ATD 2013 - Draft Thread III
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02-09-2013, 08:47 PM
Hope for better 2015
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Allllllll right guys. Enough with the discussion of personal cocaine usage.
Yeah, I was threatened with a lawsuit by a friend of Rob Brown (who sent me nasty PMs) by
my merely citing a legal accusation filed against him
that he was not convicted of in the end.
Claims of illegal activity against unconvicted individuals is an indictable offense. Defamation of character, libel, etcetera.
I have been a teaching assistant as a grad student in university in a Philosophy of Law course and yet I have committed the
of re-citing unproven-in-court public allegations against a hockey player. I narrowly avoided a court case against me. Strenous apologies were necessary, even though I had merely cited a court-submitted indictment against (that had failed eventually, which I should have mentioned, apparently).
Remember: O.J. Simpson was
technically convicted of murder in a criminal court (with the standard of evidence of:
beyond a reasonable doubt
convicted of kidnapping.
Ouch! A split hair. He was convicted in a civil court, but that was in terms of "responsibility" not "murder" and the standard of evidence was
balance of probability
. The end result? Legally, tthe judgements were that he probably did it (civil court) but there wasn't enough evidence to be certain (criminal court).
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