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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Tricky Dickys Right Foot Shot, 9 Jan 2018.
That or he was just as drunk.
MailOnline have upped it to 2nd story on the homepage, with him now "Former Manchester City and England"
Does anyone ever get found innocent, You're either guilty or not.
The problem with that is that sometimes cases depend on or a strengthened by other victims coming forward; if the defendant is kept anonymous (male or female) then it's harder for other victims to speak up and/or be identified.
But I agree with your sentiment; for those deemed innocent it must be horrid to have had your name out there. Mud like this sticks, regardless of verdict.
One thing that did surprise me was that the jury contained nine women and three men; I would have expected the defence team to ask for a new jury to be drawn on the basis of gender imbalance, given the nature of the case. The fact that they didn't probably shows how confident they were of his innocence and in how flimsy the prosecution case was.
I don't agree with that mate, if the case isn't strong enough in it's own right then it shouldn't succeed. There's plenty of time for other allegations to be brought forwards after a successful case and lumping them in together can lead to complete fuck ups like that **** in London getting out after only 8 years.
Point of order please, he was always innocent, His innocence was proven today and he was given a not guilty verdict of any crime today.
But if someone was up for burglary, the prosecution can't talk about any previous records. Its almost double standards. But i know the point
Yes, both good points. I suppose that in some cases it works and some cases it doesn't; perhaps it's one of those things where it's not an ideal way of doing things but it's better than the alternatives - which is no consolation for the falsely accused, of course.
I'm not at all convinced that there is any legal reason they could do that. It's simply "do you have connection with either party".
Natural prejudice towards their own sex I suppose?