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Should a woman be forced?

Posted by on May. 8, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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to testify against her rapist if she is able? Or man for that matter. I understand their will was already stripped away from the victim once, but what if it would certainly catch the rapist?

 

I'm watching law and order svu btw, lol

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mommy_dearest_
by on May. 8, 2013 at 10:16 PM

BUMP

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 8, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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Yes, or they should be held liable for any victims after them.

jeweldragons
by on May. 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I don't think so. 

mommy_dearest_
by on May. 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I think they should have to testify, but I would never hold a victim liable to other victims 


Quoting Anonymous:

Yes, or they should be held liable for any victims after them.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 8, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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If they don't testify they are allowing for the likelihood of more victims.

Quoting mommy_dearest_:

I think they should have to testify, but I would never hold a victim liable to other victims 


Quoting Anonymous:

Yes, or they should be held liable for any victims after them.




momof2boy2girl
by Valerie on May. 8, 2013 at 10:22 PM

That's hard. Testifying is very hard. I had to do it. It shattered me. It was humiliating and he sat there with a smug look on his face. He had already signed two confessions, making it go to court was just another way to torment and humiliate me. He also didn't think I would show (according to people that know both of us) and he figured if I didn't show, he would go free even with his confessions and the officers testifying. I completley understand why victims do not go forward with testifying. Especially if you do not have a squeaky clean past.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 8, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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 On video maybe, but in person, in the courtroom, NO. I can only imagine that one would be TERRIFIED, CONFUSED, ETC. To FORCE anything on them sounds wrong.

momof2boy2girl
by Valerie on May. 8, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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Do you have any idea how difficult and humiliating it is? I would never make them liable for future victims. The court system is skewed to be fair to the rapist, not the victim. He gets a fair trial, she gets ripped apart by the defense.

Quoting Anonymous:

If they don't testify they are allowing for the likelihood of more victims.

Quoting mommy_dearest_:

I think they should have to testify, but I would never hold a victim liable to other victims 


Quoting Anonymous:

Yes, or they should be held liable for any victims after them.





TheMrs407
by Emerald Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Yes, though I don't think they should have to see one another. I think the same should be true in other violent crimes.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 8, 2013 at 10:24 PM
That's a hard one. I have a hard time saying yes to this. I do see the benefits of making then testify. I wonder if there's a legal way to make sure they don't have to sit in the room as their rapist? Find a way to help them feel safe and secure.
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