Saturday, February 7, 2015

An interesting thought (from David Osborne)

Barrister David Osborne has raised an interesting point by saying consent is consent even if the person is drunk. He is saying a person who gets themselves blind drunk gives consent and regrets it in the morning hasn't been raped.  Judges say that if a person is unfit to make a judgment about giving consent it's classed as rape.
The interesting bit is the fact that being drunk and unfit to make an informed decision isn't applied anywhere else in law.
If your caught pissing in the middle of the high street wearing a traffic cone hat, try telling the Bobbie who arrests your that your steaming after 29 pints of Carling and it seemed like a good idea at the time, and see how far that gets you.
Because that's basically what those women are doing.

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