Skip to comments.Revs arrive, truth dies (Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Duke Lax)
Posted on 04/21/2006 5:41:34 PM PDT by wagglebee
Over the last month the story of the Duke Lacrosse team has been front and center on the radar screen of every news outlet in America. While I hesitate to predict the outcome of any event that may have such a profound effect on the persons involved, this one is a no-brainer.
I wouldn't have been so sure at first, but now it is clear. The arrival of the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton changes the dynamic dramatically. Rev. Jackson is even so sure that the alleged rape victim is telling the truth he is providing her with a scholarship for her college education.
All of a sudden the issue is not a rape victim and those that may be guilty of such a horrific crime; rather, it is about "white rich boys" attacking a "poor black girl." Why?
This is about a number of college students who allegedly made some very bad decisions. Why is race even an issue? I suppose the answer lies in the need for media hungry folks like Sharpton and Jackson to get camera time. They seem to jump at every opportunity to play the race card.
I wonder if they would have been so quick to enter this debate if the Duke basketball team were accused of this type of crime. Where are they when inner city youth -- black, white or Hispanic -- are killing each other? These guys make me sick and should have the same effect on any American that is tired of hearing the same old dribble from them.
Watching Bill O'Reilly interview Rev. Al Tuesday night made me want to jump into the picture and ask the reverend if this case is similar to the Tawana Brawley case. You remember the poor black girl who was attacked by a group of white boys. Rev. Al was all over the TV talking about how the racist boys smeared racial epitaphs all over her body after they attacked her.
Rev. Al wanted "justice." He wanted arrests. He wanted convictions and jail sentences and wanted them now! Sound familiar? The same language he is using in the Duke case. Only one problem: Tawana Brawley made it all up. She lied. There was no attack, and if Al had gotten his way that wouldn't have mattered much because he wanted, no demanded, "justice."
Mike Nifong, the prosecutor in this case, is either really green on handling sexual assault cases or he is desperate for publicity in his re-election bid for district attorney. I suspect the latter, for any prosecutor will tell you that you never make statements like Nifong has made this early in a case.
He originally suggested that DNA would be conclusive. He painted with a very broad brush how 46 players may be involved and demanded DNA from all of them. If the alleged victim could identify three suspects, why the need to have 46 DNA samples? I watched the pressure he was under to indict someone. Guilty or not the mob wanted arrests. So Nifong did not disappoint, and knowing that Jackson and Sharpton were on the scene, it was time for "justice" to prevail.
It is sad to watch Nifong pander to the likes of Jackson, Sharpton and the voting public in the Raleigh-Durham area. I think Nifong will regret getting so far ahead of himself in this case, and I guarantee he will live to regret any move he has made to satisfy the Revs.
I know many will think that I'm very insensitive to this whole issue. I'm not. I could care less the skin color or occupation of the alleged victim or the skin color of the partygoers. If this young lady was raped, then the rapist or rapists should be put in jail for a long time. They should be held fully accountable for their actions. Race should mean nothing.
There is a procedure for determining if they are guilty or innocent. Until such time, the system says they are innocent. It makes no difference what Jackson or Sharpton think or say. If anything, they should be supporting the whole ideal of innocent until proven guilty, especially being "men of the cloth." Both urged the public to assume O.J.'s innocence, so why not the accused in this case?
If it has to do with skin color one can only conclude that racism is playing a part here, which is unacceptable. The Revs claim they have dedicated their lives to fighting and eliminating racism, but actions speak louder than words.
Craig's a little behind. This was about rich white boys weeks before Al and Jesse butted in.
The North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP took care of that, thank you very much.
No word yet on the second set of DNA tests. They were supposed to be delivered Wednesday.
My guess is that she was walking around barefoot on the bathroom floor and had traces on her feet.
Cynthia McKinney, the Duke lacrosse team died for your sins.
My point is that, with McKinney's claims of racism not going anywhere, who could be a more perfect culprit than privileged rich white boys at Duke against a black, mother of 2, student at NC Central, a traditionally black college. Clearly, racism is involved here.
I think the prize for dumbest Rev. has to go to Jackson who said on CNN That it is quite common for all white men to fantasize about black women, and its quite ugly, and not quite illegal.
An individulaist would want to assign consequences to the real perps. They'd be concerned about real truth and evidence. If someone brutally raped someone, find the evidence and nail the creeps! If the accuser is false, find the eveidence and nail her!
Au contraire for the collectivist. Justice demands that Duke pay. If they weren't complicit here they were somewhere else. Their whole institution is built on Tobacco money, and tobacco is tied with cancer and slavery. Also, Duke hasn't done enough to ameliorate the poverty in adjoining neighborhoods in Durham. Rich white boys of privilege versus po' black ho'. Guilty!
The healing starts with Jesse. Keep those cards and "donations" coming!
I was listening to a clip of Kim Roberts. She said she was the only one sober at the party. That kind of backs up the police officer who observed that the AV was drunk.
The Kroger guard smelled alcohol on HER.
LOL...........that ain't gonna play down here.
Another thing that came out tonight on FOX. Finnerty's alibi is that he was at a Mexican restaurant during the time he was supposed to be involved in the incident!
Is it verifiable?
I don't know yet, but if I recall correctly, this was put out by his attorney.
Hopefully he paid with a credit card and the credit card company could verify what time the card was swiped.
I dunno about other white guys, but I fantacize only about white women.
That's funny, me too. (Well, maybe except for a Condolezza Rice thing) It's just what winds my watch. But everyone gets turned on by different things, I guess.
Anyway, so much for Jesse's "all white men" nonsense. But we know what turns Jesse on, so maybe the guy is just projecting.
Have Jesse or Al ever been right about anyone they supported? I think they must have it written as their mandate to support the biggest liars on the country.
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