If you’re going to blog about warmed over news, why not post the whole blog? Hiding something?
The Gang of 88″:
88 members of Dukes arts and sciences faculty signed a document saying thank you to campus demonstrators who had distributed a wanted poster of the lacrosse players and publicly branded the players rapists.
No due process necessary. The Gang of 88″ was quite active early on.
Just when it seems like well see nothing worse emerge in this case, Cash Michaels has just posted an article asserting that he:
* was told by Karla Holloway, * who overheard a call to John Burness, * who was told by a Duke police officer, * who overheard a Durham Police Officer * say that a Mystery Witness told him or her . . .
that one of the lacrosse players used ugly racial epithets at the start of the party.
Some would call this sixth-hand slander.
Eventually the players were granted a reported eight figure settlement.
Then in 2010 Mangum was arrested for assault. She was accused of assaulting Milton Walker, setting his clothes on fire and threatening to stab him.
She served 88 days for child abuse. Mangum felt she was getting a bad rap:
I am being unfairly treated due to preconceived notions that people had about me concerning another case, Mangum said.
That would be the Duke Lacrosse affair.
Daye was apparently warned about Mangum:
A man who said he was Dayes nephew called 911 to report the stabbing, saying it occurred while Daye and his girlfriend were arguing about rent money. The caller said police came to the apartment complex earlier while the couple argued, but the stabbing occurred after the officers left.
When asked for a description of the girlfriend, the caller said, Its Crystal Mangum. THE Crystal Mangum.
He then added, I told him she was trouble from the beginning.
North Carolina State Attorney General Roy Cooper declined to prosecute Mangum in the Duke case.
You have to wonder what Reginald Daye thought of that. You also have to wonder when Jesse Jackson will have an announcement about his next scholarship.
Blog pimping, going for click-throughs.