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  • 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...
  • NC Restaurant With "No Weapons" Sign Robbed at Gunpoint

    05/21/2014 10:54:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 21, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    North Carolina restaurant The Pit was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday. Normally, local crime stories like this wouldn't merit a Townhall post, but this one is different: The Pit has a "no weapons" sign displayed prominently on its door declaring the restaurant a gun-free zone, and bans patrons from carrying concealed weapons. Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor. The bandits assaulted two employees during the crime, but they were not seriously injured. What groups like Everytown...
  • 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 célčbre 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...
  • 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...
  • BLACK-MOB VIOLENCE DESTROYS U.S. LANDMARK

    09/23/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT · by Anila · 52 replies
    WND ^ | 09/22/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Black-mob violence and black-on-white crime has not destroyed the entire American Tobacco Trail, only the small chunk that goes through Durham, N.C. The “high crime” part. The gang-infested part. The poor part. The urban part. The sketchy part. The part that local media calls every name imaginable except one: The black part. Otherwise, most of the 22.5 miles of this trail is a safe, sometimes bucolic experience for runners, bikers, strollers and even equestrians. As long as they stay away from the trail near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Since 2011, dozens of people have been beaten, robbed, pushed off...
  • Durham schools superintendent reprimanded for private use of bus

    08/01/2013 5:43:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    WRAL ^ | 8/1/2013 | WRAL
    The Durham Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday reprimanded Superintendent Eric Becoats for using a school bus and driver last month to take his friends and family to private events, including a trip to The Streets at Southpoint.[snip]Hired in April 2010, Becoats is under contract until June 30, 2016 and is paid $195,700 annually. He also receives $600 a month for in-county travel expenses.
  • Move to repeal Durham firearm registry passes NC Senate

    05/16/2013 8:49:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ncgunblog.com ^ | 15 May, 2013 | Sean Sorrentino
    One of the strange things about North Carolina (and there are many) is that Durham County has a firearm registry. It’s banned everywhere else in the state, but the legislature authorized Durham to register firearms. I don’t know if anyone actually registers, but legally  you’re supposed to. Kind of like legally you’re suppose to come to a complete stop at the stop sign, but frequently you don’t. Now a Democrat NC Senator has manged to pass a bill through the House that repeals that registry, ending the only firearm registry in North Carolina. A bill put forward by Sen. Mike Woodard,...
  • Duke rejects application of Blair Holliday to return as student.

    01/12/2013 9:51:03 AM PST · by abb · 15 replies
    DukeCheck.com ^ | 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 gronberg@heraldsun.com; 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...
  • Watch This Bridge Destroy Dozens of Trucks and Buses

    10/26/2012 11:47:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jesus Diaz
    Truckers of the world! No matter how many times you try it, no matter how much you duck inside your cabin as get through it, no matter how strongly you believe the warning signs don't apply to you, your vehicle is never going to be able to survive an encounter with Durham's 11-foot 8-inch tall bridge.
  • Anonymous Donor Agrees To Cover Costs For Obama Campaign Stop In NH

    06/24/2012 7:59:20 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | June 24, 2012 6:22 PM | Doug Cope
    DURHAM, N.H. (CBS) – An anonymous donor has agreed to pay a New Hampshire town’s extra security costs for President Barack Obama’s visit on Monday. Durham officials say they didn’t mean to raise a ruckus, but they didn’t have the money budgeted for police, fire and EMS services needed for President Obama’s visit, and the Obama for America campaign said they wouldn’t pay. “Some people are very positive about the position that the town has taken to date, and others have been very critical. Some have expressed it as being ‘un-American’ the position we have taken, others feel it is...
  • (Duke) lacrosse accuser (Crystal Mangum) wants murder charge dismissed, new judge

    04/05/2012 1:26:01 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 39 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 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....
  • 2 killed in shooting incident in North Carolina

    03/25/2012 2:01:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    chinadaily.com.cn ^ | March 23 2012 | Xinhua
    WASHINGTON - Two people were killed and three others wounded in a shooting incident occurred in a tire store in the US state of North Carolina on Friday afternoon. According to a report by local WTVD TV station, the shooting took place just after 3 pm at J. T. Tire in Durham NC. The report said two people were killed and the owner of the business was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. Law enforcement officers said there were five people shot by the gunfire. One of the dead was a female employee of the...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers unite at anti-war town hall [Look who RINO Walter Jones is hanging out with now]

    02/25/2012 3:33:09 PM PST · by MitchellC · 10 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | February 21, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH -- In an odd political bedfellows moment, three North Carolina congressmen - two progressive Democrats and one religious-right Republican - joined forces Monday to urge the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. At an anti-war town hall meeting in the Legislative Building, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and Democratic U.S. Reps.David Price and Brad Miller sought to keep the pressure on the administration to end the American combat operations by the middle of 2013. "Our concern is that too many times, administrations will say that the date for coming home is a year from now, 18 months...
  • 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...
  • An American Born Shaheed (Martyr), Abu Adam Jibreel

    01/16/2012 12:38:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies
    ALBALAGH.net ^ | POSTED: 26 SAFAR 1422, 20 MAY 2001 | By Abdur-Raheem As-Siddiqi
    SNIPPET: ""All I want is shahadah in Kashmir. I don't want to be famous or well known." Those were the words of Abu Adam Jibreel al Amreekee as we walked around the center in Muridke, Pakistan. As we strolled around the giant masjid and school and looked at the horses at the horse stable we talked of the difficulties in training and jihad in general. Abu Adam was only nineteen years of age when he went to the killing fields of occupied Kashmir. Born into a considerably wealthy family in Atlanta Georgia, Abu Adam had always excelled in most of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Murder charge tossed in case of bones in backpack

    08/17/2011 4:21:37 AM PDT · by NCjim · 12 replies
    WRAL ^ | August 16, 2011
    Durham, N.C. — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a murder charge against a Mebane man arrested last year with the remains of a Durham woman in his backpack. Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson ruled that the state withheld evidence by allowing the family of Lakiea Lacole Boxley to cremate her remains. Durham County District Attorney Tracey Cline immediately said she would appeal the ruling. Michael Charles Dorman, 33, of 1411 Sundown Drive, was arrested in July 2010 after one of his friends told investigators that Dorman admitted to killing a prostitute and asked him to help dispose of her remains....
  • 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...
  • Police decision to shoot dog questioned

    07/28/2011 2:24:31 PM PDT · by Immerito · 70 replies
    ABC Local ^ | May 23, 2011 | Kelli O'Hara
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- Did a member of a Durham police SWAT team go too far when he shot and killed a dog during a raid in April? Some say it was unnecessary force. ABC11 cameras captured the incident at a home on Dunstan Avenue April 12. Officers were looking for Pete Moses and Vania Sisk. According to search warrants, Moses is a suspect in the disappearance of a woman and a 5-year-old boy. Sisk is the boy's mother.
  • Catalino Hat Trick Propels Maryland

    05/30/2011 7:35:46 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 3 replies
    Durham in Wonderland ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2011 | KC Johnson
    Saturday, May 28, 2011 Catalino Hat Trick Propels Maryland Maryland upset Duke, 9-4, in this evening's national semi-final; the list of the Terps' top stars included senior Grant Catalino, who scored three goals, including goal that broke the game open in the third quarter, when Maryland led 5-3. The last name should be somewhat familiar to those who followed the lacrosse case closely. [snip]
  • 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....
  • Duke lacrosse accuser's boyfriend dies after stabbing

    04/13/2011 7:27:43 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 51 replies
    WRAL ^ | April 13, 2011
    Durham, N.C. — Family members of a man who was stabbed in his home April 3 say he died Wednesday evening. Crystal Mangum, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006 has been charged with assaulting him. Durham police could not be reached for comment on whether her charges would be upgraded. Mangum, 32, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and was being held in the Durham County jail on a $300,000 bond. Police said Mangum stabbed Reginald Daye, 46, in the torso with...
  • 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
  • The U.S.' Biggest Brain Magnets : College Grads are heading to Austin, Raleigh & New Orleans

    02/14/2011 7:06:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/14/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    For a decade now U.S. city planners have obsessively pursued college graduates, adopting policies to make their cities more like dense hot spots such as New York, to which the "brains" allegedly flock. But in the past 10 years "hip and cool" places like New York have suffered high levels of domestic outmigration. Some boosters rationalize this by saying the U.S. is undergoing a "bipolar migration"--an argument recently laid out by Derek Thompson in The Atlantic. On the one hand the smart "brains" head for cool, coastal cities like New York and Boston, while "families" and "feet"--a term that seems...
  • 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...
  • Duke settles suit (with ins company AIG) over costs of lacrosse scandal

    02/23/2011 3:35:42 PM PST · by abb · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The (Raleigh) News & Observer ^ | February 23, 2011 | Jesse James Deconto
    Published Wed, Feb 23, 2011 04:03 PM Modified Wed, Feb 23, 2011 04:05 PM Duke settles suit over costs of lacrosse scandal DURHAM Duke University has settled a lawsuit against its insurance company over costs associated with the Duke lacrosse scandal. The National Union Fire Insurance Co., an affiliate of insurance giant AIG, and Duke had been wrangling over whether the company should reimburse the university for costs tied to the confidential settlements of lawsuits with three former lacrosse players and the former lacrosse coach. Duke agreed to dismiss the suit, and each party will pay its own attorneys fees....
  • Judge declares mistrial on Mangum's (DukeLax 'stripper') felony arson charge

    12/17/2010 2:41:11 PM PST · by abb · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jesse James Deconto
    Superior Court Judge Abe Jones has declared a mistrial on the felony arson charge in the Crystal Mangum trial. The jury was split 9-3. The jury was unanimous regarding the misdemeanor charges. Mangum was found guilty on three counts of child abuse, one for injury to personal property and one for resisting arrest. During today's proceedings, former Durham city councilwoman and school board member Jackie Wagstaff was jailed for ten days for contempt of court in the Crystal Mangum arson trial. She was charged with contempt after saying "This is ridiculous" while the judge was ordering the jury back into...
  • State won't raise (Duke) lacrosse matters in Mangum case

    12/03/2010 5:15:44 AM PST · by abb · 27 replies
    The (Raleigh) News & Observer ^ | Jesse James Deconto
    Attorneys worked Thursday to keep the Duke lacrosse case out of accuser Crystal Mangum's current criminal troubles. Prosecutor Mark McCullough and defense attorney Mani Dexter agreed that if Mangum takes the stand in her own defense, McCullough will not cross-examine her about false allegations of rape she made against three Duke University athletes four years ago. Mangum faces trial on charges of arson, injury to personal property, contributing to the delinquency of her three children and resisting arrest. Police say she set the clothes of live-in boyfriend Milton Walker afire in a bathtub while the children and two officers were...
  • Friends complicate (Crystal) Mangum case (DukeLax)

    11/28/2010 4:48:59 AM PST · by abb · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The (Raleigh) News & Observer ^ | November 28, 2010 | Jesse James Deconto
    They've run off one public defender, been chastised by a new defense attorney and faced a threat of jail time by a judge. But the Friends of Crystal Mangum insist they're on her side, trying to protect her from a corrupt judicial system that they say aims to punish her for accusing three Duke lacrosse players of rape four years ago. Attorney General Roy Cooper concluded there was no rape, and former District Attorney Mike Nifong lost his law license over it, but the Friends believe Mangum's story. Now facing multiple felony charges related to a domestic violence call Feb....
  • Mangum's ex-boyfriend says he set clothes on fire (DukeLax update)

    09/27/2010 11:32:53 AM PDT · by abb · 29 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | September 27, 2010 | Jesse James Deconto
    Crystal Mangum's ex boyfriend went to the Durham County district attorney's office Monday, trying to take responsibility for a February incident that left Mangum charged with arson for allegedly setting a pile of clothes on fire. Milton Walker, the ex-boyfriend, says he set his own clothes on fire and damaged his own house and vehicle. "At that time I wasn't on my medication," Walker wrote in a notarized handwritten note. 'The breakup of my relationship aggravated my symptoms and I acted out on the voices I was hearing." Quantcast Mangum is charged with arson, contributing to the delinquency of a...
  • Reade Seligmann Starts Law School at Emory University (DukeLax update)

    09/04/2010 2:34:23 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Liestoppers Meeting ^ | September 4, 2010 | Sceptical
    Reade Seligmann is now a first-year law student. He is into his second week of classes at Emory University School of Law. In an e-mail response to my query, Reade says he is excited to be starting what he hopes will be a long and fulfilling career in law. He reports that he already has a heavy assignment load but that he is happy to be an L1. He concludes, "Thanks again for all of your support and and please send my best to all of my friends in the liestoppers crew." *** I am very pleased that this outstanding...
  • Scathing crime lab report puts pressure on North Carolina AG (DukeLax tie-in)

    08/22/2010 5:35:46 AM PDT · by abb · 35 replies · 1+ views
    (Greenville, NC) Daily Reflector ^ | August 21, 2010 | Staff
    A blistering report this week identifying how North Carolina's state crime laboratory workers misrepresented blood evidence in dozens of cases over 16 years covered only two of Roy Cooper's years as attorney general. But it's all Cooper's task to clean up the problems at the State Bureau of Investigation lab and overcome questions about its work. The Democrat faces a long road back to restoring trust in the lab that helps state and local law enforcement. The lab will need to regain faith from attorneys and the public, as well as the lawmakers who approve funding for the lab and...
  • N&O columnist Sheehan leaving for law school (DukeLax Ping)

    08/04/2010 7:54:17 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | August 4, 2010 | Martha Quillin
    Longtime News & Observer columnist Ruth Sheehan, who has an ear for a story, an eye for detail and a strong sense of justice, is swapping her reporter's notebook for a legal pad. Sheehan's last column for the paper will appear in late August. She will begin classes at the University of North Carolina law school this fall. "There is no better job than being a columnist. None," said Sheehan, 45. But she's ready for a new challenge. Sheehan knew she wanted to be in newspapers from the day, back in 3rd grade, when her teacher told the class to...
  • Lacrosse making Manatee inroads

    07/31/2010 3:54:31 AM PDT · by abb · 11 replies · 4+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | July 29, 2010 | Jason Dill
    BRADENTON — Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and you don’t have to look any further than local high schools for evidence of that. Lakewood Ranch, Saint Stephen’s and Cardinal Mooney have started lacrosse teams over the past few years. This week, local players have another opportunity to improve their skills at the IMG Lacrosse Academy’s Summer Camp. The featured guest is Team USA head coach Mike Pressler, and the timing couldn’t be better. Team USA just upset tournament favorite Canada on Saturday in the final of the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship....
  • Infamous Duke Lacrosse house demolished

    07/12/2010 7:30:01 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies · 1+ views
    WTVD-TV11 ^ | July 12, 2010 | Staff
    Duke University is demolishing the infamous house where a woman alleged she was raped by members of its lacrosse team. Bulldozers began pulling down the home at 610 North Buchanan Street in the Trinity Park neighborhood Monday morning. As recently as May, Duke said it planned to sell the property - just as Duke has done with several other homes in the area. The university has successfully renovated several homes known as "party houses" and then sold them to owner occupants instead of landlords, who typically rent properties near Duke's East Campus. It has been four years since the house...
  • DUKE WINS LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP!

    05/31/2010 2:55:37 PM PDT · by abb · 53 replies · 1,206+ views
    Liestoppers ^ | May 31, 2010 | staff
    Duke wins in overtime, 6-5