Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Lamar Owens Vs. The Duke Lacrosse Case  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Even as the alleged Duke lacrosse rape case garners huge nationwide attention, another case involving a college athlete accused of rape has gotten minimal attention in the mainstream media - and almost no attention in the blogosphere, which of course has gotten its collective panties in a twist over the Duke case.

Lamar Owens, the black quarterback of the U.S. Naval Academy's football team, is facing a court martial after being charged with raping a female midshipman in her dorm room last January (AFAIK, the alleged victim's race has not been disclosed). The weaknesses in the prosecution's case in the Duke lacrosse affair have gotten widespread attention, for example the victim's criminal record, a possibly exculpatory ATM receipts, inconsistencies in witness statements, and so on. Yet there are certain claimed defenses in the Owens case which, if true, seem far more significant:

- the alleged victim's roommate was sleeping in the same room and didn't wake up;
- the alleged victim didn't scream or otherwise call for help, even though (a) there were many people nearby including her roommate and (b) she said she didn't feel physically threatended into keeping quiet; and
- the alleged victim now says that maybe she actually did invite Owens to her room and consent to sex, but she was so trashed at the time that she can't remember for sure.

Could race really be the factor in the enormous difference in media and blogosphere attention these cases are getting?

Here are a couple of links:
http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2006/04_05-33/NAV - some background information

http://othellos.org/index.php?itemid=244" - weaknesses in the case

"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
1 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Quoting PROSA (Thread starter):
Could race really be the factor in the enormous difference in media and blogosphere attention these cases are getting?

Of course.  sarcastic  In the Duke case, a bunch of rich white kids at a high class school, happen off campus, local authorities. Makes for some serious attention. Meanwhile, black backup no name quarterback, happened on campus, military case. The press doesn't understand the military justice system.

 spin  Given what I've read, it appears that there is more than reasonable doubt in the Navy case, and that the Navy is just trying to find something that will stick. Hopefully Lamar Owens life isn't ruined over this incident.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
No Evidence Of Rape In The Duke Lacrossse Case posted Tue Apr 11 2006 14:50:21 by Jetjack74
A Vs. B - The Ultimate Battle! posted Thu Jul 7 2005 05:07:00 by ACAfan
TRH The Duke & Duchess Of Cornwall, Your Thoughts? posted Sat Apr 9 2005 15:01:22 by QANTASforever
Wank's Vs The Yank's posted Fri Mar 11 2005 20:58:27 by Phxairfan
Truck Drivers Vs The Terrorist posted Thu Jan 27 2005 20:06:03 by BN747
What Is Happening With The Michael Jackson Case? posted Wed Jan 26 2005 15:53:19 by AMS
The Bealtes Vs. The Beach Boys posted Mon Jan 3 2005 06:06:18 by Northwest_guy
Team Bush Vs The Protesters posted Thu Sep 2 2004 06:10:13 by BN747
VW Beetle Vs. The Mini Cooper posted Thu Aug 19 2004 14:49:37 by Soaringadi
Arco Vs The Rest posted Tue Apr 20 2004 08:14:18 by AirxLiban