court in Italy finds victim too ugly to be raped

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  1. Rivercard

    Rivercard Too much good stuff

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    For the benefit of certain posters I'll post this here rather than P&R.

    I guess we're not the only country with a nutty court system. The victim must feel pretty crappy.

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    ROME (AP) — Italy's Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible rape victim.

    The ruling has sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob Monday outside the Ancona court, where protesters shouted "Shame!" and held up signs saying "indignation."

    The appeals sentence was handed down in 2017 — by an all-female panel — but the reasons behind it only emerged publicly when Italy's high court annulled it on March 5 and ordered a retrial. The Court of Cassation said Wednesday its own reasons for ordering the retrial will be issued next month.

    Two Peruvian men were initially convicted of the 2015 rape of a Peruvian woman in Ancona, but the Italian appeals court overturned the verdict and absolved them, finding that she was not a credible witness. In part of the ruling, the court noted that the suspects had found her unattractive and too "masculine" to be a credible rape victim.

    Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/ar...s-court-finds-victim-too-ugly-to-13684684.php
     
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    That's messed up.
     
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    I rule that those people are too stupid to be credible judges.
     
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    I am going to need to see some pictures before I make a judgement.
     
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    wha... how... WHA?!
     
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    That logic makes no sense. Rape is about power, not about having sex with hot people.
     
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    The most shocking thing to me is that this decision was made by an all female panel.
     
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    I know. They must have been hot.
     
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    Well duh... they are Italian after all!
     
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    That means the are hot..... tempered.
     
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