It looks like that state investigation (due to public outcry) about the original failure to file charges in the De Anza rape case has come to the same conclusion: no charges will be filed.
Of course, this has now led to more outcry, but as I stated originally about this case, the outcries really seem to miss the point. The problem, as always, with this case isn't about whether or not there was a rape, but who actually committed it. Unless you can establish that beyond a reasonable doubt, you have no case.
What this final outcome now shows, though, is that likely the prosecutor's office made the correct decision in the first place. With all of the outcry, one would think that they would have charged someone if they had any chance of making it stick.
Sure, it sucks that perps are most likely getting away with a horrible crime, here. But at least the prosecutors showed some ethical backbone by declining to file charges where ethically, they should not have, due to a lack of sufficient evidence to support charging any particular individuals. Far too often in this nation the opposite has occurred, usually resulting in innocent people (often minorities) being convicted, sometimes executed or, failing that, lynched.
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