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(AP)   Convicted rapist wins suit to obtain investigative photos of victim's genitals, prison officials declare photos contraband and refuse to hand them over   ( ap.tbo.com) divider line
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2003-05-29 05:07:14 PM  
Ok who is the hero?
2003-05-29 05:07:56 PM  
Perhaps he should invest in a giant Rita Hayworth poster.
2003-05-29 05:08:14 PM  
I think the prison officials are.
2003-05-29 05:08:52 PM  
So, is the rapist the hero, or the guy who won't hand the pictures over? Or are the genitals the hero?
2003-05-29 05:08:59 PM  
Mike Tyson?
2003-05-29 05:09:49 PM  
I think we're all heroes.
2003-05-29 05:10:50 PM  
oh my god
how could the courts even entertain this guy's whims?
2003-05-29 05:11:34 PM  
I'm going to say the prison officials are for finding a little loophole when the system failed.

I think we need an Asshat tag for the Rapist.
2003-05-29 05:11:39 PM  
I think it's great that we can pass laws and then selectively cut chunks out of the because it [droopy dog voice]sounds logical[/droopy dog voice]. Especially the Earnhardt Family Protection Act. That just strikes me as really fair, impartial, well reasoned policy making.
2003-05-29 05:11:54 PM  
Who knew that Rape crisis centers and hospitals were the new age pornography ? Jeebus who needs a computer anymore !
2003-05-29 05:12:10 PM  
mike tyson, won his appeal?
2003-05-29 05:14:03 PM  
I think the real asshat is the judge who said he could have the pictures
2003-05-29 05:15:01 PM  
Isn't anyone going to post the photos?
2003-05-29 05:16:35 PM  
I m teh h3r0!
2003-05-29 05:16:45 PM  
I wonder who suggested that the he ask for the pictures? Like, maybe his lawyer was like, "You know you can have those pictures they used in court."
2003-05-29 05:17:52 PM  
the open gov't law is a good one, but they overlooked these kinds of things. Thank god they had the reason to stop it soon enough
2003-05-29 05:19:08 PM  
How much Mike Tyson news do we need for one day?
2003-05-29 05:20:01 PM  
Wondering how good the photos were....

/Ready for the ride South
2003-05-29 05:22:39 PM  
so theoretically, someone could rape a high profile pop star, and get pictures of the deed afterwords. how sick and stupid can our legal idiots get?
2003-05-29 05:22:48 PM  
ooohhhhh kitty genitals.
2003-05-29 05:24:41 PM  
Give Ed Gean back his chair!
2003-05-29 05:24:43 PM  
I think they are gonna make Fark clean from nudity. Damn censorship.

<im making a connection between rapists access to victims porn and our access to porn of women who didn't know everyone on the net would see them naked>
2003-05-29 05:24:55 PM  
fury211, medical exam photos of genitals are not "the deed."
2003-05-29 05:26:08 PM  
The prison officials are the heros for now. The con that rapes this asshat and send him to the prison hospital will be the next hero.
2003-05-29 05:27:01 PM  
i was thinking of the deed in a monica lewinski dress sort of way,

still would piss me off.
2003-05-29 05:27:19 PM  
05-29-03 05:26:08 PM Greasedninja

The prison officials are the heros for now. The con that rapes this asshat and send him to the prison hospital will be the next hero.

And if he gets pictures of that and passes them around the prison "uberhero".
2003-05-29 05:27:55 PM  
"I thought everything was basically in a secret vault where no one could get to it,"

That's only the case if you're an senior officer of Enron.

Which raises an interesting point - If Ken Lay gets raped, is it bad thing?
2003-05-29 05:28:10 PM  
God, that's disturbing. To think that someone who had raped me could have pictures to relive it again and again . . .

I'd want him to relive it from MY angle.

/thinks anyone who commits rape should be castrated. Slowly. With a dull spoon.
2003-05-29 05:28:14 PM  
if having those pictures taken in the first place weren't traumatic enough for the girl...to know that they almost got back in the hands of her rapist...jesus. i can't even imagine.
2003-05-29 05:28:23 PM  
Fury211: Close enough, if she alerted authorities right away signs of the rape were probably evident in the genitals. They aren't exact pictures of the deed but they're the end result, so why the fark should it matter?
2003-05-29 05:29:09 PM  
"thinks anyone who commits rape should be castrated"

What if its a woman rapist?
2003-05-29 05:29:16 PM  
Huzzah to the prison officials!!!
2003-05-29 05:29:16 PM  
The judge had no choice in the matter. The law said he could have them. The Prison officials are the Heros for allowing Common Sense to step in by declaring the photos Contraband until the Legislature can change the law.
2003-05-29 05:29:49 PM  
Common sense surrenders.
2003-05-29 05:30:50 PM  
Hooray for loopholes?
2003-05-29 05:31:21 PM  
What are you talking about? Common Sense saved the day!
2003-05-29 05:31:24 PM  
to be honest it doesn't matter.
I think it is a blow to women deciding on getting checked out and reporting a rape, cause pics of your shiat may wind up in the hands of the sicko.

remember folks, wife, daughter, sister.

frkkin idiots.
2003-05-29 05:32:43 PM  
It would be nice if things like this were thought about before an open government law was enacted, but that would require faith in politicians doing something that makes sense.
2003-05-29 05:33:27 PM  
To all the farkers out there going on about how stupid it is that Dale Weeks was allowed to see the pictures;


If someone is convicted of a crime they should have the right to see the evidence used against them in court and potentially find something for an appeal. If you were convicted of murdering someone, wouldn't you want to be allowed to go over the evidence and attempt to prove your innocence?

That said, I'm very happy Mr. Weeks was not allowed the pictures. Strikes me as a perverted desire rather than a legal one.
2003-05-29 05:34:24 PM  
LiamWake--well, if you use chemical castration, the same could be used for females, couldn't it? Giving them meds that effectivly kills any iota of a sex drive...
The problem with that is that rape is a crime of violence, not a crime of lust. I say you just have creative housing in jails...put rapists with the lifers. the problem will rectify itself.
2003-05-29 05:34:52 PM  
Uhm, guys,

You sure you're in the right thread here ?

Isn't this the "computer games made me kill her" discussion ?

Or, is there a problem with the link somehow ?

Anyhoo, if you can't stand violent video games : don't farking play them !
2003-05-29 05:35:03 PM  
that's why there are expert witnesses.
medical examiners, morticians, etc.
2003-05-29 05:35:22 PM  
05-29-03 05:29:16 PM RoguePixie

Huzzah to the prison officials!!!

Yeah, but I hope they disposed of the photos and didn't just keep them or pass them round the staff room.
2003-05-29 05:36:13 PM  
Well, I don't have the photos in question, but here's David Weeks, courtesy of the Florida Dept. of Corrections:

[image from dc.state.fl.us too old to be available]
2003-05-29 05:36:47 PM  
al bundy!
2003-05-29 05:37:28 PM  
ALL those baby blues coming from that picture are causing my brain to pacify all the rage I have for the guy..

Lets buy him a present...
2003-05-29 05:37:44 PM  
"the problem will rectify itself"

So then when the rapist gets out after 5 years for good behaviour (3 in Canada), they will have AIDS and can murder their victims while technically only going back in for rape, and again receiveing another 5 year sentence which they may or may not completely serve.
2003-05-29 05:37:52 PM  

My bad, this is the correct discussion for nude victim pics...

don't waste your powder on a flame, honest mistake. Won't happen again.

/BrassHat shortens name by the first two letters. Sneering ensues.
2003-05-29 05:38:01 PM  
im the hero thats who!

Drop with the Zero, get with the HERO!!!
2003-05-29 05:38:38 PM  
"Awww... Don't make me look at the pictures again, Peg!"
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