By: Diane Benjamin
In this country the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Allegations mean nothing without proof. Way too many people think that women should always be believed when they accuse a man of sexual assault. They are wrong, below is why:
Brian Banks was a great high school football player with a promising future. He spent 5 years in prison after being accused of rape by a classmate. He was exonerated after the “victim” admitted on Facebook she lied.
This one is from the UK. A 17 year old killed himself after being accused of rape. The accusation was withdrawn, but it broke him. Later his mother took her own life stating she didn’t see a future without her son.
The parents of five high school girls are being sued by the parents of a boy they falsely accused of sexual assault just because “they don’t like him”. Their son spent time in a juvenile facility and home detention. Because of their bullying he is now home schooled.
I’m sure I could find more.
#MeToo crossed a line at the Kavanaugh circus. People demanded Dr Ford be believed with ZERO proof. She was treated with respect by the GOP on the Judiciary Committee, but with NO corroborating evidence Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed.
Thinking people want laws to matter. If you don’t vote for people who believe laws do matter, incidents like the above will become more common. Guilty in the court of public opinion without proof destroys civility.
It already has on the ISU campus, evidently they are taught what to think instead of HOW to think. The taxes we pay are being used to create non-thinking uniformed adults. The future with these future leaders is bleak.