Looks like Kane will walk

Rightly or wrongly, it appears that the rape case against Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is going to be administratively dismissed.

First, word leaked that DNA evidence in the case failed to implicate Kane. Then the alleged victim's mother held a press conference claiming that the evidence kit had been broken into and that clothing worn by the accuser on the night in question had been left on her front doorstep. The district attorney then announced that the kit was, in fact, untampered with and that it had never left police custody. He termed the entire doorstep incident a "hoax." The accuser's attorney then resigned.

I don't know what happened that night. It's a tragic aspect of the human condition that most rapes are never successfully prosecuted because of the very nature of the crime. If the story is true, the victim will have to go through life without having received justice. If it is false, Kane will still have he "rapist" label hung around his head for the rest of his life.

There are no winners in this outcome.


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