Rape cases should be investigated through a grand jury-style system to encourage more victims to take their attackers to court, a senior judge has proposed.
Peter Murphy, a circuit judge, said the process – similar to investigating magistrates in Europe – would provide victims with greater privacy by enabling a judge to decide what information about their sexual past could be disclosed to police and prosecutors.
The judge or magistrate would work with police and prosecutors to ensure only relevant information was divulged in order to assuage victims’ fears that their sexual past will be trawled over and exposed to the defence.
Because that puts the decisions into the hands of the trained class that directs the grand jury. That trained class that has a rather different definition of rape from the rest of us out here.
It’s we the peeps that get to decide what is a crime…..