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Congressman Pushes for Probe Against Nifong
ABC 11 News ^ | 1/25/07 | Steve Daniels

Posted on 01/25/2007 7:20:20 PM PST by freespirited

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is demanding an investigation of Durham D.A. Mike Nifong.

Thursday Jones met with the U.S. attorney general's office in Washington. He said he has a new reason why he thinks the nation's top law enforcement office will launch an inquiry.

According to the Jones, there is no excuse for the attorney general not to initiate a civil rights investigation because the three lacrosse players had their civil and constitutional rights violated.

The Congressman delivered letters from nine members of congress who think now that Nifong has removed himself as prosecutor on the Duke lacrosse case, the U.S. Justice Department should take action against the D.A.

Jones cites as basis for the investigation "misconduct by the prosecutor." He went on the say that gives the U.S. Justice Department "authority to look into misconduct by a state or federal law enforcement officer."

Jones said he has never spoken with Dave Evan, Collin Finnerty, Reade Seligman or their lawyers or family members. The three are charged with sexually assaulting an exotic dancer at a lacrosse team party last March.

"I feel sorrow for the three young men and their families," said Jones. "They have been destroyed by this D.A. for politics." We just want to bring some protection to the young men.

The Congressman hopes the charges against the men will be dropped.

Eyewitness News spoke to Nifong's legal assistant and she said the D.A. has "no comment" about the latest development in Washington


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doj; dukelax; nifong; walterjones
Walter Jones has been tenacious about this. Kudos to him.
1 posted on 01/25/2007 7:20:21 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

GOOD NEWS


2 posted on 01/25/2007 7:21:10 PM PST by unkus
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To: freespirited

He needs to be tried for civil rights crimes the way the Rodney King cops were.


3 posted on 01/25/2007 7:22:22 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: freespirited
According to the Jones, there is no excuse for the attorney general not to initiate a civil rights investigation because the three lacrosse players had their civil and constitutional rights violated.

What a novel idea. I didn't know that white, Duke lacrosse players had civil rights. When did that happen? I guess the Duke faculty will weigh in and explain just who has reliance on civil rights laws.

4 posted on 01/25/2007 7:26:03 PM PST by groanup (Limited government is the answer. Now, what's the question?)
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To: freespirited

Nifong is a good example of what is sick with our justice system in this country. A pure partisan political hack using the judiciary as a political weapon. It should become a felony with a heavy prison sentence attached to it....


5 posted on 01/25/2007 7:32:12 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: groanup

"the Duke faculty will weigh in"

And they would never approve of giving civil rights to those uppity white boys. It would harm race relations.


6 posted on 01/25/2007 7:32:38 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freespirited

The Rats are always ready to turn to the legal system to intimidate people they don't like. The Pubbies need to learn how to play the law card too, at least until the Rats back off. I wouldn't hold my breath, though.


7 posted on 01/25/2007 7:38:16 PM PST by speedy
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To: EagleUSA

I think some legislation holding these DA's accountable for there actions is in order.


8 posted on 01/25/2007 7:38:24 PM PST by zarf
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To: freespirited

Nifong needs to be prosecuted because of what he's done to those kids and to send a message to other DA's that this behavior is not acceptable.


9 posted on 01/25/2007 7:39:18 PM PST by umgud (The profound is only so to those that it is.)
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To: EagleUSA

Not just a heavy prison sentence, but hard time in a real prison, not one of those "non-violent offender" country club prisons.

Methinks Nifong needs to experience the San Francisco State Football Team phenomenon.

Y'know, where you start as a tight end, and end up as a wide receiver. . . . (evil grin)


10 posted on 01/25/2007 8:27:58 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Salgak

Y'know, where you start as a tight end, and end up as a wide receiver. . . . (evil grin)
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(chuckle) Justice always prevails IN THE END!!!! :-)


11 posted on 01/25/2007 8:37:53 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: freespirited

The "pushed probe" should be a stiff, thick broomhandle up his arse.


12 posted on 01/25/2007 9:42:07 PM PST by pissant
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To: freespirited

Walter Jones has refused to support the military surge in Iraq and after originally voting to send the troops there, he now claims he was misled. Cindy Sheehan calls Walter Jones "her hero". I call him a coward.


13 posted on 01/25/2007 10:17:37 PM PST by a4drvr
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To: freespirited

I agree with the message, but Walter Jones is a poor messenger for this cause.

He's got the reputation as being a bit of a grandstander and a political opportunist (he's a party switcher, as well as a flip-floper on Iraq, and one of the authors of that freedom fries stupidity,) and the fact that he's not a lawyer and is talking about lawyer rules just seems to reinforce the image, earned or not, that this is more grandstanding then substance. I'm not saying I think it is, but I think that's the appearance.

I wish one of the other R's from NC would run with this.


14 posted on 01/25/2007 10:26:05 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: freespirited

The question I don't hear anybody asking is what might have happened had the racial roles been reversed, i.e. had a psycho DA met with klansmen and agreed to lynch three innocent blacks as quid pro quo for an election, and then been reelected to his job with 95% of the white vote. I believe the FBI would have been bang straight down on top of that like flies on manure. Some of the biggest villains in this story appear to be in NCCU and the NC chapter of NAACP.


15 posted on 01/25/2007 11:04:37 PM PST by rickdylan
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To: Constitution Day; TaxRelief; 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; A2J; a4drvr; Adder; ...

NC *Ping*

Please FRmail Constitution Day OR TaxRelief OR Alia if you want to be added to or removed from this North Carolina ping list.
16 posted on 01/26/2007 4:05:56 AM PST by Alia
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To: freespirited

If those boys were three black students, there would already have been an investigation. But then, civil rights are only for minorities, right?


17 posted on 01/26/2007 4:14:14 AM PST by anton
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To: ElkGroveDan
He needs to be tried for civil rights crimes the way the Rodney King cops were.

The civil rights charges were filed only after the state courts didn't convict. I'd rather see this remain a state case and be tried in state courts unless it becomes clear that justice isn't going to be done there.

18 posted on 01/26/2007 4:16:12 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: ElkGroveDan
ElkGroveDan wrote:

"He needs to be tried for civil rights crimes the way the Rodney King cops were."

However, Nifong should not be tried for civil rights crimes because the Rodney King cops were so tried. Each case must be decided on its own merits, or else you get a series of retaliatory prosecutions, one group on another, until you have a Balkanized judicial system. After all, the O.J. Simpson acquittal was to express distaste and anger at the Los Angeles Police Department after the King beating, damning the evidence.

Nifong should be punished for abusing his office, not because someone else abused their office.
19 posted on 01/26/2007 4:21:25 AM PST by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: Non-Sequitur

I agree. Although there is some delicious potential irony there, if we get to see somebody pandering to the NAACP race pimps get taken down by the very same laws they like to use as a bludgeon against so many other people.

}:-)4


21 posted on 01/26/2007 4:57:21 AM PST by Moose4 (I don't speed in Durham--if I get pulled for 65 in a 55, Mike Nifong'll have me doing 15 to life.)
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To: zarf
"I think some legislation holding these DA's accountable for there actions is in order."

We do not need any more legislation. Nifong can be tried and convicted for obstruction of justice in North Carolina State Courts.

In addition, Nifong probably has some civil liability for his actions. I have read that before this Duke mess came up, Nifong was borrowing money from friends to run his campaign, so it is most unlikely that a civil judgment against him would be collectible.

Another interesting fact: I am almost certain that Nifong was a classmate of John Edwards at UNC Law School.

22 posted on 01/26/2007 5:09:14 AM PST by Tom D. (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benj. Franklin)
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To: Tom D.
Civil action is worthless. It's an endless chase that amounts to nothing.

Legislation should be passed banning these clowns from political life and the potential penalties should be dire.

23 posted on 01/26/2007 5:19:12 AM PST by zarf
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To: freespirited

Does this mean I don't get paid no money by the white boys?

24 posted on 01/26/2007 5:53:48 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: freespirited

Walter B. Jones needs to be tenacious about out f'in troops and the traitors sitting next to him in the House.


25 posted on 01/26/2007 6:17:24 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: RedRover; Just A Nobody; jazusamo; smoothsailing; lilycicero; Girlene; RaceBannon
The Congressman hopes the charges against the men will be dropped.

This slick son of a b. So glad he's weighing in on the important matters of the day. He lives in the middle of MCAS (H)Cherry Point, MCB Camp Lejeune, MCB Camp Geiger, MCAS(H)New River, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Pope Air Force Base, and the Army's Fort Bragg. DEAD IN THE MIDDLE of ALL OF THIS!

And Nifong is a freaken priority.

Apparently it is a priority with a great many FReepers, as well.

26 posted on 01/26/2007 6:23:53 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema
I wouldn't expect much from 'ole Jonesy, freema. He's apparently one of those "I support the troops but don't support the mission" jackoffs.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS JOIN JONES TO URGE AGAINST “SURGE” OF U.S. FORCES IN IRAQ

Another Nancy Pelosi with an R behind his name.

Walter Jones: "I just want to tell you soldiers and Marines how much I support you, but I don't want you to get any reinforcements. Suck it up, GI's, I'm really proud of you."

27 posted on 01/26/2007 6:50:18 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; euphoriadev

You know who I forgot to ping to this?

Jones was good to Pantano, wasn't he, dev.


28 posted on 01/26/2007 7:41:22 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Salgak; EagleUSA; All

"Not just a heavy prison sentence, but hard time in a real prison..."

You mean, "Federal Pound-Me-in-the-Ass Prison?" Amen to that.


29 posted on 02/01/2007 10:37:06 AM PST by Guilty by Association (End the Durham FARCE initiated by the FRAUD Attorney!)
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To: Tom D.; All

"...it is most unlikely that a civil judgment against him would be collectible."

However, securing a judgement would innoculate against Nifong seeking to cash in on book or movie deals.


30 posted on 02/01/2007 11:52:18 AM PST by Guilty by Association (End the Durham FARCE initiated by the FRAUD Attorney!)
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To: freespirited

Leftist liberals do such wonderful things with the law: Nifong, the Clintons and Fitzpatrick.

Now, it is time for criminal and civil trials of Liefong, the Group of 88, $harpton, Je$$ie HiJack$on and the new Black Panthers.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1810510/posts

DURHAM, N.C. — — Sitting on the stoop of his small wood-sided home, on a parcel of scrub pines carved from a former tobacco plantation, William Ragland, 76, said he wanted to see justice, and soon, in the Duke lacrosse case.

That would mean putting on trial not the lacrosse players, but the district attorney who led the early prosecution of the case, said Ragland.

“I was shocked by how Mr. Nifong did the whole thing. It was a cover-up. He had evidence that these boys did not rape her,” and improperly kept it secret, said Ragland. “


The link below will take you to a picture of the druggie ho that the two black Raci$ts, Rev Un$harpton and Je$$e HyJack$on lied about to make headlines and bucks for Je$$e and $harpton.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04122007/frontback.htm

It is time to debar LieFong, frog march him to criminal courts to be tried for conspiracy and malfeasance. Then frog march him over to civil trials by the players and their parents, the coaches and anyone who came close to being lynched by the black racist and mediots of America.


31 posted on 04/12/2007 8:36:03 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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