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Speaking of establishing criminal intent...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 25, 2019 03:28AM
One may believe someone is guilty (outside of a court of law) of a crime, but more often than not, intent needs to be shown in a court of law to obtain a conviction.

As often, when there's only or largely circumstantial evidence, it's impossible to prove intent, and the best prosecution can do is try a case that allows a jury to believe it's reasonable to presume guilt. This is not the same as TV's 'guilty beyond a reasonable doubt'.

As our court system is neither perfect or infallible, it sometimes means a guilty party goes free and worse, an innocent party is convicted.

Sometimes, a case is less complicated.


Apple Watch likely saved Calgary woman from man who had bag of rape tools

When he broke into her Calgary apartment, John Joseph Macindoe had everything he needed to drug, hog-tie and rape the woman he'd become so obsessed with that he even had a Ziploc bag containing some of her hair.

Macindoe had a rape bag. Embroidered on its side were the words "Time to Go." Inside the kit were: a balaclava, buck knife, pliers, zip ties, condoms, lubricant, Benadryl, a ball gag, bondage straps and pink animal-print duct tape.

The victim's Apple Watch likely saved her from an attack.

Macindoe planned the rape for weeks, if not months. He had a clone of her building's access card and a copy of her key made.



[www.cbc.ca]


If anybody chooses to comment here, I hope they read the article first.

The Watch is given credit for preventing a rape. I believe without a doubt- along with her presence of mind, it also saved her life.

There are tragic events routinely posted here that weigh upon anyone with even a modicum of compassion, and many of you have far more than that.

This isn't about being a feel good story of yet another Apple Watch 'save', but about a near tragic event which did not happen.

Someone we don't know and will never meet escaped death; of that I've no doubt.

She likely will still be enduring some trauma, but I'm glad she's otherwise ok.




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Re: Speaking of establishing criminal intent...
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 25, 2019 06:31AM
What a brave woman, to keep her cool and act so smart. Most people would freak out and scream, and they would now be dead.
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Re: Speaking of establishing criminal intent...
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: October 25, 2019 07:07AM
It is terrifying to think there are predators out there hunting/stalking their prey.

Glad she is alive.







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Re: Speaking of establishing criminal intent...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 25, 2019 10:08AM
She is lucky the attacker didn't realize how capable her watch could be, or he would have removed it when he picked up her phone.



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Re: Speaking of establishing criminal intent...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 25, 2019 11:02AM
She is lucky the attacker didn't realize how capable her watch could be, or he would have removed it when he picked up her phone.

This presumes she was napping in a position where her watch would have been visible to him. There are details we will never know, so I limit my speculation.

Many people in her place might not have survived.

There were many ways this could have ended tragically for her, her family, and friends.

But it didn't.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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