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on Measure 73
You state DNA evidence is specific, reliable and water tight. What if DNA samples are taken and there is no forensic evidence that a crime was committed...no DNA found, no tears, no blood. It is the accusers word that takes the case to Grand Jury...before the DNA test results are completed. Based on her testimony, it goes to trial. When presented with no evidence of any activity and her testimony that there was three minutes of painful penetration which she did not stop, the jury convicts. Remember...no evidence. Measure 11...8 years in prison, lifetime registration. Many times over other attorneys, investigators, police stated that if this happened in another county, there might have been probation...no evidence...her word.
I think there should be some focus put on how charges are put forth in each county. If we are to standardize, why not standardize charging? What county has the highest conviction rate?
posted 2 years, 8 months ago
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