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NDP sets up legal fund to defend rapist (alleged) because "believe all victims" was 2015

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/t ... e32835473/

Hawkes has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault and gross indecency related to allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor in Nova Scotia in the 1970s.

Nova Scotia's Public Prosecution Service has said the alleged victim was 15 or 16 years old at the time.

Hawkes, who has been a senior pastor at Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto for more than 35 years, is a vocal proponent of same-sex marriage and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2007.

The pastor's supporters have set up a not-for-profit organization to help Hawkes and his husband pay his legal fees.
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There is nothing in the article that says the NDP or its leaders set up the fund. It only says the pastor's supporters set up the fund, and the only NDP connection in the article was that he presided at Layton's 2011 funeral (at the time, there were presumably no allegations).
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A more accurate headline: "Christians defend yet another church pedophile"
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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Even if the subject was correct (which it is note) everyone is guaranteed a trial and legal representation, if a supporters believe him to be innocent and want to help fund a trial then why is that an issue?
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Ojam wrote:
Nov 14th, 2016 10:46 am
Even if the subject was correct (which it is note) everyone is guaranteed a trial and legal representation, if a supporters believe him to be innocent and want to help fund a trial then why is that an issue?
Guilty until provenance innocent.

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