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A.G.'s Statement Dropping Duke Rape Case
The Associated Press ^ | 4/11/07 | The Associated Press

Posted on 04/11/2007 12:02:28 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper

Statement from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on the Duke University lacrosse rape case. Good afternoon, everyone.

On Jan. 13 of this year, I accepted the request of the Durham district attorney to take over three Durham cases. At the time, I promised a fresh and thorough review of the facts and a decision on the best way to proceed.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: duke
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1 posted on 04/11/2007 12:02:29 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Shep Smith is melting down on FOX.


2 posted on 04/11/2007 12:03:03 PM PDT by Chuck54 ("Pelosi Galore". The greatest moniker ever hung on a Speaker of the House.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Shepard Smith is losing it.


3 posted on 04/11/2007 12:03:23 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: Chuck54

LOL Thailand?


4 posted on 04/11/2007 12:03:44 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

The bald headed guy on the left of the split screen wants everyone to know that all is OK now.

Kind of like, hey no harm done here, let’s move along.

Geez.


5 posted on 04/11/2007 12:05:53 PM PDT by Chuck54 ("Pelosi Galore". The greatest moniker ever hung on a Speaker of the House.)
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To: Chuck54

Why?


6 posted on 04/11/2007 12:06:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Chuck54

Can’t we get some people who can just report the news, instead of these drama queens and hucksters?


7 posted on 04/11/2007 12:06:40 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Finally.

Talk about incompetence.

8 posted on 04/11/2007 12:07:22 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (In this (political) War, Republicans are gutless appeasers. -- Ann Coulter)
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To: nickcarraway

He is absolutely livid about the lack of DNA evidence and the fact Nifong knew this before he actually charged the guys.

It was really a drama queen moment but just wait........ the military is given a troop deployment update and good old Shep will go bonkers again. He’s nothing if not predictable.

Probably not as dramatic as the just evidenced episode though.


9 posted on 04/11/2007 12:08:53 PM PDT by Chuck54 ("Pelosi Galore". The greatest moniker ever hung on a Speaker of the House.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Looks to me from the statement that he bitch slapped nifong in his presser.


10 posted on 04/11/2007 12:09:47 PM PDT by stumpy
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To: popdonnelly

You know that’s a pipe dream. Gotta keep those drama queens on the payroll.

I’d think CBS may be rethinking the 15 mil they are paying the perky one each year.


11 posted on 04/11/2007 12:10:28 PM PDT by Chuck54 ("Pelosi Galore". The greatest moniker ever hung on a Speaker of the House.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
this will continue to happen daily until prosecutors are held accountable for their excesses

prosecutors are mostly short, poorly endowed and emotionally stilted wanna-bees

consider this when next some one swoons over Rudy

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12 posted on 04/11/2007 12:10:32 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Sleeping Freeper
"Regardless of the reasons this case was pushed forward, the result was wrong. Today, we need to learn from this and keep it from happening again to anybody."

And so the door to lawsuits against Duke, Nifong, the Dirty 88, and the accuser squeaks open....

Go git'em, boys!

13 posted on 04/11/2007 12:10:58 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: stumpy

Now if someone would bitch slap Shep Smith.


14 posted on 04/11/2007 12:11:22 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: ElkGroveDan

I haven’t watched Shep Smith in a very long time. What’s he melting down about?


15 posted on 04/11/2007 12:11:31 PM PDT by unkus
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To: ElkGroveDan

I missed Fox this morning while traveling. What about this was Shep taking on about?


16 posted on 04/11/2007 12:11:45 PM PDT by TDA2
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To: Chuck54
...It was really a drama queen moment.

No comment, LOL.

*rolling eyes*

17 posted on 04/11/2007 12:13:10 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Nifong is really toast now.


18 posted on 04/11/2007 12:13:24 PM PDT by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: Chuck54; Howlin

Shockingly tough statement.

Even proposing a law to stop overreaching prosecutors.

My feeling this would be a simple “evidence does not suggest the events occurred as alleged” is completely untrue


19 posted on 04/11/2007 12:13:37 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
Now if someone would bitch slap Shep Smith.

Probably wouldn't be the first time.... LOL.

21 posted on 04/11/2007 12:13:57 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

“No more criminal proceedings will occur.” I guess that means that neither Nifong nor Crystal Gail Mangum will face charges for thier conduct. Too bad.


22 posted on 04/11/2007 12:13:57 PM PDT by TBP
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I’ll drink to that (but I’ve got some Irish in me genes)!


23 posted on 04/11/2007 12:14:47 PM PDT by stumpy
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To: Chuck54

Quite the little drama queen, Shep is!


24 posted on 04/11/2007 12:15:26 PM PDT by Don Carlos (MSgt, USAF (Ret))
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To: Archytekt

LOL.........wrong thread.


25 posted on 04/11/2007 12:16:05 PM PDT by Chuck54 ("Pelosi Galore". The greatest moniker ever hung on a Speaker of the House.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

It seems like a bad idea to allow the State Supreme Court to remove a prosecutor from a case. That should be the job of the state AG or the Governor.


26 posted on 04/11/2007 12:16:07 PM PDT by OK
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Liberal groupthink at its finest. No one stopped to think the white kids might be innocent. Every one was afraid of being perceived as racist - which of course is politically incorrect. That's why justice was perverted in this case because people cared more about appearances than doing the right thing.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

27 posted on 04/11/2007 12:16:41 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ElkGroveDan

why?


28 posted on 04/11/2007 12:17:11 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: Chuck54

who is this smith guy? was he upset the charges were dropped?


29 posted on 04/11/2007 12:18:10 PM PDT by joe fonebone (Nothin' from Nothin' leaves Nothin')
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To: ElkGroveDan

What’s with Shep? He didn’t believe a rape had occurred, did he?


30 posted on 04/11/2007 12:18:12 PM PDT by chesley ("Socialism" - The devil made them do it..)
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To: TBP

I believe that they were referring to the defendants, Nifong is in for a lot of trouble, they’re talking disbarment .


31 posted on 04/11/2007 12:18:27 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I look forward to reading the full report when it comes out, but for now thank God finally these young men are free from legal jeopardy! I can’t imagine what the past year has been like for them and their families.


32 posted on 04/11/2007 12:18:32 PM PDT by LWalk18
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To: stumpy
My guess is everyone will start distancing themselves from Nifong..... even loyal fellow Democrats.... Wonder how much these boys have racked up in charges defending themselves.....

The NC AG will not press charges against “precious”..... I was surprised he said that at this press conference..... he should have made her sweat a while.....

33 posted on 04/11/2007 12:21:03 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Wow. This is vindication:

“Based on the significant inconsistencies between the evidence and the various accounts given by the accusing witness, we believe these three individuals are innocent of these charges.

“Next week, we’ll be providing a written summary of the important factual findings and some of the specific contradictions that have led us to the conclusion that no attack occurred.”

The attorney general’s office isn’t just dropping the charges, but actually exonerating the accused men.

34 posted on 04/11/2007 12:22:24 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Archytekt

Applicable!


35 posted on 04/11/2007 12:22:56 PM PDT by octobersky
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To: TBP

Oh, I don’t think those charges are ruled out at all. I think he simply means no more criminal proceedings will take place in the cases against the three lacrosse players.


36 posted on 04/11/2007 12:23:41 PM PDT by blau993
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To: rwfromkansas

I was really surprised at what he actually said.

I was scared we were going to get weasel words.


37 posted on 04/11/2007 12:24:09 PM PDT by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: ontap

Mizzz Mangum should be charged also.


38 posted on 04/11/2007 12:24:29 PM PDT by TBP
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To: joe fonebone

No, he was happy the charges were dropped. He was having a ShepSmith “moment” while slamming Nifong.

You’ll have to tune in to FOX to get the real picture of just what a ShepSmith “moment” is. He had first such “moment” during Katrina coverage if my memory is correct.

“Whorealdo Riviera” was just as good at having such “moments” during Katrina coverage. He should be relegated to opening old vaults, looking for buried treasure. Riviera, that is. I really don’t know what should be done with Shep. Maybe shipped back home to Northern Mississippi for a seance or something.


39 posted on 04/11/2007 12:24:34 PM PDT by Chuck54 ("Pelosi Galore". The greatest moniker ever hung on a Speaker of the House.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Thanks for posting.

So, a) the Duke lacrosse team hired strippers, b) one of whom made up a story about being kidnapped & raped, c) the up-for-re-election DA believed her and prosecuted sans evidence, and d) Shep’s nutting out.

Is this a great country or what?

I say lay off Shep - Shep good doggie.


40 posted on 04/11/2007 12:26:20 PM PDT by Whit
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To: Chuck54

Jerry Rivers, University of ARizona alum, changed name as to further his career as a minority?


41 posted on 04/11/2007 12:26:24 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: sitetest

Thank you so very much for posting those exact words, sitetest! I just got home and missed the press conference and was wondering how the prosecutor would word this.


42 posted on 04/11/2007 12:26:27 PM PDT by Peach (Not banned yet. Too bad. So sad.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Scumbag prosecutor.

Now it’s YOUR turn.


44 posted on 04/11/2007 12:27:03 PM PDT by jeffers
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Hey nifong, its your ass now boy! Maybe he will do the right thing and shoot himself in the head. Sound harsh? Not as harsh as what “would” have happened to those boys if they did'nt come from money. I will bet the mother of one of those boys who stated that the families will make nifongs “life a living hell” is stoking the furnace.And I hope they go after the college as well. Scorched earth policyis the order of the day
45 posted on 04/11/2007 12:27:27 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: TBP

AG said she wouldn’t be. He said that she actually believed her multiple changing stories...basically, he implied that she’s got Pretty Serious Issues. There was mention of “records under seal”...wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve got some psychiatric evaluations there that paint Crystal Gail Mangum as a pretty screwed-up young woman.

}:-)4


46 posted on 04/11/2007 12:27:45 PM PDT by Moose4 (What's the difference between Mike Nifong and toast? Right about now, nothing.)
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To: Peach

I am soo sorry you missed the press conf- you would have LOVED it.

I’m sure you can see it later on youtube or somewhere...it’s worth it...used words like “innocent” (not JUST not-guilty) and “rogue prosecutor”...he was extremely forceful..


47 posted on 04/11/2007 12:29:33 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Her pic is finally out. Looks like a bring home to meet mom kinda girl.
48 posted on 04/11/2007 12:30:32 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isnt "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: imahawk

There would have been a plea bargain and the poor smucks would have been stuck doing time and have this garbage to deal with the rest of their lives. Nifong is pure evil whale sh$t, I hope they string him up by his two inch little pencil eraser.


49 posted on 04/11/2007 12:32:11 PM PDT by ontap
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To: sitetest
The attorney general’s office isn’t just dropping the charges, but actually exonerating the accused men.

Bears repeating. This statement from the state AG just gave the defense lawyers a huge boost for the civil suits sure to follow. I would love to serve on one of those juries.

50 posted on 04/11/2007 12:32:24 PM PDT by IndyTiger
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