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  • Darryl Howard, Wrongfully Convicted in a Double Murder, Is Suing the City of Durham (Mike Nifonged)

    07/10/2017 11:59:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Raleigh-Durham Indy Week ^ | Sarah Willets | Sarah Willets
    Darryl Howard, who was released from prison last year after a judge overturned his convictions in the 1991 murders of a Durham woman and her teenage daughter, is suing the city of Durham and a police officer he says fabricated and suppressed evidence. The civil suit was filed in U.S. District Court last month and names the city, four then-employees of the Durham Police Department, and a Durham fire official as defendants. The lawsuit claims the defendants violated Howard's constitutional rights and seeks compensatory and punitive damages. Durham City Attorney Patrick Baker said the city is reviewing the suit and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Is Eric Holder the new Mike Nifong?

    12/11/2011 6:51:59 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Self | December 11, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    I was doing a bit of research on disgraced Duke LaCrosse case DA, Mike Nifong, when the thought occurred to me that Attorney General Eric Holder could be the new Mike Nifong. I noticed a lot of parallels. Leftwing sites initially supported Nifong but eventually had to abandon him as the facts of the case became known. Same thing with Eric Holder. Yes, the leftwing sites have been supportive of Holder but it is becoming harder and harder to do so as the facts of Operation Fast & Furious become known. So what will it take for even leftwing supporters...
  • 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.
  • Nifong appeals bankruptcy ruling

    06/05/2008 6:17:39 PM PDT · by NCjim · 8 replies · 158+ views
    WRAL ^ | June 5, 2008
    Durham, N.C. — Mike Nifong is appealing an order issued last week by a bankruptcy judge who ruled a civil rights lawsuit by three former Duke University lacrosse players can proceed. Nifong filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, which temporarily protected him from the lawsuit, which claimed he, the city of Durham and others conspired to keep a weak case alive as he faced an election. David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann were cleared in April 2007 of all charges stemming from an exotic dancer's claims she was raped. Nifong listed a debt of more than $180 million –...
  • Iraq, Afganistan Good News; Nancy Pelosi, Boy Scouts and Mike Nifong

    06/03/2008 3:04:07 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 64+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 3, 2008 | Nancy Morgan
    CULTURE WATCH, Volume 17 by Nancy Morgan Right BiasLast week saw lots of good news from Iraq and Afghanistan. The most amazing news of all, however, is that this news is being reported by the likes of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Now that they're reporting it, I guess its officially: GOOD NEWS:Less than a year after his agency warned of new threats from a resurgent al-Qaeda, CIA Director Michael Hayden now portrays that terrorist movement as essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. His sentiments are echoed by the commander of British forces in Iraq who...
  • Mike Nifong Bankrupt

    01/15/2008 9:36:02 PM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 50 replies · 267+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 15 January 2008 | Staf
    Disgraced Duke prosecutor lists $180M in liabilities A summary schedule from Nifong's Chapter 7 petition can be found below. Almost all of that sum represents legal claims filed against the former Durham County district attorney by members of Duke's 2006 lacrosse team, including the three players who were accused of raping a stripper at a team party. Included among Nifong's assets are a 2003 Honda Accord, about $9000 in personal property, and his $235,000 home. He lists nearly $5000 monthly in pension or retirement income and describes himself, charitably, as retired. snip
  • DOJ will not investigate Nifong

    12/05/2007 6:32:26 PM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 26 replies · 121+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 5, 2007 | MIKE BAKER
    RALEIGH (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice will not investigate former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong for his handling of the case, a spokesman for the agency said Wednesday. That decision also jeopardizes a possible investigation at the state level, according to a spokeswoman for Attorney General Roy Cooper, who said prosecutors in North Carolina can't indict someone on charges of lying to investigators. The DOJ carefully considered the case but decided that it was an issue better resolved inside the state, said spokesman Peter Carr in a statement. "We believe the State of North Carolina has the primary...
  • Perspectives on Jena

    10/08/2007 1:51:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 669+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 8, 2007 | Star Parker
    At this point, there seems little doubt about the ugliness that has simmered, and then boiled, in a little town in Louisiana called Jena. There is a lot that has already been said, and done, about the latent racism in the town that led to the display of nooses on a tree. Racism that led, in reaction, to six black youths brutally beating a young white man, and then the subsequent disproportionate sentencing, in which those black youths could have served prison time for trumped-up murder charges. Action has been taken, and will be taken, so that those charges, and...
  • Why I Fought For Two Boys I Never Met (Dennis Prager On Bradley Berry, Oregon's Nifong Alert)

    08/20/2007 9:31:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 1,147+ views ^ | 08/21/2007 | Dennis Prager
    At Patton Middle School in McMinnville, Oregon, students created something called "slap butt day." On one such day in February 2007, according to The Oregonian (July 22, 2007): "Two boys tore down the hall of Patton Middle School after lunch, swatting the bottoms of girls as they ran -- what some kids later said was a common form of greeting. But bottom-slapping is against policy in McMinnville Public Schools. So a teacher's aide sent the gawky seventh-graders to the office, where the vice principal and a police officer stationed at the school soon interrogated them." A police officer interrogated them?...
  • Grrrls’ Fight Club

    08/05/2007 1:40:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 991+ views ^ | August 5, 2007 | Mary Grabar
    Much clucking behind television anchor desks follows the airing of popular internet footage of girl fights. After repeated displays of adolescent girls slapping each other, pulling hair, and ripping off clothes, news anchors wonder out loud about the reasons for their popularity among YouTube and other internet viewers. It’s no big secret: This is a genre of pornography. The occasional tough-girl fight on school grounds that one came across with flinching embarrassment is now captured by a video camera for the titillation of millions of sick viewers. The violence factor and the authenticity of the fight are the draws that...
  • Nappy Headed Hoax (Ann Coulter: Let's Nifong The Left Alert)

    07/11/2007 3:33:19 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 64 replies · 3,689+ views ^ | 07/11/2007 | Ann Coulter
    The New York Times alone has mentioned the Scottsboro Boys case from the 1930s nearly 20 times since 2002 (expanding the "news" part of "newspaper" just a bit), so I think I'm entitled to spend at least one more week luxuriating in the Duke lacrosse players' total vindication and the exposure of a Southern liberal prosecutor as a corrupt hack. Twenty years ago, disbarred Duke prosecutor Mike Nifong would have been Time magazine's Man of the Year. Vanity Fair would have photographed him sitting in a Porsche under the headline: "Speaking Truth to Power." One hundred years ago, he would...
  • Doug Giles: Help! I’m Being Nifonged!

    06/23/2007 9:45:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 847+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/23/07 | Doug Giles
    If I were Mike Nifong’s son or daughter, I’d change my last name PDQ. Why? Well, principally because that name has now formally become a pejorative in the American argot for anyone who will gleefully roast the innocent for their pipe dream of power. Y’know, it’s just a matter of time before FOX has a new reality show championing the cause of folks who’ve been trampled by such soulless narcissists. The show could be called, “Help! I’m being Nifonged!” Blinded by ambition in his quest to be Durham’s DA, Democrat Mike Nifong (why didn’t you listen to your mother when...

    06/21/2007 11:29:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 3,226+ views
    Ann Coulter ^ | June 20, 2007 | Ann Coulter
    There is nothing so dangerous as a Southern liberal hoping to be invited to a Graydon Carter party. As is now well-known, Durham prosecutor Mike Nifong falsely accused three white Duke lacrosse players of gang-raping a stripper, even as evidence piled up proving it never happened. In the weeks after an unstable stripper — or, since this is not a Hollywood movie, "a stripper" — accused the players of rape, Nifong stated on national TV: "I am convinced that there was a rape." He called the players "hooligans," contemptuously sneering that their "daddies could buy them expensive lawyers." Envy is...
  • Duke Lacrosse: Mike Nifong Disbarred

    06/16/2007 4:51:52 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 40 replies · 1,347+ views
    College Sports, Breaking News ^ | Jun 16th 2007 5:51PM | Michael David Smith
    Prosecutor Mike Nifong has been disbarred by a state disciplinary committee for the horrendous way he conducted the prosecution on rape charges of three innocent Duke lacrosse players. Nifong has given up his right to appeal, meaning this verdict is final. However, Nifong could still face criminal charges.
  • Embattled Nifong Says He'll Resign

    06/15/2007 5:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 968+ views
    WRAL TV ^ | June 15, 2007
    Raleigh — The man who once pursued rape, sexual assault and kidnapping charges against three former Duke lacrosse players who were later declared innocent by North Carolina's attorney general says he will resign. (Watch Mike Nifong's announcement.) "My community has suffered enough," a tearful Mike Nifong said Friday during his testimony at his State Bar ethics trial to the surprise of the families and defense attorneys of the cleared lacrosse players, as well as others in the courtroom. "Throughout the years I have served as a prosecutor I have always tried to do the right thing," a tearful Mike Nifong...
  • To Duke accused: I'm sorry

    04/24/2007 2:19:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies · 3,739+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | April 24, 2007 | Ruth Sheehan
    Members of the men's Duke lacrosse team: I am sorry. Surely by now you know I am sorry. I am writing these words now, and in this form, as a bookend to 13 months of Duke lacrosse coverage, my role in which started with a March 27 column that began: "Members of the men's Duke lacrosse team: You know. We know you know." That was when Durham police and District Attorney Mike Nifong were describing a "wall of silence" among the men who attended the now-vaunted lacrosse party at 610 Buchanan Blvd. Nifong, now described by the state attorney general...
  • Duke LaCrosse Scandal: Eight Lessons (Dennis Prager On Leftist PC And Moral Blindness Alert)

    04/23/2007 9:50:42 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 36 replies · 1,709+ views ^ | 04/24/2007 | Dennis Prager
    America's news media, an amoral university, an opportunistic district attorney, and a police department that seems to have collaborated in framing innocent students all combined to nearly destroy the lives of three innocent young men -- members of the Duke University lacrosse team. The attorney general of North Carolina announced that all charges -- of rape, sexual assault and whatever other charges a mendacious young woman got Mike Nifong to bring against the Duke lacrosse team players -- were being dropped. He pronounced the students "innocent," not merely "not guilty." And the attorney general also declared Nifong a "rogue prosecutor."...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-11-07 (KOmmies Grieve Over Duke Lacrosse Players Exoneration)

    04/11/2007 5:03:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 89 replies · 1,865+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 11, 2007 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    It's a sad day for the KOmmies and much of the rest of the Left. The Duke Lacrosse players have been completely exonerated by the North Carolina Attorney General. Much of the Left, especially those in the academia, had a lot at stake in the guilt of those Lacrosse players. Rich white privileged boys who MUST be guilty. Except they weren't despite the accusations of guilt by the Left including those infamous 88 Duke profs. Now the shoe is on the other foot and the weight of justice is about to come down hard on corrupt D.A., Mike Nifong....