Sorry if I misread your post. My beef is not about guilt or innocence, but with the TPD and FSU's administrative attitude/priorities.
Yes, I'm assuming the facts presented in the article are accurate,why not? They are presented as facts, not opinions or commentary. Why would a reputable media outlet risk a major lawsuit by presenting easily refutable statements as facts when they are not? If they're not true, then, of course, I change my judgement on the TPD and FSU. However, the fact that a grand jury has basically called for the disbanding of the TPD it kind of backs up the facts presented in the article, don't you think?
Sarcasm, really? (do you see what I did there?) I think if you look, you'll see that most of the "facts" damaging to Winston were reported as the accuser's story, therefore not open to lawsuits.
Do you not remember the reporting surrounding the Duke Lacrosse team or George Zimmerman? You didn't answer my question whether you would want your son to go through the media circus and resulting trial because of a false accusation in order to affirm your view that there is never a situation in which rape allegations should not be pursued as guilty until proven innocent.
What are you talking about, what conclusion? The only conclusion I came to is the TPD is incompetent or doesn't care or is in cahoots with a coverup.
There is absolutely no excuse for the detective not getting the bar's surveillance video or tracking down the cab driver.
Why exactly is the article biased? Is it just because it's the NYT?
Seriously, the article simply reports her side of the story, leaves out questions about the story, mentions data (the cell phone video) but does not report that it, if it existed, refutes the accuser's side of the story. I agree that more police work should have been done, but if the story given by the TPD detectives holds any truth, I can understand why they made the wrong decision they made. Still, I disagree with people saying they believe the accuser's family and don't believe the police based on that article. It even has the woman's attorney admit that the accuser became hesitant at the time the police say she stopped cooperating.