Thursday, April 12, 2007

So Not Good

We all concur something happened that fateful night with these Lacrosse players.

Only those who were there truly know the the sorted details. We can only hope the truth eventually emerges for the healing to begin.

What followed was disgraceful. The young lady was attacked and the players were tried and convicted in the media. So not good. We need to do better. For anyone to be falsely accused it is hurtful. These kids at least had the resources to defend themselves. How many people are in jail because they couldn't afford an attorney?

As someone who has "been there, done that" the hurt and damage to the one's reputation never goes away. It is like a dull chronic ache that you learn to live with....

Unfortunately, this spectacle will make it harder for rape victims to come forward, a point that seems to be lost on our wonderful media.

The evidence which includes the victim's testimony, is not enough to indict these players.

Since we are in the apology mode, these kids deserve an apology.

1 comment:

Trakker said...

"These kids at least had the resources to defend themselves. How many people are in jail because they couldn't afford an attorney?"

Excellent point. I hate injustice, no matter the victim, but the wealthy usually have the resources to prevent it. What about all those who don't? They often rot in jail where their claims of innocence is met with a yawn.