Lives Shattered by a (False) Allegation?
This from CNN today:
” ‘Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,’ the President tweeted.
‘Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?’ “
All I can say about this is: “Well, Mr. president, I suggest you take a very hard look at the sex offender registry, because this – lives shattered by a false accusation – is something that our (your) justice system is very good at.” Just ask Brian Banks, or Courtney Bisbee, or any of the countless others. I’ve written about many of them on this blog.
And the false-accusation failures of the justice system are not limited to just sex offenses.