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    Hi all,

    The Director of Public Prosecutions told prosecutors to focus on the behavior of men leading up to rapes as in the following url -

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/423047...brady-opinion/

    This is already happening because as part of the police investigation against me for allegedly raping my wife.

    The police interviewed my mother asking what I was like as a child.

    They also asked my mother if it was a forced marriage even though we had been married for 25 years.

    The CPS Barrister even read out my mothers witness statement to the jury.

    However, it was a complete waste of time and money as the jury still found me not guilty of all 5 counts of rape.

    The Police/CPS just had no evidence against me and where just trying to find any dirt about me so they could to win a guilty verdict.

    Unhappy

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    Yes, the DPP's latest nonsense can safely be filed under "fake news" and has been thoroughly debunked by the secret barrister on twitter :

    https://twitter.com/BarristerSecret/...85466844225536


    Karren Brady's terrible "journalism" among other recent articles, is proof, as if it were needed, that feminists lie about rape and insult the intelligence of women everywhere and when it comes to the Ched Evans case the lies reach epic proportions, also debunked by the secret barrister:


    https://thesecretbarrister.com/2016/...ed-evans-case/
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    Wish there was 'like' button Peter, for your link. I'd not come across 'The Secret Barrister' in my meanderings across the internet but have bookmarked it now!
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    I was about to ask for a "like" button as we have in the PAFAA forums.

    Bad character is already put to the jury in most trials, where it is relevant. It's as though some of these writers have only just woken up, or caught up, sometimes.....
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    I agree that DM needs a like button.

    It was probably RF that first alerted me to the excellent secret barrister.

    Also the barrister blogger Matthew Scott:

    http://barristerblogger.com/author/gowerdale/

    The Uk criminal law blog:

    http://ukcriminallawblog.com/

    The justice gap :

    http://thejusticegap.com/
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    One of my favourite appeals barristers, Dan Bunting writes for UK Criminal Law Blog
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    So does this all mean that they are NOT now going to take previous life into account after all?

    I would not actually mind it if they did probe my life up to now, as I have had lots of GF's before , lived with several of them for longish times and never had a problem. In fact I am still on good terms with a few of them, and I have not been in trouble before either.

    Do you think it would actually help my case if I do finally have to go to court to get an old girl friend that I lived with for about 8 years to come and give me a Character reference in the court? or is that not allowed or even a good idea ?

    and can you get other people to come and speak out on your behalf?

    Thanks for any info you give Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by imsam View Post
    So does this all mean that they are NOT now going to take previous life into account after all?

    I would not actually mind it if they did probe my life up to now, as I have had lots of GF's before , lived with several of them for longish times and never had a problem. In fact I am still on good terms with a few of them, and I have not been in trouble before either.

    Do you think it would actually help my case if I do finally have to go to court to get an old girl friend that I lived with for about 8 years to come and give me a Character reference in the court? or is that not allowed or even a good idea ?

    and can you get other people to come and speak out on your behalf?

    Thanks for any info you give Sam
    As far as the prosecution are concerned, they will only take your previous bad character into account, it is not their job to undermine their own case. This has long been the case and the inaccurate news articles that stem from the DPP's latest brain droppings are misleading to the point of being dumb. Absolutely nothing has changed.

    It will certainly do your case no harm if you get ex girlfriends to testify on your behalf, in fact their testimony is likely better than that of a current girlfriend as they have no motive to lie on your behalf. Providing you have no previous convictions or allegations there is no harm at all in using good character evidence in a trial.

    Fingers crossed you won't need it and you will soon be joining the long list of NFA'd cases.
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    And now for the truth:

    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/dpp...062446.article

    The director of public prosecutions has today condemned 'inaccurate' media coverage of the Crown Prosecution Service's approach to rape cases, stressing that prosecutions and convictions have significantly increased.

    In a letter published by The Telegraph and Daily Mail, Alison Saunders says the newspapers 'assert incorrectly that evidence of previous troubling behaviour by defendants will in future be used routinely in the prosecution of rape cases'.

    The papers 'appear to conflate our proposed approach to two quite different forms of sexual offending', Saunders suggests.

    'Yes, where an offence takes place in the context of a relationship, it is appropriate for investigators to look at longer-term patterns of behaviour which may add weight to the prosecution case,' Saunders explains. This approach was given a legal basis in relation to domestic abuse when section 76 of the Serious Crime Act came into force in December 2015.

    Saunders continues: 'There is no intention on the part of the Crown Prosecution Service to apply this to all rape cases. Rather, in my interview with the Evening Standard, upon which your article was based, I confirmed that we intend to make better use of evidence such as CCTV, social media posts and witness statements to ensure we know everything possible about alleged rapes involving victims affected by alcohol or drugs.

    'That is a very different thing and would focus only on the period around the attack. As always, if there is similar offending or behaviour in the past we may seek to use this under the bad character provisions.'

    The CPS's latest annual report shows that offences involving alleged violence against women and girls account for almost a fifth of the CPS's overall caseload. A forthcoming annual Violence Against Women and Girls report will confirm 'another large rise' in rape prosecutions and convictions, Saunders said today.

    'It is crucial that we get our approach right. It is equally crucial that media report the issue accurately in order to inform, rather than hinder, sensible public debate,' she concludes.
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    Therefore - very little, if anything, has changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rights Fighter View Post

    The CPS's latest annual report shows that offences involving alleged violence against women and girls account for almost a fifth of the CPS's overall caseload. A forthcoming annual Violence Against Women and Girls report will confirm 'another large rise' in rape prosecutions and convictions, Saunders said today.

    '
    This is quite staggering when the amount of 'other' types of crime that takes place is considered. I wonder if the report referred to will mention the proportion of these cases that are discontinued due to lack of evidence or reliable witnesses. (not holding my breath though!)
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