Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Aspect of the Duke Sexual Assault Case Everyone Seems To Be Missing

If the Duke lacrosse players had been convicted of this crime, which they apparently did not commit, then when they got out of jail they'd be legally allowed to rape and sodomize the woman for real. In the middle of Times Square if they so chose.

Everyone who saw the movie Double Jeopardy knows that.


Sean Tisdall said...

Technically this would be a different count of rape. You can't murder someone twice but you can rape someone twice... though I wouldn't reccomend it... just theoretically you see, not from experience... I'll shut up now.

Michael Markowitz said...

I was, of course, kidding. I hoped that the preposterousness of this example would show how ludicrous the premise of the movie was. (Not to mention how stupid it is to live your life based on something one fellow convict tells you.)

Simply because you were wrongly convicted of a crime you are CERTAINLY not legally permitted to commit that crime. It doesn't matter if it's murder or rape or whatever... Any time a crime takes place at a new place and time, even if it's the same victim, it is a new crime. The legal term for that is "duh."

I hoped my sarcasm was obvious. I apologize if it wasn't.