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DA: Alleged Duke Rape Took 5-10 Minutes
AP ^ | September 22, 2006 | AARON BEARD

Posted on 09/22/2006 1:20:40 PM PDT by Howlin

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To: abb

Wow Mangum's medical information must be pretty awful. I am not an attorney, but why else would evidence in a public case be subject to such an order?


201 posted on 09/24/2006 6:56:54 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Ken H
Funny how N&O is not reporting on this, isn't it?
The bloggers have to go to court themselves to get to the truth now days, because newspapers are apparently too busy doing something else.
Police destroyed those tapes, that evidence is gone forever, and so-called journalists apparently couldn't care less.
202 posted on 09/24/2006 7:22:55 PM PDT by jennyd
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To: abb

Sewage spill got played down, Durham report gave low volume
Michael Biesecker, Staff Writer, N&O Sep 23, 2006 08:00 AM -excerpts-

Earlier this month, state environmental officials fined the city $33,431 after an investigation determined that the 21-inch-diameter sewer line failed because of corrosion that should have been detected during required annual inspections. City records indicate it had not been inspected for nearly two years before the spill.

The ruptured line in a remote area on the city's north side spewed undetected for 17 days -- issuing 8 million gallons of sewage into nearby wetlands, a beaver pond and a small creek leading to the Eno. That amount of sewage would fill about 1,000 of the tractor-trailer tanker trucks commonly used to deliver gasoline to service stations. -jump-

Pullman said the city's reporting about the May spill makes her question the truthfulness of other information provided by the city.*

"It is appalling that number was reported," she said, referring to the 1,000 gallons. "That report was a feel-good document. More PR than anything else."

http://www.newsobserver.com/145/story/489783.html

* Lead contaminated drinking water; burning, smoldering dumps; and now massive sewage spills. Further evidence the Bull City is being transformed into a toxic waste cesspool, worthy of a third-world nation.


203 posted on 09/25/2006 5:39:20 AM PDT by xoxoxox
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To: xoxoxox; All
Two court appearances today; one in Durham County, the other in Wake County.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=local&id=4595520

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=local&id=4593280

204 posted on 09/25/2006 8:34:06 AM PDT by I want to know
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To: I want to know


ANOTHER POSTPONEMENT!

http://www.newsobserver.com/102/story/490676.html

By Cindy George, Staff Writer

"Two former Durham police officers charged with assaulting a cook this summer at a North Raleigh sports bar had their court appearances postponed this morning."

(don't know who the judge was;will try to find out)


205 posted on 09/25/2006 10:12:26 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight

Kim gets 2 months under house arrest

http://www.newsobserver.com/1185/story/490682.html ^

DURHAM -- Kim Roberts, a dancer who performed at a Duke lacrosse party that ended with rape charges, admitted five probation violations today and will serve up to two months under house arrest.. .

Roberts was convicted in 2001 of embezzling $25,000 from a Durham photo finishing company where she worked in the payroll department. . .

The probation violations that Roberts admitted to in court were:

-- She was behind on restitution payments.

-- She missed two appointments with a probation officer.

-- She left the state without permission.

-- She quit her job without notifying probation officers.

-- She moved without informing probation officers of her new address.


206 posted on 09/25/2006 10:22:35 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight

(Sigh) for the umpteenth time, do we have to ask who the judge was in this case?

(Doesn't anyone go to journalism school and learn the basics--like WHO, what, where, and when?)


207 posted on 09/25/2006 10:35:05 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: All

This is the email I sent to Ben Niolet, Melanie Sill and Joe Neff of the NandO this past saturday.

"Liestoppers Blogspot is reporting this morning (9/23) that at yesterdays hearing, it was revealed that the Durham Police Department destroyed evidence. Tapes of radio transmissions on the night of the alleged crime have been erased, according to Liestopper's reporter who was at the hearing.

What do you all know about this? How could it happen?"

Walter Abbott
Ruston, LA

As of noon central time today, Monday, 9/25, I had recieved no response to the inquiry. So I phoned Ben Niolet (his number is at the end of his alleged news stories) and asked about DPD's destruction of evidence (audio tapes of police radio transmissions pertinent to the alleged crime) brought to light in Friday's hearing.

His response was, "I wouldn't phrase it that way." I made sure he understood that there was a motion outstanding to preserve that evidence, and that the DPD erased said tapes and while that motion was still outstanding. Niolet acknowledged he knew those facts.

I told him a lot of people who followed the case closely indeed DID consider it evidence destruction and that Liestoppers had a correspondent at the hearing. To which he opined that hearing are public and anyone can go and that news judgements are always made as to what is newsworthy.

Once again we find that we CANNOT depend upon the DriveBy Media to report what is happening in Durham. We must do it ourselves...


208 posted on 09/25/2006 10:56:15 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

http://www.lewrockwell.com/anderson/anderson142.html
Nifonging the Standards of Justice, Part II


209 posted on 09/25/2006 10:58:25 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

"I made sure he understood that there was a motion outstanding to preserve that evidence, and that the DPD erased said tapes and while that motion was still outstanding."

Which means that Nifong should be held in contempt of court for destroying evidence (at the very, very least).


210 posted on 09/25/2006 10:58:29 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight

Kim will also have her probation extended three years. Wonder if a repayment schedule for restitution was agreed upon? Am also curious as to when the probation violations occured.


211 posted on 09/25/2006 11:03:00 AM PDT by I want to know
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To: CondorFlight
Which means that Nifong should be held in contempt of court for destroying evidence (at the very, very least).

Oh please. I'm beggin' ya. Let it be so.

212 posted on 09/25/2006 11:06:49 AM 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
I told him a lot of people who followed the case closely indeed DID consider it evidence destruction and that Liestoppers had a correspondent at the hearing. To which he opined that hearing are public and anyone can go and that news judgements are always made as to what is newsworthy.

From the Chronicle article you referenced earlier upthread:

http://media.www.dukechronicle.com/media/storage/paper884/news/2006/09/22/News/Defense.Pushes.Nifong.For.Specifics.In.Lacrosse.Case-2304339-page3.shtml?sourcedomain=www.dukechronicle.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com

Other requested materials, including the original 911 tapes from the night of the alleged rape could not be provided, Nifong said. "The representation is that the tapes didn't exist or have been taped over," Nifong said.

Which is it? Did the tapes not exist or were they taped over?

213 posted on 09/25/2006 11:14:15 AM PDT by I want to know
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To: All
http://liestoppers.blogspot.com/2006/09/troops-on-field.html

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006

Troops on the Field

[snip]

We will be patient, yes, but we will NOT give up. We must "work." There is SOMETHING very much in our power to achieve in this case: the defeat of Michael Nifong in the District Attorney's race. I am no political writer, but I will say this over and over till November. THIS is something we can make happen. Beth Brewer of RN-VC has the troops on the field. More voters signed Lewis Cheek's petition than voted for Nifong. This is one evil we can grab by the throat and throw into obscurity. It just takes each of us doing whatever we possibly can. Write, post, rabble-rouse... sign up new voters, drive to the polls. Put up a campaign sign, give what you can, All those of you who care, who are seething with outrage...PLEASE...get involved. Seldom in these frustrations in our lives, does life hand us a road map to satisfaction; to a possible resolution. This is one of those moments. I'm dreaming of a phone call for Nifong this November, the very one he most dreads: "Mike...YOU LOST." Are you dreaming of that too?

Let's make it happen. I can almost hear Nifong's phone ringing now.

214 posted on 09/25/2006 11:32:43 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H
http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/25357.html

According to the latest voter registration figures, Durham County has 27,070 registered Republicans, 24,566 of whom are white. The county has 86,621 registered Democrats, 46,586 of whom are black. So the demographic bloc supportive of Nifong's behavior formed a majority of the Democratic electorate, while those most likely to be alienated by his tactics couldn't vote in the primary. As the director of the Durham County Board of Elections noted the day after the primary, "We had a lot of irate, irate Republicans who couldn't vote for district attorney."

215 posted on 09/25/2006 11:43:01 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: I want to know
Wonder if a repayment schedule for restitution was agreed upon?

That is what I want to know.

216 posted on 09/25/2006 11:52:19 AM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: CondorFlight
Which means that Nifong should be held in contempt of court for destroying evidence (at the very, very least).

Nifong will find a way to weasel out of it.....
217 posted on 09/25/2006 11:55:08 AM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: I want to know

"Other requested materials, including the original 911 tapes from the night of the alleged rape could not be provided, Nifong said. "The representation is that the tapes didn't exist or have been taped over," Nifong said."

Wow! What a guy!


218 posted on 09/25/2006 11:55:45 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

The judge who postponed the trial of the two police officers involvd in the Blinco's incident is Wake District Court Judge James Fullwood.

He is a democrat, up for re-election in 2006.


219 posted on 09/25/2006 12:01:11 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: abb

This is so typical. No one will call Nifong on anything. No judge, no public official, no reporter, no one. Nifong knows this and obviously this is why he feels he can get away with anything he wants.

I keep waiting for one person to call Nifong out but no one ever does. And people wonder why this case is still going on........


220 posted on 09/25/2006 12:37:24 PM PDT by SarahUSC
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