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Nifong Issues Apology to Ex-Lacrosse Players
WRAL.com ^ | April 12, 2007 | Associated Press

Posted on 04/12/2007 1:00:49 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh

Nifong Issues Apology to Ex-Lacrosse Players

Posted: 2 minutes ago

Durham — The local prosecutor who charged three Duke lacrosse players with raping a stripper apologized Thursday, acknowledging the decision of state prosecutors to dismiss all charges against them was correct.

"To the extent that I made judgments that ultimately proved to be incorrect, I apologize to the three students that were wrongly accused," Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong said in a statement.


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KEYWORDS: 2little2late; duke; dukelax; lacrosse; nifong
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1 posted on 04/12/2007 1:00:51 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh
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To: GOPRaleigh

Does he think this will save his butt?


2 posted on 04/12/2007 1:01:40 PM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Can they sue him in civil court or does he have immunity?


3 posted on 04/12/2007 1:02:19 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: TommyDale

He may think it will but it won’t. This guy is cooked.


4 posted on 04/12/2007 1:02:20 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (I'll be back after these messages...)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Words fail me - can he go any lower!?


5 posted on 04/12/2007 1:02:30 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: GOPRaleigh

This should have been issued April 12th 2006.


6 posted on 04/12/2007 1:02:36 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: All

Well, that should end the issue.../sarc off


7 posted on 04/12/2007 1:02:46 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: GOPRaleigh

And I thought Durbin’s apology was lame...


8 posted on 04/12/2007 1:02:48 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: GOPRaleigh
"To the extent that I made judgments that ultimately proved to be incorrect...

Snort. Like deliberately withholding Brady material?

9 posted on 04/12/2007 1:02:57 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Butt, meet cover.


10 posted on 04/12/2007 1:03:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The most dangerous place in the world is between Hillary and the Oval Office)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Too late.....he needds to lose his law license and be sued.


11 posted on 04/12/2007 1:03:08 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: GOPRaleigh
"To the extent that I made judgments that ultimately proved to be incorrect, I apologize to the three students that were wrongly accused,"

More meaningless words advanced as a so-called apology.

You're toast, Nifong.

12 posted on 04/12/2007 1:03:48 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: GOPRaleigh

A very wise person over at Liestoppers.com just wrote, “I think we’ve seen the last day in this country during which someone doesn’t publicly apologize for something.”


13 posted on 04/12/2007 1:04:16 PM PDT by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

How do you ping people? Howlin and others need to see this - this guy is beyond words!

What a weak apology...


14 posted on 04/12/2007 1:04:29 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (I'll be back after these messages...)
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To: Peach; Mo1; Miss Marple

More CYA, meaningless words.


15 posted on 04/12/2007 1:04:34 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Why is he free to make such statements? He should be behind bars by now. He is a horrible excuse for (I’ll be nice) a lawyer....I cannot believe he gave this BS apology after RUINING three peoples lives. Terrible! I hope he has to sell everything he owns to pay these guys back.


16 posted on 04/12/2007 1:04:38 PM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: GOPRaleigh

This is ridiculous. Like he just came to his senses?


17 posted on 04/12/2007 1:04:41 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Howlin

ping


18 posted on 04/12/2007 1:04:57 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Give them their good name back, Nifong.

Here’s the equivalent -

go to the top of a hill on a windy day with a feather pillow, rip it open, and scatter the feathers.

Now, put them back.


19 posted on 04/12/2007 1:05:07 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: GOPRaleigh; abb; abner; Alia; AmishDude; AntiGuv; BerniesFriend; beyondashadow; Bitter Bierce; ...
DukeLax Ping!!!
20 posted on 04/12/2007 1:05:12 PM PDT by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Nifong-you are a scum bag.


21 posted on 04/12/2007 1:05:16 PM PDT by unkus
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To: GOPRaleigh

An APOLOGY!!??!! For his criminal abuse of power an apology is all he can come up with? How about a resignation!


22 posted on 04/12/2007 1:05:17 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck
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To: GOPRaleigh

Sorry Nifong. Too little, too late. I hope you kiss your career good bye. That’s the least you deserve. P.S. Take Johnny Sutton with you on the way out.


23 posted on 04/12/2007 1:05:30 PM PDT by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Just put them in the “To: line


24 posted on 04/12/2007 1:05:33 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: GOPRaleigh

25 posted on 04/12/2007 1:05:39 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: GOPRaleigh

I hope those young men tell the Fong to sit on it and rotate.


26 posted on 04/12/2007 1:05:42 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Sen. Boxer has mastered the art of rudeness better than she's mastered wisdom on matters of state)
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To: Dog Gone
This is ridiculous. Like he just came to his senses?

It's his last effort to crawl out from under the bus before it backs over him again.

27 posted on 04/12/2007 1:05:59 PM PDT by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter 08/But Fred would also be great)
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To: GOPRaleigh
Nothing is more sincere than an apology with strings, terms and conditions applied.
28 posted on 04/12/2007 1:06:08 PM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: Suzy Quzy

duh!!! i feel stupid - thanks!!!!


29 posted on 04/12/2007 1:06:12 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (I'll be back after these messages...)
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To: prairiebreeze; Howlin

I went to Fox- they don’t have the full statement. Tried WRAL- but get page cannot be found...anyone have the full text of his woefully inqadequate admission?


30 posted on 04/12/2007 1:06:26 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Nifong has some kind of mental problem.

He continued to pursue this long after his reelection was ensured and long after he knew for a fact that they were innocent.

My fear is that he won’t get what he has coming to him.


31 posted on 04/12/2007 1:06:27 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: GOPRaleigh

Weak, weak.

Pitiful; Greta took him apart............LOL>

BTW, to ping somebody, just put their nick in the TO box. If you put more than one, put a semi-colon between them.


32 posted on 04/12/2007 1:06:28 PM PDT by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: GOPRaleigh
"I made judgments that ultimately proved to be incorrect,"

No, 'Fong, you knew full well they were innocent. Your error in judgment was in thinking that you and your whore would be able to get away with it. ....and now you'll pay.

33 posted on 04/12/2007 1:06:54 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: GOPRaleigh

NiFong should be arrested. that is the only check and balance possible in incidents like this - the grand jury system is already heavily stacked against the accused, and rogue prosecutors like this guy just push the system too far to the edge.


34 posted on 04/12/2007 1:07:01 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Paine in the Neck
An APOLOGY!!??!!

It's a NON-apology.

35 posted on 04/12/2007 1:07:04 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Howlin

Thanks for the ping.

I was looking for the thread after hearing Shep and Greta.

Nifong is definitely a sociopath and a pathetic one at that. They’re usually a lot smarter, like bill clinton for example.


36 posted on 04/12/2007 1:07:15 PM PDT by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: SE Mom

That’s it:

“To the extent that I made judgments that ultimately proved to be incorrect, I apologize to the three students that were wrongly accused,” Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong said in a statement.


37 posted on 04/12/2007 1:07:26 PM PDT by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: GOPRaleigh
Sounds about as sincere as Bubba.
38 posted on 04/12/2007 1:07:30 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: GOPRaleigh
How do you ping people?

Enter their screen names in the "to" field, separated by a semicolon, and put the word "Ping" in the reply field. It's really very straightforward.

39 posted on 04/12/2007 1:07:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: GOPRaleigh

You’re about 13 months too late there Mikey.


40 posted on 04/12/2007 1:07:55 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: GOPRaleigh

I leaked lies to the press, withheld or ignored exculpatory evidence, violated the canons of criminal procedure, did everything possible to railroad you into a conviction that would have sent you to prison and branded you sex criminals forever, and generally destroyed your lives.

Sorry.

Sincerely,
Mike Nifong


41 posted on 04/12/2007 1:07:59 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Nifong has some kind of mental problem.

Maybe he's just a really mean person.

42 posted on 04/12/2007 1:08:06 PM PDT by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: SF Republican
A prosecutor has immunity if he acts “within the scope of his employment.” This immunity flows from the State’s Sovereign Immunity. However, if he acts outside that scope, particularly with malice, he is open to personal liability. Some government officials in the State and Federal Governments carry liability insurance just in case. One thing that stands out to me was his out of court statements against the defendants that proved to be lies. Also, I seem to recall that he failed to provide exculpatory evidence to the defendants (Brady vs. Md.).
43 posted on 04/12/2007 1:08:07 PM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: GOPRaleigh
Hmmm, withholding exculpatory evidence from the defense, conducting improper lineups, making repeated defamatory and pre-judgemental remarks about the case to the press, conspiring with the DNA lab director to withhold/ignore evidence...

Apology NOT accepted!

Nifong is going down, big time. Hopefully, the players can sue Duke and it's cabal of lynch-mob professors into oblivion as well.

44 posted on 04/12/2007 1:08:16 PM PDT by Sicon
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To: Howlin

I hope he keeps talking....dig a deeper hole....try to dig himself out using his cloven hooves.


45 posted on 04/12/2007 1:08:24 PM PDT by Jrabbit ('scuse me??)
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To: GOPRaleigh
Going back to what one of the players mentioned... What about all of the other innocent people Nifong screwed over... the ones who were not rich and could not afford to defend themselves. Surely there must be some innocent people serving time in jail or prison because of this persecutor.

Someone in NC needs to go over every single case that Nifong's office has handled to ensure that no innocent people were wrongly convicted of any crime. Nifong himself must be prosecuted because the handling of this case could not possibly be the result of negligence. Any honest lawyer would have dropped these charges long ago due to lack of evidence and witness credibility issues. The only possible explanation for this conduct must be malice.

46 posted on 04/12/2007 1:08:37 PM PDT by pnh102
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To: SE Mom
All I can find so far...

Duke D.A. Nifong Apologizes To Lacrosse Players

47 posted on 04/12/2007 1:08:44 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Oh, that will give them their lives back........


48 posted on 04/12/2007 1:08:47 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops. NOW more than ever!!.)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Stuff the apologies Nifong. Get out the check book, the deed to your home and the car title. The parents of these young men will make you pay dearly for what you did.


49 posted on 04/12/2007 1:08:47 PM PDT by jerry639
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To: GOPRaleigh

Typical non-apology apology. Insufficient. I hope the players sue him—perhaps it will serve as a warning to other dishonorable prosecutors.


50 posted on 04/12/2007 1:08:52 PM PDT by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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