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I never said it was true and hope its not but it's been in the news all week.

— A statement from the accuser's family to the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday said a Tallahassee police detective warned her attorney in January, after the accuser had identified Winston, that she should think "long and hard" before filing charges in "a big football town" where she'd be "raked over the coals" and her life "made miserable."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/teams/2013/11/21/jameis-winston-sexual-assault-tallahassee-police-heisman-trophy/3669637/

 

1. In what world is a TPD detective considered "someone linked with the school"?

 

2. Not there for the complete context obviously, but isn't this something a police officer SHOULD say to someone before she  

    presses charges to make sure she will stick with it even when things get wild?  The TPD has never treated FSU players with  

    kid gloves in the past (See: Johnson, Travis), so why would they start now?

 

3. This is directly pulled from a statement from the victim's lawyer who may, just may, have some desire to paint the story a

    certain way.

 

I don't know if Winston is innocent or guilty (I'm watching this play out like everyone else), but I'm not going to sit by and watch people burn him at the stake before anything substantial's come to light.

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Talahassee police supposedly told her she'd be "raked over the coals" if she moved forward with pressing charges. Sure, nobody at the school intimidated her but still. 

 

http://deadspin.com/cops-covered-up-jameis-winston-case-accusers-family-s-1468332143

 

What they should have told her is "Hey, if you accuse this FSU player of rape, it will all be kittens and rainbows and everyone will just believe you at your word and this will end up being the easiest thing you've ever done."

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What they should have told her is "Hey, if you accuse this FSU player of rape, it will all be kittens and rainbows and everyone will just believe you at your word and this will end up being the easiest thing you've ever done."

No actually the police do an investigation and then turn the evidence over to the DA. The DA makes the determination to press charges after a consultation with the alleged victim, this is the point she gets legal advice... not from a cop.

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No actually the police do an investigation and then turn the evidence over to the DA. The DA makes the determination to press charges after a consultation with the alleged victim, this is the point she gets legal advice... not from a cop.

 

Thank you for your uninformed opinion that has no bearing on reality. We will file it with all the others.

 

You may read the article I linked above and gain some perspective, or you can continue on your witch hunt.

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Thank you for your uninformed opinion that has no bearing on reality. We will file it with all the others.

 

You may read the article I linked above and gain some perspective, or you can continue on your witch hunt.

"Witch hunt"....? I never once said the guy was guilty, therefore I have no "opinion". I have read multiple articles about this and ESPN updates it every freaking half hour, so I'm not "uninformed". Jeez man chill out...

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"Witch hunt"....? I never once said the guy was guilty, therefore I have no "opinion". I have read multiple articles about this and ESPN updates it every freaking half hour, so I'm not "uninformed". Jeez man chill out...

 

Taking a common statement made by police in sexual assault cases (i.e.: warning the accuser that it will not be easy) and trying to spin it as possible "intimidation by someone linked to the program" is totally a witch hunt.

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Taking a common statement made by police in sexual assault cases (i.e.: warning the accuser that it will not be easy) and trying to spin it as possible "intimidation by someone linked to the program" is totally a witch hunt.

No sir.. its not a common practice for a police officer to warn an "accuser" that it won't be easy. And I never said the officer was linked to the program.

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Yeah unless I'm missing something warning someone about the severity of the charges and what could result from them should be standard procedure no matter who it is you are accusing.

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Yeah unless I'm missing something warning someone about the severity of the charges and what could result from them should be standard procedure no matter who it is you are accusing.

The warning was made to the accusers attorney after she identified Winston, according to a statement from the family. At the time she reported it, the suspect was unknown.

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I just don't get it, if my ugly, lazy loser self can go out and get almost any girl I want why is this dude forcing himself on women?

sheeeeeeiiiitttt

Most of the time it's not about the sex but Power and entitlement

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The warning was made to the accusers attorney after she identified Winston, according to a statement from the family. At the time she reported it, the suspect was unknown.

 

What do you mean?

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The warning was made to the accusers attorney after she identified Winston, according to a statement from the family. At the time she reported it, the suspect was unknown.

 

His identity was know by that point. Read the original document released by the family for the love of Pete.

 

http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2013/PDFs/winston.pdf

 

And it's obvious you've never known anyone who's brought these charges against someone. The police give you the real deal all the time.

 

I'm glad you're sheltered enough to get all your info from CSI reruns.

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