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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyW View Post
    I watched both episodes today. I was appalled at how little responsibility the men in jail - who were soon being released and supposedly been rehabilitated - took for their actions. I have no doubt those men will find themselves in the same situations again.

    Kate's story was devastating too.
    This was something I thought too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyamum View Post
    Why do they have to use accusatory wording like I put it to you that what you are saying is false blah blah? Especially to victims of dv? They've probably already had years of crazy accusations of lying thrown at them. I just don't think they should be allowed to structure their cross examination in such an intimidating manner. Ask all the questions you want but to just accuse the victim of lying? I don't get it. Luckily I've never had to go to court that first episode was worse than any court drama I've watched!
    It's actually a specific rule of evidence that requires them to say that. "I put it to you that..." (Fill in blank) is standard. If the defendant's case is that the victim is lying and that she actually injured herself another way they have to put that to her when she's on the stand because that gives the opportunity to respond. It's supposed to be about fairness but in cases like this obviously it must be hard for victims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyamum View Post
    Following so I can remember the name of show later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyW View Post
    I watched both episodes today. I was appalled at how little responsibility the men in jail - who were soon being released and supposedly been rehabilitated - took for their actions. I have no doubt those men will find themselves in the same situations again.

    Kate's story was devastating too.
    I've not seen the second yet I was hoping the men might shed some light on how this kind of thing happens but perhaps not? Self preservation, they can't allow themselves to see who they really are? Still curious to watch it.


 

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