21 October 2008

No, it wasn't "robbery," it was...borrowing?

A Nebraska judge banned an accuser from using the words "rape" and "victim" during a trial. Instead she was forced to use words such as "sex."

Is it just me or are the connotations of these two words NOT the same?

He said it was because he was concerned about a fair trial for the defendant and didn't want others swayed by the language, but the trial was to determine if it was rape. We don't ban the word "murder" in a murder trial. And part of the evidence was a rape kit, to which she could not refer to as such.


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