Conflicting Credence Dilemma

The Ochelli Effect 1-3-2019 Carmine Savastano

The initial intent of this particular Thor’s Day discussion was to discuss the damage done by false sexual assault claims. What emerges is a study in how two intelligent people can view the reality of justice and the validity of data collected in a world that is most often thought to be black and white in nature. Life and reality are more active in the grayscale.

A lot of the two hours was dominated by a heated debate that we leave to the listener’s judgment.

Perhaps we can all agree that much can be done to improve all the situations described.

Are statistics and data from the American legal system a fair representation of reality?

There is also another near hour of discussion under downloadable content: 2019 Exclusives from this show that is not included in the regular podcast. It is only for members at and Patreon supporters.

Conflicting Credence Dilemma

Carmine References:
1: Edecio Martinez, (December 9, 2009), Biurny Peguero Says Gang Rape Story Was Hoax; Man She Put in Jail 5 Years Isn’t laughing, CBS News,
2: Oren Yaniv, (December 10, 2009), Judge drops rape charges against William McCaffrey after accuser admits to perjury, New York Daily News,
3: Man freed after 29 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 5, 2010
4: Mark Puente, (May 6, 2010), Raymond Towler, freed after 29 years in prison, wants a new life and a good pizza (video),
5: Lee Cowan, Wrongfully accused rapist exonerated after 5 years in jail, CBS News, May 24, 2012
6: Wrongly accused man pardoned, set free, WAVY-TV 10, November 20, 2012
7: Todd Corillo, (November 9, 2012), Woman who accused wrongfully convicted man of sexual assault arrested, WKTR News, November 9, 2012
8: Man walks out a jail a free man after rape charges dropped, says justice system failed him, ABC 10 News,, November 12, 2013
9: Charges against a man accused in North End assault dropped, (April 9, 2014), ABC WCVB 5 News,
10: Mark Pearson On Being Wrongly Accused of Sexual Assualt, This Morning, ITV,
11: Met Police apologize for Liam Allan rape case errors, (January 30, 2018), BBC News,
12: Falsely Accused of Rape: ‘My Two-Year Nightmare’, This Morning, ITV,
13: Martha MacCallum, College student falsely accused of rape speaks out, The Story with Martha MacCallum, Fox News, August 31, 2018
14: Fatima Hussein, (December 26, 2016), Former IU student accused of rape sues the school for defamation, Indianapolis Star,

Chuck References:

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Conflicting Credence Dilemma – The Ochelli Effect 1-3-2019 Carmine Savastano