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  • Duke Rape Accuser Crystal Mangum May Face Murder Charges

    04/18/2011 8:16:07 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/14/11 | Enjoli Francis
    Crystal Mangum, the woman who claimed three Duke lacrosse players raped her five years ago, could soon be facing murder charges after the man she's accused of stabbing has died.
  • 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 arrested in boyfriend's stabbing

    04/04/2011 1:17:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies · 1+ views
    cnn.com ^ | April 3, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    The woman who accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape five years ago was arrested Sunday, suspected of stabbing her boyfriend, police said. Officers responding to a call early Sunday about a stabbing at an apartment in Durham, North Carolina, found a 46-year-old man who had been stabbed in the torso, police said. He was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Officers later arrested the man's girlfriend, Crystal Mangum, 32, at a nearby apartment. She was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, police said.
  • 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
  • Durham woman (Crystal Mangum - DukeLax false accuser) charged with arson

    02/18/2010 3:44:40 AM PST · by abb · 91 replies · 1,890+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | February 18, 2010 | Staff
    Police filed several charges against a Durham woman in connection with a fire at 2220 Lincoln St. on Wednesday afternoon. Crystal Gale Mangum, 31, and her boyfriend, Milton Walker, had an altercation, according to a police news release. Mangum set clothing on fire in the bathroom tub, police reported. Three children and the two adults were evacuated from the apartment. Police charged Mangum with five counts of arson, simple assault; identity theft; communicating threats; damage to property; resisting, delay and obstruction; and three counts of child endangerment. Anyone with information should contact Officer H. Thompson at 560-4415 Ext. 29297 or...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser charged with attempted murder, arson

    02/18/2010 4:13:28 AM PST · by NCDragon · 51 replies · 1,935+ views
    WRALNews.com ^ | 2/18/10 | Stacy Davis
    Durham, N.C. — Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him. Authorities charged her with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.
  • Duke rape accuser should be punished for lives she damaged

    07/05/2007 9:11:26 AM PDT · by AbeKrieger · 65 replies · 2,432+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/1/2007 | Michael Smerconish
    There will never be justice in the Duke University lacrosse case until somebody slaps cuffs on the accuser, Crystal Gail Mangum. In April, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper issued a report accompanying dismissal of the charges against each of the three lacrosse players accused - Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann. Cooper didn't pull any punches. His findings went beyond the conventional "not guilty" to proclaim the men "innocent." Duke reached a private settlement with the men to ward off litigation. Too bad it reportedly protected 88 Duke faculty members who signed an ill-conceived petition last spring that...
  • Nifong Served With Suspension Order

    06/19/2007 11:14:01 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 28 replies · 1,207+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | 19 June 2007
    Durham — One day after he announced he would resign next month, Mike Nifong was served with a judge's order that suspends him from carrying out any duties of the district attorney. Durham County Sheriff Worth Hill went to Nifong's house with a deputy to serve the order Tuesday morning. "We took his keys and his badge that gave him access to the building," Hill said. "We'll make arrangements to help him get his personal belongings later." Acting on a civil complaint filed earlier this year by Durham resident Elizabeth Brewer, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson filed the...
  • Duke Faculty have yet to make formal apology

    06/18/2007 7:55:03 AM PDT · by dellbabe68 · 41 replies · 2,003+ views
    http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2007/06/disbar_statement.html
    As of now, the President of Duke has made numerous statements essentially chronicling the outcomes of this case as it moves forward. Absent is an apology to the lacrosse team for cancelling their season, to the lacrosse coach for firing him, and perhaps most glaring is the absence of a faculty statement offering an apology to the three students they branded as rapists to fit their own knee-jerk myopic world-view. If you are outraged by this, please let Duke know. Make them never forget the time and energy they had to spend dealing with this issue, or we can all...
  • Nifong's Swan Song

    06/18/2007 4:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,408+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2007 | La Shawn Barber
    Last year, an obscure prosecutor from North Carolina made a decision that would turn him into a national pariah and end his 28-year legal career. Black stripper Crystal Gail Mangum claimed that in the early morning hours of March 14, 2006, she was raped by white Duke University lacrosse players at a house party. She told conflicting accounts of the gang rape. In April 2006, Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong presented evidence to a grand jury, seeking and obtaining indictments for first degree forcible rape, sexual offense, and kidnapping against lacrosse players Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty. Several days...
  • N.C. Panel Disbars Duke Prosecutor

    06/16/2007 5:31:30 PM PDT · by Screamname · 31 replies · 1,095+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/2007 | AARON BEARD
    N.C. Panel Disbars Duke Prosecutor Jun 16 07:06 PM US/Eastern By AARON BEARD Associated Press Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - District Attorney Mike Nifong will be disbarred for his disastrous prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players falsely accused of rape, a disciplinary committee decided Saturday. Even the veteran prosecutor said the punishment was appropriate. "This matter has been a fiasco. There's no doubt about it," said committee chairman F. Lane Williamson. Nifong sat motionless, one hand resting over his mouth, as Williamson recounted how he engaged in dishonest and deceitful conduct. He said Nifong's early comments about the case—which...
  • Live Thread - Reid Seligmann's testimony in Duke/Nifong Case [Mike Nifong Resigns on the stand]

    06/15/2007 6:52:12 AM PDT · by Brytani · 1,106 replies · 22,204+ views
    Live Thread - Fox News | 06-15-07 | Brytani
    I didn't see anything posted on this live testimony. Who's watching it and what are your thoughts?
  • Ex-Duke Lacrosse Prosecutor Faces Trial - Nifong Could Be Disbarred

    06/12/2007 9:29:06 AM PDT · by HOTTIEBOY · 52 replies · 1,643+ views
    wsoc ^ | June 12, 2007 | ap
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- More than a year after shocking allegations emerged about Duke University's lacrosse team, prosecutor Mike Nifong was back in court Tuesday - this time as the defendant. The North Carolina State Bar charged the Durham County district attorney with several violations of the state's rules of professional conduct, all tied to his handling of the lacrosse case. Nifong won indictments against three lacrosse players last year after a woman hired as a stripper for a team party in March 2006 said she was raped. One of three had graduated, but Duke suspended the other two. Criticism of...
  • Duke lax prosecutor facing ethics trial (DukeLax Ping0

    06/04/2007 12:31:06 PM PDT · by abb · 29 replies · 1,488+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 4, 2007 | Joseph Mallia
    Mike Nifong is now a defendant. And Collin Finnerty will be there to watch him face justice. Internationally known as the rogue prosecutor who improperly pursued rape charges against Finnerty and two other Duke University lacrosse players, the Durham, N.C., district attorney is now listed on the North Carolina State Bar docket -- on a list of the accused. Nifong's trial on ethics charges will begin at 10 a.m. next Tuesday, June 12, in the Court of Appeals Building in downtown Raleigh, the bar association's executive director, Thomas Lunsford, said in a Monday interview. Nifong plans take the stand to...
  • AG: Accuser's Claims Exonerated Duke Players (CGM Insisted "I'm a Cop," While Babbling Incoherently)

    04/27/2007 11:38:44 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 48 replies · 1,999+ views
    Newsday ^ | 04/27/2006 | Joseph Mallia
    A long-awaited report from the North Carolina attorney general's office, issued Friday, gives exact details of the evidence that led the office to exonerate the three former Duke University lacrosse players who had been accused of sexual assault in the wake of an off-campus party last spring. The 21-page report details the alibi of Garden City's Collin Finnerty along with the other two accused players, Reade Seligmann of Essex Fells, N.J., and David Evans of Bethesda, Md. on the night of the party. Attorney General Roy Cooper said the voluminous evidence his special prosecutors gathered in a three-month period established...
  • Attorney General's Report: Summary of Conclusions (RE: Faux Duke "Rape" Case)

    04/27/2007 10:29:45 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 61 replies · 3,090+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | 04/27/2007 | North Carolina Attorney General's Office
    Full 21-page report, thoroughly exonerating Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans (and utterly lambasting false accuser Crystal Gail Mangum), here.
  • Duke lacrosse sexual assault case dropped

    04/11/2007 1:06:18 PM PDT · by paudio · 86 replies · 2,529+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | april 11, 2007
    North Carolina’s top prosecutor dropped all charges Wednesday against the three former Duke lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper at a party, saying the athletes were innocent victims of a “tragic rush to accuse” by an overreaching district attorney. “There were many points in the case where caution would have served justice better than bravado,” North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a damning assessment of Durham County District Mike Nifong’s handling of the sensational, racially charged case. “In the rush to condemn, a community and a state lost the ability to see clearly.”
  • Prosecutor Drops Charges in Duke Case

    04/11/2007 12:03:12 PM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies · 1,834+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/11/07 | AARON BEARD
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday against the three Duke lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper at a party, saying the athletes were innocent victims of a "tragic rush to accuse" by an overreaching district attorney. "There were many points in the case where caution would have served justice better than bravado," North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a blistering assessment of Durham County District Mike Nifong's handling of the case. Cooper, who took over the case after Nifong was charged with ethics violations that could get him disbarred, said his own investigation...
  • LIVE THREAD: NC Attorney General Announcement at 2:30pm Today (DUKELAX)

    04/11/2007 7:46:54 AM PDT · by Howlin · 856 replies · 19,030+ views
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Three members of Duke University's lacrosse team could learn Wednesday whether state prosecutors will drop the remaining charges accusing them of sexually assaulting a stripper at a team party more than a year ago. "I think it's likely that they will do that," said Wade Smith, an attorney for charged player Collin Finnerty. "We certainly hope that would be true. But until we hear it, we're not going to acknowledge that's the truth. We'll wait and see." The state Attorney General's Office has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference to discuss the case. It is unclear whether...
  • Duke Case Dropped

    04/11/2007 5:43:54 AM PDT · by AD from SpringBay · 33 replies · 1,718+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4/10/07 | Duke, Nifong, Breaking
    April 10, 2007 — The office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will announce that he is dismissing all charges against three Duke Lacrosse players, ABC News has learned from sources close to the case. The three players, Reade Seligmann, David Evans and Collin Finnerty, were facing charges of first degree kidnapping and first degree forcible sexual offense. The charges stem from an off-campus party on the night of March 13, 2006. In the hours after the party, one of two dancers hired to perform for the players claimed she had been violently raped in a bathroom by members...
  • Duke Lacrosse Case Now a Waiting Game

    04/06/2007 11:16:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 1,250+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/6/7 | AARON BEARD
    Raleigh, N.C. (AP) -- For a few weeks, it seemed as if the only silence in the Duke lacrosse case came when lawyers on all sides paused to take a breath. That was in January, after some criminal allegations were dropped, and ethics charges were filed against the prosecutor. But since the state attorney general took over the matter, attorneys on both sides have said little, turning a sexual assault case that once dominated headlines into a quiet wait for answers. "There's no one on our side who is taking anything for granted or presuming anything," said defense attorney Wade...
  • What Went Wrong At Duke?

    04/04/2007 10:13:51 AM PDT · by liberty1971 · 23 replies · 1,421+ views
    Campus Report Online ^ | March 23, 2007 | Wendy Cook
    A party with strippers, an alleged interracial rape, white college boys, a prosecutor running for an upcoming election and a prestigious university rocked in controversy; put all this together and you have the Duke lacrosse case that began a year ago this month. “This was a slow motion, legal lynching… these boys were unprotected,” author Christina Hoff Sommers said at a panel discussion at the Independent Women’s Forum (INF) in Washington D.C. last week. The panel, entitled “What Went Wrong At Duke,” also featured Jeffrey Toobin legal analyst for CNN, Stuart Taylor columnist for the National Journal, and Allison Kasic...
  • Duke DA backlash

    04/02/2007 2:35:38 AM PDT · by abb · 48 replies · 2,624+ views
    Newsday ^ | April 2, 2007 | Joseph Mallia
    DURHAM, N.C. -- -- Sitting on the stoop of his small wood-sided home, on a parcel of scrub pines carved from a former tobacco plantation, William Ragland, 76, said he wanted to see justice, and soon, in the Duke lacrosse case. And that would mean putting on trial not the lacrosse players, but the district attorney who led the early prosecution of the case, said Ragland. "I was shocked by how Mr. Nifong did the whole thing. It was a cover-up. He had evidence that these boys did not rape her," and improperly kept it secret, said Ragland. The retired...
  • Report: All Charges Against Duke Lacrosse Players to Be Dropped Soon

    03/22/2007 9:05:57 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 94 replies · 2,911+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/22/07 | Liza Porteus
    The remaining charges against three Duke University lacrosse players originally indicted for rape may be dropped sometime within the next few days, according to a report. Inside Lacrosse Magazine writer Paul Caulfield told FOX News on Thursday that several sources have revealed to him that the assault and attempted kidnapping charges still pending against Collin Finnerty, 19, of Garden City, N.Y.; Dave Evans, 23, of Bethesda, Md.; and Reade Seligmann, 20, of Essex Falls, N.J., will soon be dropped. Caulfield said his sources include more than just attorneys for the defense. "There is no case here and they will be...
  • Duke rape case still splits faculty after a year of tension (DukeLax update)

    03/12/2007 2:20:58 PM PDT · by abb · 38 replies · 811+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2007 | Staff
    DURHAM, N.C. — Through the pane of a Gothic window, the office of Duke University President Richard Brodhead looks out over students and faculty strolling across the hub of campus. It's an ordinary collegiate scene — and a far cry from a year ago. "You couldn't park down here because we had every media van in America, and a student could scarcely go to class without a big furry mike stuck in his face," Brodhead recalls. The media had descended on the quad following the now infamous off-campus party — on March 13, 2006 — that led to three Duke...
  • Mike Nifong Given Extension to File Response to Ethic Charges

    02/23/2007 1:49:40 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 539+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/21/07 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina State Bar has granted Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong a five-day extension to file a written response to ethics charges leveled against him for his handling of the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case.
  • Abandoning The Duke Victim (Mega-Barf Alert)

    01/25/2007 8:03:11 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 151 replies · 3,501+ views
    Black Star News ^ | 1/25/07 | Alton Maddox Jr.
    Abandoning The Duke Victim By Alton Maddox Jr. January 25th, 2007 . For daring to pursue a Black woman's rape charges against white males Nifong is being driven out of town and the practise of law A recent “editorial” in the Wall Street Journal was titled “The Michael Nifong Scandal.” This description defies logic. A scandal has a moral connotation. It would apply to the pedophiles in the Catholic Church who masquerade as priests. This term should have no relationship to a prosecutor seeking justice for a sexually abused woman of African ancestry. To be sure, a prosecutor charging white,...
  • Former Duke Prosecutor's Recusal Letter Revealed

    01/24/2007 5:42:13 AM PST · by broncoholic · 40 replies · 2,471+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | 1/24/07 | LARA SETRAKIAN
    Earlier this month, Durham Country District Attorney Mike Nifong changed the course of the Duke lacrosse saga by sending a letter to the North Carolina attorney general's office, requesting that it take over the case. ABC News obtained a copy of that letter, which describes, in Nifong's own words, the reasoning and circumstances behind his decision. According to the letter, Nifong felt he had to step down after being served an ethics complaint by the North Carolina State Bar, charging him with violations of professional conduct. The charges, filed Dec. 28, accuse Nifong of making improper and potentially prejudicial comments...
  • Mike Nifong to join French Foreign Legion, call himself "Sac d'Engrais" (humor)

    01/18/2007 10:39:48 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 348+ views
    1/18/07 | Me
    Now that Durham prosecutor Mike Nifong has made his name "mud" (actually, a French term for excrement comes to mind) not only in Durham North Carolina but throughout the entire country, there is only one career option that may remain open to him. This assumes, however, that he can pass himself off as younger than forty and lose some of his excess weight. http://www.ambafrance-us.org/atoz/legion/index.asp "The Legionnaire's Thoughts" (http://www.ambafrance-us.org/atoz/legion/thought.asp) shows why this could indeed be a perfect career move for a prosecutor who has been credibly alleged to have withheld exculpatory DNA evidence while nifonging three innocent men for personal political...
  • Ann Coulter: The stripper has no clothes

    01/17/2007 3:44:55 PM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 137 replies · 5,147+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jan 17, 2007 | Ann Coulter
    Stuart Taylor Jr., the liberal but brilliant legal reporter for the National Journal, described the New York Times' coverage of the Duke lacrosse rape case as "(w)orse, perhaps, than the other recent Times embarrassments." For a newspaper that carries Maureen Dowd's column, that's saying something. As the Times' most loyal reader, this came as welcome news. I had briefly suspected the Times was engaging in fair reporting of the alleged rape case at Duke University. Taylor's article documenting the Times' massive misrepresentations restored order and coherence to my world. The first part of the story -- the lie part --...
  • Nifong conduct rebuked early (DukeLax DA was warned)

    01/15/2007 4:04:02 AM PST · by abb · 180 replies · 4,606+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 15, 2007 | Joe Neff
    Published: Jan 15, 2007 12:30 AM Modified: Jan 15, 2007 06:10 AM Nifong conduct rebuked early State Bar has letter from lawyer warning prosecutor of ethical violations Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong, on MSNBC, shows how he said a woman was choked while being raped at a Duke lacrosse party. Joseph Neff, Staff Writer In the first weeks of the Duke lacrosse case, Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong continued to disparage lacrosse players in public after a defense attorney had put him on notice that he was violating ethical rules governing the conduct of lawyers. The N.C. State Bar has...
  • Accuser changes story in lacrosse case

    01/11/2007 7:25:16 AM PST · by SmoothTalker · 522 replies · 8,734+ views
    "The woman adjusted the timing of the assault to earlier in the evening, a time point preceding the well-documented alibi of one accused player, Reade Seligmann. The defense, however, introduced yet more alibi evidence for Seligmann: he was on the cell phone with his girlfriend during the height of the attack as the accuser now times it." "* In her latest statement she said the attack ended at midnight. In previous accounts, the woman said the gang-rape ended shortly before she left in the car driven by Kim Roberts, the second dancer. Roberts called 911 as she was driving away...
  • Are No Lessons Being Learned in Durham? [NIFONG ALERT]

    01/08/2007 4:22:41 PM PST · by Enchante · 70 replies · 1,931+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 8, 2007 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    It's official. "Nifong" is now a verb..... Nifonged is a verb that describes the railroading or harming of a person with no justifiable cause to do so, except for one's own gain. It can be used as a substitute for "screwed" and many other similar words. .... In a back-off column published this week, Sheehan wrote, "like others, I was outraged. And I wrote about it. I make no apology for that. It is not my job to wait for cases to be resolved and then walk through the aftermath and shoot the dead." I'm sure the Duke lacrosse players...
  • Nifong’s Deliverance .... (It was all about Election Day)

    01/02/2007 4:27:21 AM PST · by IrishMike · 40 replies · 2,260+ views
    NRO ^ | January 2, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    In the wake of recent bombshell revelations in the Duke University “rape” case, even some of District Attorney Michael Nifong’s supporters have started backing away from him. It was not just that the head of a DNA laboratory testified under oath in December that he and Nifong both knew back in April that there was no DNA from any of the Duke University lacrosse players found on the body of the stripper who accused them of rape — or even that the DNA of other men were found in her underwear and in intimate areas of her body. What was...
  • Is the Duke DA Guilty As Charged?

    01/01/2007 6:38:09 PM PST · by freespirited · 51 replies · 1,939+ views
    TIME ^ | 12/30/06 | Greg Fulton
    Now that the North Carolina State Bar has filed a 17-page, 41-count ethics complaint against District Attorney Michael Nifong's handling of the Duke rape case, there's a different kind of New Year's countdown taking place in Durham: when and under what circumstances will Nifong leave office. The Dec. 28 ethics charges are expected to be expanded when the state bar's grievance committee meets again Jan. 18. Like a grand jury, the committee meets periodically; the current ethics charges stem from its most recent meeting in October and cover public statements Nifong made about the case last March and April. At...
  • Tawana Brawley and the “Exotic Dancer” at Duke

    12/29/2006 1:59:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies · 5,395+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | December 29, 2006 | Paul Hollander
    Tawana Brawley and the “Exotic Dancer” at Duke By Paul Hollander FrontPageMagazine.com | December 29, 2006 The recent case of the lacrosse players at Duke University accused of raping a young black woman brings to mind the case of Tawana Brawley, the black teenager who in 1988 made similar charges against a group of white men in Wappinger Falls , NY. In both cases, what turned out to be unfounded charges were widely given credit and generated immense publicity; celebrities and politicians rallied to the cause of the alleged victims, lengthy and costly legal investigations followed, and at last it...
  • DAs Call for Prosecutor in Duke Lacrosse Case to Step Down

    12/29/2006 10:07:41 PM PST · by rawhide · 368 replies · 6,371+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 30, 2006 | LARA SETRAKIAN
    Dec. 29, 2006 — In yet another moral blow to Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys called for the prosecutor to step down from the Duke lacrosse case. The group, which represents district attorneys from across North Carolina, said in a statement that "it is in the interest of justice and the effective administration of criminal justice that Mr. Nifong immediately withdraw and recuse himself from the prosecution." "It's extraordinarily unusual and it means a great deal," said Joshua Marquis, a district attorney in Clatsop County, Ore. The district attorney group also called...
  • Disgraceful Nifong should depart

    12/28/2006 7:14:25 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 74 replies · 2,320+ views
    Star News Online ^ | 27 December 2006 | Star News
    Mike Nifong has demonstrated that he is not ethically or professionally fit to prosecute a littering case, much less the sexual assault case involving three Duke lacrosse players.
  • Duke Alumni Speak Out

    12/27/2006 6:58:19 PM PST · by jeddavis · 35 replies · 2,474+ views
    You'd figure at some point to hear what Duke alumni might have to say about the events unfolding in the Duke rape case, and I seem to have found some of it, and this is some really, really good stuff: Main Discussion Forum88 Losers (the gang of 88 leftist profs who publically thanked black activists for marching/demonstrating against the Duke lacrosse teamAbout President (of Duke) Broadhead ...We all in the Duke Alumni Community should demand the immediate resignation of our spineless and repugnant president.... ...The President of Duke should resign. His conduct under fire was despicable... ...I will not give...
  • NIFONG FILING TO DISMISS RAPE CHARGES (DukeLax)

    12/22/2006 9:15:57 AM PST · by abb · 1,333 replies · 33,314+ views
    WRAL ^ | December 22, 2006 | LTCK86
    Just heard from Julia Lewis on TV. Nifong filing to dismiss rape charges. Will keep SA and kidnap charges.
  • Duke Rape Case Has Become a Parody

    12/27/2006 11:42:27 AM PST · by neverdem · 78 replies · 3,077+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | December 27, 2006 | Kathleen Parker
    Given recent events in Durham, N.C., concerning the alleged Duke University lacrosse "rape'' case, it is now possible to declare parody dead. How does one parody a parody? All is not lost, however. We can celebrate the addition of a new verb to our American lexicon -- "to Nifong.'' When the moment calls for activities that need no elaboration, we already "Bobbitt,'' "Bork,'' and "Lewinsky.'' Now we can "Nifong'' someone when we want to trump up criminal charges based on flimsy evidence allegedly for political purposes. In short, when we want to screw up someone's life. Nifong would be as...
  • NBC's Alison Stewart: 'Could Someone Have Gotten To' Duke Accuser?

    12/23/2006 4:51:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 105 replies · 3,893+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Granted, the coverage of the Duke rape matter on this morning's "Today" was heavily skeptical of the prosecutor's case. And yes, host Alison Stewart did preface her remark by suggesting that she "play devil's advocate here." Even so, it's hard to see any journalistic justification for a scurrilous suggestion Stewart made. Speaking with NBC legal analyst Susan Filan, Stewart said: "Why would she change her story at this point? She told doctors, nurses and police that she had been raped. Yet now she says she doesn't remember. Could someone have gotten to this woman?"View video of Stewart's suggestion here.Filan...
  • BRODHEAD CALLS FOR NIFONG TO STEP DOWN AS PROSECUTOR

    12/23/2006 7:09:11 AM PST · by Raebie · 403 replies · 6,654+ views
    The Chronical ^ | 12/22/2006 | Staff Report
    BRODHEAD CALLS FOR NIFONG TO STEP DOWN AS PROSECUTOR Online Update: 12/22 Staff Reports Posted: 12/11/06 In response to Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's decision Friday to drop charges of rape in the Duke lacrosse case, President Richard Brodhead questioned Nifong's conduct and called for the district attorney to relieve himself of his duties in the case. Brodhead said Nifong's decisive public statements about the rape allegations and subsequent decision to drop the charge call into question of the validity of the remaining charges that have been brought against three members of the 2005-2006 men's lacrosse team--kidnapping and sexual offense....
  • Rape Charges Dropped in Duke Lacrosse Case (On Drudge)

    12/22/2006 1:59:24 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 73 replies · 2,580+ views
    WRAL ^ | 12-22-06 | staff
    Durham — Defense attorneys called Friday for all charges to be dismissed against three Duke University lacrosse players after prosecutors dropped rape charges against them. Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong said he didn't have enough evidence to proceed with a rape case but said he plans to take the players to trial on kidnapping and sexual offense charges. Reade Seligmann, 20, Collin Finnerty, 20, and David Evans, 23, were indicted last spring after a North Carolina Central University student told police she was beaten and raped by three lacrosse players while performing as a stripper at a March 13...
  • Why the D.A. should be off the case [Nifong, Duke]

    12/21/2006 11:09:37 AM PST · by beckett · 85 replies · 2,942+ views
    The News & Observer (Durham, Chapel Hill) ^ | Dec. 21, 2006 | Joseph Kennedy
    CHAPEL HILL - Whether the defendants in the Duke lacrosse case are guilty or innocent, Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong should disqualify himself, or be disqualified, from the case. On Friday, Nifong's own witness essentially accused him of breaking the law. An actual conflict of interest now exists between Nifong's need to defend himself against possible charges of misconduct and his obligation to prosecute the case fairly and effectively. In court Friday, the head of a lab that Nifong retained to analyze DNA samples testified that he and Nifong intentionally decided to exclude from the expert's report the fact that...
  • Duke Justice Demands Nifong's Removal (Susan Estrich on DukeLax

    12/18/2006 4:44:22 PM PST · by abb · 243 replies · 7,157+ views
    FoxNews ^ | December 18, 2006 | Susan Estrich
    his is not the way the system is supposed to operate. Prosecutors are supposed to be out for justice, not blood; committed to the truth, at all costs, not winning, without more. Prosecutors aren’t just morally obliged but legally required to turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense. Prosecutors aren’t just one side in a battle. You can’t come across the smoking gun covered with fingerprints on it – come across it because you have the power of the state to collect all the evidence – and then decide to ignore it because they don’t match the fingerprints of the...
  • Lab chief: Nifong said don't report all DNA data

    12/17/2006 8:23:30 PM PST · by madison10 · 73 replies · 2,241+ views
    Newsobserver ^ | Dec. 16, 2006 | Joseph Neff, Benjamin Niolet and Anne Blythe, Staff Writers
    Lab chief: Nifong said don't report all DNA data Testimony reveals that lab testing that could have been favorable to defendants in the Duke lacrosse case was omitted from a report and was not disclosed to the defense... ...Meehan struggled to say why he didn't include the evidence in a report dated May 12, almost a month after Seligmann and Finnerty had been indicted. Under pointed questioning by defense lawyer Bradley Bannon, Meehan cited concerns about the privacy of the lacrosse players, the fact that he didn't know whose DNA it was, and his discussions with Nifong at meetings in...
  • Duke Case: The Worst Worsens (Thomas Sowell)

    12/18/2006 9:07:40 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 56 replies · 3,436+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | December 19, 2006 | Dr. Thomas Sowell
    In his book "The Great Crash 1929," John Kenneth Galbraith said: "The worst continued to worsen." The same can be said of the Duke University "rape" case and District Attorney Michael Nifong. After all this time, it finally came out in court last week that the DNA samples collected from the underwear and private parts of the alleged victim contained DNA from other men -- but none from the Duke lacrosse players who were accused of raping her. The head of the DNA testing laboratory testified in court under oath that both he and Nifong knew this and kept it...
  • Duke Lacrosse Defense Wants Photo IDs Thrown Out

    12/14/2006 7:49:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 889+ views
    WRAL TV ^ | December 14, 2006
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Defense attorneys in the Duke lacrosse case now want the judge presiding over the case to throw out the photographic lineup in which the accuser identified the defendants. In a motion filed Thursday, attorneys for Reade Seligmann, 20, Collin Finnerty, 20, and David Evans, 23, also ask that any "in-court" identification by the accuser be barred on the grounds that it is unreliable "as a result of tainted procedure … as a result of the numerous errors and misidentifications made by the accuser." Experts have said such a motion, if successful, could keep prosecutors from bringing the...