Saturday, 3 October 2015

The Law truly is an ass.

This is Jay Cheshire he was 17 years old.
Jay-Cheshire Jay was a personable young man who had a passion for history. He took his own life! He was accused of rape. Well you might say, ‘Good riddance’.


The girl who accused him withdrew her allegation two weeks after she made it, but even so this lad was absolutely distraught and hung himself from a tree in a local park.

Of course we all now know his name, but no one knows the name of his accuser. The law that protects her as a rape victim continues to protect her as a false accuser. This is so wrong! This law has to be changed.

The Feminist Warriors are strangely quiet about this. Mmm!


Cut and Rune said...

Have to say that I don't know enough about the case to comment one way or the other. It seems that the lad had, according to the Telegraph story on it, a history of suffering from low mood (I presume they mean depression) and had been under a psychiatrist since the age of 13. It is possible that he is yet another failure of the dire mental health system in this country rather than a victim of the allegation.

I should add that I think it would be far better if everyone had the benefit of anonymity prior to conviction for any offence since with any allegation there is always the case of 'mud sticks'. Once they are convicted I am more than happy for their names to be plastered all over the newspapers and the same goes for the girl who made the allegation if she is prosecuted for any offence. If she isn't then naming her is as pointless as naming this lad. We don't know why the allegation was withdrawn, there can be a number of reasons other than it being a malicious act. I can remember dealing with a woman who had probably been raped after leaving a night club with local 'oddball'. She was however quite drunk and unable to give a coherent account of what had happened, it fell apart when she said that she thought he made a phone call to someone on his mobile just after the offence, a check of his mobile showed no call had been made. She was told that with that discrepancy a jury would be unlikely to come to a guilty verdict so she withdrew the allegation. Given the nature of the 'oddball' (he was often seen with drunk women) her original account may well have been true but if you can't prove it, it is false, and we wouldn't have been able to prove it 'beyond reasonable doubt'.



Muggins said...

I think one needs to look at this story with the context that there are people quite openly saying that false accusations never happen - people who apparently want to tamper with the law to get more convictions.

Harriet Harman either got the conviction rate/attrition rate figures completely wrong or tried to mislead everyone about them.

In American universities there has been a moral panic about socalled "rape culture" - based on false statistics. It has led to measures where young men are being thrown out of university on just the mere accusation of sexual misconduct. There was a case in Amherst where a man appeared to have good evidence to defend himself, the accusation was retracted, but the university refused to take him back

One of Cameron's ministers wants to use the same misguided policies in our own universities. Happy days...