Three crown courts will become “specialist rape courts” under plans to equip them with tailored support for victims as part of efforts to reverse dismal conviction rates.
It’s hard to think of a more damaging way to undermine the administration of justice than to tell the public that juries have wrongfully liberated hundreds of rapists and that courts exist solely to convict. If those men were guilty, why didn’t the Crown Prosecution Service appeal every one of the cases? Here’s a better idea: stop telling women they were ‘raped’ because sexual encounters – often originating in drunkenness – went wrong. Stop taking advice from feminists who think trials are a blood sport they have to ‘win’ at any cost. Clearly, too many men in the UK have been charged by officials more fearful of a woke commotion than a miscarriage of justice. The “dismal conviction rates” are actually splendid acquittal rates. Prove me wrong.