Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Men And The Women Who Falsely Claimed Rape

When a woman is caught cheating by her husband and makes the weak claim of rape, she's the only one many people blame when the husband shoots the other man in the head as that man is driving away.

Shooting someone leaving the scene is not self-defense nor is it defending your wife. It's taking the law into your own hands and deciding you have the right to be judge, jury and executioner. Yet she was the only one indicted by the grand jury. Few people take the time to consider what would have happened if she hadn't lied. Maybe 2 people would have been shot dead instead of one.

The criminal justice system doesn't support the death penalty for adultery, but many people do view murder as a justified response to unfaithfulness.

However, in this case the facts are far different from any of the stereotypes about false rape claims.

When deputies arrived at the home, a woman told police [Nicolas] Tamborini made her report a consensual encounter she had with another man as a rape because he was upset with her, Capt. John Robertson said. Before deputies arrived, Tamborini smashed the woman’s computer and antique desk, he said. “He also would not let her leave the residence.”

The man was charged with felony vandalism, false imprisonment and making a false report of a crime.

Those who rant about all those dishonest women aren't likely to say a word about this case.

Update: For those who claim that no boys or men ever make a false claim that they are the victim of rape, here's a story which shows that claim to be a false one:

Charges against a Sandy woman accused of raping a then-16-year-old boy were dropped Monday after the alleged victim said he made up the story. [...]

The teen, who was dating the woman's daughter, claimed the woman, now 54, drugged him and then had sex with him. The incident allegedly went unreported until the teen's mother found a pair of underwear the boy had kept under his bed since the incident, according to police. The underwear was sent off for testing, and the woman's DNA was found on it, according to Sandy police. On Monday, 3rd District Judge Royal Hansen agreed with a motion filed by the the Salt Lake District Attorney's Office to dismiss the case, and charges of rape and forcible sodomy were tossed out.

I'm always skeptical when I hear an alleged rape victim isn't believed or recants (since real victims can be pressured into recanting), but the admission of a lie in this case seems to be credible.

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At April 04, 2007 2:23 AM, Blogger Aerik said...

I completely agree. Since when is taking the time to get your gun, make sure it's loaded, and shooting a man in the head as he drives away considered self defense or protecting another? Especially considering his wife had plenty of time to get away while the husband was ignoring her to get his gun ready. If the rape was really so immediate a danger, he should've had his arms in the vehicle pulling his wife or the rapist away, not fetching a weapon somewhere else while the assault continues.

At April 04, 2007 9:29 PM, Anonymous joe said...

According to the article
When Tracy Roberson cried that she was being raped, LaSalle tried to drive away and her husband drew the gun he happened to be carrying and fired several shots at the truck, authorities said.

there's not a lot of time required to pull a loaded gun from your holster.

It was a short article but it makes it sound as if he really thought his wife was being raped. I think deadly force is appropriate in that case. Also, I think (but am not sure) that texas allows deadly force to be used to prevent people from fleeing certain crimes. I think the argument is that this prevents deadly criminals from causing more harm by escaping. Again, if we assume that he really thought the man had raped a loved one I don't see the outrage.

At April 04, 2007 10:27 PM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

Joe, by the logic you use to justify the shooting of this man many women are justified in shooting men who seem like they might be rapists but who are fleeing.

Do you really think Texas will support women shooting unarmed men in the back because the woman believes she may be protecting possible future rape victims?

At April 05, 2007 5:39 AM, Anonymous joe said...

many women are justified in shooting men who seem like they might be rapists but who are fleeing.

If they saw what they reasonably believed was a violent attack in process, and if the victim is telling them, right than, that they were being raped then yes.

I think your example is going to hinge on the words 'seem', 'likely' and 'might'. IANAL but I'll guess that there's a standard about threats to the public in there as well.

It's sort of moot. The article doesn't make it clear if the shooter was trying to prevent the man from fleeing or prevent the man from raping his wife. There's not much info available.

At April 10, 2007 7:38 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

I happened on a couple of other articles about this case. It's the media but they give a lot of doubt about whether the husband thought it was really rape. The wife is quoted as saying he shot at the car not caring who he hit.

Basically based on new data I think you were more correct than I was. for whatever that's worth.


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