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02 February 2014 @ 03:09 pm
Angry at world right now.  
Absolutely gutted over the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.  He was an astoundingly talented actor, and we lost him far, far too soon.

Fucking drugs.

That coupled with some of the reaction I've seen to Dylan Farrow's open letter, and seeing some actors I previously respected blow her off, has made me want to firebomb the internet.  I'd post a whole long rant, but I just don't have the energy right now.
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vjs2259vjs2259 on February 5th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I agree with you about the rate of false accusations. And the exception does not prove the rule. The case in my family was investigated, fairly thoroughly although my ex-brother-in-law knew every cop in town, and eventually it was dismissed. Since that time my sister has divorced the guy and we've found out more about him. And now I wonder.

I was on a jury once where the defense actually was that the car couldn't have been stolen since the keys were left in it. The guy got off. But it wasn't the cops pushing that narrative, but the defense attorneys. There was also a chain of evidence; the guy caught driving the car wasn't the one who stole it. He claimed plausible deniability.

I just wish the presumption of innocence went towards the woman instead of the man. Why is a false accusation more of a tragedy than disbelief of a true allegation?

The Soon-Yi thing definitely affects my perception of Dylan's narrative. It was creepy in the best interpretation.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on February 6th, 2014 04:48 pm (UTC)
That story about actually acquitting a guy for robbing a car because the keys were still inside is killing me softly.
vjs2259vjs2259 on February 6th, 2014 06:32 pm (UTC)
Well, the man arrested claimed he borrowed it from a friend. The part about the keys being in it was important because it wasn't hot-wired or the steering column jacked open so how could he know it was stolen? Friend loans you wheels, has the keys and gives them to you. Would you check the registration in that case? The cops couldn't find the friend to confirm or deny his story. He pretty obviously stole it or knew it was stolen, from his behavior and attitude, but Reasonable Doubt is a bitch.

I'll never forget his smile and thanking us when we had to let him off.

Edited at 2014-02-06 06:33 pm (UTC)