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  • Ex-Duke lacrosse coach settles lawsuit

    03/31/2010 3:17:15 PM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 1,857+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | March 31, 2010 | Anne Blythe
    Published Wed, Mar 31, 2010 05:51 PM Modified Wed, Mar 31, 2010 05:56 PM Ex-Duke lacrosse coach settles lawsuit DURHAM Duke University and Mike Pressler, the man at the helm of the lacrosse program when a stripper brought false rape accusations against three team members, have settled a lawsuit filed by the former coach. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "Coach Michael Pressler is an excellent coach," Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, said in a prepared statement. " He did a great job building the Duke men's lacrosse program, while maintaining a 100...
  • Perdue will name DA’s replacement next week (another dirty North Carolina DA)

    03/06/2010 4:59:29 AM PST · by abb · 6 replies · 348+ views
    The (Roxboro, NC) Courier-Times ^ | February 27, 2010 | Tim Chandler
    District Attorney Joel Brewer will retire Monday from the position he has held since 1994. Gov. Beverly Perdue is expected to name someone to complete his four-year term early next week. Justin Guillory, a spokesperson for the governor’s office, confirmed for The Courier-Times late Friday that current assistant district attorney Roger Echols, Jr. and Sandra S. Pugh, a Yanceyville attorney, are under consideration for the appointment to complete Brewer’s unexpired term. Echols and Pugh, both Democrats, have filed their intentions to run for the District 9A position, which serves Person and Caswell counties. The two will square off in May...
  • 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...
  • Abusegate: Teaching Women to Falsely Accuse (must-read for guys!)

    02/17/2010 5:20:55 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 44 replies · 1,921+ views
    Renew America ^ | February 16, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    "Oh, I just got raped." With those five words, Danmell Ndonye turned the lives of four innocent men into a living nightmare. For several days last September, Stalin Felipe, Kevin Taveras, Jesus Ortiz, and Rondell Bedward were publicly branded as rapists, mauled by jail guards, and threatened with 25 years behind bars. "I'm not even 25 years old. I'm just 19," a relieved Felipe said later, following news that the tryst had been taped on a by-stander's cell phone, which showed the encounter to be entirely (and enthusiastically) consensual. Afterwards, classmates were "calling my daughter the sister of a rapist,"...
  • Duke football players charged in gunfire on campus

    01/18/2010 2:35:48 AM PST · by abb · 25 replies · 1,512+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | January 18, 2010 | Staff
    Three Duke University freshmen were charged with felonious possession and discharge of a weapon following an early morning incident Sunday on the Duke campus. The students — John Drew, Kyle Griswould and Brandon Putnam, who are all from Georgia — were members of the Duke football team. They have been dismissed from the squad, and the university also has determined they will not be permitted to return to campus pending the resolution of the charges. At about 3 a.m. Sunday, Duke University Police heard gunfire coming from a vehicle near the Jarvis residence hall on Duke’s East Campus. The vehicle...
  • Obama Campaigns for Martha <strike>Nifong</strike> Coakley

    01/15/2010 3:53:05 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies · 232+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 1/15/10 | Bill Levinson
    Obama supports former prosecutor who kept innocent man in prison to advance her political career Barack Obama demonstrated his true level of character, ethnics, and integrity when he announced his decision to campaign for Martha Coakley: Massachusetts' counterpart of Mike Nifong. Nifong, Coakley, Scott Harshbarger and Janet Reno all built or advanced their careers by prosecuting people (Durham lacrosse players, the Amiraults, and Grant Snowden) whom they knew or should have known were innocent, although Nifong was the only one who was actually found guilty of misconduct. Even in Nifong's case, which involved his concealment of exculpatory evidence, the only...
  • Martha Coakley: Massachusetts' Mike Nifong

    01/11/2010 4:54:06 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 17 replies · 1,460+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 1/11/10 | Bill Levinson
    Democrat Martha Coakley helped keep an innocent man in prison to advance her political career We encourage our readers to circulate this material as widely as possible in Massachusetts before the upcoming election.Barack Obama's ongoing ability to shut down Senate filibusters depends on the upcoming election in Massachusetts, in which incumbent Martha Coakley (D) faces Scott Brown (R). Martha Coakley's prominent role in the Amirault scandal, in which innocent people were railroaded to prison on the basis of fabricated evidence and even solicitation of perjury, makes her totally unfit to hold any position of public trust or responsibility. Everybody who...
  • What ever happened to the "Duke 88"?

    01/01/2010 2:27:43 PM PST · by safetysign · 24 replies · 2,443+ views
    Power Line ^ | 12/31/2009 | Paul
    The "Duke 88" consisted of 88 Duke professors who signed an ad which implicitly assumed that Duke lacrosse players raped a black stripper, an allegation that proved to be entirely fraudulent. The ad praised protesters who had put lacrosse players' photos on "wanted" posters, associated "what happened to this young woman" with "racism and sexism," and suggested that the lacrosse players were getting privileged treatment because of their race. The ad appeared almost four years ago. Stuart Taylor takes a look at what has happened since to some of the 88 thoroughly wrongheaded professors who signed it. First, according to...
  • The Rot At Duke -- And Beyond

    12/18/2009 12:15:54 PM PST · by abb · 37 replies · 2,153+ views
    National Journal ^ | December 18, 2009 | Stuart Taylor, Jr.
    Much of academia appears to have a disregard of due process and a bias against white males. You might think that a university whose students were victims of the most notorious fraudulent rape claim in recent history, and whose professors -- 88 of them -- signed an ad implicitly presuming guilt, and whose president came close to doing the same would have learned some lessons. The facts are otherwise. They also suggest that Duke University's ugly abuse in 2006 and 2007 of its now-exonerated lacrosse players -- white males accused by a black stripper and hounded by a mob hewing...
  • Scandal over Durham police overtime (DukeLax Frame connection)

    09/30/2009 5:24:03 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 1,276+ views
    WTVD-TV ^ | September 30, 2009 | Staff
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- An overtime scandal at the Durham Police Department will cost a high-ranking officer her job. Sources told Eyewitness News Deputy Chief B.J. Council is leaving the department. Eyewitness News has learned Council was placed on administrative duty Tuesday and will be out of her job by Friday. Her departure stems from an internal probe of a Durham police officer's overtime pay. That officer earned more than $62,000 in overtime, exceeding the officer's actual salary. Sources said the officer's overtime was approved by the police department's second-in-command, who is Council. A news conference is planned for Wednesday.
  • Mothers Don't Let Your Sons Grow Up To Be Blue Devils (DukeLax Story)

    09/01/2009 2:03:55 PM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 1,430+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 1, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Not content with the mess they created when the university threw innocent lacrosse team players to the wolves following a manifestly false accusation of group rape, Duke university has now instituted a policy for handling rape charges manifestly unfair to the accused. KC Johnson whose work in defense of the lacrosse team was outstanding, has exposed this outrage as well oin his site, Durham in Wonderland. Three Duke University students were the victims of the highest-profile fraudulent rape claim in modern American history. That fact alone should make the University particularly sensitive to the dangers of false rape allegations, and...
  • Duke fires employee accused of child sex...-(Gay rape horror:boy-5 abused on webcam pimped to cop)

    07/18/2009 6:52:36 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 88 replies · 8,230+ views ^ | Jul. 17, 2009 | Erin Hartness
    Durham, N.C. — Duke University has fired an employee who faces federal child sex charges. Frank M. Lombard, 42, of 24 Indigo Creek Trail in Durham, was let go from his position as associate director of the Center for Health Policy at Duke, a spokesman said. Duke Vice President for Public Affairs Michael Schoenfeld said Lombard was placed on unpaid leave at the time of his arrest June 24 and was fired Monday. Schoenfeld added that the university was cooperating with the investigation. Lombard faces extradition to Washington, D.C., to face charges that he solicited an adult to have...
  • The Duke Lacrosse Case: A Documentary History and Analysis of the Modern Scottsboro (new book)

    06/03/2009 10:58:48 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 997+ views
    Amazon ^ | June 3, 2009 | Randolph Parrish
    History and social analysis of the Duke lacrosse case, retold in part from original documents; compared and contrasted with the social history of the Scottsboro trials.
  • DA: Shooting of would-be robber 6 times was murder

    05/27/2009 7:35:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 128 replies · 2,955+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2009
    (AP) — OKLAHOMA CITY - A pharmacist who shot a would-be robber six times was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday, and the prosecutor said only the first shot was justified. A security video shows two men bursting into the pharmacy May 19 and one of them, 16-year-old Antwun Parker, is shot. Pharmacist Jerome Ersland then is seen chasing the second man outside before he walks past Parker to get a second gun, returns to Parker and opens fire. District Attorney David Prater said Ersland was justified in shooting Parker once in the head, but went too far when he shot...
  • (N. C. State) Chancellor, provost summoned by feds

    05/19/2009 2:59:31 PM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 1,362+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | May 19, 2009 | J. Andrew Curliss
    The chancellor and provost at N.C. State have been ordered to appear before a federal grand jury meeting in Raleigh this week, according to federal records released Tuesday afternoon. Chancellor James Oblinger and Provost Larry Nielsen were asked to bring documents related to the hiring, promotion and salary of former first lady Mary Easley. The subpoenas follow reports in The News & Observer about the circumstances surrounding Easley's hiring at N.C. State in 2005 and the expansion of her duties last year, which raised her pay to $170,000. Mary Easley has come under pressure to resign her position from Oblinger...
  • Grandma Arrested for Child Porn (bathtub photos of granddaughter)

    05/04/2009 4:53:16 PM PDT · by ellery · 92 replies · 6,622+ views
    Reason ^ | May 4, 2009 | Radley Balko
    Back in 2005, a WalMart worker in Pennsylvania reported 59-year-old Donna Dull to local authorities after Dull dropped off some film that included shots of her three-year-old granddaughter in and just out of the bath. Dull was arrested—roughly, she says—and charged with producing and distributing child pornography. The charges were dropped 15 months later when a Pennsylvania special prosecutor overruled the local DA. Only Dull, her attorney, and police and prosecutors have apparently seen the photos, which are now under seal. She's now suing. In this follow-up article from the York Daily Record, state officials seem to be trying to...
  • The False Accuser Speaks (Duke Fantasy Rape Victim Crystal Mangum)

    04/22/2009 8:22:21 PM PDT · by freespirited · 25 replies · 1,270+ views
    Durham in Wonderland ^ | 04/22/09 | KC Johnson
      At the Liestoppers forum, Walt-in-Durham has a detailed rundown of Crystal Mangum’s appearance tonight at UNC. As I have noted previously, it is mindboggling that an academic institution would invite someone who the state AG had, with copious evidence, deemed a false accuser and not allow her to be questioned on the myriad contradictions in her story. It is all the more mindboggling that the only reason for this refusal to allow questions was to prevent the false accuser from saying something that could open her to a lawsuit.I should note, in addition, that Mangum’s p.r. representative had similarly...
  • Elmostafa settles lawsuit (Duke Lacrosse cab driver wins settlement)

    01/06/2009 4:12:27 AM PST · by abb · 18 replies · 1,487+ views
    Liestoppers Meeting ^ | January 5, 2009 | Carolyn
    Folks, I just got the news from Thomas Loflin, III - attorney for Elmostafa. "I am at long last pleased to inform you that Mr. Elmostafa has settled his malicious prosecution action against Hecht's, its security guard, and Hecht's successor corporations, the main one of which is Macy's Inc." "The settlement came just before we were to go to court on cross-motions for summary judgment as to the issue of liability on December 1st, and before court-ordered mediation set for December 15th. We had a trial date of March 30th (2009)." The amount of money settled for can not be...
  • Judge rejects Nifong's bankruptcy request

    12/04/2008 2:59:16 PM PST · by abb · 69 replies · 1,684+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | December 4, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    A federal judge on Thursday rejected the appeal of fallen prosecutor Mike Nifong to keep his case in bankruptcy court. The ruling opens the door for the three exonerated lacrosse players to again pursue malicious prosecution allegations against the former district attorney. In October 2007, Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann filed suit against Nifong, the city of Durham and its police department. The players claimed they suffered personal injury and emotional distress while the prosecutor, police and city pushed ahead with a gang-rape case that was flawed from the start. In their civil suit, the players allege the...
  • Duke sues insurer over lacrosse settlement

    11/25/2008 3:19:23 PM PST · by abb · 68 replies · 1,733+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | November 25, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    Duke University is suing its insurance company for refusing to pay any of the settlement costs for the Duke lacrosse case. In federal court papers filed Monday, Duke is seeking financial relief from National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, an affiliate of insurance giant AIG. The case stems from gang-rape allegations that an escort service dancer lodged against three players after a lacrosse team party in June 2006. Before all the facts were gathered and any criminal charges were filed, Duke suspended the lacrosse team's season. The criminal case against the three players crumbled quickly over the next year....
  • SFPD detective Tasered in her home

    11/11/2008 12:20:48 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies · 341+ views
    ABC 7 News ^ | November 10, 2008 | Dan Noyes
    ANTIOCH, CA (KGO) -- The city of Antioch and its police department have been slapped with a federal lawsuit by a San Francisco police detective who got Tasered in her home.One of the officers who raided the San Francisco Police detective's home was wearing a microphone, so it was all recorded.
  • Duke lacrosse accuser to promote book in Durham

    10/22/2008 2:24:41 PM PDT · by abb · 91 replies · 2,003+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | October 17, 2008 | Staff
    The woman at the center of the scandal that rocked Duke University, Durham and the lives of the three lacrosse players plans to return to the city next week to promote her new book. Crystal Gail Mangum is scheduled to hold a news conference at the Know Bookstore on Thursday to promote, “The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story.” Magnum will donate $1 from the purchase of each book to help battered women, according to Vincent Clark, a representative for Fire! Products Inc., a film studio that is representing her. Mangum was a student enrolled at North Carolina...
  • Biden Letter Says, “It’s Getting Ugly.” This Schoolyard Bully Should Know

    10/09/2008 10:12:57 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies · 355+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 10/08/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Biden "Nifongs" innocent man's reputation, then complains about "smears" We received the following unsolicited fundraising letter from the Obama/Biden campaign. Given Biden's own documented conduct--from his Senate Web site and not from any Republicans or PUMAs--he has about as much right as disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong has to talk about lies and smears. The McCain campaign is on the ropes, and sadly it's no surprise they're responding with attacks and outright lies. I've heard some pretty unspeakable things in the past few days -- deeply offensive smears that we'll hear over and over again until Election Day. John McCain and...
  • Woman behind Duke lacrosse scandal speaks out (Crystal Mangum)

    10/04/2008 8:56:08 AM PDT · by abb · 90 replies · 5,983+ views
    The A&T Register ^ | April 16, 2008 | Alexandria Harper
    The A&T Register Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Woman behind Duke lacrosse scandal speaks out Accuser talks to Aggies about being a student again after controversy surrounding trial faded Alexandria Harper Contributor It was called a scandal but made into mockery. The Duke lacrosse case hit radio and television stations by storm in 2007. Reporters from media outlets around the country scrambled to provide day to-day updates on Crystal Gail Mangum, the accuser, and three Duke Lacrosse players; Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans, the accused. Mangum, a former exotic dancer and escort, accused these men of sexual assault...
  • Young man seeks a second trial (another Durham Frame?)

    09/19/2008 8:07:24 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 296+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 19, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    DURHAM - Karen Daniel pushed up against the low courtroom wall separating her from her 21-year-old son Erick Daniels -- the young man who screamed "Mommy" nearly seven years ago as deputies led him away, convicted of a burglary and robbery he insists he did not commit. The two, who spell their last names differently, spent the day in a Durham County courtroom Thursday as lawyer Carlos Mahoney put witness after witness on the stand, trying to show that Daniels had ineffective counsel at his trial in December 2001 and was wrongfully convicted. Judge Orlando Hudson could decide today whether...

    09/09/2008 9:04:43 PM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 177 replies · 1,464+ views
    Health Care BS ^ | 9/09/08 | Catron
    (Regarding) the phony inquiry being staged by Alaska Democrats concerning Governor Palin’s sacking of recalcitrant underling Walt Monegan. For anyone doubting that this whole ”investigation” is a partisan scam cooked up by a bunch of good-old-boy political hacks, here’s a smoking gun from the Obama-Biden campaign web site:
  • Nifong wants to auction off guitars (DukeLax)

    09/03/2008 4:13:50 PM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 640+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | September 3, 2008 | Staff
    Former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong wants permission to auction off three of his collector guitars. Court documents filed Wednesday list him as wanting to sell a Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, a Martin D-41 and a PRS Custom 24. According to bankruptcy proceedings in February, two of the instruments are worth about $5,000. If the motion to auction the guitars is approved, the auction will take place Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. at 361 Ja-Max Road in Hillsborough. Nifong filed for bankruptcy in January, listing a debt of $180.3 million. Almost all of that is estimated damages from pending civil...
  • Ruling could free man from prison (Another Durham Frame)

    09/02/2008 9:34:51 AM PDT · by abb · 11 replies · 323+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 2, 2008 | Staff
    In a scorching ruling today, the state Court of Appeals threw out the conviction of a man serving more than 60 years in prison on burglary, robbery and sexual assault charges, saying the Durham District Attorney's Office unfairly delayed his trial for nearly five years. The ruling could lead to freedom for Frankie Delano Washington, 47, an auto mechanic who was convicted of multiple charges last year in a 2002 invasion of a family's home in Trinity Park in Durham. Because the opinion was unanimous, the state has no automatic right to take the appeal further. The delay cost Washington...
  • Duke lacrosse cabbie files suit

    07/16/2008 4:51:39 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies · 238+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | July 16, 2008 | John Stevenson
    DURHAM -- After figuring in the Duke lacrosse case and becoming Reader's Digest magazine's Hero of the Year, former Durham cabbie Moezeldin Elmostafa has launched what his lawyer described Tuesday as a priceless and perhaps unprecedented court claim. It involves his U.S. citizenship, which Elmostafa contends was delayed for two years by an old and bogus criminal charge that resurfaced in 2006 while the lacrosse debacle was in full swing. "Citizenship is absolutely priceless," said Elmostafa's lawyer, Tom Loflin of Durham. Still, Loflin wants several defendants to come up with a figure. "If they don't agree to my number, we'll...
  • N.C. Dem leader accused of satanism (Nifong allies)

    07/01/2008 10:50:14 PM PDT · by tlb · 20 replies · 284+ views
    UPI ^ | July1, 2008 | Staff
    DURHAM, N.C., July 1 (UPI) -- A Durham, N.C., Democratic official and her husband face criminal charges in connection with alleged satanic rituals. Joy Johnson, 30, a third vice-chairwoman of the Durham County Democratic Party and vice chairwoman of the Young Democrats, was charged Friday with two counts of aiding and abetting. Her husband, Joseph Scott Craig, 25, was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for incidents in January and May, the Raleigh News & Observer reported Tuesday. Mark McCullough, an assistant district attorney ...acknowledged that "part of the allegations are...
  • 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 –...
  • Ex-lacrosse players can pursue lawsuit against Nifong (Can't use bankruptcy to hide)

    05/27/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT · by abb · 53 replies · 286+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | May 27, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    DURHAM — Former District Attorney Mike Nifong will not be able to hide from a lawsuit in bankruptcy court, a federal judge ruled today. The three exonerated lacrosse players who filed suit against the fallen prosecutor in October will be able to pursue their claims in federal civil court, Judge William L. Stocks ruled. The ruling came more than a month after lawyers representing the players and Nifong presented their arguments in court. Nifong was stripped of his law license and ousted from office last summer for his misconduct in the Duke lacrosse case. Nifong was supposed to file a...
  • Former Duke (Lacrosse) player finds comfort in defeat

    05/11/2008 4:43:07 AM PDT · by abb · 37 replies · 102+ views
    Burlington TimesNews ^ | May 11, 2008 | Bob Sutton
    Collin Finnerty wanted Loyola to win in its NCAA Tournament assignment Saturday afternoon at Duke, where awkward moments could have superseded anything else. The top-seeded Blue Devils defeated Loyola as expected in men's lacrosse, then took aside a former teammate and shared a special moment. Finnerty posed for an impromptu photograph near midfield with his ex-teammates, capping a strange get-together on a splendid, yet windy, Saturday afternoon at nearly full Koskinen Stadium. Duke players say Finnerty remains part of their group even though he wore the opposing uniform during the Blue Devils' 12-7 victory. He was one of the three...
  • Exclusive Interview with AG Marc Dann After Being Asked to Resign (by fellow Ohio RATS)

    05/05/2008 4:59:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 169+ views
    <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and other Democratic leaders are calling on scandal-scarred Attorney General Marc Dann to resign.</p> <p>Dann's response to his fellow Democrats is that he is staying on the job.</p> <p>Strickland, Sen. Sherrod Brown, other Democratic state officeholders and all Democratic state legislators sent Dann a letter Monday saying his actions hurt his ability to do his job.</p>
  • LieStoppers is open for Business (DukeLax News)

    05/02/2008 5:07:57 AM PDT · by abb · 2 replies · 200+ views ^ | May 1, 2008 | Baldo
    Thursday, May 01, 2008 LieStoppers is open for Business Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Blog Hooligans we have now opened the Meeting Place for viewers. A giant thanks is given to our "Tony Soprano." What he has personally accomplished since last Saturday is truly amazing! Viewers can now read the threads without registering. More importantly it means that the efforts of those who tried to prevent them from learning the facts of the Hoax/Frame have failed. The dirty laundry of those in Durham and at Duke who perpetrated this attempted frame of the 2006 Duke Lacrosse Team will...
  • Sexual assault reported in Durham (Blog & Media Roundup - Monday, April 28, 2008)

    04/28/2008 2:01:20 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 290+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | April 28, 2008 | Staff
    Published: Apr 28, 2008 12:30 AM Modified: Apr 28, 2008 01:44 AM Sexual assault reported in Durham From Staff Reports Durham Police are investigating a reported sexual assault in the 900 block of Gilbert Street at 7:51 a.m. Sunday. The victim was taken to Durham Regional Hospital for treatment.
  • CRIME LOG (DukeLax Blog & Media Roundup Thread - Sunday, April 27, 2008)

    04/27/2008 12:56:08 AM PDT · by abb · 50 replies · 739+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | April 27, 2008 | Staff
    CRIME LOG From staff reports : The Herald-Sun Apr 27, 2008 Three charges for rape suspect DURHAM -- Police have charged a Durham man with first-degree rape, assault on a female and second-degree trespassing in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred on April 22. Eric Dwayne Thomas, 35, of 704 E. Maynard Ave., Durham, was held in the Durham County Jail pending a $750,000 secured bond on the rape charge. City police arrested him Friday. A magistrate also ordered that Thomas be held without bond for up to 48 hours in connection with the assault on a female...
  • Deadline moved for federal lacrosse suit (DukeLax Blog & Media Roundup 4/26/08)

    04/26/2008 2:51:21 PM PDT · by abb · 5 replies · 123+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | April 26, 2008 | Ray Gronberg
    Deadline moved for federal lacrosse suit By Ray Gronberg : The Herald-Sun Apr 26, 2008 DURHAM -- Lawyers on both sides of one of the three federal civil-rights lawsuits stemming from the Duke lacrosse case have agreed to move back a deadline for the city government and Duke University to file dismissal motions. Defense motions in the case filed by unindicted lacrosse players Breck Archer, Ryan McFadyen and Matt Wilson had been due Friday. But instead, lawyers for the players, the city, Duke and other defendants agreed to wait until July 2. The delay will give defense lawyers time...
  • Judge denies Duke, Durham motion to silence lacrosse lawyers (Gorelick Loses!)

    04/15/2008 1:15:45 PM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 537+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | April 16, 2008 | Ray Gronberg
    WINSTON-SALEM -- U.S. District Court Judge James Beaty Jr. on Tuesday denied a motion for sanctions filed by Duke University and the City of Durham and ruled that the legal team for 38 members of the 2005-06 Duke lacrosse team had violated ethical rules by using a Web site, news conference and news release to publicize the filing of their case. The players have filed a civil rights lawsuit against Duke and the city, demanding reparations arising from the since dismissed Duke lacrosse sexual offense case. Beaty also ruled, however, that the content published on that Web site --
  • Attorneys Ask to Continue Lawsuit Against Nifong

    04/10/2008 11:43:45 AM PDT · by NCjim · 7 replies · 101+ views
    WRAL ^ | April 9, 2008
    Durham, N.C. — Attorneys for three former Duke University lacrosse players filed a motion this week asking a judge to lift a stay that keeps them from suing former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong. Nifong filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in January, listing a debt of $180.3 million and David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann – as well as three other players who filed suit – as unsecured creditors, each owed $30 million. Attorneys for Evans, Finnerty and Seligmann, however, say in the April 8 filing that bankruptcy was a tactic he used to avoid a federal civil rights...
  • Duke AD Joe Alleva new LSU Athletic Director

    04/04/2008 2:29:04 PM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 396+ views
    WWL-TV ^ | April 4, 2008 | Staff
    Sports Director Jim Henderson reports that Duke Athletic Director Joe Alleva will be named as the new AD at LSU.
  • Woman pleads guilty to false rape report

    03/20/2008 4:05:34 PM PDT · by StarfireIV · 36 replies · 1,137+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | March 20, 2008 | Peyton Whitely
    Woman pleads guilty to false rape report By Peyton Whitely Seattle Times Eastside bureau A 22-year-old former Woodinville woman pleaded guiltyTuesday to making a false rape accusation against a local college professor last June. King County District Court Judge Peter Nault called the case one of the "saddest" he'd ever seen in court and one that is likely to have long-term impact on future investigations. "That we hurry to castigate a person who turns out to be entirely innocent ... I don't know how it could be worse," said Nault, saying the incident will make it harder for real sexual...
  • 2 in (Duke) lacrosse case quit police force

    03/05/2008 3:21:34 AM PST · by abb · 33 replies · 251+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | March 5, 2008 | Stanley B. Chambers
    2 in lacrosse case quit police force Principal investigators in the case have resigned, the Durham police chief says Stanley B. Chambers Jr., Staff Writer DURHAM - Sgt. Mark Gottlieb and Investigator Benjamin Himan, the Durham Police Department's principal investigators in the Duke lacrosse case, have both left the department in the past several weeks, Chief Jose L. Lopez said Tuesday. Gottlieb, who joined the department in 1992, had contemplated leaving for a few months, Lopez said. "I did not ask him to leave," Lopez said. "I wasn't looking for his resignation." Lopez said Himan, a Durham officer since 2002,...
  • Two Angry Men (Soros lackey attacks DukeLax authors)

    03/04/2008 12:51:49 PM PST · by abb · 29 replies · 350+ views
    The Nation ^ | March 4, 2008 | Robert Perkinson
    At the end of February 2004, I wrote a letter that would never be received. The intended recipient was Cameron Todd Willingham, a Texas prisoner on death row. Months earlier, Willingham had written me a ten-page, hand-printed essay about his life in solitary confinement and his last experience in the open air. In it, he recalled a cluster of "blazing purple flowers," the first he had seen in more than eight years. The flowers were "gifts to the world," he wrote, reminding him of his own gifts, which had been "taken away." This was a reference to Willingham's daughters, and...
  • Aspirin causes (Durham, Duke) police headache (DukeLax Ping)

    03/04/2008 6:39:53 AM PST · by abb · 24 replies · 357+ views
    The Chronicle ^ | March 4, 2008 | Staff
    Officers from both the Durham Police Department and the Duke University Police Department responded to reports early Monday morning of a possible narcotics violation by a student in Bell Tower Residence Hall, sources confirmed. DUPD Maj. Gloria Graham said a residence coordinator contacted police about the violation, but when officers arrived on site and tested the substance in question they determined that it was aspirin. No arrest was made and officers left the building at about 1:30 a.m., students said. Chris Ellis, the residence coordinator for Bell Tower, Blackwell and Randolph dormitories, did not respond to requests for comment Monday...
  • Duke files motion to take down website (DukeLax Ping)

    02/29/2008 12:29:49 PM PST · by abb · 52 replies · 235+ views ^ | February 29, 2008 | Bob Bork
    Friday, February 29, 2008 Duke files motion to take down this website Duke and other defendants have filed a motion to shut down this website. Click here to read it. Posted by Bob at 2:48 PM
  • Mass lacrosse lawsuit against Duke (DukeLax Ping)

    02/20/2008 2:24:14 PM PST · by abb · 74 replies · 492+ views
    Right Angles ^ | February 20, 2008 | Jon Ham
    Thirty-eight current and former Duke lacrosse players are filing suit against Duke University, according to an email I just got from the Robert H. Bork Jr. PR firm. The parents of the players will formally announce the suit tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the National Press Club: Charles J. Cooper, attorney for the players will explain the complaint and answer questions from the media. Only credentialed media will be allowed. Media who are unable to be present at the news conference may call (888) 882-0114 to hear audio from the event and ask questions during the Q&A. The complaint and...
  • Nifong can't seek bankruptcy protection (DukeLax Ping)

    02/19/2008 3:47:04 PM PST · by abb · 55 replies · 206+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | February 19, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    Mike Nifong, the former Durham District Attorney who lost his job and law license for misconduct in the Duke lacrosse case, makes too much money to seek bankruptcy protection, a federal court administrator has concluded. Michael D. West, a bankruptcy administrator, filed a statement in the case late last week. Nifong's case, West said in his statement, should be "presumed to be an abuse" because his annual income would be higher than federal limits. The administrator's statement is a recommendation, not a ruling. But if a judge agrees, that could make it more difficult for Nifong to hide in bankruptcy...
  • The University (Duke) Has No Clothes (DukeLax Ping)

    02/11/2008 1:44:44 PM PST · by abb · 41 replies · 1,328+ views
    National Journal ^ | February 11, 2008 | Stuart Taylor, Jr.
    When a mentally deluded stripper accused three Duke University lacrosse players of a brutal gang rape at a March 2006 off-campus team party during spring break, dozens of activist Duke professors were not content merely to give great credence to the rape charge, even as evidence of its probable fraudulence poured into the public record. They also treated the lacrosse players as pariahs for having hired strippers at all. So, too, did Duke President Richard Brodhead, Board Chairman Robert Steel, other campus administrators, many in the media, and others. Never mind that hiring strippers violated no law or university rule....
  • Wiretap case against lawyer under advisement

    01/29/2008 4:39:23 PM PST · by secretagent · 7 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | January 29, 2008 | David E. Frank
    Attorney Simon Glik, 31, was a defendant in Boston Municipal Court today as his lawyer, June E. Jensen of Wayland, asked a judge to dismiss wiretapping, disturbing-the-peace and aiding-a-prisoner-escape complaints, which were issued against him last fall. Jensen told Judge Mark H. Summerville that Glik was arrested in Boston on Oct. 1 for allegedly using his cell phone to record the arrest of a 16-year-old juvenile in a drug case. She said the Moscow-born lawyer was walking through the Boston Common at 5:30 p.m. when he used his phone’s camera to videotape three police officers investigating the teen. “If you...