How a 24-year-old man’s life fell apart after he was falsely accused of rape

A man who was accused of rape before the allegation was later dropped has said he has been left ‘an empty shell’ of a person.

Curtis Gibbins, 24, has described the moment his life completely changed when he was told by police that he had been accused of rape.

‘In February this year, I had a call from the police to say that someone had said I raped them. I was out with my friends at the time and it put a massive downer on the night, I felt like nothing.

‘Something about it just scared me. All that was going through my head was why would someone do this,’ he said.

The 24-year-old, from Port Tennant in Swansea, was never arrested or charged and the woman later retracted her statement.

‘When the allegations were dropped it was a massive relief, but it was more of a shock. It made me think ‘why did she do this’. I’ve still got this burden that other people still believe that I’ve done it.’

 

Mr Gibbins said he lost his best friend because of the allegation. ‘I was accused of something so horrific and horrible, it’s life changing. I’ve lost a lot of friends, I’ve even lost my best friend that I’ve known for 12 years.

‘I’ve lost many people in my life because of this and only my true friends have stuck by my side. I thank them all for that. I suffer with depression and anxiety but this has pushed me over the edge, I was feeling suicidal. I’m not saying I’m perfect but I’m a nice person and I get on with a lot of people,’ he said.

Mr Gibbins said he used to be outgoing and he loved going out and socialising, but he’s now ‘an empty shell’:

‘I was always out with my friends doing something but now I’m an empty shell. I loved going out and having a drink with friends, but now I don’t do anything, I just sit in the house. I don’t even talk to my parents or grandparents much – it’s very rare I visit my grandparents and that’s not fair on them.’

Mr Gibbins claims he has received threats and said this is why he doesn’t like leaving his home.

He said: ‘I’m still afraid to walk through the city centre on my own and I don’t like catching buses, it’s a massive negative feeling towards me now.

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Independent Swiss Lab Says ‘BZ Toxin’ Used In Skripal Poisoning; US/UK-Produced, Not Russian

Somebody has some explaining to do… or did the Syrian airstrikes just ‘distract’ the citizenry from the reality surrounding the Skripal poisoning.

 

Remember how we were told my the politicians (not the scientists) that a deadly Novichok nerve agent – produced by Russia – was used in the attempted assassination of the Skripals? Remember the 50 questions (here and here) we had surrounding the ‘facts’ as Theresa May had laid them out? Ever wonder why, given how utterly deadly we were told this chemical was, the Skripals wondered around for a few hours after being ‘infected’ and then days later, survived with no chronic damage?

Well those doubts may well have just been answered as according to the independent Swiss state Spiez lab, the substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, which was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states.

 

RT reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing the results of the examination conducted by a Swiss chemical lab that worked with the samples that London handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW), that Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an incapacitating toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ.

The Swiss center sent the results to the OPCW.

However, the UN chemical watchdog limited itself only to confirming the formula of the substance used to poison the Skripals in its final report without mentioning anything about the other facts presented in the Swiss document, the Russian foreign minister added.

He went on to say that Moscow would ask the OPCW about its decision to not include any other information provided by the Swiss in its report.

On a side note, the Swiss lab is also an internationally recognized center of excellence in the field of the nuclear, biological, and chemical protection and is one of the five centers permanently authorized by the OPCW.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-14/independent-swiss-lab-says-bz-toxin-used-skripal-poisoning-usuk-produced-not

Another ‘Hate Crime’ Hoax

Are fake “hate crimes” now more common than actual hate? Sometimes it seems so, e.g., a recent incident in the Virginia suburbs of D.C.:

A 13-year-old Woodbridge area girl is accused of falsely reporting a hate crime to Prince William police.
The teen had told police that she was walking home Friday afternoon when a man attacked her, pulled off her headscarf and called her “a terrorist” as he put a small knife to her wrist, police spokesperson Officer Nathan Probus said.
Police asked for the public’s help Monday to identify the suspect in the case.
“A school resource officer and detectives were able to determine that the victim falsely reported the alleged encounter with the unknown black male and that no altercation had occurred,” Probus said Tuesday.
The girl was charged Tuesday morning with knowingly giving a false report to law enforcement. The case will be handled through Juvenile Intake, Probus said.

Larry O’Connor comments:

The incident is yet another hoax that gained intense media attention when first reported but then disappears into the ether when the facts finally come to light. The multiple reports of so-called hate crimes against Latinos and Muslims miraculously appeared after the 2016 presidential election and the media breathlessly reported on each instance in an effort to describe a larger trend of hate in America inspired by Donald Trump.

John Sexton at Hot Air adds:

There were at least 3 false reports of hate crimes on women wearing hijabs in late 2016. One involved a University of Michigan student who claimed a man threatened to set her on fire unless she removed her hijab. After a thorough investigation, detectives found inconsistencies in the woman’s statement and eventually concluded the event never happened. Before that, an 18-year-old who claimed a group of Trump supporters taunted her and told her to take off her hijab admitted she had made up the story. There was a similar report out of Louisiana which also turned out to be false.

Of course, as Sexton notes, anti-Muslim hate crimes do actually happen, but according to the FBI, there were more than twice as many anti-Jewish incidents (684) in 2016, compared to anti-Muslim crimes (307).

Keep in mind that there are 325 million people in America, so that the combined total number of “hate crime” incidents (6,121 in 2016, according to the FBI) reflects a frequency of less than 1-in-50,000 per capita. In other words, “hate crimes” are a statistically rare occurrence, but because of the huge size of our national population, there are about 120 such incidents every week in the United States. This permits the media to promote what I’ve called “Atrocity Narratives,” seizing on some genuinely terrible (but statistically rare) event and portraying it as symbolic of a larger trend, e.g., an “epidemic” of hate blamed on Trump.

 

Three weeks after the 2016 election, it was claimed a wave of “celebratory violence by Trump supporters” had swept the country.

The repetition of this assertion by the media appears to have inspired a number of hoaxes by people seeking to depict themselves as victims of “hate.” The rarity of actual hate crimes is never presented accurately by the media. Liberals believe that America is a land of oppressive bigotry, and welcome any “evidence” to confirm this belief.

 

http://theothermccain.com/2018/04/12/another-hate-crime-hoax/

Denmark: Domestic Violence Dis-proportionate Foreign-Born Women

 

New figures from the national statistics keeper Danmarks Statistik reveal that 41 percent of all women who have to seek refuge at a crisis centrearenot ethnic Danes.

As non-ethnic Danes only comprise around 10 percent of the population, this is a substantial over-representation.

 

Of the 699 immigrant women in question, the largest group are from Syria (14 percent), followed by 8 percent from Iraq and 6 percent from Somalia, reports DR Nyheder.

Eradicating the parallel society
The social and children’s minister, Mai Mercado, feels the figures vindicate the government’s tough line on the parallel society.

“It is very worrying if this is a manifestation of how there is a totally different view of women from immigrant backgrounds compared to other women – namely if there is a double standard here,” said Mercado.

“When we talk about the parallel society there is a strong suspicion a lot of things take place under the radar,” she added.

 

Don’t jump to conclusions
Trine Lund-Jensen, the head of the country-wide organisation for women’s refuges, Landsorganisationen af Kvindecentre, refers to a report made by Danner and Trygfonden about violence directed at women in ethnic minority families.

The report believes family and background network play an important part when it comes to what the women say about domestic violence.

The background network is decisive when it comes to what is socially acceptable and what level of violence is possible, the report suggests.

“However, one ought to be careful when drawing conclusions. There are a lot of foreign women who suffer violence at the hands of a Danish man,” noted Lund-Jensen.

 

http://cphpost.dk/news/ethnic-minorities-make-up-a-disproportionately-high-proportion-of-women-fleeing-domestic-violence.html