Sunday, July 29, 2007

The 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty' lie

When some people say an alleged rapist is innocent until proven guilty they aren't simply talking about the legal presumption of guilt. They are using this phrase in a way that refers to actual guilt.

Rapists become guilty of rape when they rape, not when they are convicted of rape.

I shouldn't have to repeat this, but I do.

If a rapist takes a plea deal for a lesser crime that person is still a rapist.

I shouldn't have to repeat this, but I do.

If someone is truly innocent a conviction doesn't make that person a rapist.

Not so surprisingly those who perpetuate the "innocent until proven guilty" lie have no trouble understanding this even though it violates their mantra.

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