shouldn't be villified for coming forward unless it's proven 100% that they were lying just like someone shouldn't be called a rapist for the same reasons.