Sunday, July 04, 2004

Oh. My. God.

Reading this made me want to watch I Spit on Your Grave.

Listen to defense attorney Joseph G. Cavallo describe a 16-year-old girl who was gang raped by several young men, using their penises and foreign objects including a pool stick and a juice bottle. The girl was unconscious during the rape, which the men videotaped, accidentally returning the tape to the video store.
"She knew how to use her body. She knew how to use sex," said Cavallo, one of at least nine defense lawyers (not including the publicist, a jury consultant and an army of private investigators) representing Gregory Scott Haidl, 18; Kyle Joseph Nachreiner, 19; and Keith James Spann, 19.

...In just his opening statement, a pacing, finger-pointing Cavallo told the jury that the girl—next to the tape itself, the prosecution’s star witness--is "a nut," "a pathological liar," "a cheater," an "out-of-control girl," "the aggressor," a wanna-be "porn star," "a troubled young lady," "a tease--that’s what she is!" "a mess," a "master manipulator," a "little opportunist," "a compulsive liar," "a cheat--that’s what she is" and a "callous" drug addict and alcoholic who trimmed her pubic hair, bragged about liking group sex and once drank a beer in a car.

...During preliminary hearings, Cavallo called Doe a "slut"; on this day, he stayed away from the word. However, he told the jury several times that everyone, including the girl’s parents, "knows what she is." Talk outside the courtroom was less coy. In the hallway just outside, a defense consultant openly and repeatedly called Jane Doe "a fucking whore."
So it's no wonder that these people elected a serial groper for governor. Jesus Christ!

Anyone know where I can send some firmly worded (yet non-threatening) hate mail?

Link via Sisyphus Shrugged.

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