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  The Real 'Rape Culture': Rape Hoaxes

While the incidence of actual rapes has been plummeting for over 20 years, the incidence of rape hoaxes has exploded.  You won't be hearing about this in the MSM.

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§ 18.2-209. False publications.

Any person who knowingly and willfully states, delivers or transmits by any means whatever to any publisher, or employee of a publisher, of any newspaper, magazine, or other publication or to any owner, or employee of an owner, of any radio station, television station, news service or cable service, any false and untrue statement, knowing the same to be false or untrue, concerning any person or corporation, with intent that the same shall be published, broadcast or otherwise disseminated, shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.

(Code 1950, § 18.1-407; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1978, c. 359.)

Contrary to the above, women can perpetrate a rape hoax and not pay any price whatever.  Just ask Joanie Faircloth, Wanetta Gibson, Sabrina Rubin, Sara Ylen, Biurny Peguero, Daisy Lundy, Jackie Coakley, Morgan Triplett, Desiree Nall, Emma Sulkowicz, Mindy Brickman, Meg Lanker Simons, Danmell Ndonye, Ellie Clougherty, Tanya Borachi, Lena Dunham, Mariam Kashani, Marley McKenna Spindler, Diane Downs, Darlie Routier, Emily Renda, Jamie Leigh Jones, and on and on and on.  A fair number of these "womyn's rights" heroines even got rich off their lies.  Such is 'justice'...

But there can be repercussions for their victims...serious repercussions:

Vasquez reportedly held her hand over Lord’s mouth while he was being assaulted."

William McCaffrey was freed after serving four years of a 20 year sentence.  The DA fought it every step of the way, despite knowing that the DNA evidence exonerated him.  






Brian Banks spent years behind bars after he was coerced into a guilty plea because, his own attorney convinced him, no jury would ever believe him over his false accuser.  Said accuser became rich off her winnings and spent them all before deciding to come clean, years later.

James Grissom served 20 years for a rape he didn't commit.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/06/michigan-woman-charged-with-making-false-rape-report-now-accused-fraud-linked/   (Sara Ylen)

Vassar...Vassar? 'Watching the Leper's Fingers Fall'
A year after sending the following Facebook message:

"I'm really sorry I led you on last night I should have known better then [sic] to let my self [sic] drink yet, I really don't want this to effect [sic] our team dynamic or friendship. I don't think any less of you at all I had a wonderful time last night I'm just too close to my previous relationship to be in one right now."
A woman decided she was sexually assaulted, the young man is expelled, and federal judge Ron Abrams (sponsored into office by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.) issues a summary judgment in her favor.









The bizarre (and sad) Jamie Leigh Jones saga

New York Magazine again, which it's fair to say at this point in time is completely unhinged on this topic:

Virginia man who resembled actual serial rapist was made to dress like him for photo lineup by investigator, then (mis)identified by rape victim, and as of 2015 still languishes in prison (29 years and counting) though no one in law enforcement believes he is guilty.  Thanks to the 'rape shield law', "
The judge is prohibited from considering evidence of McAlister’s innocence."

Well, it turns out that a pithy essay on this topic was written (and written mighty well) by no less than Ann Coulter almost a month ago, and we never thought we'd be quoting Ann Coulter:

Connecticut man jailed for 16 years of a 45-year sentence on testimony from one woman; released after proven innocent by DNA testing: http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/James_Tillman.php

Connecticut man jailed for 21 years on testimony from three women, one of whom was drunk and later recanted, released after proven innocent by DNA testing:

Falsely-accused teacher fights to regain his reputation and standing in the community.  Accuser took her entire tale wholesale from her favorite television show.







^^^ Complete with false confession...




















(Biurny Peguero)

'Guilty until proven innocent': life after a false rape accusation

John Geer reportedly discovered that his girlfriend had been cheating on him.  They agreed to separate.  She did not move out.   Finally one day, he threw her belongings onto the front yard of his house.  She called the cops ("I don't feel safe") even though she was nowhere near the house at the time.  They came and shot him to death while he was standing in the front doorway of his house, clearly unarmed, with his hands in the air.  She brought a wrongful death suit against the same authorities she'd called, seeking $12 Million.  Needless to say, no marching in the streets over this one.

The unaccountable death of John Geer

David Lee Wiggins released on bond after serving more than two decades behind bars

A man who spent more than two decades behind bars was freed on Friday after DNA evidence cleared him in the rape of a 14-year-old Fort Worth girl.

David Lee Wiggins was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1989, although neither of the two fingerprints found at the scene matched his.

The girl, whose face was covered during the attack, picked Wiggins out of a photo lineup and then a live lineup, saying 'he looked familiar.'


The infamous "mattress girl" at Columbia University has now been shown to be yet another rape hoaxer.  Clear evidence--extensive
Facebook exchanges--of her fraternizing and attempting to seduce the man she claimed raped her after the attack supposedly happened were deliberately suppressed by the University during its Office for Civil Rights (OCR)-sanctioned disciplinary procedures.  Because, apparently, the only rules the OCR will now tolerate are those which support accusers' stories, no matter how fabricated.  Again: all rights for the accuser, no rights for the accused.  These OCR people are the same ones who came up with the ludicrous rules for 'consent' and for what constitutes 'sexual assault' detailed here.

Precedent to the latest rape hoax at UVA - Daisy Lundy at UVA in 2003. Lundy claimed she was attacked by a backpack wearing man who knocked her down and hurt her knee while saying "no one wants a (n-word) to be student body president". No witnesses other than herself and her future husband. The FBI came in and investigated without any success in finding the "perpetrator". The university had sensitivity forums and Lundy won the election by default.

The Innocence Project does not have a hard time find men languishing in prison for rapes they did not commit. They have over 300 men exonerated so far. That's 35% of the exonerations in total.

Of 873 people exonerated in the US for crimes they did not commit, 305 or 35% were for rape.
Table of exonerations on page 18 / Full report here: 

False claims of rape are real, and have demonstrably happened hundreds of times. Even if we accept a rate of just 10% for falsely reported rapes, that's still 20,000 cases a year which destroy lives and reputations and consume police resources, thus making the police even less receptive to the real cases (which are not immediately obvious as rape/assault).

In the other study listed (below), the rate was as high as 41% of women recanting their sworn statement when offered the chance to take a lie detector test about their case. 41%.  How many do you think would not want to take the lie-detector test if it were their iPad being stolen from their dorm room?

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False Rape Report Filed at University of Missouri – St. Louis

“In December, a female University of Missouri-St. Louis student reported a rape at the hands of a man in a ski mask, who she said forced her into the back seat of a parked car near campus.

“This report lead to a released statement by the UMSL police for students to be aware of the crime and included safety tips to employ while on campus.

“However, now it is the girl has reportedly “changed her story,” saying the rape never happened. From the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

“Following a thorough investigation, which included the reporting party meeting with and informing the police investigator that the incident did not occur, the UMSL Police Department has determined that the incident (in a Dec. 18 warning to students) was unfounded.”

The Arkansas Supreme Court denied an appeal by Ralph Taylor, who is serving a 13-year sentence for rape. The court held that evidence of the victim's prior false allegations of rape was inadmissible because it was considered sexual conduct within the meaning of the state's rape shield statute.  In that case, the defense proffered the testimony of two friends of the alleged victim, both of whom claimed that she had previously falsely accused another man of raping her. The court added that admitting such evidence could "inflame the jury."

One of these cases concerns an 18 year-old Wisconsin boy named Charles Steadman, who in 1993 was sentenced to eight years in prison for allegedly raping an older woman. Steadman was prohibited from revealing that his accuser was currently facing criminal charges of having sex with minors, and thus had an excellent reason to claim that the sex with Steadman was not consensual. Such evidence was deemed related to his accuser's sexual history and thus inadmissible.

In December 2013, Conor Oberst was falsely accused of rape via comments made on the website of online magazine 'xoJane' by North Carolina fan Joanie Faircloth, who later recanted her accusations in July 2014 and issued an official public apology. Faircloth went on to blame her decision to falsely accuse Oberst of rape due to her going through a "difficult period" of her life.


Conor Oberst recently forgave Joan Elizabeth Harris (aka Joanie Faircloth) for falsely accusing him of rape, after she publicly apologized. Harris originally said Oberst raped her 10 years ago in a fabricated comment on xoJane. The story spread across the internet, quickly becoming an issue.

Oberst had to wait six months for an apology, and now he’s ready to move on. He has completely dropped the libel lawsuit he had filed against Harris.




"The FBI investigation led nowhere, but the claim by Daisy Lundy (now Lovelace) that a white boy dressed suspiciously like a UVA student had physically attacked her, shouting “No one wants a nigger to be president!” led the University through paroxysms of self-flagellating white guilt, solemnly confessed in a candlelight vigil and a plethora of new “diversity”-enhancing committees with new, fat budgets. (I confess: I was one of those bloggers who doubted her story, in multiple posts – there had, after all, been five black student body presidents at UVa since 1990; $22,000 in offered rewards for information was never claimed; no confirmation in FBI and local police investigations, etc.). Since Lundy’s claim was never proved a hoax, however, and she stuck to her story no Honor Code violation was ever charged.
On the contrary, Lundy was anointed student body president by acclamation (her opponent withdrew because of the hoax), and after graduation she became an assistant in UVA’s Diversity Office (where else?), where she now earns $56,700 a year. A cynic, or careful observer, might suspect that Johnathan Perkins was quite familiar with the Lundy episode and its effects. Whether or not he was, however, there are some interesting links between the two events."

"I vaguely remember the Daisy Lundy story and did a little homework. Daisy Lundy was running for student President, and made sensational allegations of a brutal racially motivated beating the evening before the election. Under pressure from UVA, her opponent in the race withdrew. Some expressed skepticism about this spectacular crime and were shouted down. The FBI and state formally investigated and found nothing to support her story. After roiling UVA, it went away quietly after the investigations. "

Jonathan Perkins (more below)

InquiringMind says:
December 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm GMT


'OK, the Media is on board that there is at least something “fishy” (excuse the pun) about the “Jackie” story, but the above link was offered in the context that this account may have had some storytelling license but what is described not only could have happened but does happen unfortunately and tragically on a regular basis.

'The above link is offered on HotAir. So a real person with a name has come forward that indeed that kind of thing happened to her — 30 years ago — but someone is going public that it did happen. Not only that, the events of 30 years past resulted in a criminal conviction as of the 2000's.

'This account also has some implausibles — being bloodied and bruised and going to the police but being rebuffed by the police. Going to the Dean and being rebuffed by the Dean. Went first to the ER and being rebuffed by the ER nurse. Pressing charges against a man who had come forward many years later and having his defense team hold out for $30,000 payment to disclose evidence they turned up.

'Does any of this seem likely? Would a college Dean be that dismissive of a woman student showing up in his office with visible bruises? Would even a college-town ER not know to collect forensic medical evidence? As to those lawyers demanding $30K, aren’t there rules of disclosure and discovery and legal ethics?

'On the other hand, the writer claims that a man served time in prison, pleading to lesser assault charge? Is this like Emily Yoffe's story of the husband who wanted to turn himself in for rape after having (consensual) drunken sex with his wife?'

Aside: it's worth noting that there's a brisk business done in 'self-help' circles among people who admit to all sorts of things they never did, just for the (positive) attention: they can claim 'redemption' and sing 'Amazing Grace' with everyone in a tearful circle. Just as Jackie Coakley and Emily Renda compete with other women to see who can come up with the most horrific gang-rape tales, the better to achieve cred with their cohort, so self-flagellating males can perform a 'Ned Flanders' and admit to 'sinning in their heart' (or elsewhere) to the effusive praise of all. Confession is so good for the soul!


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Here Are EIGHT Campus Rape Hoaxes Eerily Like The UVA Rape Story
10:27 PM 12/14/2014

Eric Owens
Education Editor

In a now-infamous Nov. 19 story in Rolling Stone, disgraced journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely asserted that at least five members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity gang-raped a freshman named Jackie at a frat house party, then left her in a bloodstained dress to exit via a conveniently vacant side staircase.

The Washington Post’s reporting now suggests that Jackie fabricated huge swathes of her gory rape tale, and that Erdely abrogated her duty to properly investigate it. (RELATED: Students Come Forward To Poke More Holes In Virginia Co-Ed’s Gang Rape Story)

Erdely’s career is rapidly disintegrating with each freshly revealed fabrication, as it becomes more and more evident that no rape occurred. (RELATED: Disgraced Journalist Behind UVA Rape Story Sanctimoniously Criticized FALSE REPORTING)

Why did Erdely commit career suicide? Writing at Slate, Hanna Rosin provides the likely answer: Erdely hoped her wildly implausible 9,000-word, agenda-driven excuse for journalism would emphasize “the larger theme of a university culture and social scene indifferent even to the most brutalized victims of rape.”

This motive explains why Erdely went to such great pains to present Jackie’s friends weighing whether to rush a gang-rape victim to the hospital. Sure, it might be good for Jackie, but would such a move devastate their social reputations on frat row?

Whatever Erdely’s motive, her discredited piece begs the question: Is it remotely true that American college administrators and college students are indifferent to the allegations of rape victims? What about the exponential growth of rape activism on campus? What about the routine occurrence of “take back the night” vigils?

Could this perceived indifference actually be warranted skepticism? In fact, the number of completely fraudulent rape allegations made by women on American college campuses is far from trivial.

With very little effort at all, The Daily Caller has found eight twisted, totally false and especially astonishing rape hoaxes proffered over the years by female college students.

In each case, the cruel hoaxes were initially accepted as true. In some cases, real lives were ruined.

Note the eerie similarities among these fake rape cases with the tale spun at the University of Virginia by Jackie and by Erdely, her willing Rolling Stone accomplice.


In February 2013, Morgan Triplett, 20, visited the University of California, Santa Cruz for a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender conference. While there, she claimed that she had been raped in broad daylight on the Santa Cruz campus.

Triplett’s story was a hoax. The bizarre truth is that she successfully used Craigslist to locate a stranger who agreed to beat her up in exchange for sex. In a failed ad, which found no takers, sought somebody to shoot her in the shoulder. A second ad, seeking someone willing to “punch, kick and bruise her” panned out. (RELATED: Student Sought Man To Beat Her Up And Have Sex, Then Reported It As Rape)

Triplett met her unnamed mangler in Santa Cruz. He beat her up. They had sex. She used a cellphone screen reflection as a mirror to see if the injuries were sufficient. She then directed him to pummel her some more.

With fresh bruises to substantiate her sick tale, Triplett then informed 911 that a mysterious assailant had raped and battered her while she was walking on a path looking for banana slugs — the UCSC mascot.


In November 2004, Desiree Nall, a student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. told police that two men raped her in a bathroom on campus. Nall was the president of the local chapter of the National Organization for Women and it was during Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

The allegations caused police to warn student at the tiny school to stay inside as much as possible to avoid a team of rapists on the loose.

Police became skeptical of Nall’s claims after she couldn’t keep her story straight and was unable to provide descriptions of the two men, according to Fox News.

Also, an examination of Nall at a sexual assault treatment center showed no evidence of any sexual assault.

Nall, 23, eventually recanted her fake rape allegations. Police suggested that Nall could have been attempting to “make a statement” about sexual assault.

Local police ultimately spent over $50,000 investigating Nall’s imaginary claims.

After the hoax was exposed, Nall was charged for making a false statement to police. Her husband defended her. He said cops targeted her not because of her lies but because “she is a women’s-rights activist.”

Tags: rape culture, Rolling Stone, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, University of Virginia


Back in April 1991, Princeton University student Mindy Brickman falsely accused a fellow Princeton student of raping her, according to The Daily Princetonian. She libeled the student by spreading “her claim through conversations around campus.” She also repeated the smear at a campus “take back the night” rally. Interestingly, however, like Jackie at the University of Virginia, she chose not to press criminal charges.

Once Brickman’s claim fell apart, she wrote an apology in the pages of the Princetonian newspaper.

“I never intended for anyone to be hurt by my statements,” she swore. Instead, she explained, her deceitful claim was intended to “raise awareness for the plight of the campus rape victims.”

“A certain individual has been accused and is being pursued for a crime he did not commit,” Brickman added in a wonderful use of the passive voice. She noted she had actually never once even talked to this man.

Brickman appears to have later attended Tulane University Law School and passed the ethics portion of a state bar exam. According to LinkedIn, a 1991 Princeton graduate named Mindy Brickman is now a partner at Christovich & Kearney in New Orleans, La.


In April 2013, University of Wyoming student Meg Lanker-Simons, then 28, anonymously posted a rape threat directed at herself on a Facebook page called UW Crushes. (RELATED: Police Say 28-Year-Old Undergrad Threatened Herself With Rape In Facebook Hoax)

The vile post by Lanker-Simons read:

    “I want to hatefuck Meg Lanker Simons so hard. That chick runs her liberal mouth all the time and doesn’t care who knows it. I think its so hot and makes me angry. One night with me and shes gonna be a good Republican bitch.”

A ruckus followed. There was a big feminist rally. A school official denounced “rape culture.”

Police investigated the incident, quickly determining that Lanker-Simons posted the message on her computer while it was in her possession. She eventually pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge of interfering with a peace officer and paid a small fine.

Later, Lanker-Simons — who seems to have changed her name to Meg Simons — added a later-removed entry to her cat-filled blog suggesting that she attends Gonzaga University School of Law. (RELATED: Wyoming ‘Hate-F***’ Hoaxer Adds To Checkered Criminal Past, Now Attends Law School)


In the fall of 2009, Hofstra University Danmell Ndonye voluntarily had sex with no fewer than five men in a dormitory bathroom.

Ndonye, 18, accused the men of gang rape after her boyfriend found her with no shoes on, looking “like she just finished hot sex,” according to the New York Post.

The boyfriend demanded that she contact police.

“Oh, you know, no, it’s OK,” she told him, but he was incredulous.

“How could it be OK that you just got raped?” he said in amazement.

As a result of Ndonye’s lies, four innocent men were arrested and jailed. (A fifth remained on the lam.)

One of those men, Jesus Ortiz, sought protective custody because inmates called him a rapist and threatened him.

The four men were only saved because someone had filmed the orgy on a mobile phone. Ndonye’s story crumbled because the video showed that the sex was consensual.

“Unfortunately, everything doesn’t stop because the DA says go home and drops the charges,” the father of one of the men told the Post.

Meanwhile, Ndonye went into hiding.

Tags: rape culture, Rolling Stone, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, University of Virginia


In April 2013, former University of Florida student Tanya Borachi lied to police about getting bound and gagged in a Gainesville apartment complex parking lot.

Borachi, 22, said a man dressed in black and wearing a black mask and gloves brutally tied her hands and gagged her while she was getting out of her car, according to The Gainesville Sun.

She only got away, she claimed, by kicking the man in the groin and fleeing — still tied and gagged. Her roommate, who fell for her story, unbound her.

Boarchi initially defended her fabricated story by saying that she was trying to teach the world “a lesson to women in the area that an attack could happen to them.”

Police told the Sun that the ex-student was likely under some psychological pressure because “her family was expecting her to graduate” from the University of Florida later in the spring, and that wasn’t going to happen.

Police charged Boarchi with filing a false police report.


Back in 1993, at Oberlin College, where privileged Obama-supporting white kids perpetrated a cruel race hoax just last year, a “take back the night” group posted a number of signs on campus labeling an apparently randomly-chosen, innocent freshman as “Rapist of the Month.”

The 18-year-old male student, a philosophy major, was retrieving his mail when he first saw the signs calling him a rapist, according to the Toledo Blade.

“My initial reaction was complete shock, complete disbelief,” the unidentified student said.

He had to deny the allegation to his friends. He tore down the sign, which many people saw. He also ripped down several other signs all over the Oberlin campus.

“I haven’t even dated at Oberlin,” the student told the Blade. “I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I couldn’t have gotten myself in that kind of situation.”

A friend described him as “almost boring.”

Another student at Oberlin, sophomore Emily Lloyd, suggested that critics of the incredible falsehood were missing the “take back the night” group’s larger point.

“So many women get their lives totally ruined by being assaulted and not saying anything,” Lloyd explained. “So if one guy gets his life ruined, maybe it balances out.”


In 1990, Mariam Kashani, then a sophomore at George Washington University, weaved a giant, racist fiction about a campus rape.

Kashani, who was a rape counselor and worked for a rape crisis hotline, told the school newspaper about a white woman who was raped by two black men on campus. The men held the woman at knifepoint, she swore. She also felt compelled to add that the men had “particularly bad body odor,” according to The New York Times.

Once the two men had finished having their way with the female student, Kashani lied, they laughed at her and told her she was “pretty good for a white girl.”

Incredibly, Kashani even managed to coordinate having someone impersonate a policeman who confirmed the story by telephone.

When her story crumbled, Kashani said she was really sorry and insisted that she “had hoped the story, as reported, would highlight the problems of safety for women.”

Rozelle Moore, a black senior George Washington, told the Times: “She definitely owes the campus an apology, and she owes an apology to black males.”

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"Each of them rejected multiple assertions made in the article, which has since (not) been retracted."

"I still don't really care if what's presented in this article is true or not"  -- Jackie's male friend Ryan on 14 Dec


"If she was acting on the night of Sept. 28, 2012, then she deserves an Oscar." Why, I don't believe we've ever seen anything like that. Oh wait, what was the name of the woman who drove her children into a lake, left them to drown, and then claimed on television that they had been abducted in a carjacking? Now that was some pretty good acting.





A WOMAN with a 'personality disorder' who made a false rape allegation against a man she was angry with has been given a suspended sentence.

At the end of a brief relationship Sarah Eastwood (34) had told the man: “You messed with the wrong person, I will get you sorted out.” She later alleged he raped her in a city centre pub toilet.

The man had not been in the city that night and recovery of large amount of CCTV disproved the allegation. Eastwood made a statement at Store Street garda station and became agitated and angry when it appeared there were contradictions in the details.



Two men charged with having sex with a woman under the influence of alcohol. 
One convicted and imprisoned, the other freed.

British Footballer
Ched Evans convicted and imprisoned for rape for having consensual sex with a woman who had been drinking.  CCTV footage clearly contradicts the prosecutor's case, but was ruled irrelevant.

A jury found his (black) compatriot innocent despite taking part identically in the circumstance. 

"Was she sober and consenting when McDonald was having sex with her, but drunk and not consenting when Evans did (afterward)?"

The "complainant" didn't even bring charges.  She told police that she'd lost her cell phone and thought maybe one of her (many) drinks had been spiked (toxicology tests proved otherwise).  But a zealous prosecutor named Nita Dowell (not 'Mike Nifong') nailed (only one of the two) footballers to the proverbial wall:
'Ched Evans took advantage of a vulnerable young woman who was in no fit state to consent to sexual activity. He did so knowingly and with a total disregard for her physical or emotional well-being.

'It is a myth that being vulnerable through alcohol consumption means that a victim is somehow responsible for being raped. The law is clear: being vulnerable through drink or drugs does not imply consent.

'Rape is an extremely damaging offence, but it can also be one of the most misunderstood and difficult to prosecute.

'The Crown Prosecution Service, in partnership with the police and other agencies, is working hard to help combat and dispel the myths and stereotypes that exist around the issue of rape.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Williams, the senior investigating officer for North Wales Police, said:  'I sincerely hope that the guilty verdict will provide some closure on this horrendous ordeal for the victim and that she will be able to rebuild her life which was shattered by the events of May 30 2011."

This "shattered" woman (who by all accounts was a willing participant in the sexual episode) deleted her tweets bragging about how much money she was going to shake down but some were later retrieved by a hacker from New York.  Prosecutors denied that these tweets ever existed.


From another observer:

"Young boys are growing up in a culture which treats male sexuality like some sort of pathology. It's largely because of highly emotive, moral preaching, as found in campaigns like that delivered by Rape Crisis Scotland:

"When you see a woman whose car has broken down remember not to rape her."

We're rapidly approaching the point--if we're not there already--where a man who sees a woman whose car has broken down should continue on driving.  Perhaps not even calling for help because he could then be held responsible as an accomplice to anything later alleged.



Downs claimed she was carjacked on a rural road near Springfield, Oregon, by a strange man who shot her and her three children. Investigators became suspicious because they believed her manner was far too calm for a person who had experienced such a traumatic event.

Their suspicions heightened when, upon arrival at the hospital to visit her children, Downs immediately called Robert Knickerbocker, a married man and former co-worker in Arizona, with whom she had been having an extramarital affair.

In her first application for parole in 2008, Downs reaffirmed her innocence. "Over the years," she said, "I have told you and the rest of the world that a man shot me and my children. I have never changed my story."



On June 6, 1996, at 2:31 am Rowlett 911 received a call from 5801 Eagle Dr, the home of Darlie Routier, a lavish two-story house in an affluent suburb. Routier told the operator that her home had been broken into and that an intruder stabbed two of her sons, Damon (age 5) and Devon (age 6), and attacked her, which she claimed to have slept through. The youngest child, Drake (age 7 months) was asleep upstairs with his father and was unharmed.


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