Monday, April 10, 2006

Duke Rape Case: timestamped evidence


A defense attorney says time-stamped photographs will show an exotic dancer was already injured and "very impaired" when she arrived at a party where she claims she was raped by members of Duke University's men's lacrosse team.
Since when have timestamps become 100% accurate and protected against tampering?

Why would anyone in the lacrosse team take pictures of an injured woman arriving for the first time? Why would they want her to dance for them enough for one of the team members to talk her back into the house?

Call my crazy, but it seems much more likely that a bunch of guys who had injured a woman visibly would start worrying and decide they needed 'proof' that she arrived the way she left.

But why would she be trying to go back inside? Hmm. What did the police find when they searched the house?

Check out the Smoking Gun for some answers.

To me this 'exonerating' evidence blows any 'boys will be boys' defense out of the water. If there is any evidence that contradicts the theory that she arrived with the injuries she left with, then there is a level of intention here that scares me.

Talkleft takes a much more defendant-friendly stance, as expected from defense lawyers.
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