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Will Nifong go after bloggers?
November 8, 2006

Posted on 11/08/2006 2:41:16 PM PST by CondorFlight

Now that the election is over and this can't be considered just an election ploy :

Rumors are said to have been circulating in Durham to the effect that Nifong might consider (legally) going after a couple of bloggers; that if he deals with a couple of them the rest will be intimidated and fade away.

This is just a heads up; so that if anything untoward happens, everyone will know about it in advance and be able to make the connection. The rumors are well-sourced.


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1 posted on 11/08/2006 2:41:18 PM PST by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight
Rumors are said to have been circulating in Durham to the effect that Nifong might consider (legally) going after a couple of bloggers; that if he deals with a couple of them the rest will be intimidated and fade away.

Hey, Nifong: you're a lying scumbag.

And I'm in a county next to you.

Come and get me, copper!

2 posted on 11/08/2006 2:42:31 PM PST by Howlin
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To: CondorFlight

How could he go after them?


Slander? He's a public figure. Pretty much fair game, unless the writer KNOWS what he or she is writing is false.


3 posted on 11/08/2006 2:43:54 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: Howlin

uneal. from prosecutorial abuse, to using the power of his office to trample free speech.


4 posted on 11/08/2006 2:44:06 PM PST by oceanview
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To: MeanWestTexan

I just saw him on TV tonight on the local news, talking about winning yesterday.

He's not backing down, so he sez.


5 posted on 11/08/2006 2:45:27 PM PST by Howlin
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To: CondorFlight

What's this all about? Is there some connection to the provably-false rape charges against the Duke University lacrosse team?


6 posted on 11/08/2006 2:45:38 PM PST by sourcery (That Republicans control the House is a stunning indictment of their political opposition)
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To: abb; abner; Alia; AmishDude; AntiGuv; BerniesFriend; beyondashadow; bjc; Bogeygolfer; bonfire; ...
DukeLAX ping!
7 posted on 11/08/2006 2:46:03 PM PST by Howlin
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To: CondorFlight

LOL! He must have read the posts about his Assistant DA, C. Destine Couch, or all that incriminating evidence we have drudged up (pun intended).


8 posted on 11/08/2006 2:46:05 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: CondorFlight

A few of us got this url on a certificate check pop-up about an hour ago while freeping:

https://www.hseep.dhs.gov/


9 posted on 11/08/2006 2:46:40 PM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: Howlin

it might be worth it for someone to capture him on tape with this threat. I would personally take it to some friends in Washington, D.C. and collect a favor or two.


10 posted on 11/08/2006 2:48:13 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: Howlin

ROFLOL! Looks like Fonger is coming unhinged.


11 posted on 11/08/2006 2:48:26 PM PST 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: Howlin
OMG!

How on earth is he going to go after all of us in FR? And for WHAT? Not to mention the fact that he has NO jurisdiction over the net, nor over people who live outside of his venue.

12 posted on 11/08/2006 2:49:33 PM PST by nopardons
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To: MeanWestTexan

Even then, it is an uphill battle.


13 posted on 11/08/2006 2:49:37 PM PST by FFIGHTER (Character Matters!)
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To: Crawdad

Did you "proceed"?


14 posted on 11/08/2006 2:49:47 PM PST by Carolinamom ("I don't have time to be fingerpointing." ---President George W. Bush)
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To: MeanWestTexan

"How could he go after them? "

Ask Elmostafa the cabbie; the ex-husband of the accuser in the Duke case; her boyfriend; her girlfriend (all of whom were arrested after the lacrosse case began).

Ask the three indicted in the lacrosse case (cleared by DNA, but still seven months later the charges are not dropped).

Ask any of the Duke students who were harassed by Durham police, placed in cells with common criminals, told they had no rights when they complained, searched without warrants, etc.

Ask anyone arrested by the Durham police on the blank warrants handed out by Nifong's predecessor, to be filled in as needed.

Ask Leon Brown, jailed for a year on ludicrous charges of rape (even though the DNA matched another person).

Ask Demorris Lee, the reporter jailed for getting too close to Durham PD corruption.

Ask the correctional officer accused of rape, whose exculapatory evidence consisted of some phone tapes, which 'accidently' got taped over while in the DA's possession--fortunately an expert was called in over the prosecution's objections and was able to reconstruct the original conversations, and the man was shown to be innocent.

And the list goes on. . .


15 posted on 11/08/2006 2:50:29 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: TommyDale

Tommy, maybe you and I could get together and go over there and just damn say it to his face.........LOL.


16 posted on 11/08/2006 2:50:35 PM PST by Howlin
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To: CondorFlight

Well, we can all see that Monks gave this election to Liefong. Cheek would have won by a thousand votes if those hadn't gone to Monks.

I would like to pummel his face until he bleeds from his ears.

Effing bastard!


17 posted on 11/08/2006 2:52:22 PM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: Howlin

I'll go! But I am not well liked in Durham, you realize. This guy is judicially corrupt (thanks to the NC system) enough to toss me in a jail cell and forget about me.


18 posted on 11/08/2006 2:52:31 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: Crawdad

That disturbs me. Is DHS monitoring FreeRepublic? What is that all about? If they are really concerned with security, they should monitor Democratic Underwear.


19 posted on 11/08/2006 2:54:16 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: Carolinamom

It happened on this thread.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1735046/posts
I believe the first mention is on post #43. I cancelled mine, which popped up 3 times.


20 posted on 11/08/2006 2:54:41 PM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: Howlin

Most likely he's talking about KC Johnson.

Liefong has become downright Stalinesque in this case, although he was probably always that way and nobody except those around jim were aware of it. He doesn't like the opposition, be it Elmostafa or KC Johnson, so he just uses the battledress of his office to take them down, or to try to.

This is all about intimidating critics into silence.


21 posted on 11/08/2006 2:55:52 PM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: Howlin

This man is unreal, he's building his own little feudal kingdom down there in Durham.


22 posted on 11/08/2006 2:58:22 PM PST by JustaCowgirl (Democrats support a fair voting process in the same way they 'support' the troops.)
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To: CondorFlight
Nifong thinks that delaying the Duke Trial until after he won election is a good strategy. You know that he has not yet interviewed the complainant for testimony purposes?

Meanwhile the LaCross players families have engaged some of the best legal defence teams and private investigators available.

When the trial happens or should I say, IF it happens, Nifong will get his A$$ handed to him.

The whole Duke fiasco may have been a ploy so Nifong would get elected in a constituency that has large numbers of decent Black folk who have been taken advantage of yet again.

23 posted on 11/08/2006 2:58:24 PM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal flatulance goes the best hope of the West, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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To: TommyDale

So I should take bail money and a good attorney's name, right?


24 posted on 11/08/2006 2:58:54 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Crawdad

I got the .gov security warning at your first link and at the FR site. What gives?


25 posted on 11/08/2006 2:59:07 PM PST by Carolinamom ("I don't have time to be fingerpointing." ---President George W. Bush)
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To: TommyDale

It's probably just some DHS employee reading the net while at work. Maybe he or she got mad at something that was said and is trying to capture ISPs.

I wouldn't stress about it.


26 posted on 11/08/2006 2:59:45 PM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: JustaCowgirl

I have to tell you, I'm very disappointed in Durham for relecting him.

I won't be doing ANY shopping in Durham County.


27 posted on 11/08/2006 2:59:56 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Carolinamom

I don't know. Think we should tell the mods?


28 posted on 11/08/2006 3:00:04 PM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: Candor7
large numbers of decent Black folk who have been taken advantage of yet again.

Any person, black or white, who voted for that gasbag is NOT a decent person.

29 posted on 11/08/2006 3:00:51 PM PST by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: CondorFlight

OK, so how does that effect bloggers spread out across the ether?


30 posted on 11/08/2006 3:00:58 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: Crawdad; Jim Robinson

Since it's popping up on an article at Jim Rob's site, I think HE should be notified about the warning here.


31 posted on 11/08/2006 3:02:29 PM PST by Carolinamom ("I don't have time to be fingerpointing." ---President George W. Bush)
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To: Howlin
Rumors are said to have been circulating in Durham to the effect that Nifong might consider (legally) going after a couple of bloggers; that if he deals with a couple of them the rest will be intimidated and fade away.

Is this a joke??

Taking on the internet?

Bring it on you friggin idiot

32 posted on 11/08/2006 3:02:46 PM PST by Mo1 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 2 heart beats away from the Presidency)
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To: Carolinamom

Be my guest.


33 posted on 11/08/2006 3:03:36 PM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: Mo1

Uh oh, you're going to get a subpoena!

I will have to devulge your name when I am arrested!


34 posted on 11/08/2006 3:03:53 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin

LOL!

Party time :0)


35 posted on 11/08/2006 3:05:02 PM PST by Mo1 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 2 heart beats away from the Presidency)
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To: Mo1

Maybe we can share the same cell. I wonder if they have internet access in there?


36 posted on 11/08/2006 3:06:02 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
I think it's in the constitution somewhere :0)
37 posted on 11/08/2006 3:07:53 PM PST by Mo1 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 2 heart beats away from the Presidency)
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To: Candor7

Decent black folks??? They're a bunch of racists. If they weren't, they'd want to see justice done for these boys as much as they for three black boys, instead of wanting the case to go forward in spite of the lack of evidence of a crime even occurring, let alone any evidence that these boys did anything to anybody anywhere along the lines of the accusation!

The NAACP in NC has completely reversed itself in its positions to accommodate this miscarriage of justice, just to see whitey hang for something he didn't do.

Not to be rude, but, please, get a clue. I think you need to read up on this case some.


38 posted on 11/08/2006 3:07:59 PM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

It doesn't. It's just Liefong's bluster and a way of crowing about his win (thanks to Monks).


39 posted on 11/08/2006 3:09:51 PM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: Carolinamom
Did you "proceed"?

Never, but do we know what caused that yet?

40 posted on 11/08/2006 3:11:26 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Jezebelle

I wish I could hold for you while you do that. LOL


41 posted on 11/08/2006 3:13:56 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: TommyDale
That disturbs me. Is DHS monitoring FreeRepublic? What is that all about? If they are really concerned with security, they should monitor Democratic Underwear.

I think someone just posted an inline link to a photo that's hosted on a dhs.gov web site, but they linked it as an "https://" file instead of as a regular "http://" file. That would cause the sort of warning message we got.

42 posted on 11/08/2006 3:17:25 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (This tagline is false.)
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To: Howlin

OMG! What an embarrassment he is to the people of Durham.


43 posted on 11/08/2006 3:19:36 PM PST by Darlin' ((,,,, ? OMG ! I've missplaced another tagline ?))
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To: Crawdad

The pic in post #27 on that other thread is a link from the dhs.gov site.

The only thing that warning means is that the certificate for that page cannot be verified. Maybe it has expired, or maybe its just goofed up.

It actually means nothing serious at all. The only person it needs to matter to is the webmaster over at that portion of the DHS website. He or She needs to catch up on their cert housekeeping.


44 posted on 11/08/2006 3:20:23 PM PST by Ramius
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To: Dont Mention the War

Yup. The "https://" would do that.


45 posted on 11/08/2006 3:21:02 PM PST by Ramius
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To: Ramius

Thanks for your help. The men with the badges standing behind me let me make one last post.



Just kidding.


46 posted on 11/08/2006 3:21:48 PM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: Jezebelle
It's probably just some DHS employee reading the net while at work. Maybe he or she got mad at something that was said and is trying to capture ISPs.

You're just kidding, right?

It don't work that way. :-)

47 posted on 11/08/2006 3:22:39 PM PST by Ramius
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To: Howlin
"Hey, Nifong: you're a lying scumbag."

In a civil, libel suit filed by him I suppose you could prove the liar part.

How're ya gonna prove the "scumbag" part?


48 posted on 11/08/2006 3:22:56 PM PST by El Gran Salseron (The FR Canteen's World-Famous, Resident, Equal-Opportunity Male-Chauvinist-Pig! Got it? :-))
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To: Ramius

Then tell me how it works.


49 posted on 11/08/2006 3:23:28 PM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: Howlin

I already have good attorneys, but thanks! I know what a hell the NC legal system can be. Now about that bail money...
:-)


50 posted on 11/08/2006 3:24:04 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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