This man just won't quit. Since he won't, he must be stopped. A judge, the North Carolina State Bar, someone must stop this mess. When it is all over, I hope he is sued by these families for severe emotional duress, defamation, loss of everything for over a year.
Nifong knew in April , APRIL!, the DNA evidence against these guys exonerated them. He nursed this along to get elected, to stoke hate and what, to entertain his sadism?
The victim can't remember if she was penetrated. Betsy says:
This now makes version 6.0 of the accuser's stories about what happened that night. The Raleigh News and Observer detailed the first five versions in an August story. Her story ranged from being raped to just being groped, but no rape, to the other stripper stealing $2000 from her and urging her to have sex the guys to being raped by five men in the bathroom to being raped by three men in the bathroom. The role of the other stripper changes in each version of the story. The most graphic is the story she told the examining nurse at the hospital.
The woman said she was taken into a bathroom where three men -- Adam, Brett and Matt -- raped her anally, vaginally and orally, using racial and sexual slurs while they assaulted her. One of the men, Matt, said he was getting married the next day. They did not use condoms and threatened to kill her if she didn't comply, the woman said, according to the nurse's notes.
And now, eleven months later, she isn't sure if she was penetrated. Perhaps the fact that there was no DNA evidence in any crevice of her body from the non-condom wearing lacrosse team members made that memory go dim, but we've known that there was no DNA evidence for a long time. Maybe she didn't like the idea of having to testify about the multiple DNA that was found in her body. I don't know if that evidence would still be allowed in if there is no rape charge, but I would think that it would go to her credibility, especially since she denied having had sex for a week before the party.
No DNA and even still, opinions like these are put forth:
But Wendy Murphy, a former prosecutor who now teaches at the New England School of Law, said the decision could actually help Nifong by keeping any discussion about the results of the DNA testing away from the jury.A sideshow? Um, Ms. Murphy, I would say that her sex life, her memory, the other DNA are absolutely critical to her credibility. This is a stripper who could have cried rape because the lacrosse players wouldn't submit to her extortion. Getting rid of the DNA evidence, means relying on her for the evidence and she doesn't seem all that reliable.
"It may be that this is a strategic move to insulate the trial itself from a sideshow that certainly would have overwhelmed all the other evidence," Murphy said. "A sideshow about her sex life."
Mary Katherine Ham, familiar with Durham, says this (and this is what I worry about):
It’s Durham. It’s full of a bunch of liberal white people who love to get yelled at by black people, and a bunch of liberal black people who are happy to oblige them. This story scratched that white guilt itch soooo good, they just couldn’t let it go, even though it was pretty clear from the beginning that the story was a little off.She believes the case will go to trial because of the community EST. And continues:
The national media liked the white, privileged, lax boys rape hard-working, exotic dancer, single mom story, and they ran with it, too. As a result, many lives, seasons, careers, and a successful sports program have been seriously messed with by a D.A. who couldn’t back off on the narrative, either, lest he feel the wrath at the ballot box from those whom he denied their white guilt orgy.
For those of you laboring under the misapprehension that Nifong will face a recall or charges for his misbehavior, or that Duke President Brodhead will face consequences for offering up the Duke lacrosse players and the entire lacrosse program on the altar of political correctness, without evidence, think again.And:
Durham is not a normal place where people pay normal consequences for bad behavior. As many have noted, the sexual assault and kidnapping charges stand, even though they were predicated on the rape charge in the first place (which, even the accuser's not real sure about these days).
So, let the two lesser charges stand, and see if you can get a jury full of Durham folks who will convict the boys because it fits the narrative? I'm just afraid he might actually succeed. K.C. Johnson thinks it's the beginning of the end of the case. Geez, I hope so, but I grew up in Durham. Forgive me if I'm not as hopeful.
Cobb has more.
Liestoppers has all the dirt.
KC Johnson calls this the "beginning of the end". We can hope. I'm just not sure.
After all this, the rage the media, the local elites, the "oppressed" will feel at being denied will fuel this thing on, I fear. There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling and they're hungry.
From a psychological perspective, the only way I see this ending is that Nifong perceives the personal injury to himself (jail, prosecution, disbarment) to outweigh the glory he receives indulging in the community blood lust. He is a classic narcissist in over his head. But those durn narcissists are into self-preservation.
This commenter at LaShawn Barber's says this:
Commenter Richard Nieporent wrote:
It is perfectly obvious what Nifong is doing by not dismissing all of the charges. He is holding the three Duke Lacrosse players hostage in an attempt to prevent their lawyers from filing criminal and civil charges against him. Nifong knows that it much easier to convict the Duke Lacrosse players of sexual assault because DNA evidence is not needed. He is hoping that by holding these remaining charges over their heads they will be amenable to a quid pro quo of Nifong dropping all charges if they do not pursue a criminal or civil case against him.
I've said it before, parents, DON'T SEND YOUR KIDS TO DUKE. That community and that college is evidently an abomination. Looks like that is already happening.