It doesn’t feel right, but I’d rather let rapists walk than let the law convict someone accused on shaky evidence. In this specific case however I don’t see why evidence from previous trials wasn’t allowed to be taken into consideration.
There is a psychological mechanism which is dangerous, we have an urge to point fingers, paint specific people as evildoers to protect the innocent. Create solid borders between the good guys and the bad guys. When someone accuses somene else of something as shocking as rape we tend to want to believe them because we feel the need to “right the wrong”, to punish the evildoer and protect the innocent, to wipe the streets clean from this filth.
It’s like the natural instinct of the mother bear to protect her cubs from predators. It seems beneficial when you’re rooting for the cubs, however it’s bad news when you’re the one who is accused of something and angry mother bear comes at you wanting to rip out your throat.
Those who can learn another language, more power to them! Cool! I’m miserably monolinguistic. Tried, just doesn’t “click”. Multilingualism is a gift. Can’t really expect everyone to have a gift, eh? Then it wouldn’t be much of a gift.
Can you imagine if someone sent a dog into space where it’d die in today’s environment? We were whipping our dicks out for Harambe, Lord know what we’d do for the space puppy. There’d be riots in the streets.