"I think it is humiliating, but if you don't want to do the perp walk, don't do the crime."
I like the first reader's comment to the online NY Post article:
I don't support rape and I don't support false accusations but luckily somehow Mike Bloomberg already knows that Dom Kahn actually committed the crime he has been accused of. Why go through a costly trial that will produce evidence and facts? Just bring him before Mike Bloomberg for immediate sentencing.
It goes without saying that I have no problem with the rich and famous being subjected to the same legal system that everybody else is forced to use. The problem is that the person charged with the crime happens to be someone who was likely to be the next president of France. Common sense says that we would take extreme care with such case that may involve political machinations. DSK was a member of the French socialist party (Parti Socialiste, defeated by Sarkozy in 2007) and was very likely to reverse France's slow gravitation towards American-style policies that favor wealthy elites. In such case, it would be the simplest thing in the world to pay one woman to make up a story if it would mean bringing down a key political opponent. Bloomberg's comments, presuming guilt before a trial, coupled with Geithner's comments that DSK is now disqualified to run the IMF show a rush to judgment that is highly suspicious.