Originally Posted by New York Red
The impact on the community? What do you mean by that??
I think it's obvious.
The community demands fairness and justice be served.
This simply isn't a matter of an accuser's concerns trump all. Impact on the accused is also important.
In this particular case, the impact of being charged with a felony on the accused also has a tremendous impact on the community as he will be immediately removed from the FSU team which could result in millions of dollars of lost revenue for local interests given the implications for a national championship.
Blow your gasket but also save the jaded moralizing for another forum before you spew it in a response. This is not suggesting that a rape should be ignored.
It's an argument that the DA has a burden to make sure that if a rape charge is going to be issued, then it had better have a reasonable chance of being proven given the potential damage to the accused and the community.
In other words, it isn't about football. It's about fairness. And it's perfectly reasonable to argue that position regardless of whether one is a football fan or hates football.