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Mike Nifong Resigns as DA of Durham
Trial of Mike Nifong | Brytani

Posted on 06/15/2007 12:52:55 PM PDT by Brytani

Mike Nifong just resigned in tears as the DA of Durham NC during his bar trial.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: duke; dukelax; lacrosse; nifong; resignation; shame
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To: Brytani

Well thanks Brytani for this response without rancor and name-calling.

As for me, I’m done with the stripper thing. My husband is right in the room with me as I type this and I recall very well when I first met him he used to go to strip shows. He’s laughing at the names this “statist” fellow is calling me but he says he’s not proud of going to strip shows. At least not now that he has a daughter and a young granddaughter.

But on to Magnum and Nifong. I read somewhere that the reason Nifong even pursued this case is that he desperately wanted to be a DA as he was planning to retire and the DA salary at the end of his career would give him a bigger pension. Thus he needed to get elected and this thing happened at a most important time in that election process.

I truly believe that a deal was made with Nifong. I think he agreed to voluntary quit the DA office in public for NOT going to jail.

Well I think he should go to jail but hey, maybe that’s overkill. It’s just that I can’t think of any greater injustice than jailing innocent people. But I can almost guarantee this is part of a Nifong deal. I dunno, maybe it’s for the best but I see that Fitzgerald fellow and a Scooter Libby with three young children going to jail and I think it might be time to send a message to prosecutors on a personal vendetta.

As for Crystal Magnum, I wonder why the hell SHE isn’t brought up on charges. Isn’t filing a false criminal complaint a crime? Yes, I suppose this would be overkill but damn if her claims and lies weren’t very blatent. The fact that she’s getting off scot free might tend to encourage other women to make false rape claims. And all this does is make life more difficult for women who are REALLY raped.


151 posted on 06/15/2007 2:57:49 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Fishtalk
I have a suspicioin you would make a fairly unappetizing stripper, yourself. A little jealousy, perhaps? ..

BTW, thanks for admiting you're a deliberate liar. It's a refreshing thing, nowadays.

152 posted on 06/15/2007 2:58:06 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: twonie
If Seligman had been MY boy and broken down on the stand today, there would not have been enough of Nifong left to sweep up, far less for him to resign. Teeth, hair and eyeballs all over the court house floor - all Nifong’s.

You came on board during my exile but I can tell I like how you think!

153 posted on 06/15/2007 2:59:23 PM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release)
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To: ProudGOP

Wow. Sorry. I do NOT believe those boys said it.

I’ve heard our congress critters say that they intend to enforce our immigration laws but doesn’t mean I should believe it.

They never said it.


154 posted on 06/15/2007 2:59:29 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Nonstatist
I have a suspicioin you would make a fairly unappetizing stripper, yourself

Heh.

155 posted on 06/15/2007 3:00:23 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Nonstatist

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/patfish/promotions/mypic8.jpg


156 posted on 06/15/2007 3:06:01 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Yeah that’s me. Man, posting someone’s picture in a thread.

How low can you go?


157 posted on 06/15/2007 3:06:56 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Brytani
... and the thugs known as "professors" at Duke that signged the guilty until proven innocent open letter should submit their resignations if they had any honor (but obviously they do NOT).

At minimum, a letter of reprimand should be placed in their personnel files.

Like that would ever happen.

158 posted on 06/15/2007 3:08:30 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Fishtalk

Men ,(who are not gay)like to look at naked women.

Is this a news flash to you?

Looking at naked women is fun and not a crime.

You might want to question your little particle of reality.

Or not.

*hahahaha


159 posted on 06/15/2007 3:11:37 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: Fishtalk
I'm glad that you harbor the concepts of self respect and dignity. Would that others in society did the world would be a better place. It's simply refreshing in this day and age to see something we should be able to find in all of our fellow men and women.

I'm raising my children with the same values.

All things considered with respect to college however, I'm going to be such a hypocrite... : |

Anyways, cheers!

160 posted on 06/15/2007 3:11:46 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Fishtalk

give it a break, ya manhater......it’s YOUR repeat YOUR advertising/spam on FR that was posted.....check your tagline, sweetiepie:

Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)


161 posted on 06/15/2007 3:12:56 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: EagleUSA

Re #8 I second this.


162 posted on 06/15/2007 3:14:46 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Apologies.

You are right. My tag line has my Blog and right at the top of my Blog is my picture.

But splain....what difference does it make what I look like? I want so damn bad to defend myself....

I am a 57 year old woman! I’d have to pay men to watch me strip! But I’m quite sure that all of you are paragons of loveliness.

I hate men? Dear Lord.

I still think that those boys hiring strippers was wrong and such a thing objectifies women, that they should admit it but trust me, those boys admitting they’re wrong is waaaaaay down on the list of people who did wrong in this case. But it’s how I feel and I think I’m right.

But keep on beating on this nice middle-aged lady. It makes you men look so damn smart.


163 posted on 06/15/2007 3:19:35 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Cicero

Excellent point, we need to know it’s actually happened and is effective..... WHEN?

Like all duplicitous Demagogues, Nifong could be thinking “I PLAN to resign” with his fingers crossed behind his back while he tries to stretch things out as long as possible until he can qualify for the higher pension, etc.


164 posted on 06/15/2007 3:19:40 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Brytani

I`m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on T.V., but if this fool is disbarred, how does that work? Does this mean suspension or does it mean he can never work as a lawyer again?


165 posted on 06/15/2007 3:29:54 PM PDT by Screamname (On this date in history; Al Gore invents the Algorithm)
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To: Screamname

That depends if he’s permantly disbarred or if he’s disbared until he applies for his license again. ie clinton


166 posted on 06/15/2007 3:33:17 PM PDT by Brytani (Keeper of the FR Loofah, Bath-cap and Rubber Duckie)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Yuck. Definitely not stripper material.


167 posted on 06/15/2007 3:44:12 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: All
Checking back, I find that they were not strippers at all. they were 'exotic dancers & entertainers'...very nice young women it seems, according to the interviews with friends & relatives.

Surely, women who attend Bachelorette parties, or Chippendale dance revues, would not want to be charged with rape merely because they were caught on a cellphone photo with their hand wrapped around some stranger's bleep!

Nyfungus is toast!

Lawyer scum...

168 posted on 06/15/2007 3:46:21 PM PDT by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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O’Reilly will be insufferable tonight with the mention, and to have learned that there are so few viewers in Durham :).....probably done in deference to the well deserved disdain expressed toward that manhating Nancy Grace yesterday by Brad Bannon

too funny


169 posted on 06/15/2007 3:47:34 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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Noun 1. hooliganhooligan - a cruel and brutal fellow
bully, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, yob, yobbo, yobo, tough
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
bullyboy - a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction
muscleman, muscle - a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard; “the druglord had his muscleman to protect him”
skinhead - a young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations
plug-ugly, tough guy - someone who bullies weaker people


170 posted on 06/15/2007 3:52:42 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
O’Reilly will be insufferable tonight...

Yep...lots of bloviating...

171 posted on 06/15/2007 4:00:24 PM PDT by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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To: freespirited

So he has lost nothing, not really, if this is so.


172 posted on 06/15/2007 4:04:10 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: Brytani

That`s one hell of a penalty though isn`t it? What is law school, 7 years? Then you have to pass the bar? It just amazes me why anyone could be that self destructive as to risk all that for just a little bit of press and/or attention.

This is what makes our country great though, anytime corruption even shows a fraction of the whites of its eyes, that thing is SLAMMED right the hell down! These SOB`s are weeded right out and kicked right out on their arses.

Now if only our own Senate could follow suit. Corruption is ridiculous in our own Congress and to me the weeding out isn`t even close to what it could be (see Kennedys, Clintons, ect ect) Put it this way; They vote themselves pay raises! Wouldn`t you love to have a government job where you could do that?


173 posted on 06/15/2007 4:44:30 PM PDT by Screamname (On this date in history; Al Gore invents the Algorithm)
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To: U S Army EOD
nah....it ain't over...

the mom of one of the boys was chewing gum and looked like somebody that was just getting warmed up for a fight. She is well off and I think she is going to spend the next 20 years making it a hobby...

"How can I screw Nifong today?" Instead of a new Mercedes every other year she'll just drop it in the pocket of an attorney to pursue civil damages, then punative, then loss of consortium, mental anguish, loss of future income, etc..etc...

Legal purgatory for the next 20 or 30 years. I love it.

democrat ferret faced puke.

Now for the Duke faculty and trust to cough up some cash.

This is almost as fun as watching Gaza turn into a free fire zone.

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174 posted on 06/15/2007 5:10:32 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: Fishtalk
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175 posted on 06/15/2007 5:19:44 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: Fishtalk
I agree that it is dumb and sleazy to have any dealings with strippers. I could be wrong but seems it was Evans who called the strippers while Seligman left soon after the strippers arrived. I am not sure about Finnerty.

That said, I wish charges would be filed not only against Nifong but also Crystal Magnun. If these guys had not been rich they would have ended up with long prison terms. Next we need to go after Johnny Sutton who had railroaded innocent BG agents.

BTW, Although practically every show reported this, Nancy Grace had a guest host reported on a case of a woman dying in a hospital that was rehash of yesterday's show. Maybe the guest host will mentioned this case in passing. Hilarious how Nancy Grace spins to avoid so much as mentioning this case.

176 posted on 06/15/2007 5:51:27 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: COBOL2Java

OK, but I think he should spend the rest of his life clearing rat-infested slums.


177 posted on 06/15/2007 6:02:07 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Dante3

I think it was Evans’ roommate who arranged for the strippers.


178 posted on 06/15/2007 6:09:30 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: Dick Vomer

Damn that’s clever.


179 posted on 06/15/2007 6:13:48 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Dick Vomer

Damn that’s clever.


180 posted on 06/15/2007 6:13:55 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Dante3

I’ve never been one to think that we should have the government passing LAWS to shape a society in terms of how the majority wants it to function.

Thus I think the objectification of women should not be something a society condones. In the long run it’s just plain bad for a society that should cherish and protect its females. So since I’m not in favor of LAWS shaming men when they participate in low-class behavior such as hiring a stripper or going to strip shows, I take the position that our own personal condemnation should be enough.

Obviously society does not adore the entertainment of women stripping and debasing themselves for men or men who do it. Obviously you don’t have women desirous of growing up to be spectacular strippers or do most intelligent men brag of how many strippers they had over to the house.

I figure if I once in a while express how distasteful this is, and if a few folks join me, we can keep this behavior to a minimum for fear of shame and ridicule of participants.

It’s how society works in case yon folks hadn’t noticed. Note please the male fools who responded so nastily. How are they not like mean-spirited liberals who don’t want you to go complaining about the President’s little blow job in our sacred oval office? It’s because they WANT to do it. And like their liberal counterparts, they not only want to keep on doing it...they want us to LIKE it.

See that’s the part I’m not going along with.

I still think I’m right. Yes, I’ve watched porn movies, yes I’ve bedded more than a few men, yes I’ve watched both women and men strip. I’m perfectly normal.

I just think we, as a society, should be shaming young men who go hiring strippers, of a different race mind you, to come and entertain them while they’re suppose to be studying or having a fun party. It’s sleazy. I don’t think much of those young men. Yes I know it’s legal. Smoking’s legal. In Vegas, prostitution is legal. Doesn’t mean I think it’s a good thing.

Was the above really a dumb post like that one intelligent guy with the cartoon thing says?

You guys are outclassed. Give it up.


181 posted on 06/15/2007 6:25:25 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: Fishtalk

Dante,
I want to apologize for posting my rant in response to you. And I don’t know what’s with those duplicate posts but this happened on two different computers so I’m not convinced it me. But it could be...could be....

Gives the nasty guys something else to mock me. Keep my liberal analogy in mind with the responses.

What I wanted to say, Dant....in an earlier post somewhere I said I thought Chrystal Magnum should be prosecuted. MY point was if she walks off scot free after all the trouble she caused then what’s to stop another women from crying rape when it’s convenient. This only hurts women who really WERE raped.

I think those poor kids did the least worst thing of all although the stripper enthusiasts on this board overlook it. But I think if we can shame these youngsters out of this rather icky behavior...well none of it would have happened to begin with.


182 posted on 06/15/2007 6:30:02 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland; AbeKrieger

"It's all a crock if u ax me."

183 posted on 06/15/2007 6:30:59 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Dick Vomer

This will be fun to watch. The only problem, is how can you make a liberal feel shame? They have no concept what that is.


184 posted on 06/15/2007 6:33:14 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: Brytani
Blame the prosecutor all you want, however, in the end it’s the jury who finds the party guilty that really is wrong....

Yea, but it's sort of a problem if said prosecutor is knowingly hiding evidence that the jury would use to acquit....
185 posted on 06/15/2007 6:48:16 PM PDT by newguy357
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To: Brytani
First you put the garbage in a bag...

...then you take it out. There will be no justice without a long jail sentence.
186 posted on 06/15/2007 6:55:59 PM PDT by Old_Mil (Duncan Hunter in 2008! A Veteran, A Patriot, A Reagan Republican... http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: Brytani
"My community has suffered enough," a tearful Mike Nifong said Friday.

I didn't know a******s had a community.

187 posted on 06/15/2007 7:01:04 PM PDT by D.P.Roberts (Doing my part to build Uh-merica)
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To: D.P.Roberts

I suspect that considering the deep liberalism of Durham that there are many irate Democrats there at the turn of events. I would think that this is the kind of PC monster that they would want as a D.A.


188 posted on 06/15/2007 7:04:47 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: Fishtalk

“it didn’t happen”

Yes it did: http://dukenews.duke.edu/2006/03/lacrosseteam.html


189 posted on 06/15/2007 7:06:17 PM PDT by steverino62
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To: Theodore R.
"My community has suffered enough," a tearful Mike Nifong said Friday.

Or maybe he just means him and Fishtalk.

190 posted on 06/15/2007 7:08:01 PM PDT by D.P.Roberts (Doing my part to build Uh-merica)
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To: Brytani; Borax Queen; Czar
Comments....

Good. He went out of his way to unethically trash too many kids and their families.

191 posted on 06/15/2007 7:09:31 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: tsmith130

We may know tomorrow. It should wrap up sometime Saturday. There will probably be a quick decision.


192 posted on 06/15/2007 7:11:59 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: Brytani

Fake as a $4 bill. He wasted his time. I doubt they felt any compassion for him either.


193 posted on 06/15/2007 7:14:24 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: RushCrush

It was very moving. You can actually see it here

http://www.wral.com/


194 posted on 06/15/2007 7:15:53 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: AnotherUnixGeek

I’m not b*tchin’ at you personally, AUG, but here’s my take on this situation:

“The Innocence Project” gave Steven Avery back to Wisconsin, who...the MINUTE he was out of prison, raped one woman (she didn’t press charges because he said he’s come back and kill her if she did) and raped and murdered another woman (Theresa Halbach) with the coercion of his 16 year old nephew...who is now also going to prison for a very long time. Nice family. *SMIRK*

Steven Avery AGAIN got Life with no parole for Theresa’s murder and mutilation (they burned her in the family garbage pit after gutting her like a deer) which is the best we can do in this state with our monsters; just as we did with Jeffrey Dahmer, Chai Vang, etc.)

Yep. We were REALLY glad to have that animal back on the streets of Wisconsin again. *SPIT*

Sorry. No love lost between me and “The Innocence Project” though I know you were making a VALID point that maybe, just MAYBE SOME prisoners actually ARE innocent. The Innocence Project will NOT be trusted again in this state for a very, very, very long time.

You DO realize that these cases are worked on by college kids studying to be lawyers, right? They have nothing to lose. Do you want a clueless bleeding heart 20 year old fighting to release prisoners back into your state? I highly doubt it. In fact, the way things are these days, you can’t find a “First Time Offender” committing a capital crime; they’re all old hands at it already, usually with some prison time under their belt...and released early by our various states, anyway!

If anything, this Duke case will go down in history as a total miscarriage of justice if Nifong isn’t hung from the highest tree in the Town Square. And no one was even tortured to death this time around...though lives were definitely ruined.


195 posted on 06/15/2007 7:33:29 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Nonstatist

This has happened in virtually every LAX thread for the last 15 months.

I’m just glad the boys are getting closer to resuming a normal life again, even though it will probably never be the same. Very proud of Reade today.


196 posted on 06/15/2007 7:34:03 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: Dante3

It’s 10:40
Do you know where your puppy is?


197 posted on 06/15/2007 7:40:02 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: Sue Perkick

Most on the LAX threads have seen it. But for those who haven’t

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-JgTnR2jkk


198 posted on 06/15/2007 7:42:42 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: Sue Perkick

That was great! Thanks for reposting it :)


199 posted on 06/15/2007 8:39:09 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: EagleUSA
"He should be dis-barred...and investigated."

As should a number of federal prosecutors whose actions are equally egregious...

200 posted on 06/15/2007 8:44:55 PM PDT by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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