England’s top prosecutor is to leave her role after her contract expires, following the collapse of several high profile rape trials.
Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders had urged police to automatically believe female accusers and told women who “wake up in a man’s bed with no recollection of the night before” to “seek advice from a rape counsellor”.
Critics branded this system “guilty until proven innocent”, and it led to a number of fiascos culminating in a major scandal when 22-year-old Liam Allan narrowly avoided prison after the court discovered key evidence showing his “victim” had pestered him for sex was withheld from the defence.
This led to all pending rape trials being called in for review. Saunders said she did not believe anyone had been wrongfully imprisoned at the time, but one man’s conviction was quashed shortly afterwards.
Even feminists receive setbacks sometimes.
Imagine if this amount of zeal and this standard of proof were applied to the thousand of Islamic rapists in England.
hat-tip Stephen Neil