- Sep 6, 2018
Jury members are supposed to set aside all prejudice, and are supposed to rely solely upon the evidence presented.That would apply if the accusation centred on financial or violent crime but we live in an era when certain accusations and, more pertinently, certain accused are given shortcut justice.
An accusation of sexual assault against a Catholic clergyman would have half the jury convinced of his guilt before the court hearing even began. The same probably applies to the judiciary.
The entire case was predicted solely on the testimony of the plaintiff. There was no other evidence offered.
Has the Australian prosecuter brought other cases based solely on plaintiff testimony with no corroborative evidence? I'd doubt it.
I believe the problem begins with the Aussie prosecutor.