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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47711535

“His attorneys maintained on Tuesday that the actor was attacked by two unknown individuals.”


Wait, so are they going to continue the investigation into the attack?
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Smells fishy to me. The rich and powerful rarely face justice in the US.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47711535

“His attorneys maintained on Tuesday that the actor was attacked by two unknown individuals.”


Wait, so are they going to continue the investigation into the attack?
I think it’s probably more the case that they know he’s lying but there’s insufficient evidence to go any further.
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He still had to pay money?
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He still had to pay money.
His pocket money. Gee wizz!

The guy was charged for 16 felonies lol!

Shouldn’t you pay your time for your crime?
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His pocket money. Gee wizz!

The guy was charged for 16 felonies lol!

Shouldn’t you pay your time for your crime?
I've edited my comment, it was meant to be a question. I read an article saying he payed $10,000 in bond forfeiture. I don't know what that means.
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Must be that white privilege I keep hearing about.
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I've edited my comment, it was meant to be a question. I read an article saying he payed $10,000 in bond forfeiture. I don't know what that means.
He pretty much paid for his get-out-of-jail card basically.
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The US will probably collapse from within a few decades, the way they're going. Racism and sectarianism are well alive and are now becoming institutionalized to the point of not fearing the daylight anymore, their education system has made sure of that.

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That's one of their operatives, with many more propping her up and directing her. Same thing will happen over here, the education system will make sure of it.
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I think it’s probably more the case that they know he’s lying but there’s insufficient evidence to go any further.
Or maybe there is enough evidence but he has sympathisers in positions of influence, so much that they can block justice and all. One day, people will realise that the extent of this fifth-columnist movement at home and abroad is immensely wider than they thought.
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I've edited my comment, it was meant to be a question. I read an article saying he payed $10,000 in bond forfeiture. I don't know what that means.
In the US they post bail/ give a surety to the court of a certain amount of money which they use to ensure they will return to court and not run away. His was worth $10,000, which is very low. It means he can live at home rather than in jail, whilst the rial goes on. If he runs then the money is forfeit. Bonds are often provided by third parties in the US, so think of it like an insurance policy/ guarantee. We have similar in the UK, but less common. Julian Assange had people be guarantors for him and he did a runner , then they lost their money.
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I think it’s probably more the case that they know he’s lying but there’s insufficient evidence to go any further.
Its a complete mystery as the documents are sealed and they are calling for a federal investigation. He is innocent till proven guilty and it serves them right for doing trial by media.
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(Original post by 999tigger)
In the US they post bail/ give a surety to the court of a certain amount of money which they use to ensure they will return to court and not run away. His was worth $10,000, which is very low. It means he can live at home rather than in jail, whilst the rial goes on. If he runs then the money is forfeit. Bonds are often provided by third parties in the US, so think of it like an insurance policy/ guarantee. We have similar in the UK, but less common. Julian Assange had people be guarantors for him and he did a runner , then they lost their money.
There's no trial though. The charges have been dropped.

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There's no trial though. The charges have been dropped.

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Im aware of that, he has forfeited it so it looks like a fine/ bribe. Its all shrouded in mystery. Something has obviously gone on. The bond aspect may make it look worse than better.
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Im aware of that, he has forfeited it so it looks like a fine/ bribe. Its all shrouded in mystery. Something has obviously gone on. The bond aspect may make it look worse than better.
Yep, it's a "fine". It's all very odd...
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Or maybe there is enough evidence but he has sympathisers in positions of influence, so much that they can block justice and all. One day, people will realise that the extent of this fifth-columnist movement at home and abroad is immensely wider than they thought.
That’s also possible but I don’t like to buy into conspiracies without very good evidence
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Yep, it's a "fine". It's all very odd...
Something grubbier. he has to be guilty of something for a fine, but documents are sealed.
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The press conference by the police superintendent and the mayor says everything. What a story :lol:
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I think it’s probably more the case that they know he’s lying but there’s insufficient evidence to go any further.
The Grand Jury had enough to indict him, though. The guy was charged with 16 felonies. From what the police made public it looked like they had a very good case. However, that may have been part of the problem - the police making too much evidence public before the trial. That can cause issues.

I think his (very expensive) lawyer was able to exploit a loophole or technicality, and the District Attorney got cold feet. There was at least some behind-the-scenes politics and bargaining (forfeit of his bond would certainly hint at the latter).

It's a shame he didn't go to trial. Now this smug sociopath is pretending he's been vindicated (when even the DA made it clear in a statement that he hasn't).
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That’s also possible but I don’t like to buy into conspiracies without very good evidence
That's what Stalin said when warned of Hitler's intentions and that illustrates the problem, if they turn out to be true...

Everyone knows all this socialist comeback and game of identity politics are being brewed in the classrooms, not at working-class haunts. Not a conspiracy theory, merely an observable overview.
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