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08 May 2009 @ 11:54 pm
there will probably be a longer post later but here's the long and short of it:  
despite the testimony of law enforcement officials as to the nature of the crime that happened, despite my testimony that a man i did not know broke into my house while i was asleep and raped me at knifepoint, despite hearing his voice and being able to identify him as the man who raped me after only hearing him speak a single word, despite a DNA expert from the FBI testifying that the DNA they were able to get from me had a 1 in 58 TRILLION chance of not being this man, despite the testimony from two convicted felons that i was a junkie who was addicted to oxycontin and other pills and would smoke crack and freebase cocaine and have sex for drugs, despite the district attorney being able to disprove every key point of both meryl cooper's and donovan dentz's (his druggie friend) testimonies, despite having to get back on the stand to defend my beliefs and explain to the jury what straight edge was amongst other things, all twelve members of the jury found him not guilty of both forcible rape and aggravated burglary.

i have never in my life felt more helpless, hopeless, and defeated.

off to california, i will deal with real life after i see the swing kids tomorrow.
mactheknife on May 9th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
emma: ianto - lj has gone madmysticrecord on May 9th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
The American Justice system is a total joke. This makes no sense.
mentallymurderdmentallymurderd on May 9th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
total bummer