Skip to comments.DA: Alleged Duke Rape Took 5-10 Minutes
Posted on 09/22/2006 1:20:40 PM PDT by Howlin
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At Duke Law School the faculty has been buzzing about the case, according to professor James Coleman, who chaired a committee to investigate the lacrosse program.
"You've got a prosecutor playing to race," he says. "It's disgusting. If he's willing to [make race an issue] to go after what he thinks are three white kids with influence, what will he do going against some poor black kid in a case where people are saying, 'You've got to convict somebody?' To me, a prosecutor who's willing to cut corners in any case is a prosecutor who's subverting justice."
I read her article. Very, very well written and reflects and emotional and educational maturity far beyond anything the faculty and administration has shown. It's becoming obvious that Duke gets exceptionaly bright, well motivated kids (including athletes) and the faculty is beneath them.
These are great ideas! Keep 'em coming . . .
I suggest you wear these:
I finally got mine and believe me, people ask about them. ;-)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2006
"If [Seligmann] wasn't there, he doesn't have to worry about it." -
Kim Roberts Mike Nifong
It is difficult to decide whether this comment is frightening, ridiculous or both. Delivered so nonchalantly, this statement from District Attorney Mike Nifong sends shivers regardless of how it is taken. While we all wish there were some veracity to Mr. Nifong's words, it is clear that this statement holds no truth, and is but a thinly veiled, sarcastic threat upon an innocent young man.
10/1 NandO Nifong story excerpt. They must be running the story tomorrow and this slipped through.
This will be very interesting. The excerpt published so far shows an attorney out of his depth, yet has no clue that he is in over his head. I will wait until the whole article is published before commenting further but I can see where this is headed.
God help the citizens of Durham and students of Duke.
One theory that has emerged is the Nifong is a complete idiot, but has been able to get away with it since (1) Durham is a relatively small town and (2) Nifong is petty, mean and vindictive. I'm really looking forward to reading more of his trial history because what I saw showed someone who had no business in a court room. Shows a guy who should stick with traffic court and leave felonies to the adults.
Rape trial begins in woman's stop at service station
Author: JALEH HAGIGH; The News & Observer, August 4, 1994
DURHAM -- Attorneys painted contrasting portraits Wednesday of a Durham man accused of repeatedly raping a woman two years ago at the Hillsborough Road gas station where he worked.
Timothy Malloy went on trial in Superior Court this week on charges of rape, forcible sexual offense and committing a crime against nature. He could be given a maximum of two life sentences if convicted of the charges.
In opening statements, prosecutors portrayed Malloy as a
violent man who raped the victim at gunpoint after she walked into the gas station store to use the phone April 24, 1992.
He forced her into the rear of the store, raped her several times and then went to wait on customers while she cowered in the back, prosecutors said.
But Malloy's attorneys told jurors the woman was drunk and belligerent that night and that she agreed to have sex with him in exchange for a ride home. Malloy wasn't armed and even asked the woman if he could use a condom, the defense contends.
The state's case might be hampered by the fact that a prosecutor and a police detective accidentally erased parts of two cassette tapes that will be offered as evidence. The tapes contain telephone conversations between the victim and her friends that night, including one in which she said she had been raped.
In tearful testimony Wednesday, the 31-year-old woman said she and some friends had been drinking and dancing that night at Blue Chips, a nightclub at the Durham Hilton.
She said she got drunk and realized when the bar closed that her friends had already left. She started to walk home alone about 2 a.m. and stopped at a Phillips 66 station on Hillsborough Road to use the phone.
Malloy was working behind the counter and allowed her to make several calls, she said. She was unable to reach her friends immediately and left irate messages on their answering machines.
At one point, she said, she asked to use the phone again and Malloy said, "This time it's going to cost you." She said he then pulled out a small handgun.
After locking the doors, she said he motioned her into a back room where he forced her to commit oral and anal sex on top of some flattened cardboard boxes. She said he wore a condom although he never asked for her permission.
"What was going through your mind?" prosecutor Mike Nifong asked.
"I was very frightened," she replied in a low voice. "I was just clenching the cardboard hoping he would stop soon."
She also testified that she is homosexual and denied defense claims that she wanted to have sex with Malloy that night.
Public Defender Robert Brown Jr. said the woman wanted to continue having sex with Malloy and even asked him to visit her at Satin Dolls, a now-defunct club that featured topless dancers where the woman had worked as a waitress.
Did Ashley Move to Raleigh?
In a bizarre but brief article today, the News and Observer seemingly praises Mike Nifong for his unsuccessful prosecution of Timothy Malloy in 1994.
Why would the News and Observer present the Malloy case as an example of a prosecutor confidently championing a cause? Do they find something noble in the prosecution of innocent men while failing to see fault or ominous coincidence in the erasing of evidence tapes in both cases?
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2006
Nifong's conduct is sickening.
Journalists of the News and Observer: You know. We know you know.
You know that Mike Nifong's conduct is sickening. Every one of you does. And one of you needs to come forward and tell the public. Do not be afraid of retribution.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2006
Black Panthers Welcome, Duke Students Not?
Over the past few hours, I've learned from multiple sources of a potentially troubling situation at today's Duke football game. I have been told that DSED activists, along with members of Duke sports teams, were prevented from registering students at the stadium, for reasons that remain unclear.
I'm unaware of any Duke policy that would prevent students with valid Duke ID's from engaging in this activity. After all, credit card companies sign up students at Duke sporting events. Moreover, registering voters has a long association with the academy, dating from the 1960s, when college students sought to register African-American voters in the South.
This item will be updated as soon as additional information is available.
Great. It is now considered noble (and legal) to prosecute someone even when there is no evidence to indicate the person committed a crime. Nifong is turning American jurisprudence on it's head. The Constitution will be lacerated by the time he is through.
If true, this is just sad. I'm starting to get the feeling that the Duke administration is co-prosecuting Finnerty, Seligmann and Evans. Will Brodhead and Burness be sitting at the prosecution table with Nifong? Sheesh.
Regarding the title: Isn't that sort of *ahem* impossible? I mean, there were four of them... Maybe ten minutes each, but that long all together? Nifong is grasping.
I have been invited to a "discussion" with Pres. Brodhead in SF this month. I invite all to supply questions that I might ask. In all honesty, I don't think the opportunity to ask may arise. However, I have no problem asking away should the opportunity present itself. Please respond via PM. Thanks. As to the happening at the game: my student was on a field trip out of state. I have no clue as to what really happened.
No one should be surprised if this is true. Brodhead and the Duke administration threw their lot in with Nifong, Gottlieb, et al and now have to see it through to the end. They do not have the character or courage to admit they may have been wrong. The only person who needs a conviction worse than Nifong is Brodhead since he staked his presidency on the guilt of his students.
See my post 347. My bride and I have been invited to a similar discussion in Washington, DC on November 8. If you scroll down, some Freeper (as usual) have some good ideas. I tend to doubt that Brodhead will field questions because knuckleheads like me will ask questions, such as whether he plans to resign if the boys are acquitted, or what disciplinary action has he taken against faculty who have harrassed Duke athletes, or whether he was duplicitous in Durham's policy of targeting Duke students for arrest and imprisonment over trivial violations or . . . well, you get the drift.
Let's stay in touch about this and try to pinch that bloviating gasbag at every one of these events.
Link to new thread...
Serves me right for not catching up on the thread. (Student #2 was home from college for a long weekend, and I did a drive-by post. I should know better!! Great idea, Condor!!
A student admitted on her own acdaemic merit on a varsity athletic team and going to two Final Fours? Impossible! Doesn't happen.