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I am offended that no one seems to have seen the obvious outcome of this law. even the laws authors admit that it's a little vague. Certainly, it's important to protect women, but we must be crystal clear in writing laws, or else some one is going to pay for its vaguery, and guess who it's going to be? have the laws authors walked around a college campus, and seen the number of young white women dating black men? Now, rape is rape, no matter who perpetrates it, but what you have here is a law that shifts burden of proof on the the accused. when the laws authors talk about how they are going to prosecute case with merit, and assure us that this law will not be applied broadly, I shudder. In legalese, a case with merit means, prosecutable, ie, can I win this case. and guess what, you get a black guy in court, with a white girl saying she's been raped, and the burden of proof is on the black guy, You have a recipe for disaster, and blacks (as well as latinos like myself) will pay the price for this laws vagueness. Go back and write a better law, or else many innoccent blacks and latinos will pay the price, sacrificed for prosecutors with political aspirations and looking for easy convictions. I am incensed that no one has figured this out.
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