LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Since the 9/11 attacks, no book has provided a satisfactory answer as to WHY the attacks occurred and who was ultimately responsible for carrying them out - until now.
"At no time prior to her outcry ... did (the victim) behave like a victim," McFadden wrote in his decision. "Nor did Mr. Dumas behave like someone who had recently perpetrated a series of violent crimes against her. ... It requires more than that bald argument to satisfy this court that it should ignore the fact that, until the outcry, neither of them showed any fear, guilt or inclination to retreat to a place of safety."Victims often behave in different ways and what a rape victims does immediately after the rape is not an indicator of whether or not it occurred (although defense attorneys have argued that it is, of course.) Part of what researchers of sexual assault call "Rape Trauma Syndrome" is that people respond to it differently. These aren't always obvious, either. In many cases, for example, the victim won't show outward signs of distress. This can be seen as part of the coping process with what is a major physical and psychological trauma.