When she was 27 years old, Hillary Clinton was assigned a public defense case in Arkansas. The defendant was 41 year old Thomas Alfred Taylor.
He was accused of raping a 12 year old girl.
This girl was put into a coma by Mr. Taylor’s assault. Evidence included torn, bloody pieces of her underwear. Mrs. Clinton’s defense offered the theory that the victim (unaware of these statements until years later) — well, here’s what she filed in court:
In 1982, Clinton was interviewed about the case. She can be heard laughing on the tape. She knew the client was guilty. He had taken a polygraph and passed. This, she found funny, saying it had destroyed her faith in polygraphs.
All of this is now being ‘spun’ as she was just doing her job. It’s the attorney’s job to defend the client.
All that Clinton did at the time was ‘optional.’ Even in 1975, even in Arkansas, it’s doubtful that a judge would think a 12 year old girl, even from the poorest family, would ask for a 41 year old itinerant stranger to rape her, beat her bloody, and put her in a coma, or would think that a “psychological exam” be necessary.
Let’s put aside all the notions of everything that has passed since 1975 in Arkansas.
Let’s just look at common sense.
There’s no defense for the extent to which Hillary Clinton went for this guy, nor is it “doing a good job” to smear a beaten 12 year old child rape victim in order to plea down the charge for what is certainly a serial child rapist. Next time he could come back and kill another child. He already destroyed the real victim’s life: she has herself done more prison time than the rapist and now we know: it’s because of what he did to her.
Even in 1975, people had a sense that 12 year olds couldn’t “ask for it” and a man who would sexually assault one of them (much less beat one) was a dangerous, deviant predator who needed to be kept out of society. Even, I think, in Arkansas.
People hate the law for many reasons. Justice is not merely blind: it doesn’t exist.
I already wasn’t going to vote for her but there is no excuse for this one. No one forced Mrs. Clinton to write those words on that court petition.
I looked up what the defenses against rape were at the time and the smear the victim approach she took at the time was not acceptable in Arkansas or other southern states. They had three very simple defenses: 1) No penetration; 2) Someone else did it; 3) Crime did not occur (false accusation).
Since the victim was 12 and in a coma and the torn, bloody underpants with a hole in them had been submitted to evidence …
There is no defense for what that woman did then, now or ever.