‘Fraid not, no

Rape victims will be allowed to give pre-recorded video evidence to prevent them being intimidated in court by their attackers under plans being considered by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

For part of the process is to be able to question the evidence being given. Which is difficult to do if it’s all already on tape, right?

Prosecution and defence lawyers cross-examine the victim as the judge and defendant watch via a video link from the courtroom. Once the judge is satisfied, the recording is retained until the trial when it can be played to the jury.

That’s rather better.

10 thoughts on “‘Fraid not, no”

  1. I think I’d rather prefer having the opportunity to intimidate my accuser in court.

    And doesn’t the accuser standing up and taking said intimidation but sticking to their story make their testimony all the more plausible and thus likely to result in a conviction? M’Lud’s views would be of interest.

  2. My view is that it does, Commander. There is no way of knowing for sure, but it does look rather like each new innovation by way of stitching up defendants (especially those accused of sexual offences) has the opposite effect to those intended.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    The British government clearly thinks that not enough people are being convicted of rape. Even though there is no proof of anything wrong with the system itself.

    So they intend to put their thumb on the scales of justice. Let’s hope that they don’t get smarter and continue to do obvious things (like hiring an outside “independent” forensic lab when the police lab cannot find any forensic evidence in the Stephen Lawrence case or putting forward a case based on the mentally ill like in Rolf Harris’ case)

  4. Some louts got off with a manslaughter verdict recently when the man on the Clapham omnibus might think that murder was done. The newspapers dropped hints that jury intimidation had occurred.

    That’s the sort of intimidation that needs dealing with.

  5. Left and Femis will go to any lengths to have more men jailed because a woman says they’re bad

    Elsewhere, Left and Femis campaign to empty jails as they’re cruel

  6. ‘Rape victims will be allowed to give pre-recorded video evidence to prevent them being intimidated in court by their attackers’

    Petitio principii.

    It has not been determined that they are a victim.

    That’s what the fvcking trial is supposed to do.

    It has not been determined that the shmuck in the dock is an attacker.

    That’s what the fvcking trial is supposed to do.

    The presumption of innocence is for the ACCUSED, not the creepy bitch saying he did something.

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