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Cab driver in lacrosse case acquitted (DukeLax cabbie escapes Nifongery)
Raleigh News & Observer ^ | August 29, 2006 | Staff

Posted on 08/29/2006 1:39:25 PM PDT by abb

The Durham cab driver who has surfaced as an alibi witness in the Duke lacrosse rape case today was found not guilty of a 3-year-old shoplifting charge.

Moezeldin Elmostafa is expected to provide an alibi for Reade Seligmann, one of three Duke lacrosse players indicted in the rape case, because he gave Seligmann a ride after the party that led to the rape allegations.

After authorities learned of Elmostafa's potential role in the rape case, they found an unserved warrant naming him in a 2003 shoplifting case at a Hecht’s department store at Northgate Mall in Durham. A security officer for the store testified today in district court that he saw a woman steal handbags from the store and then jump into Elmostafa’s cab, which sped away.

The security officer testified that the cab pulled away even before the woman had closed to the door. A store surveillance tape, played in court, appeared to show that the door closed first.

Defense lawyers in the lacrosse rape case have said that Elmostafa was charged because he is a favorable witness to the defense. Loflin put one of the lacrosse investigators on the witness stand this morning and produced typed notes from the lacrosse case that show District Attorney Mike Nifong wanted to be informed when Elmostafa was arrested.

Assistant District Attorney Ashley Cannon told the judge the shoplifting case has nothing to do with the rape case.

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Good news...
1 posted on 08/29/2006 1:39:27 PM PDT by abb
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Ping


2 posted on 08/29/2006 1:40:04 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

Fantastic news! Thanks.


3 posted on 08/29/2006 1:41:36 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment..John MacArthur)
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To: abb

Like I said on the other thread. This man didn't deserve to be put through all of this.


4 posted on 08/29/2006 1:42:12 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: abb

Great news! Thanks abb!


5 posted on 08/29/2006 1:42:35 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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Defense lawyers in the lacrosse rape case have said that Elmostafa was charged because he is a favorable witness to the defense. Loflin put one of the lacrosse investigators on the witness stand this morning and produced typed notes from the lacrosse case that show District Attorney Mike Nifong wanted to be informed when Elmostafa was arrested.

Loved that part.

6 posted on 08/29/2006 1:43:18 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: abb

Cab driver in lacrosse case acquitted
in fare ruling.


7 posted on 08/29/2006 1:46:04 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: pepperhead
"Defense lawyers in the lacrosse rape case have said that Elmostafa was charged because he is a favorable witness to the defense. Loflin put one of the lacrosse investigators on the witness stand this morning and produced typed notes from the lacrosse case that show District Attorney Mike Nifong wanted to be informed when Elmostafa was arrested."

Well worth repeating!! LOL! Nifong is a jackass!

8 posted on 08/29/2006 1:47:00 PM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: abb

Bump


9 posted on 08/29/2006 1:48:06 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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http://media.www.dukechronicle.com/media/storage/paper884/news/2006/08/29/News/Duke-Enlists.P.r.Firm.In.Wake.Of.Lax-2250078.shtml?sourcedomain=www.dukechronicle.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com
Duke enlists P.R. firm in wake of lax


10 posted on 08/29/2006 1:48:33 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

I guess Nifong should have called his "twin sister" to the stand, the one with 126 convictions...


11 posted on 08/29/2006 1:49:11 PM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: TommyDale
I wish Hannity would have on Elmostafa's lawyer tonight. He could bring that part up and we can watch Alan squirm for a whole segment.
12 posted on 08/29/2006 1:51:59 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: abb

Thanks Again for all the info on the duke threads abb :)

I wish we Could make you admin moderator at the courtv boards !!!

Wish we could Kick Coldwater to the curb , & hire you !


13 posted on 08/29/2006 1:54:25 PM PDT by DvdMom (Impeach Nifong -)
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To: abb
Duke has a pretty obvious solution to its PR problems. The board of trustees should fire Brodhead and assure all alumni and prospective students the University will never abandon its students again.

Something tells me I won't be picked for the PR job ;-)

14 posted on 08/29/2006 1:54:43 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: pepperhead

No he didn't. This was nothing but intimidation.


15 posted on 08/29/2006 1:56:52 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment..John MacArthur)
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Must read...

http://crystalmess.blogspot.com/
"Persecution," by Stephen Miller


16 posted on 08/29/2006 1:59:15 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: Neverforget01

I strongly believe Broadhead should go. The boys need their reputations back. So does the university. When Mike Krzyzewski made the comment about them being "in the kid business" you could almost hear that slap. LOL. I imagine he wasn't too popular with some of the more "pc" crowd after that. :)


17 posted on 08/29/2006 2:04:03 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment..John MacArthur)
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To: pepperhead

I believe he will turn out to be a very good witness for the defence!I would bet they threatened him,and tried to make a'deal',but he did not give in.Good for him.


18 posted on 08/29/2006 2:19:50 PM PDT by xarmydog
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Pic now up. Must see!
http://www.newsobserver.com/1185/story/480278.html


19 posted on 08/29/2006 2:23:48 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

Durham taxi driver Moezeldin Elmostafa (center) listens to testimony during his bench trial in District Court today as Durham police investigators Benjamin Himan (at left) and Richard Clayton look on. Mostafa, a witness for the defense in the Duke lacrosse case, was charged in a three-year-old misdemeanor for aiding and abetting a larceny. He was acquitted of the charges. Himan and Clayton are investigators for the Duke lacrosse rape case.
Staff photo by Chuck Liddy


20 posted on 08/29/2006 2:24:13 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb
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"I think we've done it this time!"

21 posted on 08/29/2006 2:35:26 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: abb

Himan and Clayton are there? Sheesh.

Does anyone know who the judge was? It was a bench trial.


22 posted on 08/29/2006 2:36:12 PM PDT by SarahUSC
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To: abb

Do you know whether he was acquitted due to insufficiency of evidence, or legal insufficiency?

Unbelievable that an ADA would say to a judge with a straight face that these charges have nothing to do with the LAX case, when the police notes show otherwise, and the LAX cops are standing right there. THen again, if we have learned anything, we have learned that Durham DA and DPD do not lack chutzpah.


23 posted on 08/29/2006 2:42:40 PM PDT by RecallMoran (Recall Brodhead)
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To: SarahUSC
Does anyone know who the judge was? It was a bench trial.

That's what we have been wanting to know all day. For some reason the reporter didn't think it was important to the story.

24 posted on 08/29/2006 2:43:38 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: abb

Slate magazine piece by Stuart Taylor. Cheshire says they found a Tox report and it was NEGATIVE for any date rape drug.

http://www.slate.com/id/2148546/


25 posted on 08/29/2006 2:44:07 PM PDT by SarahUSC
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To: RecallMoran

So far, all I know is what is in the NandO article and picture...


26 posted on 08/29/2006 2:44:10 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: JLS; Dukie07; Guenevere; Howlin; Locomotive Breath; Jrabbit; investigateworld; maggief; TexKat; ...

Pinging the DukeLax List. New article by Stuart Taylor...

hey, wait a minute
Witness for the Prosecution?
The New York Times is still victimizing innocent Dukies.
By Stuart Taylor Jr.
Posted Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at 5:22 PM ET

Imagine you are the world's most powerful newspaper and you have invested your credibility in yet another story line that is falling apart, crumbling as inexorably as Jayson Blair's fabrications and the flawed reporting on Saddam Hussein's supposed WMD. What to do?

If you're the New York Times and the story is the alleged gang rape of a black woman by three white Duke lacrosse players—a claim shown by mounting evidence to be almost certainly fraudulent—you tone down your rhetoric while doing your utmost to prop up a case that's been almost wholly driven by prosecutorial and police misconduct.

And by bad journalism. Worse, perhaps, than the other recent Times embarrassments. The Times still seems bent on advancing its race-sex-class ideological agenda, even at the cost of ruining the lives of three young men who it has reason to know are very probably innocent. This at a time when many other true believers in the rape charge, such as feminist law professor Susan Estrich, have at last seen through the prosecution's fog of lies and distortions.

The Times took its stand in a 5,600-word, Page One reassessment of the case on Aug. 25, written by Duff Wilson, a sportswriter responsible for much of the paper's previous one-sided coverage, and Jonathan Glater. The headline was "Files From Duke Rape Case Give Details But No Answers."

Like the headline, the piece cultivates a meretricious appearance of balance. But its flaws are so glaring that it was shredded by bloggers within hours after it hit my doorstep. They were led by a Durham group called Liestoppers and by KC Johnson, an obscure but brilliant New York City history professor of centrist political views. Johnson alone has produced more insightful (if sometimes one-sided) analysis and commentary on the Duke case—about 60,000 words—than all the nation's newspapers combined.

The Wilson-Glater piece highlights every superficially incriminating piece of evidence in the case, selectively omits important exculpatory evidence, and reports hotly disputed statements by not-very-credible police officers and the mentally unstable accuser as if they were established facts. With comical credulity, it features as its centerpiece a leaked, transparently contrived, 33-page police sergeant's memo that seeks to paper over some of the most obvious holes in the prosecution's evidence.

This memo was concocted from memory, nearly four months after the underlying witness interviews, by Durham police Sgt. Mark Gottlieb, the lead investigator. Gottlieb says he took no contemporaneous notes, an inexplicable and indefensible police practice. Gottlieb had drawn fire before the alleged Duke rape—perhaps unbeknownst to the Times—as a Dukie-basher who reveled in throwing kids into jail for petty drinking infractions, noise violations, and the like, sometimes with violent criminals as cellmates.

Gottlieb's memo is contradicted on critical points by the contemporaneous notes of other police officers, as well as by hospital records seeming to show that the accuser did not have the injuries Gottlieb claims to have observed. The Times blandly mentions these contradictions while avoiding the obvious inference that the Gottlieb memo is thus unworthy of belief.

It is almost entirely on this Gottlieb memo that the Times rests its summing-up fifth paragraph:

[A]n examination of the entire 1,850 pages of evidence gathered by the prosecution ... shows that while there are big weaknesses in [District Attorney Mike] Nifong's case, there is a body of evidence to support his decision to take the matter to a jury.

A sly formulation. Whoever thought it up chose to focus on the legalistic question of whether Nifong can avoid having his case being thrown out before trial, while glossing over the more important question as to whether any reasonable prosecutor could believe the three defendants to be guilty and force them through the risk, expense, and trauma of a trial.

With all or almost all of the key prosecution evidence now public, the answer to that latter question is no. What we have here is an alleged 30-minute gang rape, plus brutal beating, taking place in a small bathroom by three men without condoms, at least two of whom supposedly ejaculated; a rape in which police found none of the defendants' DNA on the supposed victim and none of hers in the bathroom. While the Times asserts that "experts say it is possible for a rapist to leave no DNA evidence," it's hard to imagine the crime alleged to have happened here leaving none.

The accuser first claimed rape while in the process of being involuntarily committed to a mental-health/drug facility as a danger to herself or others. Soon after her release to the hospital for a rape exam, she recanted the charge. Then she re-recanted and offered a succession of wildly inconsistent stories.

The other exotic dancer at the lacrosse party initially told police that they had been apart no more than five minutes and the rape claim was a "crock." (She later hedged after Nifong gave her favorable treatment for a probation violation.)

The 23 pages of hospital reports by two doctors and four nurses show no vaginal or anal tearing, no significant bruises or signs of beating, and no visible injuries other than minor scratches on her knee and heel and a mild swelling of the vaginal walls that could have come from consensual sexual activities, including performing with a vibrator.

She identified none of her alleged attackers in two photo viewings. Then, on April 4, Nifong arranged an outrageously suggestive, pick-any-lacrosse-player session that grossly violated local and state rules and (in my view) the U.S. Constitution. She picked three, of whom at least one since-indicted defendant, Reade Seligmann, has an airtight alibi, including a video showing him at an ATM a mile away at the time of the supposed rape.

The Times piece mentioned most of this exculpatory evidence but understated its cumulative weight and gave unwarranted credence to contrary evidence of dubious credibility, such as the Gottlieb memo.

This fits the Times's long-standing treatment of the case as a fable of evil, rich white men running amok and abusing poor black women. Sports columnist Selena Roberts helped set the tone in a March 31 commentary seething with hatred for "a group of privileged players of fine pedigree entangled in a night that threatens to belie their social standing as human beings." All but presuming guilt, Roberts parroted false prosecution claims that all team members had observed a "code of silence." (A correction ran six days later). She likened them to "drug dealers and gang members engaged in an anti-snitch campaign."

The Aug. 25 Wilson-Glater piece is more measured in tone, but ultimately it's equally off-base. A few of many possible examples:

Accuser's inconsistent stories: The accuser told police and hospital personnel at least five inconsistent stories of being raped by five, three, two, and zero men (depending on the version). But the Times asserts that "aside from two brief early conversations with police, she gave largely consistent accounts of being raped by three men in a bathroom."

Consistent? Just about the only consistent theme was her eventual settling on three attackers, while variously denying and then alleging that she was hit or kicked.

On March 14 the accuser told a sexual-assault nurse that the other dancer, Kim Roberts, had helped a lacrosse player drag her back into the party house to be raped and "took all my money and everything." But on April 6, in her only written police statement, she claimed that "three guys grabbed" Roberts and "separated us ... while we tried to hold on to each other."

Identifying assailants: When Sgt. Gottlieb and Det. Benjamin Himan visited the accuser on March 16, Himan's handwritten notes had her describing her rapists as (respectively) "chubby," having a "chubby face," and weighing "260-270." These descriptions match none of the three subsequently indicted defendants and could not possibly refer to one, Collin Finnerty, who is 6-foot-4, thin, and baby-faced.

Enter Sgt. Gottlieb: In his only account of the same interview—prepared four months later, remember—the accuser's descriptions contradict those recorded by Himan but miraculously match the three now-defendants almost perfectly.

Again, the Times notes the contradiction but avoids the obvious inference: Gottlieb's version was made up to fit the defendants. That's the only way to explain another fact omitted by the Times: Gottlieb's police team did not include a photo of Finnerty—the only team member who fits Gottlieb's account of a "baby-faced, tall, lean" rapist—in the 36 photos shown to the accuser later on March 16 and on March 21. Nor did she pick Seligmann and Evans until the rigged April 4 session, when she said she would be 90 percent sure that Evans had raped her if he had a mustache—which he has never had.

Medical evidence: The 23 pages of hospital reports described above, which offer little or no evidence of rape, are a crippling weakness in Nifong's case.

Enter Sgt. Gottlieb again. The Times treats as established fact his memo's less-than-credible claim that the sexual-assault nurse told him on March 21 that the accuser had been subjected to "blunt force trauma" consistent with a sexual assault. The piece also glosses over the contradiction between her supposed statement to Gottlieb and her own report. Under "Describe all signs of physical trauma," she listed only nonbleeding scratches on the accuser's right knee and heel.

DNA and innocence: The article quotes half a sentence from Nifong's March 23 application for an order to obtain DNA samples from the 46 white lacrosse players—"Mr. Nifong's office had written that the tests would 'show conclusive evidence as to who the suspect(s) are in the alleged violent attack upon this victim.' "—while omitting the first half: "The DNA evidence requested will immediately rule out any innocent persons." Nor did the article explain how blatantly Nifong was to contradict this assurance after learning the DNA results.

Condoms, date rape: The Times cites Nifong's suggestion in early April that the reason no semen had been found might be the use of condoms. It fails to explain how deceptive this was: Nifong's own files showed the accuser saying her rapists had not used condoms and that she had spat semen onto the floor.

The article also mentions police speculation that the lacrosse players might have slipped the accuser a date-rape drug to incapacitate her. And Joseph Cheshire, Evans' lawyer, noted in a recent e-mail exchange with me that the prosecution "has suggested to the media numerous times in the past that the accuser had been given such a drug." Another deception? "A toxicology report that the defense was informed of last week was negative for any date rape drug in the accuser's system," Chesire tells me.

Cheshire adds that the Times' strong implication that defense lawyers have deceived the public is not only false but "especially ironic in an article about a prosecutor who has and continues to deceive the public about his case."

Nifong must be praying for jurors as easily deceived—or as willing to see past the evidence to what they want to believe—as Wilson and Glater of the Times.
Stuart Taylor, a New York Times reporter from 1980-88, writes for National Journal and Newsweek and is preparing a book about the Duke case for St. Martin's Press.

Article URL: http://www.slate.com/id/2148546/


27 posted on 08/29/2006 2:46:49 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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What the hell are those a-holes doing there???



Durham taxi driver Moezeldin Elmostafa (center) listens to testimony during his bench trial in District Court today as Durham police investigators Benjamin Himan (at left) and Richard Clayton look on. Mostafa, a witness for the defense in the Duke lacrosse case, was charged in a three-year-old misdemeanor for aiding and abetting a larceny. He was acquitted of the charges. Himan and Clayton are investigators for the Duke lacrosse rape case. Staff photo by Chuck Liddy

28 posted on 08/29/2006 2:47:00 PM PDT by maggief
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To: TommyDale

While Nifong often appears to be a "jackass," he is a dangerous jackass, because he has almost single-handedly turned that legal system into a Stalinist court. Pressure, intimidation, threats -- what ever happened to the truth in North Carolina?


29 posted on 08/29/2006 2:47:49 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: maggief

The good news is that those a**holes do NOT look happy!


30 posted on 08/29/2006 2:51:42 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: abb

I wonder what that tox report tested positive for? This could get interesting. I really thought CGM refused a screening.


31 posted on 08/29/2006 2:53:14 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: abb

Sorry if it's a repost...

http://www.wral.com/news/9754328/detail.html

Duke Students Organize To Oust Nifong Over Lacrosse Case

POSTED: 10:27 am EDT August 29, 2006
UPDATED: 10:38 am EDT August 29, 2006

DURHAM, N.C. -- Two students at Duke University have launched a voter registration drive to oust Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong.

Emily Wygod and Christiane Regelbrugge, both juniors on opposite sides of the political spectrum, said they were outraged by Nifong's handling of the high-profile rape case against three members of the Duke men's lacrosse team.

"The people that Durham residents elect need to be held accountable to treat every resident fairly," said Regelbrugge, an economics major from Charlotte.

(snip)


32 posted on 08/29/2006 2:54:01 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
Probably called as witnesses by the defense.
Is it my imagination or is the N&O helping the Duke 3 here by showing the white police officers scowling, in an almost classic Rod Stieger southern cop way, at the poor black man?
The worm is turning.
33 posted on 08/29/2006 2:54:05 PM PDT by don'tbedenied
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To: Neverforget01; maggief

Who knew that Hans and Frans had taken jobs as Durham police investigators?


34 posted on 08/29/2006 2:55:28 PM PDT by Caveman Lawyer ("If there is anybody here I have not insulted, I apologize." - Brahms, leaving a party in Vienna.)
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To: Neverforget01; Caveman Lawyer

There goes the Blinco's celebration party. Looks like they may have to go elsewhere to intimidate and kick around a Black Durhamite. /sarc.


35 posted on 08/29/2006 3:02:24 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Caveman Lawyer
New information in the Taylor piece:

The article also mentions police speculation that the lacrosse players might have slipped the accuser a date-rape drug to incapacitate her. And Joseph Cheshire, Evans' lawyer, noted in a recent e-mail exchange with me that the prosecution "has suggested to the media numerous times in the past that the accuser had been given such a drug." Another deception? "A toxicology report that the defense was informed of last week was negative for any date rape drug in the accuser's system," Chesire tells me.

36 posted on 08/29/2006 3:02:49 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

Relief! One down, three to go. Good news, indeed!!!


37 posted on 08/29/2006 3:02:50 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Continental Soldier
"...what ever happened to the truth in North Carolina?" I've lived here for over 13 years now, and I can tell you that this is the way it is. Nifong is no different than other county DAs, it's just that he caught the spotlight with a racially-dividing, election-involved case with a very popular University, and some high income parents. He will get what he deserves, eventually. Everyone plays dirty in North Carolina.
38 posted on 08/29/2006 3:03:00 PM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

Great to see you! You've been missed!


39 posted on 08/29/2006 3:04:07 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: abb

maybe the jury sent a message to Nifong.


40 posted on 08/29/2006 3:04:27 PM PDT by Perdogg (Democrats = terrorists)
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To: don'tbedenied

That photo reeks of intimidation, doesn't it?


41 posted on 08/29/2006 3:05:28 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
LOL I can hear Gottlieb now: No Blinco's for you!
42 posted on 08/29/2006 3:06:45 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: maggief

That photo reeks of intimidation, doesn't it?

Oh yeah.


43 posted on 08/29/2006 3:08:24 PM PDT by don'tbedenied
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To: Perdogg

It was a bench trial.

I suspect tho, Himan, Gottlieb, Clayton, et al best start lawyering up. There's tons of perjured documents out there. And they better have a chair in which to sit when the music stops...


44 posted on 08/29/2006 3:09:03 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: maggief

Clayton looks constipated.


45 posted on 08/29/2006 3:09:12 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath (In the shuffling madness)
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To: pepperhead
Like I said on the other thread. This man didn't deserve to be put through all of this.

Good news for him, but the point is made for any potential defense witness in Durham Co. If you come forward, the DA's office will make you pay if they can.
46 posted on 08/29/2006 3:10:49 PM PDT by JLS
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To: abb

Nifong said there was no tox report. Now a tox report turns up. What a liar.

I wonder where the tox report came from. Duke Medical Center? Durham Access? I can't think of any other place. So where has it been all this time? Hiding in a drawer of Nifong's desk?


47 posted on 08/29/2006 3:11:36 PM PDT by SarahUSC
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To: abb
Loflin put one of the lacrosse investigators on the witness stand this morning and produced typed notes from the lacrosse case that show District Attorney Mike Nifong wanted to be informed when Elmostafa was arrested.

Forum rules prevent me from posting what I really think of this.

48 posted on 08/29/2006 3:13:06 PM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: maggief

"Duke Students Organize To Oust Nifong Over Lacrosse Case"


I Love It!


49 posted on 08/29/2006 3:20:11 PM PDT by toldyou
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To: dirtboy

Can someone find out from the defense, or the court, who the judge was?

(Obviously the media are not interested, or hiding it.)

Also, I'd like to find out the name of the security guard who testified; he works in the same mall where Gottlieb has an office (and where the April 4 photo lineup was done).

Who is he and was he promised something for his testimony?

(How could any reporter leave that info out--NAMES are one thing you are supposed to get straight in journalism, right?)


50 posted on 08/29/2006 3:22:06 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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