With civilized society not functioning properly without justice and society
even turning into ‘jungle raj’ without it, people even sacrifice their lives for
the sake of it. While a civilized justice system offers punishment to those
who break the law, it makes sure that even criminals are entitled to
justice. A thief cannot be assaulted by a mob. Law takes its course.
Similarly, although her profession is to make love with many people and
her character cannot be said to be ideal, forceful sex with a prostitute is
still regarded as rape. That is what a civilized society is all about.
Although differing on her terming it an assault and him saying that it was a
consensual sex in the Straus-Kahn saga, both agree on the occurrence of
a sexual act. Neither we nor the judge are privy to the happenings of what
occurred, but having to rely on the evidence provided, justice is seen to
be done if the following three factors are given due respect.
1. Her oral evidence - called a symptom in medicine.
2. Her physical evidence - called a sign in medicine.
3. Immediate circumstances.
Let’s go deeper:
1. The symptoms: Without a doubt, women have falsely accused men of
rape for various reasons and many men have suffered. In this case,
various claims are made about the lady’s past to diminish the value of her
oral evidence. Even then, while a wrong claim clearly shows an evil
intention, a right claim about her past still does not exclude a present
2. The signs: If her lawyer is telling the truth, her vulva had bruises and
her shoulder ligament was torn. If proven recent, they mean a lot. While
even animalistic and passionate sex would not result in those injuries,
especially the later one, her immediate reporting to the hospital staff, then
to the police, rules out a passionate encounter. Her lawyer could lie, but
such a public lie could cost him his career.
3. Circumstances: Her spitting of semen indicates the possibility of oral
sex. If so, it also raises the question why her teeth did not injure his
manhood. While evidence from immediately involved hotel and security
staff, if in her favor, adds to her oral evidence and lessens the effect of
her bad past, her reported continued work in another room can easily
form an added tragedy of ‘do as you are told.'
In this scenario, The New York Times reports about the case at
http://adf.ly/1yYPI While it airs a good part of Mr. Kahn - his position, not
his bad part - French women’s accusation, it almost fills the report with
her bad associations. The fact is that irrespective of her being associated
with bad people or even breaking the law, she simply cannot be sexually
assaulted. Even if she is a habitual liar, if supported by physical and
circumstantial evidence, she could still be telling the truth now. In this
scenario, while reliance more on her past, not his, doesn’t add to neutral
reporting, report not extending to immediate post coital circumstances that
could fetch evidence from the unstained security and hotel staff doesn’t
add to investigative journalism.
Its reporters seem to have access to the forensic test report. It airs, ‘..
evidence of sexual encounter was found.' While this itself upgrades the
lady from the projected unreliable person capable of using imagination to
accuse people for benefit, to one who, at least, tells the truth that a sexual
act did happen albeit refusing a consensual one, it also suggests that the
lady’s lawyer did not tell the truth. In its delivered justice, while it doesn’t
inform us whether the shoulder injury was mentioned in the report, it
leaves out the importance of hotel and security staff.
Suddenly, in this reporting at least, The New York Times doesn’t live up to
its standards. With the report giving more credence to a case influencing
people, the question ‘Is capitalism at work?’ suddenly raises its head. Or
is there a French connection? Irrespective of its reporting, a properly
delivered justice system can see either punishment of the guilty or a free
man in route to being the President of France. The latter case will,
however, also air the vulnerability of being a man in these dangerous
times - more so, if powerful.
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