Strauss-Kahn freed, rape charge in doubt
by James Picht
NATCHITOCHES, La., July 1, 2011 — As the case against him unravels, former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from the extraordinary house-arrest conditions laid upon him. He is free on his own recognizance.
Editorials and letters to the editor heavily condemned Strauss-Kahn in the wake of his May 14 arrest. It was generally agreed that he was a powerful, sexually aggressive man, that the hotel maid was a victim of unwanted sexual attention, and that it was only just that he be moved from his luxury suite at the Sofitel to a New York City holding cell. His wealth, privilege, and the sense that he was some sort of "Eurotrash" made it easy to conclude that he was guilty, guilty, guilty!
Read on at http://communities.washingtontimes.com/ ... rge-doubt/ .
James Picht is the Senior Editor for Communities Politics and teaches economics at the Louisiana Scholars' College in Natchitoches, La., where he went to take a break from working in Moscow and Washington. But he fell in love with the town and with the French professor, so there he stayed. Now he teaches, annoys his children, and makes jalapeno lemonade and chili-chocolate cupcakes. He once found an IMF delegation drunk in a bar in a central Asian park, but they weren't accosting the bar-maids. He tweets and has a badly neglected blog at pichtblog.blogspot.com.