Motive isn’t necessary to convict

http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3874

There’s an old joke about a man brought before the court for breaking and entering, not because he was caught in the commission of a crime but because he was found in possession of housebreaking tools – crowbars, glass-cutter and so forth.

When found guilty by the judge he said “well you better convict me for rape as well since I have the tool for that“.

Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School. This case is neither new nor precedent setting as Alan Dershowitz pointed out … back in 1988 in this book “Taking Liberties“. Some of his orther books at Amazon are listed here.

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