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Posted on 09/22/2006 1:20:40 PM PDT by Howlin
Three Duke lacrosse players took five to 10 minutes to sexually assault a woman hired to perform as a stripper at a team party, and not the 30 minutes she originally described to investigators, a prosecutor said Friday. "When something happens to you that is really awful, it can seem like it takes place longer than it actually takes," District Attorney Mike Nifong said.
Nifong's comments came as Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III denied a defense request that prosecutors provide a detailed accounting of the alleged assault, including the exact time, place and type of sexual act the accuser said each defendant committed.
A grand jury has indicted three lacrosse players _ Reade Seligmann, 20; Collin Finnerty, 19; and David Evans, 23 _ on charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual offense. The accuser, a student at nearby North Carolina Central University, told police she was raped in a bathroom by three men at a March 13 off-campus party. Defense attorneys have strongly proclaimed the players' innocence.
Kirk Osborn, who represents Seligmann, said the defense needed the "bill of particulars" because the accuser has told several different versions of the alleged assault, and his client has a right to know which version prosecutors will present at trial. In search and arrest warrants issued early in the investigation, police stated the accuser told investigators she was assaulted for 30 minutes.
Nifong said he is not required to state the exact time of the alleged attack, but offered that authorities believe it took place between 11:30 p.m. on March 13, when the accuser arrived at the party, and 12:55 a.m. on March 14, when police arrived and found no one at the house.
Friday's hearing was the first since Smith was appointed to take over the case, and it was scheduled to continue Friday afternoon.
Before the hearing began, Nifong gave defense lawyers 615 pages of evidence, a compact disc and a cassette tape. He said it included much of what was requested by defense lawyers, who had asked for handwritten notes from police officers involved with the case, reports outlining procedures used at the labs that tested the DNA of the players and notes from a mental health facility where police took the accuser after the party.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
Reinventing The Theory of the Hoax
For quite some time, we have believed that the keys to understanding and exposing the Hoax would be found in the words of interim District Attorney Mike Nifong. Unlike many of the other less practiced actors in this absurd performance, he deceives with a verbal precision that has allowed him to hijack this Hoax for his own benefit. With this in mind we have compiled, catalogued, inspected, analyzed and mocked many of the public statements he has made throughout his persecution of the innocent Duke Three.
I felt it my civic obligation to provide a copy here for Nifong's perusal of a timeline I've cobbled together from various blogs, notes, posts, court documents, etc.. If he can find even 5 minutes available for RS to be alone with the AV then he truely is, in the Clinton category for spin...
Feel free to make additions and clarifications where needed..
|13-Mar||2:00 PM||5 men drinking beer in back yard of 610 Buchanan||Bissey affidavit|
|13-Mar||4:00 PM||several men drinking in back yard of 610 Buchanan||Bissey affidavit|
|13-Mar||8:30 PM||Allure calls CGM to report to 610 Buchanan|
|13-Mar||11:00 PM||Kim says she arrived at 610 Buchanan||Kim's statement|
|13-Mar||11:02 PM||Men sitting around house with plastic cups||Photo|
|13-Mar||11:08 PM||Men cheering and posing for camera||Photo|
|13-Mar||11:09 PM||Closeup of men posing (RS pic)||Photo|
|13-Mar||11:11 PM||11:39 PM||according to Brian two of the calls told her to hurry up and get there||N&O May Interview|
|13-Mar||11:11 PM||AV receives call while in car with Brian Taylor||N&O: phonebill|
|13-Mar||11:22 PM||AV receives call while in car with Brian Taylor||N&O: phonebill|
|13-Mar||11:25 PM||11:32 PM||AV calls daddy for directions - 7 minutes call||N&O: phonebill|
|13-Mar||11:30 PM||Several men gathered near back door of 610 Buchanan||Bissey affidavit|
|13-Mar||11:30 PM||AV arrives||Police Statement|
|13-Mar||11:30 PM||Kim says AV arrives about 11:30||Kim's statement|
|13-Mar||11:33 PM||AV receives call while in car with Brian Taylor||N&O: phonebill|
|13-Mar||11:36 PM||11:39 PM||AV receives call while in car with Brian Taylor - lasted 3 minutes||N&O: phonebill|
|13-Mar||11:50 PM||12:00 AM||Kim coaches / convinces AV of techniques to use during dance||Bissey affidavit|
|13-Mar||11:50 PM||12:00 AM||Kim & AV have a normal conversation||Vainty Fair|
|13-Mar||11:50 PM||12:00 AM||Kim says she's new to dancing and the AV says she's more experienced||Vainty Fair|
|13-Mar||11:50 PM||12:00 AM||Acccording to Kim the AV talks about her kids||Vainty Fair|
|13-Mar||11:50 PM||Two women walk to 610 backyard, greeted by man||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:00 AM||Bissey sees 2 women go into 610 house - he looked at his watch||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:00 AM||Dancer (AV) face down on floor wearing lingerie - Kim stands over her||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:00 AM||Both strippers dancing together||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:00 AM||Both strippers dancing together AV w/o shoe in background (watch pic)||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:00 AM||Both strippers dancing seen by approx 15 men on couches||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:02 AM||AV on top of Kim, missing right thumb and pinky nails, all smiling||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:02 AM||Some male passed out in chair||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:03 AM||Kim is pointing at guys - slaps one for making broom remark||Ekstrand - Newsweek|
|14-Mar||12:03 AM||Kim yells at boys and says the show is over||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:03 AM||Dancers by the door appear to be leaving, men sitting - AV missing shoe||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:04 AM||12:20 AM||Players say both went to BR||Ekstrand - Newsweek|
|14-Mar||12:04 AM||12:20 AM||Players get nervous about the 2 in the BR - put money under door for them to leave||Ekstrand - Newsweek|
|14-Mar||12:04 AM||12:20 AM||Kim and AV go to the BR together - AV is irate and yelling||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:04 AM||12:20 AM||Kim says the AV wants to stay to make more money||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:05 AM||12:20 AM||Bissy takes a shower||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:05 AM||12:06 AM||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:06 AM||12:07 AM||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:07 AM||12:07 AM||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:09 AM||12:09 AM||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:09 AM||12:10 AM||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:10 AM||12:10 AM||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:10 AM||Male passed out on floor, pants slightly pulled down||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:12 AM||12:12 AM||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:13 AM||12:14 AM||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:14 AM||12:19 AM||Elmostafa takes call from RS and immediately drives to 610 Buchanan||Elmostafa Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:14 AM||12:15 AM||RS calls ON TIME taxi||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:16 AM||12:16 AM||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:17 AM||12:19 AM||Robert Wellington leaves house and sees RS already outside||RW affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:17 AM||12:19 AM||RW says he left shortly after the dancers left the LR||RW affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:17 AM||12:19 AM||RW says they both were obviously impared||RW affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:17 AM||12:19 AM||RW walks with RS to Watts and Urban to wait for taxi||RW affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:19 AM||12:22 AM||Elmostafa picks up RS and RW and takes them directly to Wachovia Bank ATM||Elmostafa affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:19 AM||12:22 AM||Elmostafa says the drive takes about 3 minutes||Elmostafa affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:20 AM||12:30 AM||Bissey says 2 women enter the car after about 20 minutes|
|14-Mar||12:20 AM||12:30 AM||Bissey hears someone say "I want my money back"||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:20 AM||12:30 AM||Two men discussing money in alley by 610.. One says "it's only $100"||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:20 AM||12:30 AM||Man leans into car window of car in front of 610||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:20 AM||12:30 AM||Bissey hears heated dialog from boys outside - hears someone say "let's go guys"||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:20 AM||12:30 AM||Kim says she changed clothes in the car||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:20 AM||Kim says she left the BR and goes to her car alone in dance outfit||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:20 AM||AV goes back inside to get her purse||Ekstrand - Newsweek|
|14-Mar||12:20 AM||12:21 AM||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:21 AM||12:22 AM||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:22 AM||12:22 AM||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:23 AM||12:25 AM||Elmostafa says they were at the bank for 1 to 2 minutes||Elmostafa affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:23 AM||12:23 AM||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:24 AM||12:24 AM||RS is photographed at Wachovia Bank ATM||Wackovia ATM photos|
|14-Mar||12:25 AM||Kims says the AV wasn't out of her sight for more than 5 minutes - AV goes to car|
|14-Mar||12:25 AM||12:25 AM||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|14-Mar||12:26 AM||12:27 AM||AV calls Centerfold||N&O: phonebill|
|14-Mar||12:26 AM||12:31 AM||Elmostafa says he takes RS and RW to Cook Out drive through for $18 burgers|
|14-Mar||12:26 AM||12:32 AM||Elmostafa drives RS and RW to Cook Out - takes about 6 minutes||Elmostafa affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:30 AM||Bissey says both women went back into the house for the shoe||Bissey interview|
|14-Mar||12:30 AM||Bissey says agitated by not hysterical AV returns to house to get her shoe||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:30 AM||AV on back porch missing shoe (standing by door pic)||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:30 AM||AV on back porch missing shoe (looking in bag pic)||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:33 AM||12:37 AM||Elmostafa says they were at Cook Out for about 5 minutes||Elmostafa affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:34 AM||AV on back porch appears to be smiling||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:35 AM||Kim says the boys want her to come get the AV who is lying in the backyard||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:35 AM||Kim tells the boys if they get the AV to her car she will get her out of their hair||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:37 AM||AV lying on back porch injuries to foot and butt.. Pink on railing||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:38 AM||12:45 AM||Elmostafa drives RS and RW to Edens dorms - we arrived about 12:45||Elmostafa affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:38 AM||AV lying on back porch. Tan object in background||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:38 AM||AV lying on the ground - pink splotches on the hand rail||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:41 AM||AV is seen being helped into black honda accord (open car door pic)||Photo|
|14-Mar||12:42 AM||12:50 AM||Kim asks AV is she has her money and AV says yes||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:42 AM||12:50 AM||Kim says she doesn't believe the AV has her money||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:42 AM||12:50 AM||Kim locks the AV and her purse etc in her car and returns to the house||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:42 AM||12:50 AM||Kim goes back into the house to the BR to look for the AV's stuff||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:42 AM||12:50 AM||Kim is led through the house by DF and she doesn't find any of the AV's stuff||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:45 AM||1:00 AM||Car which previously contained at least one of the women speeds away||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:45 AM||1:00 AM||Man across the street from house yells "thank your grandpa"||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:45 AM||1:00 AM||Several men leave the house.. One says "Guys let's go" several times||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:45 AM||1:00 AM||Bissey tells cops that everyone walked eastward then goes to bed||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:45 AM||1:00 AM||Bissey says everyone is gone and all is quiet||Bissey affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:45 AM||Elmostafa drops off RS and RW at Duke's west campus||Elmostafa affidavit|
|14-Mar||12:46 AM||RS swipes card key to enter eden quad dormatory||Duke Card Key report|
|14-Mar||12:47 AM||Elmostafa gets another call for a fare at 610 Buchanan||Elmostafa statement|
|14-Mar||12:50 AM||Elmostafa picks up 4 from 610 hears one say they're only strippers||Elmostafa statement|
|14-Mar||12:50 AM||Kim says she returns to the car and hears the players yell nigger at her||Kim's statement|
|14-Mar||12:50 AM||Elmostafa arrives back at 610, sees woman walking from the back of the house||Elmostafa statement|
|14-Mar||12:50 AM||Elmostafa sees Kim walking through a crowd yelling at each other||Elmostafa statement|
|14-Mar||12:53 AM||Kim calls to 911 to report racial bad words||Kim's 911 call|
|14-Mar||12:55 AM||Durham police arrive||DPD Radio|
|14-Mar||12:58 AM||I'm in the alley||DPD Radio|
|14-Mar||12:58 AM||I'm standing right here on the sidewalk||DPD Radio|
|14-Mar||12:58 AM||but these kids, they've already left||DPD Radio|
|14-Mar||12:58 AM||send 2 other units out, we'll do a knock and talk, see if anybody's home||DPD Radio|
|14-Mar||12:58 AM||but there's nobody here, they've all already left||DPD Radio|
|14-Mar||1:20 AM||Kroger security guard calls about AV not getting out of Kim's car||Kroger 911 call|
|14-Mar||1:33 AM||She's breathing and appears to be fine passed out drunk||DPD Radio|
|14-Mar||2:12 AM||ride by there and check on them young uns||DPD Radio|
|14-Mar||2:37 AM||on the way to Duke now they're going to get a SANE nurse||DPD Radio|
|14-Mar||2:39 AM||the one we talked to at Kroger's knew her||DPD Radio|
|DUPD Day's report|
That's true. Jim Bakker tried & failed. :)
Great work on that timeline!
Worth keeping and posting around. . .
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Don't be sorry that was a very good post.
Thanks! That's the most complete I've seen.
|Mar-13||14:00:00||5 men drinking beer in back yard of 610 Buchanan||Bissey|
|Mar-13||16:00:00||several men drinking in back yard of 610 Buchanan||Bissey|
|Mar-13||20:30:00||Allure calls CGM to report to 610 Buchanan||Photo|
|Mar-13||23:00:00||Kim says she arrived at 610 Buchanan||Kim|
|Mar-13||23:02:36||Men sitting around house with plastic cups||Photo|
|Mar-13||23:08:08||Men cheering and posing for camera||Photo|
|Mar-13||23:09:25||Closeup of men posing (RS pic)||Photo|
|Mar-13||23:11:00||AV receives call while in car with Brian Taylor||AV Phone bill|
|Mar-13||23:11:00||23:39:00||according to Brian two of the calls told her to hurry up and get there||Brian Taylor|
|Mar-13||23:22:00||AV receives call while in car with Brian Taylor||AV Phone bill|
|Mar-13||23:25:00||AV calls daddy for directions - 7 minutes call||AV Phone bill|
|Mar-13||23:30:00||Several men gathered near back door of 610 Buchanan||Bissey|
|Mar-13||23:30:00||Kim says AV arrives about 11:30||Kim|
|Mar-13||23:33:00||AV receives call while in car with Brian Taylor||AV Phone bill|
|Mar-13||23:36:00||AV receives call while in car with Brian Taylor - lasted 3 minutes||AV Phone bill|
|Mar-13||23:50:00||Kim coaches / convinces AV of techniques to use during dance||Bissey|
|Mar-13||23:50:00||Two women walk to 610 backyard, greeted by man||Bissey|
|Mar-13||23:50:00||00:00:00||Kim & AV have a normal conversation||Kim VF|
|Mar-13||23:50:00||00:00:00||Kim says she's new to dancing and the AV says she's more experienced||Kim VF|
|Mar-13||23:50:00||00:00:00||Acccording to Kim the AV talks about her kids||Kim VF|
|Mar-14||00:00:00||Bissey sees 2 women go into 610 house - he looked at his watch||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:00:12||Dancer (AV) face down on floor wearing lingerie - Kim stands over her||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:00:21||Both strippers dancing together||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:00:29||Both strippers dancing together AV w/o shoe in background (watch pic)||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:00:40||Both strippers dancing seen by approx 15 men on couches||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:02:16||AV on top of Kim, missing right thumb and pinky nails, all smiling||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:02:46||Some male passed out in chair||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:03:00||Kim is pointing at guys - slaps one for making broom remark||Ekstrand|
|Mar-14||00:03:00||Kim yells at boys and says the show is over||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:03:57||Dancers by the door appear to be leaving, men sitting - AV missing shoe||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:04:00||00:20:00||Players say both went to BR||Ekstrand|
|Mar-14||00:04:00||00:20:00||Players get nervous about the 2 in the BR - put money under door||Ekstrand|
|Mar-14||00:04:00||00:20:00||Kim and AV go to the BR together - AV is irate and yelling||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:04:00||00:20:00||Kim says the AV wants to stay to make more money||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:05:00||Bissy takes a shower||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:05:49||00:06:21||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:06:24||00:07:57||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:07:03||00:07:39||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:09:14||00:09:37||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:09:57||00:10:10||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:10:14||00:10:40||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:10:39||Male passed out on floor, pants slightly pulled down||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:12:16||00:12:36||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:13:33||00:14:06||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:14:00||Elmostafa takes call from RS and immediately drives to 610 Buchanan||AV Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:14:46||00:15:44||RS calls ON TIME taxi||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:16:03||00:16:14||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:17:00||00:19:00||Robert Wellington leaves house and sees RS already outside||Robert|
|Mar-14||00:17:00||00:19:00||RW says he left shortly after the dancers left the LR||Robert|
|Mar-14||00:17:00||00:19:00||RW says they both were obviously impared||Robert|
|Mar-14||00:17:00||00:19:00||RW walks with RS to Watts and Urban to wait for taxi||Robert|
|Mar-14||00:19:00||00:22:00||Elmostafa picks up RS and RW and takes them to Wachovia Bank ATM||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:19:00||00:22:00||Elmostafa says the drive takes about 3 minutes||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:20:00||Bissey hears someone say "I want my money back"||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:20:00||Two men discussing money in alley by 610.. One says "it's only $100"||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:20:00||AV goes back inside to get her purse||Ekstrand|
|Mar-14||00:20:00||Kim says she left the BR and goes to her car alone in dance outfit||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:20:00||00:30:00||Man leans into car window of car in front of 610||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:20:00||00:30:00||Bissey hears heated dialog from outside - hears someone say "let's go guys"||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:20:00||00:30:00||Bissey says 2 women enter the car after about 20 minutes||Bissey N&O|
|Mar-14||00:20:00||00:30:00||Kim says she changed clothes in the car||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:20:50||00:21:02||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:21:44||00:22:16||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:22:24||00:22:58||RS calls a Cranford NJ cell phone||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:23:00||00:25:00||Elmostafa says they were at the bank for 1 to 2 minutes||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:23:10||00:23:32||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:24:12||00:24:23||RS is photographed at Wachovia Bank ATM||Wackovia|
|Mar-14||00:25:00||Kims says she was with the AV the whole time except for less than 5 minutes||Hinman|
|Mar-14||00:25:08||00:25:44||RS makes cell call to GF||RS Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:26:00||AV calls Centerfold||AV Phone bill|
|Mar-14||00:26:00||00:31:00||Elmostafa says he takes RS and RW to Cook Out for $18 burgers||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:26:00||00:32:00||Elmostafa drives RS and RW to Cook Out - takes about 6 minutes||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:30:00||Bissey says agitated by not hysterical AV returns to house to get her shoe||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:30:00||Bissey says both women went back into the house for the shoe||Bissey N&O|
|Mar-14||00:30:12||AV on back porch missing shoe (standing by door pic)||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:30:34||AV on back porch missing shoe (looking in bag pic)||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:33:00||00:37:00||Elmostafa says they were at Cook Out for about 5 minutes||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:34:47||AV on back porch appears to be smiling||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:35:00||Kim says the boys want her to come get the AV who is lying in the backyard||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:35:00||Kim tells the boys she will get the AV out of their hair||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:37:58||AV lying on back porch injuries to foot and butt.. Pink on railing||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:38:00||00:45:00||Elmostafa drives RS and RW to Edens dorms - we arrived about 12:45||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:38:07||AV lying on back porch. Tan object in background||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:38:18||AV lying on the ground - pink splotches on the hand rail||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:41:32||AV is seen being helped into black honda accord (open car door pic)||Photo|
|Mar-14||00:42:00||00:50:00||Kim asks AV is she has her money and AV says yes||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:42:00||00:50:00||Kim says she doesn't believe the AV has her money||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:42:00||00:50:00||Kim locks the AV and her purse etc in her car and returns to the house||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:42:00||00:50:00||Kim goes back into the house to the BR to look for the AV's stuff||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:42:00||00:50:00||Kim is led through the house by DF and she doesn't find any of the AV's stuff||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:45:00||Elmostafa drops off RS and RW at Duke's west campus||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:45:00||01:00:00||Car which previously contained at least one of the women speeds away||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:45:00||01:00:00||Man across the street from house yells "thank your grandpa"||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:45:00||01:00:00||Several men leave the house.. One says "Guys let's go" several times||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:45:00||01:00:00||Bissey tells cops that everyone walked eastward then goes to bed||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:45:00||01:00:00||Bissey says everyone is gone and all is quiet||Bissey|
|Mar-14||00:46:00||RS swipes card key to enter eden quad dormatory||Duke|
|Mar-14||00:47:00||Elmostafa gets another call for a fare at 610 Buchanan||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:50:00||Elmostafa picks up 4 from 610 hears one say they're only strippers||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:50:00||Elmostafa arrives again, sees woman walking from the back of the house||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:50:00||Elmostafa sees Kim walking through a crowd yelling at each other||Elmostafa|
|Mar-14||00:50:00||Kim says she returns to the car and hears the players yell nigger at her||Kim|
|Mar-14||00:53:00||Kim calls to 911 to report racial bad words||Kim 911|
|Mar-14||00:55:00||Durham police arrive||DPD|
|Mar-14||00:58:10||I'm in the alley||DPD|
|Mar-14||00:58:19||I'm standing right here on the sidewalk||DPD|
|Mar-14||00:58:28||but these kids, they've already left||DPD|
|Mar-14||00:58:42||send 2 other units out, we'll do a knock and talk, see if anybody's home||DPD|
|Mar-14||00:58:43||but there's nobody here, they've all already left||DPD|
|Mar-14||01:20:00||Kroger security guard calls about AV not getting out of Kim's car||Kroger 911|
|Mar-14||01:33:55||She's breathing and appears to be fine passed out drunk||DPD|
|Mar-14||02:12:08||ride by there and check on them young uns||DPD|
|Mar-14||02:37:07||on the way to Duke now they're going to get a SANE nurse||DPD|
|Mar-14||02:39:03||the one we talked to at Kroger's knew her||DPD|
The latest in the Kingdom of Durham County where the rule of law is whatever they say it is...
Boy says he was mistreated by officers
Internal inquiry starts in Durham
Matt Dees, Staff Writer
DURHAM - Police have launched an internal investigation into allegations that a 13-year-old boy was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed and pepper-sprayed Monday, though he had done nothing wrong.
Delquan Pilgrim was walking to a convenience store on Enterprise Street about 4:30 p.m. when officers stopped him, his father, Eppert Lowery, said the boy told him.
The officers pushed Delquan to the ground and used pepper spray on him, Lowery said his son recalled.
"They just said he looked suspicious," Lowery said. "Ninety-five percent of the people in the neighborhood look suspicious."
Delquan wasn't charged with any crime. The officers took him to Duke Hospital for treatment of cuts and other minor injuries, where he was left for several hours without his parents being contacted, Lowery said.
Lowery said he spent years as a juvenile corrections officer, and he said there are techniques for restraining youngsters.
Those techniques don't include choke holds and other rough treatment that the boy said he received, Lowery said.
"I mean, he's a little bony-rony thing," Lowery said. "They just went a little bit too far."
Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said no one has been taken off duty while the incident is investigated.
She said that Deputy Chief Ron Hodge has contacted Delquan's father. She said she couldn't comment about specifics while the inquiry was under way.
Lowery said that Hodge apologized. But Lowery said that needs to come from the officer who allegedly assaulted his son.
"No one's really given us a sincere apology," Lowery said.
The Rev. Melvin Whitley, a community activist who was contacted about the case, said police have told him they can't confront drug dealers without probable cause.
"I can't get them to stop people who are selling drugs on my street corners," Whitley said. "But they're stopping this child, 13 years old, 125 pounds. And that's with all his clothes on."
It's the latest racially tinged incident raising questions about Durham police conduct.
Gary P. Lee, 38, and Scott C. Tanner, 33, were fired from the force recently for their alleged role in a fight outside a Raleigh sports bar. The black victim alleges the white off-duty officers used racial slurs against him, though a police investigation couldn't confirm that.
Whitley noted the officers who who allegedly assaulted Delquan are white. Delquan is black.
"If the officers were green, I'd feel the same way," Whitley said. "I ain't got a clue why the police officer chose to stop this one little child."
Staff writer Matt Dees can be reached at 956-2433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police turn to psychic for help
By BriAnne Dopart, The Herald-Sun
September 27, 2006 10:54 pm
DURHAM -- After exhausting all leads in the murder case of Janet Abaroa, Durham police homicide investigators are turning to a famed psychic for help.
Lead homicide investigator Jack Cates confirmed Wednesday that investigator S.W. Vaughan has begun using a psychic to assist in developing leads in the 17-month-old probe into the stabbing death of the 25-year-old wife and mother.
Raven Abaroa reported discovering his wife's body in the couple's Ferrand Drive home on April 26, 2005. The murder weapon was never recovered, and while police would not say if there were signs of forced entry into the home, they said they believed the murder "was not a random act."
Cates would not confirm the identity of the psychic, but a source with knowledge of the case told The Herald-Sun that high-profile psychic Laurie McQuary of Lake Oswego, Ore.-based Management by Intuition, had stepped in to help develop leads.
The Herald-Sun was unable to reach McQuary for comment Wednesday.
McQuary, who has appeared on the Court TV show "Psychic Detectives" and been featured on CNN's "Larry King Live," has worked with law enforcement since 1985, according to her Web site. She has aided in investigations ranging from missing persons to homicides. She is married to a former Oregon homicide detective whom she met while working on a case.
That story is the subject of a book and a documentary that has aired on the Lifetime cable channel.
Janet Abaroa's sister, Dena Kendall, said the family has long been encouraging homicide investigators to use a psychic in hopes that investigators might uncover evidence that will lead to an arrest.
"We'll do anything we can to help solve the case," Kendall said. "We'll do whatever it takes."
Chief Steve Chalmers said he wasn't aware Vaughan had begun using the help of a psychic in the Abaroa murder investigation but said that it didn't surprise him.
He has encouraged all of his investigators to "get creative and think outside the box," he said.
"We're going to use every tool available to us to substantiate evidence," he added. "There are people who believe in it and people who don't. But we have a responsibility to gather any evidence we can. It's our responsibility to seek out those individuals who can help us regardless of any cynicism."
The Herald-Sun could not confirm if McQuary was being paid by anyone for her services. The city's Finance Department reported that no checks had been issued to anyone by her name.
Although instances are few and far between, the Abaroa case is not the first time Durham law enforcement has been assisted by a psychic, according to Capt. Paul Martin of the Sheriff's Office.
Martin, a former captain with the Durham Police Department, recalled Sheriff's Office investigators using the assistance of psychic Dorothy Allison in the search for the body of 13-year-old Darlene Tilley in the fall of 1980.
"It's something that has been done around the country for a while now ... the success rate I don't know," Martin said.
"I would do anything to clear a difficult case," he added.
Durham resident Gerald Endress said he wasn't surprised to learn that police had enlisted McQuary's assistance, especially since the idea of involving psychics in investigations has been so popularized on television. If all other leads have been exhausted, Endress said, using a psychic might be a good idea.
Resident Kathy Fitts agreed, but said she hoped tax dollars aren't being used to foot the bill.
"You expect your tax dollars to be going to city improvements ... not toward things you would hope the police department would be able to do on their own," she said.
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A troubling look at gang violence
September 27, 2006 4:14 pm
If anyone needs a reminder that violent gangs continue to plague Durham, look no further than Wednesday's Herald-Sun. In that edition, two articles by John Stevenson describe the impact of gangs on two cases now in court.
In one, Breon Jerrard Beatty, 17, is charged with killing Anontio Demetrius Dent, also 17, in a parking lot off North Roxboro Road last year. The details of who shot whom aren't in dispute. Instead, the case hinges around whether Beatty, as his defense lawyer argues, was acting in self-defense when he shot Dent four times. Evidence indicates the shooting may have been a dispute over the turf of the Bloods, a violent street gang.
In this case, the culture of gangs and guns stretches the definition of self-defense to the breaking point. Think of a Wild West culture in which two heavily armed men face off on either side of a public street. They have both threatened each other's lives in the past, and they both have murder on their minds. When the bullets start flying, can either one, or both, claim self-defense?
It's a far different situation than one in which an innocent person, minding his or her own business, is suddenly forced into desperate self-defense.
The second trial is that of Calvin Nicholson, accused of fatally shooting Todd Antonio Douglas on Bacon Street. Nicholson reportedly told police that he shot Douglas as a gang initiation that he later regretted.
In the trial, five prosecution witnesses have told Judge Robert Hobgood they would refuse to testify against Nicholson. Prosecutor Tracey Cline said some of them had been threatened. The situation was difficult for the veteran prosecutor and the judge.
Cline admitted to being "at a loss" about how to proceed. Judge Hobgood said an investigation should be held into who is intimidating witnesses. We agree. Those who terrorize witnesses mock the notions of justice and fair trial. They need to be brought to justice themselves.
Durham city and county recently joined to spend $60,000 to have a study on Durham gangs conducted. While we don't hold out hope for any major revelations, we hope the study will provide some useful data about the extent of gangs in Durham, and will help us qualify for further funding.
But we don't need a study to tell us whether gangs in Durham are a problem. That, we know already.
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Tennessee ousts rotten DA --
NASHVILLE The state Supreme Court temporarily suspended a district attorney general from practicing law in an order released Monday while an investigation of professional misconduct continues...
He is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for allegedly writing letters to an inmate without the knowledge of his attorney and discussing the mans guilty plea.
The court concluded that Gibson "poses a substantial threat of irreparable harm to the public."
How Duke finally got to commemorate 9/11
(shows the mind-set of the faculty...)
"Remembering 9/11 (Stephen Miller Discusses How Duke U's 9/11 Memorial Resistance Was Broken Alert)"
Perhaps my desire to have a 2,997 flag display to memorialize everyone whose life was taken that day, and the purchasing of flag pins which we will encourage people to wear so that we as a campus can come together to show our support for our nation which suffered so much pain and loss in that attack 5 years ago, clashed too strongly with their worldviews.
Consider part of the response I received from the new head of the political science department: I personally do not think that your approach is appropriate because it depersonalizes the tragedy by converting it into an American issue.
Cash is back on the case.
DUKE CASE: IS CHANGE OF VENUE POSSIBLE?, WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 4, 2006
by CASH MICHAELS
There's an echo in here. :-)
It depends on the state. If a victim won't testify because s/he agreed not to in exchange for a money settlement, there's not a whole lot the DA can do about it in some states. That's what happened in CA in the first Michael Jackson case. Then the law was changed.