It is the mission of the blog The Community of the Wrongly Accused to raise awareness about the injustices suffered by persons wrongly accused of serious crimes. Protecting the innocent from unjust harm as a result of a wrongful accusation is a hallmark of a civilized society.
Every civilized society must strive to eradicate heinous crime by punishing offenders, but it must also ensure that the innocent aren’t punished with them. Too often the latter concern is absent from the public discourse. Accusations of serious criminality, especially alleged sexual wrongdoing, are often their own convictions in the high court of public opinion because the stigma is so severe, and because definitively proving innocence in a disputed sex case often is impossible.