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Duke lacrosse fallout

Brilliant column by Thomas Sowell:

The disbarment of Durham District Attorney Michael Nifong should be just the first step in remedying the gross and cynical fraud of last year’s “rape” case against Duke University lacrosse players.

Not only is Nifong still liable to civil lawsuits from the three young men whose lives he tried to ruin, and criminal prosecution for his obstruction of justice and making false statements to a judge, there are many other people who disgraced themselves in hyping a lynch mob atmosphere when this case first broke last year.

The New York Times, which splashed these Duke students’ pictures on the front page, along with inflammatory charges against them, and went ballistic on its editorial page, carried the story of Nifong’s disbarment for prosecuting them on page 16.

The 88 Duke University faculty members who took out a hysterical ad, supporting those local loudmouths who were denouncing and threatening the Duke students, have apparently had nothing at all to say now.

Not only did many Duke University professors join the lynch mob atmosphere, so did the Duke University administration, which got rid of the lacrosse coach and cancelled the team’s season, without a speck of evidence that anybody was guilty of anything.

This is one of the few times when Jesse Jackson is speechless, even though he was loudly supporting the bogus “rape” charges last year.

A local civil rights activist even had the gall to accost the mother of one of the accused students at Nifong’s disbarment hearings to say that she still believes they were guilty.

The sad and tragic fact is that the civil rights movement, despite its honorable and courageous past, has over the years degenerated into a demagogic hustle, promoting the mindless racism they once fought against.

Although the committee that disbarred Michael Nifong said many things that needed to be said, they muddied the waters by saying that Nifong may have deceived himself before he deceived others.

Nothing that District Attorney Nifong did suggests that he ever thought these players were guilty or that he ever intended to bring them to trial.

The photo lineup presented to the stripper was so completely different from standard procedure that it was virtually an invitation for a judge to throw out any identification resulting from it — and without that identification, there was no case.

This was not about winning a case. It was about winning an election.

Nifong could not allow a standard lineup to be used to have the accuser identify her alleged attackers, or else her unreliability would have been exposed early on, depriving him of a case to use to get the black vote in his election.

There is not the slightest reason to believe that Nifong was deceived or mistaken. He was not some kid fresh out of law school. He had decades of experience as a prosecutor. He knew exactly what he was doing.

Nor was the New York Times a naive ingenue in these matters. It had backed Al Sharpton’s fraudulent accusations of rape in the Tawana Brawley case, which had the same politically correct elements of a black woman accusing white men of rape.

Nor were the 88 Duke faculty members who promoted a lynch mob atmosphere naive. Most were from departments promoting the “race, class, and gender” vision of victimhood.

This case served their purposes. That trumped any question about whether the charges were true or not.

Don’t expect any of these people to recant or apologize. But be aware of how wide and how deep the moral dry rot goes.

That such people are teaching students at an elite university is a chilling thought. That they promote a campus atmosphere where political correctness trumps the search for truth is painful.

That such attitudes and such atmospheres are not peculiar to Duke University, but are common on elite college campuses from coast to coast is a time bomb with the potential to destroy individuals and ultimately undermine the whole society.

Personally, I think these Duke boys ought to do like Richard Jewell and sue the MSM outlets (especially the NYT) for their over-the-top piling-on. It worked for Jewell, though considering how the MSM worked this Duke case, one sees that the MSM learned nothing from the Jewell situation.

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June 19, 2007 Posted by | bigotry, Duke lacrosse, media bias, political correctness, shameful | Leave a comment

Quote of the day

Some moonbat chick on the dismissal of charges against the Duke lacrosse team:

The charges were dropped. Does this mean that they are innocent?

Well…uhhh….yeah. Yeah, Toots, it means exactly that, especially since that Attorney General feller said so:

“We believe that these cases were the tragic result of a rush to accuse and a failure to verify serious allegations,” Cooper said. “Based on the significant inconsistencies between the evidence and the various accounts given by the accusing witness, we believe these three individuals are innocent of these charges.”

Cooper’s declaration that the three were innocent — a word prosecutors rarely use — brought a long-awaited freedom for men who lived the past year under the threat of decades in prison.

He jumped through hoops to say that they were exonerated and innocent. He didn’t say “lack of evidence” or “inconsistency in testimony” or any technicalities like that. No, he said “innocent”. Google it, Yummybritches.

Her post is entitled “You will not shame me”, though I’m convinced she left off the words “into accepting reality”.

April 16, 2007 Posted by | Duke lacrosse, feminism, moonbats, quote of the day | Leave a comment

Duke lacrosse players to sue? Plus, parallels with Imus

From Breitbart/AP:

The disgraced district attorney in the Duke lacrosse rape case apologized to the three athletes in a carefully worded statement Thursday as their lawyers weighed whether to sue him—and some legal experts say they have a case.

While prosecutors generally have immunity for what they do inside the courtroom, experts said that protection probably doesn’t cover some of Mike Nifong’s more questionable actions in his handling of the case—such as calling the lacrosse players “a bunch of hooligans” in one of several interviews deemed unethical by the state bar.

“I think their chances of success suing Mr. Nifong are reasonably good, despite what we call prosecutorial immunity,” said John Banzhaf, a professor at the George Washington University School of Law.

Sue him into submission, gentlemen! Speaking of the Duke lacrosse players, this from Drudge:

On Imus’ radio program (no longer simulcast on MSNBC) this morning, Chris Carlin, who covers sports for the program, discussed yesterday’s dismissal of charges against the Duke lacrosse players.

(rough transcript)

DON IMUS: When will Al Sharpton be apologizing to them?

(LAUGHTER)

CARLIN: I’m unaware of such a press conference.

IMUS: I’ll be darned…

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: What Imus said was stupid, ignorant, and hurtful. However, I can only take so much of this leftist double-standard shizit for so long.

Let’s recap:

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and a bunch of other race-hustling poverty pimps tar and feather the Duke lacrosse players as racist, using “white privilege” to terrorize a black stripper, being sexual predators, etc. Now that the charges against the players have been dropped, no apologies have come from these racebaiters. In other words, defame a group of innocent white males, and who cares?

In contrast, Don Imus calls the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy headed ho’s” (or is it “hos” or “hoes”? But I digress.), and he loses his radio and TV shows. In other words, defame a group of innocent black females, and everyone cares!

Hey, it’s not like black females are to be protected from these kinds of references. As Michelle points out, a cursory glance at certain rap songs (and these are but a drop in the bucket) use language and objectification astronomically worse than what Imus said. What happens to these rap artists? They sell millions of records, t-shirts, posters, etc., and are adored by fans world-wide. As Texas Rainmaker notes, “if only Imus had been young, black and full of rage…”

Then again, we can’t fault Snoop D-o-double-jizzle or the pedophile R. Kelly for the way they objectify women, since it’s all George W’s fault…as in George Washington! Of course, Snoop says the ho’s he raps about are completely different kinds of ho’s…be-yotch. Cool…that clears it up for me. Thanks, Mr. Dizzle.

My heart doesn’t bleed for Imus, but it weeps for the carnage that political correctness has levied upon this country.

April 13, 2007 Posted by | bigotry, Duke lacrosse, hypocrisy, Imus, political correctness | Leave a comment

Duke lacrosse rape case dismissed: NYT bias in reporting of it, FNC’s Smith goes off, and more

As you probably know by now, the charges against the Duke lacrosse players have been dropped. This was one of the more egregious cases of prosecutorial misconduct I’ve ever seen, and that sorry #ss district attorney, Mike Naifong, needs to be held liable for wrecking the names and reputations of these innocent young men. Watch Fox News Channel’s Shepherd Smith get medieval in his outrage.

In the NY Times, they observe that the state Attorney General charged with cleaning up Nifong’s mess is a man named Roy Cooper, who is “a Democrat running for re-election next year.” Conspicuous by its absence is Nifong’s party affiliation. Three guesses as to what it is, and the first two guesses don’t count. In other words, the good guy is a Democrat and the bad guy is…um…uh…of unknown party. Nope…no liberal media bias!

Also, a leftist pointy-headed pseudo-intellectual biology prof at Duke isn’t convinced of the young men’s innocence, DNA results and debunked lies be damned. As Ace wryly notes: “Gives me all sorts of confidence in that ‘scientific consensus’ on ‘global warming’ knowing tenured elite-university biologists don’t quite understand DNA.” Ouch. Cut her some slack, Ace. She’s not the only one still holding onto the belief that despite every shred of evidence to the contrary, the boys are guilty.

Ace also really nails this one out of the park:

Oh, sure, maybe they didn’t “rape” a girl. But you know — they were blasting Ben Folds’ cover of Bitches Ain’t Shit a couple of nights, while, eyewtinesses reports say, they were drinking beer despite being two years below the legal drinking age!

So, you know, who’s really to blame here? They were asking for it. Look at how they behaved. They were dressing like hooligans with their caps all backwards ‘n shit, shakin’ their little tight white asses; they were almost begging to be raped by the legal system and Duke University.

Damn…just “damn”!

April 11, 2007 Posted by | Duke lacrosse, Fox News, media bias, moonbats | Leave a comment