Skip to comments.Will Nifong go after bloggers?
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.
Hey, Nifong: you're a lying scumbag.
And I'm in a county next to you.
Come and get me, copper!
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.
uneal. from prosecutorial abuse, to using the power of his office to trample free speech.
I just saw him on TV tonight on the local news, talking about winning yesterday.
He's not backing down, so he sez.
What's this all about? Is there some connection to the provably-false rape charges against the Duke University lacrosse team?
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).
A few of us got this url on a certificate check pop-up about an hour ago while freeping:
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.
ROFLOL! Looks like Fonger is coming unhinged.
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.
Even then, it is an uphill battle.
Did you "proceed"?
"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. . .
Tommy, maybe you and I could get together and go over there and just damn say it to his face.........LOL.
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.
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.
That disturbs me. Is DHS monitoring FreeRepublic? What is that all about? If they are really concerned with security, they should monitor Democratic Underwear.
It happened on this thread.
I believe the first mention is on post #43. I cancelled mine, which popped up 3 times.
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