Jim wrote:So... she goes to the cops only AFTER he kicked her out and she realized that her meal ticket was gone, er, I mean she realized that someone that beats you, but leaves no marks, er I mean, you don't bruise easily, should be in jail. It has nothing to do with him breaking up with you... And do 20 minutes tv interviews before the ink is even dry.
Yeah, well I prefer to consider the guy innocent until PROVEN guilty. While I have not had any charges against me directly, three friends have had court issues with women 5 times. All innocent, all treated like poo until the truth came out.
Friend #1: Paternity suit - Broke up with a girl, two weeks later she finds out she is pregnant. Says it is his, he says no. Goes to court, test... not his. Turns out she cheated on him with a married man and it was his. She hoped that my would just accept that it was his and not have a test done.
Friend #2: PFA - Breaks up with a woman, ugly breakup. She files for a PFA even though he never threatened her much less hit her. Gets the PFA. He appeals it and months later when they have the new hearing she doesn't show because she was just trying to get back at him for the breakup and ruin his life and she was now seeing someone else so couldn't be bothered... PFA rescinded (or whatever the term is for completely removed from the record).
Friend #1: Paternity suit - First guy gets another one but says he doesn't know the woman, no ne cares/listens, they even show up at his work to serve papers and make a scene. Goes to court. The woman says "That's not him, that's the wrong guy. I have never seen him before." Thrown out.
Friend #3: Paternity suit - Both my friend and her are party people, they both play the field. She was mad that they didn't stay together though. It could be his but there is obvious doubt. Test... not his.
Friend #3: Restraining order - Girl from above is mad that the he is not the father. Claims that he abused her and still does. Judge luckily sees that she is just bat-poo crazy and throws it out.
Five cases and five times that my friends were innocent. 5-0 with zero doubts. Sorry, but in cases like this my opinion is that there needs to be proof before condemning the guy. If he is guilty throw the book at him (I am actually even willing to extend this kind of thing into capital punishment area). But just because someone yells fire doesn't meant that there is.