Labour says a rape victim should be believed as a starting point.
I hate getting political. But when you read the news story below you just have no choice but to say something.
Stuff news story reports;
1. Labour would change the system so that a victim was believed as a starting point, and that an accused would have to prove consent – an idea rejected by National.
2. Associate justice spokesperson for sexual and domestic violence Poto Williams said only 13 per cent of the sexual assault cases reported to police ended in a conviction and something needed to be done to address the “power imbalance”.
I see Poto Williams was the Chief Executive Officer, Western Refuge Society Incorporated (Oct 2009 – Aug 2011)
Western Refuge Society Incorporated report on their web site that the culture within the Eastern Refuge collective will be based on national collective values, which support the four cornerstones of the refuge movement. Being;
I am not that impressed with any of the political parties. None stand up for mens issues because they are too scared to. But how can you even consider voting in Poto Williams, who is the associate justice spokesperson and has got it in her head that there is some power imbalance just because 13% of sexual assault cases are found guilty.
Maybe Poto Williams should investigate just why juries acquit. Look at the evidence of each case. If the evidence doesn’t stack up on 87% you cant just call it an imbalance and take away the jury and restrict evidence. That will lead to unsafe convictions.
Poto Williams should check herself. The figures show 87% of the accused are the victims and will remain so for the rest of their life. Because we all know the accusation is the verdict. No member of parliament should be that unbalanced or careless when is comes to locking a human away for up to 20 years and destroying their life forever.
And for those MPs who think the woman in mens lives agree with Poto Williams you should research all male and female voters without loaded questions. There is quite a rise in public opinion regarding mens issues and wrongful charges is one of them.
MP’s should take into account every male has a mother and most have sisters, wifes, girl friends and other female family and friends who can vote. And that is by far the vast majority of voters.
Some people get into power with a one set task. I think Poto Williams has an idea that an accusation is the only thing required to lock a human away for years. Take away the jury and right to present some evidence that could acquit is completely unacceptable to the vast majority.
With 87% of juries voting acquittals does Labour really want to put their flag in the minority camp?