You people never cease to amaze me. I posted the last blog because it was of a general interest to me. Usually when I post about subject matter with no local component, I only get around 50 something views and very little interest. This story for some reason has hit a nerve with many of you as it also has in England. As Rachel quite rightly stated in her comment on that post; “this type of thing keeps you awake at night when you have kids”. I would add, your worst nightmare is having one of your kids on either side of a situation like this.
Another thing that has bothered me is the mob mentality that has persisted on both sides throughout this case and a certain amount of hypocricy. Google another football players name Lee Hughes for proof of this. He killed someone by dangerous driving then left the scene. Then after he was released from prison was charged with sexual assault which was pleaded down to common assault with nary a sound from the chattering classes.
For those of you that might be interested in further reading on this case, I will post some links for you to follow below:
The following is the “Ched Evans is innocent” website which gives his side of this sorry affair. There has been a complaint made to Britain’s justice department to try and get this site shut down as it shows video of the complainant, even though her face is pixelated:
The following is a case review I found, which gives you a blow by blow account of the Evans/MacDonald trial.
This link is very interesting. It is the website of a New York city firefighter. Apparently he is a part time computer hacker who has an interest in freedom of speech especially on the internet . He hacked into the French Twitter site and found the deleted Twitter account of the complainant. I give you fair warning this site identifies the complainant in this case. If you do not want to know who the complainant is, because you feel she has a right to privacy DO NOT LINK TO THIS SITE and do not link then give me a hard time because I posted the link. Actually don’t give me a hard time anyway, this is easily found information in the public domain and the libertarian in me thinks you all have a right to read it. The complainants Tweets put a bit of a different light on the whole story. If these tweets were available to the jury, I wonder if Evans still would have been convicted. By the way this site was not hard to find, it was the second or third entry that came up when I Google searched Ched Evans. One last thing take a look at the poster on the wall of her deleted Twitter accounts profile picture, looks like she did not learn her lesson.
I will post an update on this story after the British Criminal Cases Review Commission has made its decision.