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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 denies wrongdoing in lacrosse lawsuits

    04/15/2011 6:32:11 PM PDT · by NCjim · 30 replies
    WRAL ^ | April 15, 2011
    Duke has denied all allegations made in lawsuits by dozens of former lacrosse players impacted by false rape claims. More than three dozen players who were never indicted in a 2006 investigation accused the university of fraud, negligence, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. In March 2006, Crystal Mangum claimed three white lacrosse players trapped her inside a bathroom at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd., where she was performing as a stripper at a team party, and raped and sexually assaulted her. The university immediately ended the lacrosse team's season and forced the coach to resign, and investigators collected DNA samples from...
  • ESPN's Weissman: Despite Exoneration 'The Questions Remain' About Duke Lacrosse Players

    05/30/2010 10:42:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 133 replies · 2,101+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What will it take for the MSM to stop smearing the falsely-accused Duke lacrosse players? Judging by the performance of ESPN's Steve Weissman this morning, legal exoneration is not enough. Introducing an ESPNNEWS item on a lacrosse game between Duke and the University of Virginia, Weissman claimed that three years ago, the Duke team had been involved in "a devastating scandal," and that while the accused players had been exonerated, "the questions remain." View video here.
  • Unindicted Duke LAX players sue Duke University

    12/18/2007 11:12:12 AM PST · by Locomotive Breath · 354 replies · 2,409+ views
    abc11 ^ | 12/18/2007 | Locomotive Breath
    By Tamara Gibbs DURHAM -- In a filing Tuesday in Federal Court, unindicted Duke Lacrosse players are suing Duke University, the City of Durham, Duke University professors, Mike Nifong and the DNA lab involved in the case. The suit also names doctors and nurses who treated the alleged victim the night she claimed she'd been raped at a party. The players are also suing City Manager Patrick Baker and former Durham Police Chief Stephen Chalmers. As part of the investigation, the unindicted players had to give up DNA samples and were named in the school paper. In the 404-page lawsuit,...
  • Duke Faculty Should Be Shunned By Students ["Courses and Classrooms of These 88 Should Be Emptied"]

    08/03/2007 2:18:51 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 69 replies · 2,662+ views
    Newsday ^ | 08/03/2007 | Joseph W. Bellacosa
    Accountability finally came to Durham County District Attorney Michael Nifong last month, when he was disbarred as an attorney and forced to resign as a disgraced public officer. Last week he issued an apology and a full retraction of the rape accusations against three Duke University lacrosse players. Now, with students heading to Duke in just a few short weeks for the beginning of the fall term, the time is at hand to demand some accountability for Nifong's academic enablers. Eighty-eight members of the Duke faculty publicly promulgated a dreadful letter, enflaming a premature and prejudicial atmosphere against their own...
  • Duke 88 (or Group of 88) = “Duke Heil Hitler”

    07/16/2007 2:35:21 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 497+ views
    The Husaria ^ | 7/16/07 | Winged Hussar 1683
    The “Duke 88″ (or Group of 88) are a group of faculty members who effectively joined ex-District Attorney Mike Nifong in prejudging lacrosse players who were falsely accused of raping Crystal Gail Mangum. There has been considerable discussion of the consequences these faculty members should suffer, both professionally and civilly, for their actions. Unluckily for them, “88″ is white supremacist shorthand for “Heil Hitler” (H being the eighth letter of the alphabet). As an example, if a white supremacist writes “14/88″ he means “The Fourteen Words” (a white supremacist slogan) followed by “Heil Hitler.” This can be verified from the...
  • The Disgrace of the Duke 88

    06/27/2007 9:16:51 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 58 replies · 2,386+ views ^ | June 26, 2007 | Carey Roberts
    The three lacrosse players have been declared innocent, Duke University has agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement, and Michael Nifong's law license has been yanked. But unfinished business remains. Three weeks after Crystal Gail Mangum made her false allegations of rape, 88 Duke professors ran an advertisement in the student newspaper asking, What Does a Social Disaster Sound Like? The rambling April 6, 2006 statement lamented, " one is really talking about how to keep the young woman herself central to this conversation, how to keep her humanity before us." But no mention was made about the humanity of three...
  • Sarge Speaks: The Duke 88 (Great Piece On Duke Faculty Marxists)

    06/21/2007 5:12:37 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 29 replies · 1,857+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | June 21, 2007 | Bob Parks
    Sarge Speaks: The Duke 88 June 21, 2007 by Bob Parks Every now and then I get an email from a reader that puts a topic into words as good, if not better than I. This is one of those occasions. Sarge57 sent me an account of a message sent to the "Concerned Duke Faculty", now affectionately known as the "Gang of 88". His letter was impassioned, but never rude or obscene. The response he received was telling…. "I wish to offer my personal encounter with one of the Duke 88 after I sent them a group email. It is...
  • A tragedy in black & white

    06/20/2007 4:17:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies · 1,284+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 20, 2007 | Rick Telander
    A tragedy in black & white (,CST-SPT-rick20.article) June 20, 2007 BY RICK TELANDER Sun-Times Columnist We now know the three former Duke lacrosse players charged with rape a little over a year ago not only were innocent, but also falsely accused. What might have gone down in the annals of jurisprudence as a certifiable mess now, after revelations of deceit and terrifying deviousness by the main servant of justice, can only be labeled a tragedy. The prosecutor in the case, former Durham, N.C., district attorney Michael Nifong, has turned out to be as cruel, reckless, self-centered and ambitious as a...
  • Duke deal shields faculty

    06/20/2007 2:53:32 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 105 replies · 3,348+ views
    News and Observer (Charlotte, NC) ^ | June 20, 2007 | Anne Blythe and Eric Ferreri, Staff Writers
    Duke deal shields faculty Some spoke out after rape claims Anne Blythe and Eric Ferreri, Staff Writers DURHAM - Duke University's settlement with exonerated lacrosse players gives legal protection to faculty members, some of whom have been under siege for speaking out in the wake of the gang-rape allegations. Neither side would disclose the terms of the agreement, announced Monday, but Duke's faculty chairman, Paul Haagen, informed professors that one provision is that all faculty members have been released from liability related to the lacrosse case. That news sparked another round of vitriolic messages from e-mailers and bloggers still exercised...
  • 88 reasons to despise Duke more

    06/20/2007 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Redbob · 107 replies · 3,373+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2007 | Tom Knott
    They are the Duke 88. Or Nifong 88. They are the leftists, feminists and fascists — professors all — who signed an ad in the student newspaper in April 2006 that condemned the culture of racism and sexism on the campus. They also bemoaned "what happened to this young woman" in the politically motivated lacrosse case. They have been conspicuously silent since the facts started to overtake the fabrications of sleazebag district attorney Mike Nifong. Nifong has been disbarred now, and the university has reached an undisclosed financial settlement with the three former lacrosse players wrongly accused of raping a...
  • Unfinished Business (Thomas Sowell)

    06/18/2007 9:05:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies · 2,402+ views ^ | June 19, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 The disbarment of Durham District Attorney Michael Nifong should be just the first step in remedying the gross and cynical fraud of last year's "rape" case against Duke University lacrosse players. Not only is Nifong still liable to civil lawsuits from the three young men whose lives he tried to ruin, and criminal prosecution for his obstruction of justice and making false statements to a judge, there are many other people who disgraced themselves in hyping a lynch mob atmosphere when this case first broke last year. The New York Times, which splashed these Duke students'...
  • Duke University, Three Lacrosse Players Announce Settlement

    06/18/2007 12:19:13 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 155 replies · 4,959+ views
    Duke U. ^ | 06/18/07
    Durham, NC -- On Monday, Duke University leaders announced they have reached a settlement with David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann. Below are statements about the settlement. STATEMENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE PRESIDENT OF DUKE UNIVERSITY: This has been an extraordinary year for Duke students David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, who were accused of serious crimes they did not commit. In April, after a thorough review, the North Carolina Attorney General declared that they were innocent of all charges and that the charges never should have been brought. We welcomed their exoneration and deeply...
  • Infamous "Duke 88" (Professors Who Adjudged Lacross Guilty) To be Huge Civil Suit Targets

    06/17/2007 6:25:09 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 477 replies · 12,383+ views
    Dinner with other lawyers | MB26
    A group of local lawyers all went to dinner least night. Topic was Nifong and the damages NC will pay to the accused. There are questions of sovereign immunity, of course, and other issues but we all agreed that this was only the tip of the litigious iceberg. In the civil litigation that is sure to follow, Nifong is one target, with few dollars, etc. The real targets will be the Duke 88. These are the professors who signed the now infamous letter adjudging the lacrosse players guilty and worse. That letter was then published as a full page ad...
  • Now what about those Duke professors

    06/18/2007 4:15:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies · 4,319+ views ^ | June 18, 2007 | Dinesh D'Souza
    We know about Mike Nifong, and it looks like he's going to get his comeuppance. Yet the question remains: Why would a seasoned prosecutor like Nifong flout the rules in so many ways in the Duke case? Why would he publicly describe the Duke lacrosse players as "rapists" before that had been established in a court of law? Why would he suppress DNA evidence that the defense was entitled to see? Why, in short, did he go so far before the facts were in? One of Nifong's public comments provides a clue. He says he wanted to protect the town...
  • Paula McClain, Professional Black Person: An Open Letter to Dr. McClain at Duke

    05/04/2007 2:53:13 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 47 replies · 4,492+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 4 May 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I’m writing to you because you are part of the Gang of 88, the Professors at Duke University who took out a full-page ad in the Duke newspaper to condemn the three students who were charged with various sexual crimes. You asserted they were guilty, and condemned them in many ways, before any open evidence had been presented, or any trial held. Now, as you well know, all charges have been dismissed. The North Carolina Attorney General has dismissed all charges and has stated that there is no credible evidence that any crime was committed. Furthermore, States Attorney Nifong who...
  • They Found 88 Problems, and the Dancer Was Just One

    03/23/2007 6:35:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 141 replies · 6,048+ views
    The Chronical On-Line (Duke) ^ | 16 March 07 (updated) | Steve Veres
    This is their story. This is the story of professors who tried to listen to their students and sparked a shouting match that overpowered any original statement. This is the story of how an 832-word advertisement in a student newspaper sparked thousands of vitriolic, misogynist and racist e-mails and became a national media spectacle. This is the story of how faculty received phone calls in the middle of the night, endured mail fraud and overcame death threats for speaking out. Many view the "Group of 88"--as the signatories were eventually dubbed by bloggers--as a symbol of the community prejudging the...
  • Teacher Support for the Duke Players

    01/06/2007 10:46:32 AM PST · by freespirited · 67 replies · 2,428+ views
    Time ^ | 1/6/07 | PAUL CUADROS
    Now the teachers are going at each other. Shortly after members of the Duke University Lacrosse team were accused of rape last March, 88 faculty members signed an open letter which appeared in the student newspaper sympathizing with the accuser. Now, after the case against the students appears to be falling apart, 17 members of the economics department faculty have sent a letter to the student newspaper expressing their support for the players, and stating in part, "We regret that the Duke faculty is now seen as prejudiced against certain of its own students.y´ The latest open letter comes after...
  • In the aftermath of a social disaster

    01/05/2007 7:56:09 AM PST · by freespirited · 559 replies · 8,268+ views
    News & Observer ^ | 1/5/06 | Cathy Davidson
    DURHAM - Last April I added my name to an ad published in the Duke Chronicle. The ad said that we faculty were listening to the anguish of students who felt demeaned by racist and sexist remarks swirling around in the media and on the campus quad in the aftermath of what happened on March 13 in the lacrosse house. The insults, at that time, were rampant. It was as if defending David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann necessitated reverting to pernicious stereotypes about African-Americans, especially poor black women. Many black students at Duke disappeared into humiliation and rage...