donut wrote:let's say i called the cops and said you threatened the life of our president even though you never said such a thing. the secret service knocks on your door arrests you and you are on the eve of trial, where you're tried for treason b/c of your alleged threats. a conviction carries a life sentence. then the secret service tells you all you have to do is issue an apology without admitting guilt and charges will be dropped, even though the chances of you getting convicted is 10%. what would you do? i know i'd sign that apology!!! rather than risk a 10% chance of me rotting in jail. also your assertion of her not dropping charges is splitting hairs. she is primarily the whole prosecution's case. just b/c someone is charged for a crime does not mean something criminal happened.
No offense, but your argument here is empty. If you called the cops and simply said that I made some kind of threat, I would not be arrested. You would have to have some kind of proof, such as a recording or a written document. And in this case, had the girl simply accused Bryant of sexual assault with no proof whatsoever, he would not have been charged.
I'm not suggesting for a moment that innocent people aren't occasionally charged with crimes they did not commit. Maybe Kobe is one of those few, maybe not. If you conduct a survey in any prison, all the inmates will tell you they're not guilty. Obviously, that just ain't the case. The fact is that most people are absolutely guilty of crimes they are charged with, and it is often difficult to prove this in court. Whether or not Kobe is or was, we may never know. But I remain convinced that something "unusual" happened here.
I will also suggest that the real villain here, beyond Kobe, and beyond the girl, is the backwoods prosecutor who does not know his ass from his elbow. His handling of this case has been mind boggling from day one. This idiot makes the Clark/Darden combo look like geniuses.