Certainly, there was much incentive and opportunity for these alleged victims to come out during this century and especially during the last presidential election campaign. So, it appears that we are missing something here. The bigger issue is why people don't care to give any politicians the presumption of innocence. An allegation is about the same as hearsay, or someone's opinion. An unsubstantiated allegation is little more than sabre rattling. Why is this not considered Election Influencing? Most of the voters will believe anything they hear&see on TV. That is why it is an influence
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we are talking about the innocence of the accused and not the accuser. Sexual assaults over 3 decades ago, yes I am suspicious. If these were real assaults, then they should directly for the criminal arrest and not have the media be the court.
There’s a long history of women not being believed or being blamed when they come forward. Add a powerful, older, well-known man into the equation and I imagine it’s terrifying. Especially in the case of Moore where they were only minors.
34 years, and I question why now. He has been in politics most of that time. An allegation like an arrest is an Opinion. That is why we have a judicial system where the court and a jury decides the verdict of guilty or not guilty on the evidence. Thx
Does that explain decades later and after the presidential campaign is over, these sexual allegations come out? It looks like the objective is to gain political advantage. So, someone must be paying them to come out with these long overdue all
If it was not this campaign, it would be another campaign. There is always a campaign going on. When you state that an allegation towards a politician is political you can never accuse a politician. This is not a reason not to accuse a person.
For ex. Moore has been in politics for more than 30 yrs. My point is that we have a legal process and it is not just blurting out allegations to the media. If it is really a crime then prosecute to dispel the presumption of innocence.
I understand your point Brad, but I'm cynical about court. Most of the times the richest side wins. But I believe that in a case of sexual harassment most of the time it's not a made up story. There are to many power abusers. at school, work and pol
Yes, the legal system favors the rich. But, people like Gloria Allred are more than eager to champion these causes and she is powerful enough to even or better the fight.
My pt is that making these belated claims looks political not moral.
My point is that these are just allegations, and they shouldn't pierce the presumption of innocence. The media hypes the allegations, but we have a legal process, and allegations without preferring criminals charges are just opinions.