The criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is growing weaker by the day. All indications now are that the Manhattan District Attorney, who almost gleefully announced the salacious sex charges against the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in May, is preparing to drop all charges. As noted in this blog on May 30, 2011 many media pundits, including such well-known neo-cons as Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter, were quick not only to declare Strauss-Kahn guilty, but by implication, all rich Frenchmen, especially those working for international organizations.
While I certainly will not hold my breath waiting for those who rashly decreed “DSK” guilty as charged, serious questions should be asked of DA Cyrus Vance, Jr.; whose office apparently was so anxious to pull Strauss-Kahn off an airplane set to take off for his native France, and very publicly send him off to Rikers Island to cool his heels for a few days, that they failed to conduct even the most basic investigation of the alleged victim. Now, based on investigation that should have been undertaken before charges were filed and a man’s reputation severely damaged, it appears the “victim” may not have been a victim at all. Moreover, evidence is now emerging that the hotel maid who claimed to have been violently assaulted by DSK, has a history of lying and engaging in criminal acts herself.
Not having been in the Sofitel hotel suite in which the alleged criminal acts took place at the time of the supposed assault, I am not in a position to declare with even the faintest degree of certainty, what happened. However, being a student of, and practitioner in our legal system, I can say with a high degree of certainty that those who jump to conclusions usually wind up falling on their keesters. Unfortunately, they often wind up hurting other people in the process.
By Bob Barr – The Barr Code