Skip to comments.Black community shakes up Duke University
Posted on 05/21/2006 3:27:59 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
". As a result of the media maligning the character of the rape victim, New Black Panther Party (NBPP) National Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz rallied his organization, local leaders and residents to take a stand against the injustice surrounding this heated case, and organized a press conference, demonstration and town hall meeting on May 1. As an attorney, he held concerns about the effective prosecution of the case and announced his decision to conduct a private investigation.
The history of Duke University is rooted in racism. Racism existed long before we (NBPP) got here. The two defendants must be brought to justice and we will accept nothing else! demanded Atty. Shabazz during the press conference held at the Duke campus entrance on Chapel Drive. We are here to say to our Sister, you need not fear testifying. You have strong support and backing."
"Adding to this fervor, a few days before the demonstration, Duke University President Richard Brodhead sent out an email warning students, staff and faculty of the arrival of the group he and others deemed an extremist group who carry guns that will not be allowed to disrupt the campus. Despite such attempts by him and the media to drum up fear and tension with this image, residents showered the NBPP with love and support for standing up with courage.
In his press statement, Atty. Shabazz presented eight demands formulated by members of the Black community of Durham, which included that the defendants in the rape case, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, be tried and convicted, an immediate end to all attacks on the victim, an end to irresponsible media reporting, and that the crime scene on Buchanan St. be converted into a Rape Crisis Center."
"We are outraged by the rape of our Sister, Min. David stressed. They dont expect Black men to stand up for their women, but we are here."
"Victoria Peterson presented statistics that show over 80 rape cases that have occurred in that part of town, with five of them taking place on the campus of Duke. You talk about the Panthers being dangerous, but this university is a danger to the people of Durham, she contended.
We must put a stop to all rapes and sexual assaults on all women. We are tired of this and want it to end now, pled Sasha of NCCU."
"The day of the demonstration marked the first day of final exams for the studentsthe reason given by Duke Police Chief Robert Dean and Aaron Graves, vice president for campus safety and security, for preventing the demonstrators from entering the campus to march. University officials said previously they wanted to allow students to study for exams without disruption.
Unshaken by the opposition, the residents chanted, Black power! and Shame on Duke along with the Panthers as they marched two miles to the house on Buchanan. With a police escort, the line of marchers swelled as onlookers fell into step with what has been called the largest march ever held in that area."
I found this to be the gem of this article. Durham is a crime ridden hole. Duke is one of the few areas anywhere near downtown where you'd feel safe walking around at night.
What about being presumed innocent, and only being convicted if the state PROVES they're guilty????
What is this, the OJ trial in reverse?
What? Durham's not in Iraq? Nevermind.
...But we're not above exploiting it."
Looks like the New Black Pantloads have found a reason to exist....or, more accurately, an excuse to get some media attention. They are the next generation of race pimps.
Anyone who lives in the area knows the real truth. Even the blacks.
You mean it isn't the white neighborhoods that are crime ridden?
I heard this clown talk about a week ago. I figure he has a forth grade education at best.
I know I want to follow him in life.
What a bunch of freakin morons.
Of course Tawana Brawley didn't lie, and I am sure this so-called victim is telling the truth.
LOL! What a made up name.
How are doin' Makik Zulu. I am Muhammad Kunta Kinte Mandingo.
LOL! I second that.
Thanks for the truth in a nutshell. . .
From what I heard today on FNC about the family hiring America's #1 ambulance chaser, I'd say it's more like a shakedown.
They're clowns, with clown names, and should only be regarded with laughter.
More like a peasant mob with brands and pitchforks.
I'm going to start calling other white people my "sisters" and "brothers".