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04-06-2013, 10:46 AM
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Hockeypete49
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Originally Posted by WeekendAtBernies View Post
Actually, he's not "innocent", the charges were just dropped because the evidence against them wasn't enough to get a conviction. Doesn't really say anything as to his innocence or guilt, simply says that his guilt couldn't be proven.

As far as whether or not he should be given a hard time going forward, I'm conflicted; probably because I've seen the justice system fail time and time again. If someone walks on a technicality, should they be let off free and clear by the media and the public? What about someone like Casey Anthony? It's a complex question. In the case of your friend (or any other where the victim comes forward and admits it was a lie) then that's significantly different than a case where the victim still claims something happened but there's not enough physical or circumstantial evidence to prove it.
Sorry but I thought you were "innocent" till found guilty?

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