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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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To: ohioWfan
...as well as Brodhead and the 88 faculty.

They should feel some kind of heat from this....

101 posted on 04/12/2007 1:21:33 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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To: GOPRaleigh

not gonna save him from disbarment though


102 posted on 04/12/2007 1:21:59 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: PackerBronco

Lol!!!

Yes, I was too liberal with the scoring - good correction!


103 posted on 04/12/2007 1:22:15 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (I'll be back after these messages...)
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To: GOPRaleigh

His resignation and suicide would be apology enough...


104 posted on 04/12/2007 1:22:35 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Nifong is so pwned from now on


105 posted on 04/12/2007 1:22:37 PM PDT by bigbob (2)
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To: GOPRaleigh
How do you ping people?

Hit reply, delete the name in the 'to' field if appropriate, type in the name you want to ping, and type 'ping' in the text box, hit post.

106 posted on 04/12/2007 1:22:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: HEY4QDEMS
And believe it or not, this is exactly the out that Sharpton and Jackass have been looking for. Now instead of apologizing they will publicly lay blame for their remarks on Nifong for deliberately misleading them.

They will not even do that. This scenerio has been played out before with Tawana Barwley. No apologies and no explanations and no consequenses.

107 posted on 04/12/2007 1:24:11 PM PDT by CharacterCounts
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To: YOUGOTIT
Oh I would think they can have their record completely expunged....(criminally)

..but how do you expunge it from people's minds.

108 posted on 04/12/2007 1:24:38 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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To: PackerBronco

Oh my - we forgot Ms. Mangum:

Crystal Mangum: 0


109 posted on 04/12/2007 1:24:58 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (I'll be back after these messages...)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Thin gruel, counselor.

One more time, with feeling.


110 posted on 04/12/2007 1:25:28 PM PDT by Petronski (FRED!)
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To: w1andsodidwe
No, he is just a democrat. Winning by any means no matter who you destroy is just business as usual. After all he really needed those black voters in order to win his election.

I've always said Dems are either really stupid or really mean. I think Nifong is the latter.

111 posted on 04/12/2007 1:25:51 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: Guenevere
Who can put pressure on the faculty?

This should be used as a GIANT expose of how left wing academia functions.

Students get punished all the time by leftist professors just because they don't like what they think. They don't need evidence. They lash out at will with impunity.

The behavior of these professors should be held against them......BIG time. I'm saying it's time to put the 'punity' into what they've done.

112 posted on 04/12/2007 1:26:04 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops. NOW more than ever!!.)
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To: GOPRaleigh; PAR35
Hit reply, delete the name in the 'to' field if appropriate, type in the name you want to ping, and type 'ping' in the text box, hit post.

Don't fall for it Raleigh, what you really need is the PING-O-Matic, PAR35 is just trying to trick you so he can hoard the last one for himself.
113 posted on 04/12/2007 1:26:19 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: Kimmers; Peach

If true, OMG!

ping post 71


114 posted on 04/12/2007 1:26:43 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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115 posted on 04/12/2007 1:26:49 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: GOPRaleigh

Nifong gave the state such a black eye, he had no choice but to apologyze.

A year too late, but then he had and continues to have th MSM on his side.

After all, fraternites hire strippers, they go to jail for 30 years. At least according to Terry MorOn.


116 posted on 04/12/2007 1:27:04 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: TommyDale

“He better not bend over to pick up a bar of soap!”

Why do I think he’d enjoy it?


117 posted on 04/12/2007 1:27:12 PM PDT by toldyou
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To: beeber

Oh ick..


118 posted on 04/12/2007 1:27:18 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: Armedanddangerous

That is the point - one of the factors the NC Bar will weigh tomorrow is, “Has the defendant expressed contrition to the victims?”

He just did, a day befor his trial at the bar.


119 posted on 04/12/2007 1:27:30 PM PDT by patton (19yrs ... only 4,981yrs to go ;))
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To: Howlin

Greta? Did you see Shep’s hysteria? :o)


120 posted on 04/12/2007 1:27:53 PM PDT by daybreakcoming (X41:"I will never apologize for the United States of America I don't care what the facts are")
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To: GOPRaleigh

the next Fox News Alert will have him checking into rehab....


121 posted on 04/12/2007 1:28:13 PM PDT by AIM-54
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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," Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong said in a statement.

Yea, like to the extent that the entire WORLD has been watching and the English language has created a new phrase "to Nifong someone."

He's a miserable loser of Biblical proportion.
122 posted on 04/12/2007 1:28:13 PM PDT by Vision ("Delight yourself with the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm37:4)
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To: prairiebreeze

Yes it is true. We discussed it a length last summer. Only the WHITE lacrosse players.


123 posted on 04/12/2007 1:28:26 PM PDT by sissyjane (Fred!!)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Is a conditional apology still an apology? Doubt it. I wonder how much the Fong paid his lawyers to clear that statement before he made it?


124 posted on 04/12/2007 1:28:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: AIM-54

or meeting with the Duke basketball team...sorry!


125 posted on 04/12/2007 1:29:21 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (I'll be back after these messages...)
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To: prairiebreeze

It is true, only Duke LAX players who attended the party was all she had to choose from.

Kinda like playing Pin the Tail on the Defendant.


126 posted on 04/12/2007 1:30:09 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: PajamaTruthMafia

LOL!


127 posted on 04/12/2007 1:30:11 PM PDT by toldyou
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To: GOPRaleigh

SHOVE IT, NIFONG.


128 posted on 04/12/2007 1:30:26 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Not enough. A few L.A.P.D. officers had a scuffle with a drugged out black man a few years ago, and went to prison for “violating his civil rigthts”, Nifong needs a civIl rights criminal prosecution and a LONG time in prison.


129 posted on 04/12/2007 1:30:35 PM PDT by stumpy
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To: mewzilla; Howlin

Thanks...that’s all I could find too.

This seems worse to me than if he’d said NOTHING ...

Does he think Durham and these young men are going to say OH! Thanks Mike...now we can move forward?

Expect his lawyer went over the statement letter by letter...

What a jackass.


130 posted on 04/12/2007 1:30:37 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: GOPRaleigh
"To the extent that I made FALSE judgments that ultimately proved to be incorrectCRIMINAL on my part so that I could get elected.........blah blah blah
Eat dirt Nifong......
131 posted on 04/12/2007 1:31:15 PM PDT by daybreakcoming (X41:"I will never apologize for the United States of America I don't care what the facts are")
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To: GOPRaleigh
Nifong takes issue with the descriptions of his prosecution as "rogue" and "unchecked." He should be packing his bathrobe for all the visits to his defense attorney's office in Winston Salem in the coming weeks.

Nifong Press Release

132 posted on 04/12/2007 1:31:15 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.)
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To: GOPRaleigh
He's sorry? Who knew?
133 posted on 04/12/2007 1:31:37 PM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: GOPRaleigh

Don’t forget that cabal of academic socialists at Duke, too! Or the Duke administration who fired the lacrosse coach...


134 posted on 04/12/2007 1:31:58 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: sissyjane

Thanks for that info, just more sickening aspects of this case.

Which also begs the question, what about the LE involved and also Nifong’s ADA’s?? Wonder if the light of scrutiny will be turned on any of those....


135 posted on 04/12/2007 1:32:49 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: sissyjane

Precisely!! ;-)


136 posted on 04/12/2007 1:32:54 PM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: SF Republican

I think if it can be proved he lied to the trial judge and withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense that his immunity would be removed as he acted in a manner outside the scope of his office. it is presumed that prosecutors are required to obey the laws and procedures enacte dby the legislature. They are given wide latitude in dealing with defendants but there are limits that cannot be passed and Nilfong may have passed them.


137 posted on 04/12/2007 1:32:58 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: HEY4QDEMS; GOPRaleigh; PAR35

Ping-O-Matics! They’re on sale now - don’t miss out!

Buy one for five dollars, get the second of equal or greater value.


138 posted on 04/12/2007 1:33:53 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: GOPRaleigh

This is an “I’m sorry if you were offended” type apology. I can’t wait until the full story comes out.


139 posted on 04/12/2007 1:34:04 PM PDT by LWalk18
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To: SE Mom
Expect his lawyer went over the statement letter by letter...

At this point Nifong probably had to clear it with Sharpton and Jackson. rolling eyes!

140 posted on 04/12/2007 1:34:18 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: prairiebreeze

I would recommend http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/ and http://liestoppers.blogspot.com/ for further additional reading.


141 posted on 04/12/2007 1:35:17 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: LWalk18

I want a press conference! You remember how Nifong held one every other day at the beginning of this hoax.


142 posted on 04/12/2007 1:35:27 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (I'll be back after these messages...)
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To: NautiNurse; Howlin; Alia; abb

OMG!!! After I read the whole statement —it is MUCH worse than I thought. He is beneath pig doo-doo!!!


143 posted on 04/12/2007 1:35:27 PM PDT by sissyjane (Fred!!)
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To: prairiebreeze
“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.

I agree. I read that quote and it does not even sound like an apology. He should have said. “I am sorry for falsely accusing three innocent lacrosse players of rape and kidnapping and subjecting them to a possible thirty year sentence in prison. It was wrong of me to inflame the local community into a racist pitch seeking vengeance against white males. I did this for my own personal aggrandizement. I am ashamed and what I did. I am not fit to hold public office or practice law. I am resigning immediately. I will fully cooperate with the State Bar investigating committee. I will accept any punishment they deem fit to administer.” That is an apology.

144 posted on 04/12/2007 1:35:36 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: GOPRaleigh

Much worse than the belated apology, is the uncertainty with which future trials will be viewed. Any indictment handed down by a grand jury, and the vigorous prosecution of those indicted, will only lead to much greater suspicion of the DA’s motivation now than ever in the past. Real perps will benefit by having a public much less disposed to acting on the say-so of an overly ambitious district attorney.

District attorneys do not prosecute every crime for which an indictment is passed down on by a grand jury. They pick and choose which ones they will prosecute, and on the rest, they bargain. The bargaining began much too late on this one. Now, everybody suspects the credibility of all district attorneys.


145 posted on 04/12/2007 1:36:00 PM PDT by alloysteel (For those who cannot turn back time, there is always the option of re-writing history.)
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To: prairiebreeze; Peach

“Their accuser identified them from a photo lineup that included pictures of only the lacrosse team”

3rd paragraph down

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17981766/


146 posted on 04/12/2007 1:36:10 PM PDT by Kimmers (Coram Deo)
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To: TommyDale

2 little

TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


147 posted on 04/12/2007 1:37:09 PM PDT by The PeteMan (Go to H*ll Dan Rather!)
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To: sissyjane
Dear Sissy,

You have besmirched my character by comparing me to Nifong. If you do it again you will hear from my lawyers.

Sincerely,

Pig Doo Doo

148 posted on 04/12/2007 1:37:36 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (I'll be back after these messages...)
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To: Winged Hussar

Ditto, WH. Let’s parse this Clintonian masterpiece a little more:

“”To the extent””: ie: Plenty of room here to argue just how much is my fault. Not exactly “the buck stops here”.

“judgments”: I was actually exercising judgment: rational, fair analysis of the facts with the objective of serving truth and justice. Not doing any of this for political expediency or part of my re-election effort. Not at all.

“that ultimately proved”: Ultimately, but at the time my totally naked self promotion seemed like a good idea in the public interest.

“to be incorrect”: incorrect sounds so innocent doesn’t it? especially when compared to stupid, venal, loathsome, immoral and disgusting

“I apologize to the three students”: they only had names when they were indicted. Now they are the “three students”

“that were wrongly accused,”: as you so well put it, passive. Happened by deus ex machina.

“Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong”: Should be inmate Nifong, disgraced/ful former DA, Durham County,

“said in a statement.”: Notice how, when he was riding this publicity stunt for all it was worth, he was quite happy to do everything by press conference. When it comes to demonstrating the sincerity of his sentiment and the gravity of the harm he caused, the slimeball issues a statement.

For people discussing monetary responsibility: there are several possible scenarios and others have posted about whether Nifong will have immunity or not. Rest assured, though that the people of NC are going to get stuck with a big tab when this is all done and I hope it will bring them to their senses when choosing their next DA for Durham County.


149 posted on 04/12/2007 1:38:09 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: ohioWfan
Agree...but how?

Withholding contributions to the college would definitely be an attention grabber....money talks.

But what else can be done....?

It may be, over time, the college will realize it's losing topnotch students who have decided to go elsewhere...

..I'm thinking slowly, but surely, these liberal teachers will feel the effect/heat of their actions.

150 posted on 04/12/2007 1:38:45 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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