Yet, if you say the same thing via a court document or police report, it can be published without any corroborating evidence. Whether or not it's true is determined years later during a trial. Long before that time, the accused loses.
The person who makes the accusation, even if proven false, is generally not held accountable. Shouldn't there be a period of time when public information is not made public? Shouldn't there at least be a preliminary investigation and accumulation of verifiable facts before court and police filings are made accessible to the general public? If this were to happen, then, when the media hears the news and pursues the accused and the onslaughter ensues, the accuser is not allowed to turn the tables and become abuser, instead there is a reasonable amount of facts to compare to what the accused has to say. As it currently stands, the accused has to give verifiable answers to unverified accusations.
Many Unequal DistinctionsWhy does someone convicted by the courts of murder and who has done the time deserve a second chance, yet, someone convicted by the public of domestic violence and who has done the time, not deserve a second chance? Isn't murder, domestic violence? The number of unequal distinctions which are treated very differently is mind-boggling. If we just narrowly focus on the area we call crimes, obvious contradictions jump out.
1. The murder of a police versus the murder of anyone else.
2. The abuse of an animal versus police abuse.
3. Battery by one gender versus battery by another gender.
4. Videos of police officers committing crimes are justified and videos of non-police officers committing crimes are crucified.
5. Too many of us have an “I don't break the law mentality” because we comply with what society calls illegal drugs, foods, products, other substances and services, yet, most problems in society are caused by 5. legal drugs/medications/treatments, foods, products, other substances and services.
For the naysayers, one notable example is PTSD created by what is deemed legal in America.