Wednesday, January 03, 2007

What to do?

I know a woman who was attacked by a man yesterday. He is quite guilty and there is a witness to prove it. I went to the police station and watched the drama as the man spoke and made up lies that a 5 year old could spot. Then, the police officer started yelling at him. Quite intense.

The man's family has apologized and offered to pay the girl to forget it.

What would you do...go through with the trial and all of the pain associated with it, risk retribution towards the victim and her family (this is a real possibility) and possibly not get justice or take the money and take care of your family and hope that the man has learned his lesson.

When you are very poor with very limited prospects and no legal status the choice is much more difficult.

For now she is prosecuting the man.

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