Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat

 

To translate the above Latin blog title into colloquial English…

The burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.

Indeed, a fair, free society presumes everyone innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The U.S. Constitution’s 6th amendment is even more explicit:

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence [sic].”

All of the above language becomes key, especially when we consider how, as of late, our daily news reportage has been featuring underlings accusing superiors of sexually harassing, abusing and/or assaulting them.

SIDEBAR: Just to be clear, here, no one should ever malign investigative journalists… discredit their factual reportage as “fake news” simply to escape an inconvenient truth / uncomfortable reality. Right is right and wrong is wrong no matter how much the facts of any story may negatively impact an accused person’s life and/or livelihood. After all, a reporter’s job #1 is to not only alert us to the fact that there are purportedly dangerous people in our midst but to also encourage other victims to come forth to proclaim, “Me too”. Moreover, whenever such stories involve elected / appointed officials and political wannabes, these reporters are also performing their patriotic duty to alert our society… our electorate… to the presence of potentially corrupt leadership… e.g. lawbreaker lawmakers, lawless law enforcers, judicial hacks, etc.

Returning now to the specifics… while our Fourth Estate’s journalists have been doing a fine job in exposing ALLEGED sexual predators and while it’s true that, statistically speaking, their victims are seldom liars, we cannot and must not ignore that in caps and italics “A” word. In other words…

The broadcast airwaves and front pages of our online and in print newspapers are not the proper venues for trying and convicting the accused.

In other words, have we not been putting the cart before the horse?

With our goal being to make our entire society a much safer, saner, pleasant place to live and work in, the accused would be doing us a tremendous favor if they’d first report sexual harassment, abuse and assaults to the appropriate legal authorities. From there, the legal authorities would present the evidence to the prosecutors… prosecutors would go to trial whenever the evidence proved sufficiently strong… juries would weigh all the evidence to determine the guilt or innocence of the accused… and judges would punish the convicted appropriately (be that fines, community service, mental institutionalization or imprisonment).

Last but not least… that’s where the Fourth Estate’s journalists would enter the picture… act as the relentless watchdogs of the entire judicial process… sniff out any and all irregularities… verify whether or not prosecutors and defense attorneys are acting ethically… whether or not assigned judges are conducting honest and impartial trials.

Of course… all fair-minded journalists would also be serving our society well were they to grant any legitimately acquitted person an interview… to publish their story to set the record straight and restore their good name…. to give such an article the exact same positioning and prominence that trial had been given.

This all makes sense to me… how about you?

 

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Lawbreaker Lawmakers (One Quick Limerick #035)

 

Black Hole of Congress! There is no escape!
Ethics get ripped apart! Warped out of shape!
Sex offender lawbreakers,
Masquerade as lawmakers,
Will they next wrongfully legalize rape?

 

 

They Haven’t Got A Prayer (One Quick Limerick #034)

 

Too many Jekyll and Hyde types today,
Put their “God fearing” facades on display,
But they’re vile rapists / abusers,
Who violate their accusers,
Sexual predators don’t pray, they prey!

 

Lighting the 18th Candle (One Quick Limerick #033)

 

 

Perv cradle-robbers, YOU’RE innocence vandals,
YOU are to blame, NOT your victims, for scandals,
Most statutes document,
There can be NO consent,
If birthday cakes aren’t topped with 18 candles!¹

 

 

¹Some states in America subtract a few of those candles which, regrettably, only further emboldens sexual predators.

Read the story particulars, which inspired this limerick HERE.

 

 

Casting Couch Rapists (One Quick Limerick #032)

 

 

Film maker predators make vile demands,
Sexploitive casting call, casting couch stands,
Their own “thinking caps”,
Are just their jock straps,
Their so-called minds overruled by male glands.

 

 

WARNING: NSFW Donald Trump (Profanity Laced Video)

 

Once again, Donald Trump’s misogynistic attitude and vulgar words have surfaced. Over the course of this past weekend, we heard a recording of his 2005 conversation with Billy Bush. We became ear witnesses to Trump boasting that his fame and fortune give him the right to force himself upon women… kiss and grope them against their will.

At the outset of last night’s presidential “debate”, Trump did tepidly apologize for his unforgivable remarks… but… it all sounded so much like a rehearsed talking point that it’s perfectly natural for skeptics to retain serious doubts about his sincerity… which begs the question…

Has Trump ever been truly sorry about anything?

By now, such serious issues would’ve promptly, permanently ended any other candidate’s campaign… yet in the deep, dank recesses of Trump supporters’ noncritical minds, he is still worthy of receiving their votes. Which begs the question…

How can anyone of good conscience still want to elect Trump?

Because of this misguided, undeserved and undying voter loyalty, defiant Trump has flat out refused to end his campaign. We can expect what’s left of this past weekend’s category four, political storm to blow over long before Election Day. It’s even conceivable that Donald Trump could still become the next POTUS… which begs yet another question…

What would our life our existence be like in America with a male sexist pig president waddling around and muddying up the Oval Office?

No doubt, Trump would view an Election Day victory to be voter validation of his misogyny. Consequently, he’d harbor zero qualms about escalating his war against women.

Trump’s likeminded, lowlife, fellow CEOs would then play Follow the Leader, which would lead to an increase in incidents of workplace sexual harassment and rape. A similar crime wave surge would besiege our public schools and college campuses. This violence against women would work its way outward so, eventually, there’d be virtually no safe place for women to exist.

In the meantime, Trump would be loading up the District Courts, Courts of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court with male sexist pig judges… basing his selection of appointees solely upon which of his cronies could oink the loudest.

The Supreme Court judges, in particular, with their lifetime terms, would, by far, do the most permanent damage to America… for two generations to come… perhaps far beyond that.

Trump’s likeminded, lowlife judges would also play Follow the Leader… consistently steering courtroom trial proceedings so they’d lead to the acquittal of rapists. Since there’d be virtually no convictions, matters would likely deteriorate to the point where the cops would no longer even bother arresting suspected sexual predators.

With Trump’s POV very likely being that rape victims are at fault, any cops who might share his vile attitude, would start arresting and jailing attacked women… bogusly charging them with corrupting the “morals” of their attackers. Women would next, routinely face down trials, convictions and incarcerations while their attackers would get off scot-free.

While my above nightmare scenario might seem a bit extreme today, we’re already seeing the “right is wrong”  attitudinal shift… just ask any rape victim who has ever been asked by a defense attorney about what clothes she had been wearing. Contemptible leaders and judges are already demeaning women… both in the U.S. and other nations.

If elected, Donald Trump would act as the catalyst to make this nightmare a far, Far, FAR worse, everyday, wide-awake reality in America’s not too distant tomorrows.

99 Word Blog (#023) Donny Manhandles Rudy

The above video vignette, where Donald Trump gets “fresh” with the in drag Rudy Giuliani, aired last night on Stephen Colbert’s CBS Late Show.

If this represents T&G’s true sexual identities, then they’re hypocrites for passing themselves off as straights to their fellow, straight-laced Republicans.

IF straight, their playacting ridicules gays and transvestites. Trump’s forced, unwanted sexual advances… to say the least… demostrate what an oinker he is. More worrisome… he’s emboldening rapists.

If one laughs ONLY at the hypocrisy aspect, I suppose that’s OK. If one laughs for any other reason… what does that say about our society?