Skip to comments.Nifong Issues Apology to Ex-Lacrosse Players
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.
They should feel some kind of heat from this....
not gonna save him from disbarment though
Yes, I was too liberal with the scoring - good correction!
His resignation and suicide would be apology enough...
Nifong is so pwned from now on
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They will not even do that. This scenerio has been played out before with Tawana Barwley. No apologies and no explanations and no consequenses.
..but how do you expunge it from people's minds.
Oh my - we forgot Ms. Mangum:
Crystal Mangum: 0
Thin gruel, counselor.
One more time, with feeling.
I've always said Dems are either really stupid or really mean. I think Nifong is the latter.
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.
If true, OMG!
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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.
“He better not bend over to pick up a bar of soap!”
Why do I think he’d enjoy it?
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.
Greta? Did you see Shep’s hysteria? :o)
the next Fox News Alert will have him checking into rehab....
Yes it is true. We discussed it a length last summer. Only the WHITE lacrosse players.
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?
or meeting with the Duke basketball team...sorry!
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.
SHOVE IT, NIFONG.
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.
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.
Don’t forget that cabal of academic socialists at Duke, too! Or the Duke administration who fired the lacrosse coach...
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....
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.
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This is an “I’m sorry if you were offended” type apology. I can’t wait until the full story comes out.
At this point Nifong probably had to clear it with Sharpton and Jackson. rolling eyes!
I want a press conference! You remember how Nifong held one every other day at the beginning of this hoax.
OMG!!! After I read the whole statement —it is MUCH worse than I thought. He is beneath pig doo-doo!!!
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.
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.
“Their accuser identified them from a photo lineup that included pictures of only the lacrosse team”
3rd paragraph down
You have besmirched my character by comparing me to Nifong. If you do it again you will hear from my lawyers.
Pig Doo Doo
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.
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.