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  • Civitas poll: McCrory’s approval ratings slump

    05/02/2016 3:32:49 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 17 replies
    CBS North Carolina ^ | 04/29/2016 | CBS North Carolina
    A poll released Friday afternoon by the conservative group North Carolina Civitas showed Gov. Pat McCrory has the lowest approval ratings of his administration and trailing Attorney General Roy Cooper in the race for governor. The poll of 600 likely voters was done April 23-25 and has a margin of error of 4 percent. The poll shows 49 percent of North Carolinians have an unfavorable view of McCrory, the highest percentage since he has been governor. Only 39 percent have a favorable opinion, the lowest number of his time in office. In an October poll, by comparison, McCrory had a...
  • When Black Lies Matter - 30 for 30 'Fantastic Lies'

    04/30/2016 2:16:00 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 14 replies
    the story of a black female stripper who made up a lie to blame a white lacrosse team of a gang rape as a distraction when she needed a defence to prevent the state from taking her children away from her. then a white prosecutor; seeking re-election knowingly, withheld evidence that cleared the lacrosse team. The white prosecutor overwhelmly won the black votes until the truth came out. The first five minutes of "Fantastic Lies" might make lacrosse fans cringe. White privileged athletes. Partyers. A de facto frat house. The labels thrown out, true or not, will likely lure a...
  • Lewandowski prosecutor outed as Hillary supporter

    03/30/2016 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 03-30-2016 | Staff
    Put on Florida Democratic Party's campaign-endorsing council NEW YORK – The Florida prosecutor who brought battery charges against Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, supports Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president. An article published by the Palm Beach Post on Nov. 17, 2015, has been circulating since Tuesday evening because it lists Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg as a member 150-member Florida Leadership Council, which was established by the Democratic Party to promote Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. The article states that Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg and Tax Collector Anne Gannon “are also part of Clinton’s Florida...
  • Trump: David Brooks ‘one of the dumbest’ pundits

    03/19/2016 7:48:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 73 replies ^ | 3/19/16 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is firing back after conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks called for the GOP to reject Trump. “While I have never met @nytdavidbrooks of the NY Times, I consider him one of the dumbest of all pundits- he has no sense of the real world!” Trump tweeted early Saturday morning. “Reading @nytdavidbrooks of the NY Times is a total waste of time, he is a clown with no awareness of the world around him- dummy!” he added.
  • Duke’s Executive VP Tallman Trask hit parking attendant with car, accused of using racial slur

    02/29/2016 11:06:48 AM PST · by abb · 28 replies
    The (Duke University) Chronicle ^ | February 29, 2016 | Amrith Ramkumar and Rachel Chason
    This story is part one in a two-part investigative series. The second part will examine the culture in the Parking and Transportation Services Department and will be published later this week. A parking attendant has alleged that Executive Vice President Tallman Trask, the University’s primary financial and administrative officer, used a racial slur after hitting her with his car. EVP Tallman Trask oversees Duke’s finances and administration. The parking attendant, Shelvia Underwood of Raleigh-based McLaurin Parking and Transportation, claims that Trask hit her with with his vehicle Aug. 30, 2014, before a Duke football game against Elon University, and called...
  • Ten Years Later, the Duke Lacrosse Case Still Reverberates

    02/22/2016 8:08:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | February 22, 2016 | K.C. Johnson
    Next month will be the tenth anniversary of the spring break party that triggered the Duke lacrosse case. That incident probably remains the highest-profile false rape claim in recent U.S. history—rivaled only by the claim against University of Virginia fraternity members leveled, and then retracted, by Rolling Stone. That both of these false accusations occurred on a campus should come as no surprise. A general disinterest in due process for accused students combined with a one-sided intellectual atmosphere on questions related to gender make universities poorly suited to evaluate sexual assault allegations. The lacrosse case, moreover, added race and class...
  • 60 Minutes investigates: The Duke rape case (Update on Coach Mike Pressler)

    04/12/2015 4:22:21 PM PDT · by abb · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 12, 2015 | Armen Keteyian
    This week on 60 Minutes, Armen Keteyian interviewed Coach Mike Pressler, the lacrosse coach who was forced to resign after three of his players were accused of brutally attacking and raping an exotic dancer at a team party in 2006. It's a story 60 Minutes co-producers Michael Radutzky and Tanya Simon remember well. They followed the case from the time the accusations were made in March of 2006 -- to a year later in 2007 when the players were declared innocent. In that time, 60 Minutes produced three detailed reports on the strange details surrounding the case, and conducted interviews...
  • Apology needed in UVa rape hoax scandal

    12/14/2014 6:26:22 AM PST · by abb · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 14, 2014 | R. B. Parrish
    The first thing President Teresa Sullivan of the University of Virginia needs to do in the wake of what now appears to be a faux rape scandal is to apologize to the victims – that is, to the members of Phi Kappa Psi, who have been vilified, forced to move off campus into motels, and suffered suspicions even from family members and close friends. That would be the human and moral response. That Sullivan will not do so is nearly as certain as the chance of her taking false accusations as a matter that needs university attention. This is for...
  • ‘Fire University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan’ put to petition

    12/11/2014 4:14:21 AM PST · by abb · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Teresa Sullivan, the president of the University of Virginia — the campus at the heart of the Rolling Stone magazine debacle over its since-debunked rape claim piece — has become the target of a petition that calls for her immediate firing. The petition has only gathered a few signatures so far, but its text is blunt. It reads: "University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan vandalized our legal system by immediately assuming the guilt of innocent men after an anonymous accuser without evidence cried, 'Rape!' Sullivan suspended activities of all fraternities (not just the one fraternity the accuser mentions), and...
  • U-Va. students challenge Rolling Stone account of attack

    12/10/2014 3:01:30 PM PST · by abb · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    It was 1 a.m. on a Saturday when the call came. A friend, a University of Virginia freshman who earlier said she had a date that evening with a handsome junior from her chemistry class, was in hysterics. Something bad had happened. Arriving at her side, three students —“Randall,” “Andy” and “Cindy” as they were identified in an explosive Rolling Stone account — told The Washington Post that they found their friend in tears. Jackie appeared traumatized, saying her date ended horrifically, with the older student parking his car at his fraternity, asking her to come inside, and then forcing...
  • What's Wrong With Our University Presidents?

    12/09/2014 1:56:17 AM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2014 | R. B. Parrish
    Teresa Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, said all the right things when fraternity members at her school were accused of gang rape: she followed the PC playbook and nobody could fault her for missing her lines. She automatically assumed guilt, and was fast off the mark to let everyone know that the university opposed rape and stood with rape survivors (as if that was ever in doubt). She didn't wait for the facts, she dropped the presumption of innocence, and ran with the hounds. The wrongs described in Rolling Stone are appalling and have caused all of us...
  • AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Had Mixed Reaction to Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

    12/04/2014 12:20:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 4, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by President Obama to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, took part in a 2007 panel discussion at Duke Law School prompted by the Duke lacrosse rape case. Lynch's comments provide insight into her mindset and raise unsettling questions about her commitment to equal justice and the rights of the accused. The event took place on September 28, 2007. The wounds were still raw for members of the Duke lacrosse team, their families, and in a sense, the entire nation. That same month, Michael Nifong, the former District Attorney who had knowingly pursued...
  • No Formal Police Investigation Yet in (Alleged) UVA Rape Case

    12/03/2014 12:55:18 PM PST · by abb · 22 replies
    Time ^ | December 3, 2014 | Eliza Gray
    While questions mount regarding the credibility of an account of an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, police have yet to open a formal investigation. University officials have said—as recently as Dec. 2—that they have been instructed by police not to discuss the specific incident because it is the subject of a police inquiry. But TIME has learned that so far, that inquiry has not crossed the threshold for the Charlottesville Police Department to treat it as a criminal investigation. Because the alleged incident took place at a fraternity house off campus, it falls under the jurisdiction...
  • N.C. judge overturns Darryl Howard conviction, finds (more) prosecutor misconduct by Mike Nifong

    05/27/2014 12:06:41 PM PDT · by abb · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Radley Balko
    In March, I posted a long report on the Darryl Howard case. There’s a lot to this story, but here’s a quick and dirty summary: Howard was convicted in 1995 for murdering a woman and her 13-year-old daughter in a Durham public housing complex. Despite evidence that both women had been sexually assaulted, there was no physical evidence linking Howard to the crime scene. In post-conviction, Howard’s attorneys discovered a police memo describing a tip indicating that the murders were the work of a gang called the New York Boys. The tip seemed particularly reliable because it referred to the...
  • A Dishonest Rewrite of the Duke Lacrosse Case

    05/19/2014 5:59:06 AM PDT · by ladyjane · 39 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | May 18, 2018 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    In the outpouring of praise for William D. Cohan's new book "The Price of Silence"—a work, remarkably enough, being celebrated as a model of evenhandedness, scrupulous objectivity, etc.—one essential has gone overlooked. Namely, the central point of this tale about the Duke lacrosse case and accusations against three players of rape and assault at a house party. It takes no close reading to see that the book is meant to recast the story so as to nullify the outcome Americans thought they knew—
  • Book review: 'The Price of Silence' only tells one side of Duke lacrosse scandal (DukeLax)

    04/20/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by abb · 11 replies
    The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | April 20, 2014 | Joseph Neff
    The Duke lacrosse case was a spectacular scandal – a cause célèbre that had the country abuzz about race, class and gender. Three wealthy Duke students, all of them white, were charged with raping a poor black woman during a spring break party at a scruffy rental house in Durham. Then the whole mess imploded in real time, in the national media, due to prosecutorial misconduct. North Carolina, of all places in America, was perhaps the most fertile soil for a case that ended with the state attorney general declaring the three players innocent and state regulators disbarring the prosecutor,...
  • The Hazards of Duke (Latest DukeLax Fiction Book)

    04/15/2014 12:05:55 PM PDT · by abb · 12 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | K. C. Johnson
    On August 25, 2006 the New York Times published a nearly 6,000-word, front-page analysis of the evidence in the case against the three lacrosse-playing students at Duke University who were charged with raping a prostitute who had been hired to dance at a party. The article conceded that holes had emerged in the case brought against them by Mike Nifong, the district attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina. But by presenting material in the light most favorable to Nifong’s claims and by excluding or diminishing the significance of key exculpatory evidence, the Times implied that a rape still might have occurred....
  • The Duke Lacrosse Accuser Stands by Her Story

    04/02/2014 6:13:44 PM PDT · by abb · 29 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | April 2, 2014 | William D. Cohan
    In March 2006, Crystal Gail Mangum, a student at North Carolina Central University, who worked as a stripper and an escort, accused three members of the Duke lacrosse team — Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans — of raping her at an off-campus party. The case captivated the country, with the media breathlessly reporting the statements of prosecutor Mike Nifong, who was later fired, disbarred and imprisoned for 24 hours, and then those of the players' defense attorneys in a seemingly endless loop of contradictions. In April 2007, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said there was "no credible...
  • In new book, former Durham DA Mike Nifong speaks about Duke lacrosse case

    03/29/2014 3:10:03 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies
    The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | March 28, 2014 | Joseph Neff
    Former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong has held his tongue since his career imploded in the Duke lacrosse case. But his thoughts are about to land in bookstores, at length and virtually unchallenged. “The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, The Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities” is scheduled for publication April 8. The book – $35 in hardback, 650 pages long – bills itself as “the definitive, magisterial account” of a case that generated tens of thousands of news stories, countless blog posts, seemingly endless cable gabfests and a handful of books. Three...
  • Darryl Howard and the rampaging prosecutor: Durham learns little from Duke lacrosse debacle

    03/20/2014 12:18:18 PM PDT · by abb · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2014 | Radley Balko
    When Darryl Howard was convicted of murder in 1995, he cried out ”I didn’t do it!” then sobbed in open court. He has maintained his innocence ever since. (snip) But for all his problems, there has never been much compelling evidence that Howard is a murderer. Howard was convicted of killing a woman named Doris Washington and her 13-year-old daughter Nishonda in November 1991. Despite indications that both women had been sexually assaulted, no DNA or biological evidence connected Howard to the crime scene. He was convicted entirely on eyewitness testimony, much of which was vague, contradictory, or later recanted....
  • What if Jameis Winston were a white lacrosse player?

    12/03/2013 4:23:08 AM PST · by abb · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | December 2, 2013 | John Rocker
    Exclusive: John Rocker compares media coverage of accused QB vs. Duke athletes With each passing year, we regrettably get more stories of college athletes acting up and getting in trouble with the law. From armed robbery to rape, there appears to be no crime that college athletes aren’t capable of committing. Dominating the sports world right now is the story of a likely nominee for the Heisman Trophy standing accused of sexual assault. Jameis Winston is the star quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles, who are currently undefeated and ranked No. 1 out of all college teams in the country....
  • Crystal Mangum found guilty of 2nd-degree murder (DukeLax)

    11/22/2013 9:59:08 AM PST · by abb · 50 replies
    The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | November 22, 2013 | Beth Velliquette
    DURHAM Crystal Mangum was found guilty of second degree murder Friday in the death her boyfriend, Reginald Daye. In a quick-moving trial, jurors deliberated over four options: first-degree murder, guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of voluntary manslaughter or not guilty. That Mangum stabbed boyfriend Daye, 46, on April 3, 2011, was never in question. She admitted during the eight-day trial that she “poked” Daye with a knife in the side of the chest with a steak knife at his apartment, but she claimed she did it in self-defense while he was straddling her and trying to choke her. Daye told...
  • ‘Men’s rights’ group defends posters claiming women lie about rape

    07/12/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 67 replies
    Global News ^ | July 12, 2013 | Christine Tam
    EDMONTON – A so-called “men’s rights” group is defending its recent poster campaign that is sparking national outrage for claiming some women lie about being raped. The posters were a response to the ‘Don’t be that guy” campaign that aims to educate young men on alcohol’s role in sexual assault and define consensual sex. Men’s Rights Edmonton issued a statement on its website taking responsibility for its “Don’t be that girl” campaign that was highly criticized by police, city officials and women’s groups for sending the wrong message. “Just because you regret a one night stand doesn’t mean it wasn’t...
  • Duke settles federal case with former lacrosse players

    02/28/2013 8:09:31 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 26 replies
    DURHAM — Duke University and 38 members of its 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team notified a federal judge on Wednesday that they’d settled the players’ lawsuit out of court.
  • Duke rejects application of Blair Holliday to return as student.

    01/12/2013 9:51:03 AM PST · by abb · 15 replies ^ | January 12, 2013 | Duke Check
    Blair Holliday ’15, the promising wide receiver for Duke football who was in a near-fatal water ski accident last July 4th and who has made a miraculous recovery, has hit a brutal, unexpected bump: DukeCheck has learned that Duke University rejected his application to return this semester as a student. Before the accident, Holliday maintained a 3.75 grade point average, majoring in psychology. His doctors had cleared him to return. Beyond that, Holliday had an invitation from Head Coach David Cutcliffe and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick – great supporters during Holliday’s recovery period — to return to the football...
  • Filing in Duke lacrosse case alleges setup

    10/30/2012 6:26:50 PM PDT · by abb · 38 replies
    The (Durham) Herald-Sun ^ | October 30, 2012 | Ray Gronberg
    10.30.12 - 08:41 pm By Ray Gronberg; 919-419-6648 DURHAM – A new court filing purporting to be from Crystal Mangum says she can supply evidence in a Duke lacrosse lawsuit that she was paid, up front, to set up Duke University’s 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team. The filing surfaced on Tuesday, a day after federal court clerks in Greensboro received it from the U.S. Postal Service. It was styled as a motion by Mangum, acting as her own lawyer, asking that she be allowed to intervene in the civil-rights lawsuit that exonerated lacrosse players David Evans, Colin Finnerty and Reade...
  • Historian must answer questions about lacrosse case (DukeLax)

    10/16/2012 4:01:49 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies
    The (Durham) Herald Sun ^ | October 15, 2012 | Ray Gronberg
    DURHAM – A historian who’s written about the Duke lacrosse case must answer questions from Duke University lawyers defending the school from lawsuits filed by two groups of former lacrosse players, a federal court in Maine says. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Rich III said Brooklyn College professor K.C. Johnson has to give Duke’s legal team a deposition and turn over documents about his dealings with the players. Johnson invoked a form of journalist’s confidentiality privilege as he fought Duke’s subpoena. Rich acknowledged that such claims can be valid, depending on how the interests in each case balance out. In this...
  • Elected Durham County D.A. Tracey Cline — Former Mike Nifong Deputy — Removed from Office

    04/29/2012 12:55:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Volokh ^ | April 28, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    This happened last month, but I just learned of the case because the trial court decision was just posted on Westlaw; Cline is appealing the removal. The decision is here; a newspaper article on the subject is here; the statute authorizing the removal, N.C. Gen. Stats. § 7A-66(6), provides that a D.A. may be removed by a court for “[c]onduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute.” ... partly because it comes on the heels of the ouster of D.A. Nifong — Cline was the first D.A. elected following Nifong’s ouster, and had worked for...
  • (Duke) lacrosse accuser (Crystal Mangum) wants murder charge dismissed, new judge

    04/05/2012 1:26:01 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 39 replies ^ | 5 April 2012 | Erin Hartness
    Durham, N.C. — The Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006 filed motions Thursday asking that a murder charge against her be dismissed and that the judge in the case to recuse himself. Crystal Mangum, 32, is charged in the death of Reginald Daye, 46, who was stabbed with a kitchen knife during an April 3, 2011, argument at his Durham apartment, police said. They had been dating for about a month at the time of his death. Mangum filed the motions herself, with the assistance of a supporter who isn't an attorney....
  • Cline removed as Durham DA, vows appeal (DukeLax Tie-In)

    03/03/2012 3:37:04 AM PST · by abb · 7 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | March 3, 2012 | J. Andrew Curliss
    DURHAM - Tracey E. Cline, a prosecutor who crusaded for victims and pledged to always do right, was permanently removed Friday from her office as Durham's elected district attorney after a judge found she made false and reckless attacks on Durham's senior judge, tainting her ability to seek justice. Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood of Franklin County, who presided over the removal inquiry that began three weeks ago, dismissed Cline's claims of free speech protections and found she engaged in conduct "prejudicial" to the administration of justice which brought her office into "disrepute" in court documents filed against Superior...
  • So Now It's the Lacrosse Murder

    02/27/2012 3:25:04 AM PST · by abb · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2012 | R. B. Parrish
    The American public loves stories. It loves stories better than explicated truth, because stories entertain better. Ask Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Ask the Hofstra lads. And when the media gets something wrong, don't expect apologies or hand-wringing; there's just a rush to get on with the next story; because the truth would require so much explanation it would bore people and lose the audience. Now we have a murder committed in Virginia. Alcohol played a part. But too many people enjoy alcohol to focus on that; and besides, the media wouldn't want to come across as prudes. The defendant was a student...
  • LSU AD Alleva Deposed in Duke Lacrosse Suit

    02/04/2012 5:00:45 PM PST · by abb · 46 replies
    The Hayride ^ | February 4, 2012 | Walter Abbott
    LSU AD Alleva Deposed in Duke Lacrosse Suit Posted by: Walter Abbott on Saturday, February 4, 2012, 18:20 Louisiana State University (LSU) Athletic Director Joe Alleva was deposed last month in a lawsuit filed nearly five years ago regarding the notorious Duke Lacrosse Case, where a prostitute falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape. Alleva was Duke’s athletic director at the time and was famously quoted as telling lacrosse coach Mike Pressler as he was cancelling the team’s season that “It’s not about the truth anymore,” because of the intense media coverage of the controversy. Mike Nifong, the...
  • Judge suspends (Durham County NC DA) Cline; hearing set on removal

    01/28/2012 2:28:37 PM PST · by Moose4 · 22 replies · 3+ views
    (Raleigh, NC) News and Observer ^ | 27 January 2012 | J. Andrew Curless
    DURHAM -- District Attorney Tracey Cline was immediately suspended from office late Friday after a judge found probable cause that she has engaged in ongoing attacks on a Durham judge that are "prejudicial to the administration of justice" and bring her office into disrepute. Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood of Franklin County suspended Cline under a rarely used state law. He ordered a hearing for Feb. 13 to determine whether Cline will be permanently removed from the elected office she has held since 2009. Hobgood was not required to suspend Cline before next month's hearing, but he invoked that...
  • Judge suspends Cline as Durham district attorney (Nifong Redux)

    01/27/2012 3:55:33 PM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | January 27, 2012
    A judge today suspended Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline from her elected office, ruling that there is probable cause that Cline should be removed permanently. Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood of Franklin County set a hearing for Feb. 13 in which Cline will have a chance to defend her numerous court filings made over the past three months in a high-profile attack on Orlando Hudson, the senior judge in Durham. Hobgood was not required to suspend Cline before a hearing, but had the option under state law. Cline has been under scrutiny for her ongoing allegations against Hudson, allegations...
  • Lacrosse lawyer seeks Duke PR info

    01/02/2012 5:06:15 AM PST · by abb · 15 replies
    The (Durham) Herald-Sun ^ | January 2, 2012 | Ray Gronberg
    A lawyer for three members of Duke University’s 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team has subpoenaed the records of two public-relations companies Duke officials consulted in the course of dealing with false rape allegations a stripper made against the team. Durham attorney Bob Ekstrand has told federal judges information from the two firms, Burson-Marsteller and Edelman, is important to his clients’ civil-rights lawsuit against Duke because public-relations worries were central to the school’s response in 2006. “Duke’s media strategy drove its decision-making, including its decisions to deprive [players] of the procedural protections it promises to all of its students in connection with...
  • Judicial misconduct alleged in North Carolina (DukeLax Frame tie-in)

    11/18/2011 5:58:06 PM PST · by abb · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2011 | David Zucchino
    An extraordinary legal shouting match has broken out in Durham, N.C., between the county’s beleaguered local district attorney and its senior Superior Court judge, who has chastised the D.A. in open court. In a harshly worded court filing, Durham Dist. Atty. Tracey Cline accused Judge Orlando F. Hudson Jr. of "moral turpitude, dishonesty and corruption" and complained that the judge "harbors animosity" toward her and has engaged in "retaliatory conduct" and "gross misconduct." Court filings are typically written in dry, obtuse legal argot. But Cline’s filing contains unusually accusatory and vituperative language replete with fractured syntax and spelling errors. She...
  • It’s past time for Penn State officials to stand up and be fired

    11/07/2011 10:38:08 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11.7.2011 | David Steele
    When a state university is embroiled in one of the most heinous scandals in the history of American higher education—and that’s the plane we’re on now; never mind where this stands among college sports scandals—here is what you do not want to hear about the principals involved, two days after felony indictments are handed down … Athletic director requests and is granted an administrative leave. Former vice president is allowed to return to retirement. Legendary football coach: Issues a statement pleading ignorance to the most serious accusation in which he’s directly involved. School president: Issues a statement of his own...
  • Ex-defendant sues Cline, police, Durham (DukeLax Tie-In)

    09/22/2011 3:30:26 AM PDT · by abb · 8 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 22, 2011 | J. Andrew Curliss
    A Durham man who was set free by the state Court of Appeals over "repeated neglect" by Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the prosecutor, the police officers who handled his case, and the city of Durham. Frankie Washington alleges that the authorities who put him behind bars for nearly three years acted in "bad faith." The officers and Cline concealed evidence, the lawsuit alleges, and conspired to violate his rights under the state and U.S. constitutions. Cline and the police had a "reckless and callous disregard of public justice in this State," says the...
  • (Durham, NC) DA takes issue with coverage, calls for public forum (DukeLax)

    09/15/2011 4:48:15 AM PDT · by abb · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Herald Sun ^ | September 15, 2011 | Beth Velliquette
    DURHAM – Durham County District Attorney Tracey Cline and the editor of The News & Observer came to one agreement Wednesday evening – that they would participate in a forum at the N.C. Central University School of Law – but that was the only thing they agreed upon. Cline took out an ad in Sunday’s Herald-Sun to announce she was calling a Town Hall Meeting at the Durham County Courthouse to speak about a series of articles the Raleigh newspaper published about her last week. In the ad, she invited Andrew Curliss, the reporter who wrote the series, to attend....
  • Cline's courtroom actions lead to dismissals, appeals (DukeLax ass't District Attorney)

    09/04/2011 11:13:30 AM PDT · by abb · 26 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 9, 2011 | J. Andrew Curliss
    First of three parts DURHAM - The final witness in the trial of Frankie Washington was his prosecutor, Tracey Cline. Cline had pursued charges against Washington for more than four years, accusing the handyman of burglary, robbery, kidnapping, assault and an attempted sex offense in a frightening West Durham home invasion. At the trial in late February 2007, Cline was in the witness box, an unusual spot for a longtime assistant district attorney. Washington's attorney, preparing for an appeal, wanted to question her about forensic tests on the evidence - a winter hat, a bandana, a pistol-grip shotgun and a...
  • (Duke) Lacrosse suit lawyers to meet Wednesday

    08/29/2011 2:49:15 PM PDT · by abb · 10 replies
    The Herald Sun ^ | August 29, 2011 | Ray Gronberg
    DURHAM – Lawyers in two of Duke-lacrosse-case-spawned lawsuits are due in court Wednesday morning to try to resolve some of their disagreements about how to handle the exchange of depositions and documents. The pre-trial conference is a continuation of a process, guided by a federal magistrate judge, that began earlier this month. Duke University and lawyers for two groups of players are trying among other things to figure out where and how many people should be questioned in the course of gathering evidence on the players’ claims against the school. The players contend that Duke administrators breached confidentiality promises and...
  • Autopsy: Stab wound led to death of lacrosse accuser's boyfriend (DukeLax)

    08/05/2011 10:44:15 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 4, 2011 | Matthew Burns
    Complications from a "gaping" stab wound led to the death of a Durham man in April, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Crystal Mangum, 32, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, is charged with murder in the man's death. Police have said that Reginald Daye, 46,was stabbed with a kitchen knife during an April 3 argument at his apartment, at 3507 Century Oaks Drive. He died 10 days later. According to the autopsy report, the stab wound punctured Daye's left lung and tore through his diaphragm, stomach, colon, left kidney...
  • Pot Meet Kettle (New York Times Edition)

    07/11/2011 11:38:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 10, 2011 | Roger Kimball
    I have to admit that The News of the World, which just yesterday was the largest circulation newspaper in Britain and, beginning tomorrow, will have ceased to exist, has never been part of my literary diet. I am not entirely sure I have ever actually seen the paper, though I know a juicy story involving alcohol, a prominent journalist, his concerned wife, and the paper, the details of which I will save for my memoirs. . . . In the meantime, the word is that the scandal which put the paper out of business — hacking into the voicemail of...
  • Crying Rape

    05/29/2011 9:07:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 30, 2011 | Mike Adams
    People often assume that self-described liberals are more supportive of due process than self-described conservatives. That certainly isn’t the case when we talk about the illiberal bureaucrats who run the United States Department of Education. The notion that an adult charged with a felony should be put on trial using the same standard of evidence used for someone who has been issued a parking ticket is absurd. In fact, it is more than absurd. It is offensive to well-established principles of due process and fundamental fairness. Recently, however, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced new...
  • Lawmaker calls NAACP, Barber 'racist'

    05/28/2011 7:08:22 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5/27/2011 | Bruce Mildwurf
    Raleigh, N.C. — An eastern North Carolina lawmaker is standing behind his characterization of the NAACP and its state president as racist. Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir, sent a May 14 e-mail to the NAACP, in response to an announcement from the group about a Greenville news conference to protest budget cuts proposed by Republican lawmakers. The announcement read, in part, "Tea Party extremists seized the Republican Party and declared war on African Americans, poor people and other minorities." "I have no interest in receiving anything from a Racist such as William Barber," LaRoque wrote in his reply, referring to the...
  • Crystal Mangum indicted for boyfriend's death (DukeLax false accuser)

    04/18/2011 12:51:01 PM PDT · by abb · 59 replies
    The (Raleigh) News & Observer ^ | April 18, 2011 | Jesse James Deconto
    A grand jury has indicted Crystal Mangum in the murder of her boyfriend Reginald Daye. She was accused of stabbing her boyfriend, Reginald Daye, during an argument. Police were dispatched to 3507 Century Oaks Drive at 3:15 a.m. April 3, and found Daye stabbed in the torso. Daye, 46, died last Wednesday at Duke Hospital, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael has said. Mangum, the woman at the center of the Duke University lacrosse scandal five years ago, is in the Durham County jail. She originally faced a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury....
  • Police: Duke Lacrosse Accuser Stabbed Boyfriend

    04/03/2011 10:44:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2011
    Durham, NC - Authorities say the woman who falsely claimed she was raped by Duke lacrosse players has been accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the chest at a North Carolina home. Durham police say 32-year-old Crystal Mangum was arrested Sunday morning several hours after the stabbing that seriously injured her 46-year-old boyfriend.
  • Duke lacrosse accuser arrested (Again)

    04/03/2011 9:37:27 AM PDT · by abb · 66 replies
    WTVD-TV11 ^ | April 3, 2011 | Staff
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- Police say former Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum was arrested again overnight. Authorities say Mangum was arrested Saturday night and is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit robbery and inflicting serious injuries. Mangum is being held at the Durham County Jail with no bond. She will make her first apperance in court on Monday. Police have not released any further information on the arrest. snip
  • Duke Lacrosse Lawsuits Move Forward to Discovery - Finally (My Title)

    03/31/2011 2:51:47 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    Liestoppers Forum ^ | March 31, 2011 | Staff
    CONCLUSION Having undertaken this comprehensive review of the 41 claims asserted in this case against the various 50 Defendants, the Court concludes that the Motions to Dismiss will be granted in part and denied in part as set out herein. In summary, Counts 1, 2, and 5 will go forward under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged constitutional violations. The claims asserted in Counts 1 and 2 are asserted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment for unlawful searches and seizures without probable cause based on the Non-Testimonial Order and Search Warrant that...
  • The Obama Administration’s Vicious Attack on Reade Seligmann (DukeLax Frame)

    02/28/2011 4:16:19 AM PST · by abb · 19 replies
    Liestoppers Forum ^ | February 28, 2011 | William Anderson
    Many readers will remember the infamous Duke Lacrosse case of five years ago when Durham County District Attorney Michael Nifong falsely charged three lacrosse players from Duke University with rape. What made the case extraordinary, however, were not the charges per se, but the fact that they were transparently false, and yet the mainstream media and the Duke administration and much of its vaunted faculty ignored the evidence to proclaim that they were true. In the end, the case fell apart because Nifong was caught lying, and the accuser, a prostitute named Crystal Mangum couldn’t keep her stories straight. (And...