Thursday, October 15, 2009

Testimony From a Friend of the Accused

I have been in touch, by e-mail, with certain local residents in Deschutes county, Oregon, where the rape case against Kevin Driscoll is soon to be tried. For details on the case, see the post immediately prior to this. One of my contacts is, by her own confirmation, a personal friend of Kevin Driscoll, and in a recent e-mail she acts as a character witness. I share the pertinent sections of her message as follows:
"Kevin is one of my best friends. We talk several times a day, there is nothing about the case we haven't discussed; this is an embarrassing, devastatingly humbling and horrific experience for him. I truly believe that seeing the outpouring of support by complete strangers, when many of his own friends have turned their backs, is the only thing giving him the strength to tackle another day with his head up. When I thank you for posting his story, I mean it. Thank you.

"I did a little write up about Kevin. I spend my days writing e-mails, letters, comments and posts about his case, so it took me a minute to write something about him personally. I have never been asked to do that before. I have included it below, but I am not sure if it was what you were asking for. If not, let me know and I can edit or re-write:

"Kevin and I have been friends for years. I remember the night I saw his face on the news for the alleged rape. I immediately reached for my phone, I wanted to make sure he was alright. I woke up my husband; I couldn?t believe my eyes and needed someone else to confirm what I was seeing on the TV screen. Neither one of us could believe it. There had to be some sort of misunderstanding, a big misunderstanding, the police had arrested the wrong man. Kevin is kind and considerate, generous and loyal. Kevin is always the first to volunteer to lend a helping hand; my husband and I are grateful to be able to call him a friend. We've all made mistakes, done things we are not proud of, and have quirks we'd like to hide; being a violent rapist is NOT one of Kevin's. 9 months have passed since KTVZ news first aired his story. There was no misunderstanding. The crimes he is being charged with are outrageous and ridiculous. It is heartbreaking to watch Kevin go from being an outgoing, successful homeowner to being alienated from his friends and neighbors, losing his job and facing foreclosure. All the things that he has worked so hard for gone in an instant at the hands of a selfish woman who was just too afraid to tell the truth."

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there ANY strong evidence against Kevin?

AH

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no evidence against Kevin.

There is a lot of evidence that works in Kevin's favor.

But that is not the point.

The prosecutor is a woman.

Feminists have decided that a man needs to be punished for the misogyny of his gender. The cruelty being done to him is justified due to some possibly misogyny, real or imagined, that might have occurred.

Welcome to America 2009. If I sneak across the border, will Mexico allow me to stay illegally?

10:54 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

No. The only "evidence" in this case, beside the he said she said are bruises that this woman presented to the police as proof of her assult. A witness who this woman slept with earlier that night out right asked her about the bruises (proof that she had them prior to her night with Kevin.) she declined to answer.There is NO evidence against Kevin. None.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

@AH:

Good of you to drop by! I am still digging into this, however. . it looks like the exculpatory evidence has such strength that not much could possibly be stronger.

I will be posting more in the near future. Are you interested in publicizing this? Let me guess: YES!

11:03 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

Angela, it looks like you posted your comment at the exact moment when I was typing my response to AH, and beat me to the punch. ;)

Anyway. . . this thing's gonna get interesting. Verrry interesting! Believe me!

11:47 PM  
Blogger Archivist said...

We are stranded in an era where a false rape accuser knows she can use the police, without fear of punishment, as her own private "muscle," as little better than duly sworn thugs who will act on her say-so to deprive almost any hapless man or boy of his liberty because the police automatically accept her word, as the "victim," over the word of the accused.

Then the district attorney happily rolls the dice with the accused's life, hoping to "get lucky" with a jury conviction, despite the fact that the evidence is disputed. If the "victim" is a more credible witness than the accused (and a hell of a lot of false accusers are great liars), then the D.A. might just get another notch in his belt. The fact that it's not clear whether a rape occurred doesn't make any difference.

Then the news media chimes in as reporters become law enforcement's ventriloquist dummies, solemnly parroting whatever the police tell them in tones otherwise reserved for the deaths of presidents (without bothering to do any independent investigation), which is exactly what the "victim" told the police: "Police say that a young woman was brutally raped . . . ." And they interview the neighbors who spit out the customary sound byte about how everyone on the street is so terriby afraid because of the rape, blah, blah, blah.

Innocent men and boys aren't processed through a judicial system, they are shoved into a meat grinder -- their rights, their dignity, their humanity, all tossed onto a scrapheap of indifference in the name of waging the "more important" war on rape. The falsely accused are collateral damage, the presumed innocent are presumed guilty, and the Constitution might as well be run through a paper shredder.

There is something terribly wrong with a justice system that elevates the victimization of one class of persons over another solely on the basis of gender. And that is exactly what has happened.

7:11 AM  
Blogger The Archivist said...

@anon

The prosecutor is a woman.

Feminists have decided that a man needs to be punished for the misogyny of his gender. The cruelty being done to him is justified due to some possibly misogyny, real or imagined, that might have occurred.


Look, this doesn't have anything to do with her being a fiminist or not. This has to do with conviction numbers and elections. She has to appear to be tough on crime, specifically sexually based crimes, to pander to the women voters. There are plenty of male prosecutors (Nifong anyone?) who do the same thing.

Have the feminists contributed to the attitude of prosecute first, investigate the claim later? Of course. But I don't think you can reasonably state that this is only due to feminism. It's about power.


E. Steven Berkimer
www.falserapesociety.blogspot.com

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We´re following this case closely in Europe too, while scratching our heads, thinking "What is this ??" -Will we be seeing things like this in Europe, too ??"
We´re seeing a wave of false rape accusations sweeping the country, Denmark,that is, -right now, but mostly the girls realize how much harm they´re causing, and withdraw their testimony before they go to trial.
We wish Kevin best of luck, -seems like he´s going to need it !!
-What happened to guilty until proven innocent in God´s own country ???

9:40 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

I believe it!! This case is a joke and should never have gone as far as it has with the DA's office. I appreciate everyones interest... curious how the DA thinks they stand a chance to get a conviction on this innocent man... There is NO evidence aside for the word of the accuser... who I might add has been convicted of forgery a few years back... I also wonder if the DA's office was expecting this story to get blown world wide!!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Someone just called DA Mike Dugan to talk about the case, and find out why Kevin hasn't been released and charges dropped. Mike told the guy that they have a "bite mark" on Melissa that backs up her story and proves Kevin is guilty. Are you Freaking Kidding ME???



The forensic report is in a PDF format, so I am unable to cut and paste, but here is a direct quote from the foresnic pathologist on that "bite mark"



"The mechanism to produce the alleged bite mark on the right upper chest is difficult to imagine. The slight curvature of the array of contusions appears to be oriented with the concave surface medially (toward the middle of the body). This area of the body is not protuberant and I think it would be difficult, if not altogther impossible, to create a bite mark in this region without a corrisponding lower jaw impression."



Just thought you might think that was interesting... I am going to call Mike Dugan myself and ask him why the charges against Kevin have not been dropped, and plan to site the forensic report if he gives me the same reason.

Its also strange to me that Dugan is showing their cards to complete strangers and random callers asking about the case... maybe if some others contact Mike Dugan, we can get to the bottom of this.

~Angela

Mike Dugan
Mike_Dugan@co.deschutes.or.us
(541) 388-6520

12:07 PM  
Blogger scott said...

Hey, i thought women and girls never, ever, ever, ever lie about rape??

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angela said:"I also wonder if the DA`s office expected this story to get blown world wide!!"

We need to stick together on this.Every time a man is falsely accused of rape, no matter if he is sentenced or not, it´s an attack on every man on the planet!!
In Kevin´s case, well, the forensic report says it all, does´n´t it ??? That´s hard, solid evidence, that the district attorney is going to have a hard time explaining, in light of this, (less than a), woman´s past !!
Best of luck again to Kevin from Denmark, Europe..Things may not look as bleek now...There´s always hope, you know! We will be following this closely, and every case like this should be blown all over the web, immidiately!!!

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to post the link to this story on a national/international blog so that the whole world can learn of this case.

1:56 AM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

@Anon in Denmark:

Please contact me at the e-mail link, upper right, if you wish to discuss this.

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you bet that the accuser has a personality disorder (histrionic or borderline)? Kevin is obviously a victim of a distortion campaign: http://stoptheviolations.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!EAAD6F37C43789DF!530.entry

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


" Feminists have decided that a man needs to be punished for the misogyny of his gender. The cruelty being done to him is justified due to some possibly misogyny, real or imagined, that might have occurred. "

"Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometimes gain from the experience." - Catherine Comins (cohort of Andrea Dworkin author of the violence against women act)

I don't know what she thought a man could ever gain from being falsely accused of rape or, any other violent crime(s) for which he is falsely accused.

1:56 AM  

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