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  • Trump: David Brooks ‘one of the dumbest’ pundits

    03/19/2016 7:48:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 73 replies ^ | 3/19/16 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is firing back after conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks called for the GOP to reject Trump. “While I have never met @nytdavidbrooks of the NY Times, I consider him one of the dumbest of all pundits- he has no sense of the real world!” Trump tweeted early Saturday morning. “Reading @nytdavidbrooks of the NY Times is a total waste of time, he is a clown with no awareness of the world around him- dummy!” he added.
  • Ten Years Later, the Duke Lacrosse Case Still Reverberates

    02/22/2016 8:08:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | February 22, 2016 | K.C. Johnson
    Next month will be the tenth anniversary of the spring break party that triggered the Duke lacrosse case. That incident probably remains the highest-profile false rape claim in recent U.S. history—rivaled only by the claim against University of Virginia fraternity members leveled, and then retracted, by Rolling Stone. That both of these false accusations occurred on a campus should come as no surprise. A general disinterest in due process for accused students combined with a one-sided intellectual atmosphere on questions related to gender make universities poorly suited to evaluate sexual assault allegations. The lacrosse case, moreover, added race and class...
  • Fifty Shades of Bull – Lena Dunham, UVA and The Rape Accusation-Industrial Complex

    12/08/2014 9:15:38 AM PST · by golux · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | Dec 05 2014 | Repair_Man_Jack (Diary)
    (... Now in order for there to be a vast and vibrant market for any good and service a higher purpose has got to be served. Let’s look at the important things that we get from having all those false rape accusations out there dominating the media sphere. (1) Careers can be made! Look at the return on investment that Al Sharpton has gotten out of his profitable collaboration with Tawana Brawley. (Crystal Mangum and Mike NiFong met with less success. Read the prospectus carefully before investing!) (2) Evil men are made to live in fear! The Breitbart story has...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser found guilty of second-degree murder in boyfriend's stabbing death

    11/22/2013 8:31:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/13
    The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. The jury deliberated for about six hours over two days before reaching their verdict in the trial of 34-year-old Crystal Mangum, who was sentenced to between 14 years and 18 years in prison. Mangum was on trial in the death of 46-year-old Reginald Daye. He was stabbed on April 3, 2011 and he died of complications 10 days later. In 2006, Mangum claimed Duke lacrosse players gang raped her at a team party where...
  • Ken Burns: Duke Lacrosse Team 'Mildly Inconvenienced' by False Rape Charges

    12/13/2012 4:28:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 12, 2012
    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns understands the horrors faced by five New York City teens unfairly charged with rape back in 1989. "The Central Park Five," the new documentary co-directed by Burns on the subject, lets the five victims recall that tumultuous time in their lives and documents just how much the false charges crushed their youth. Yet Burns seems indifferent to another case in which three young men were unfairly accused of rape and waited 15 months to have their names cleared. Burns brought up the 2006 Duke Lacrosse case, in which three students were accused of sexually assaulting a...
  • Crystal Mangum's attorney withdraws from murder case (She's baaaaaaccckk!)

    05/02/2012 7:16:05 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 15 replies
    Raleigh News & Obscuror ^ | 05/01/2012 | Virginia Bridges
    DURHAM -- Crystal Mangum’s attorney withdrew from her defense Tuesday, saying she had compromised the case by sharing information with supporters who rallied for her the same day. “The truth will set Crystal Mangum free,” said Sidney Harr, of the Committee on Justice for Mike Nifong, which held a press conference Tuesday morning outside the Durham County jail. Mangum, 33, is charged with the murder of Reginald Daye, 46. Police found Daye with one stab wound in the torso April 3 at Mangum’s 3507 Century Oaks Drive apartment. Mangum was charged with murder after Daye died April 13. She remains...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser can be tried on murder charges

    12/08/2011 1:24:20 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    la times ^ | December 8, 2011 | Richard Fausset
    Crystal Mangum, the former stripper who falsely accused members of the Duke University lacrosse team of sexually assaulting her in 2006, is competent to stand trial on murder charges in the death of her boyfriend, a Durham judge ruled Wednesday. ... Mangum, an African American, accused three white lacrosse players at the prestigious private university of raping her at a house party. But Mangum's story did not hold up under scrutiny, and by April 2007, Roy Cooper, the state attorney general, declared the young men innocent, saying they had been caught up in a "tragic rush to accuse" in a...
  • Autopsy: Stab wound led to death of lacrosse accuser's boyfriend (DukeLax)

    08/05/2011 10:44:15 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 4, 2011 | Matthew Burns
    Complications from a "gaping" stab wound led to the death of a Durham man in April, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Crystal Mangum, 32, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, is charged with murder in the man's death. Police have said that Reginald Daye, 46,was stabbed with a kitchen knife during an April 3 argument at his apartment, at 3507 Century Oaks Drive. He died 10 days later. According to the autopsy report, the stab wound punctured Daye's left lung and tore through his diaphragm, stomach, colon, left kidney...
  • Police: 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.
  • IRS Lien vs. Seligmann Called 'Flat-out Mistake'(Duke Lacrosse Settlement Amount!)

    02/25/2011 5:45:48 AM PST · by LRoggy · 18 replies
    LaxPower News ^ | 2/25/11 | Lee Roggenburg
    The News & Observer reports that the IRS "has filed a $6.5 million tax lien against Reade Seligmann for 2007, the same year the former Duke lacrosse player settled with the university over its handling of rape allegations against him and two other players. But a Charlotte lawyer who represented Seligmann during the criminal proceedings said that his client paid the tax and that the lien is incorrect." The News & Observer cites a North Carolina tax attorney, who said a tax of that amount would represent a settlement of about $18 million. If Colin Finnerty and Dave Evans, the...
  • 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.
  • The Audacity Of Hops

    07/31/2009 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 537+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Race Relations: Two people acted responsibly in Gatesgate and did what they were supposed to do. Only one of them got invited to the White House to have a beer with the president and the professor.We don't know whether Lucia Whalen is a connoisseur of fine brews. We do know she wasn't invited to have one with President Obama, professor Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge, Mass., police department. She should have been. The rabid left would say Whalen "acted stupidly" in reporting a possible crime in progress. Some are in fact saying it. The facts...
  • [Duke] Lacrosse [false] accuser to speak

    04/22/2009 9:42:24 AM PDT · by Locomotive Breath · 43 replies · 1,191+ views
    The Daily Tar Heel ^ | 4/22/2009 | Locomotive Breath
    Lacrosse accuser to speak To address justice system, the media Rachel Coleman, Staff Writer Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 The woman involved in the Duke University lacrosse team scandal more than three years ago will make a rare public appearance today at UNC as part of an event about social injustice. Crystal Gail Mangum, who accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006, will speak in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center about “the harsh realities of minority treatment both in the justice system and the media,” according to the event’s press release. The lacrosse...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser writes memoir

    08/22/2008 5:56:13 AM PDT · by NCjim · 48 replies · 241+ views
    WRAL ^ | August 22, 2008
    Durham, N.C. — The woman at the center of the 2006 scandal that rocked Duke University, Durham and the lives of the three lacrosse players she accused of raping her is coming out with a book. Crystal Gail Mangum worked as an exotic dancer in March 2006, when she performed at a party hosted by several Duke lacrosse players. It was at that party, Mangum alleged, that three white members of the team trapped her inside a bathroom and raped and sexually assaulted her. David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann were later indicted on the allegations. The claims also...

    12/01/2007 10:12:12 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 12 replies · 108+ views
    . A heartfelt Christmas / Holiday Video Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to you and yours. Thoughts and prayers go out to Military families and service men and women.
  • Duke Lacrosse DNA Tester Removed From Post

    11/12/2007 5:41:48 PM PST · by NCjim · 24 replies · 206+ views
    WRAL ^ | November 12, 2007
    Burlington — The head of a private laboratory where DNA evidence in the Duke lacrosse case was tested no longer works there. The move comes less than a month after the former defendants filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Dr. Brian Meehan, former District Attorney Mike Nifong and several others involved in the investigation. Civil attorneys allege they were part of a "DNA conspiracy" and purposely withheld potentially exculpatory evidence that could have been used to clear their clients of the criminal charges against them. Neither Meehan nor his attorney would talk Monday about why he was replaced. DNA...
  • Academia's Pervasive PC Rot

    11/12/2007 2:15:42 PM PST · by beckett · 6 replies · 128+ views
    National Journal ^ | Nov 12, 2007 | Stuart Taylor
    "A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. 'The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture, or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists.' " [emphasis added] Such stuff has long been a staple of the totalitarian "diversity" obsessives who pollute -- and often dominate -- political discourse at almost all of our universities, from coast to coast. The University of Delaware recently got a step ahead...
  • Durham Officers Placed on Leave Amid Investigation

    11/08/2007 10:22:40 PM PST · by JLS · 34 replies · 213+ views
    WRAL ^ | 8 Nov. 2007 | Julia Lewis, Ken Smith
    Durham — Several Durham police officers have been placed on leave pending a major internal investigation, and WRAL has learned the probe might center around sexual misconduct. Police Chief Jose Lopez said Thursday that the allegations surfaced shortly after he took over the department in September. He said less than 10 officers, ranging from rookies to veterans, were involved, but did not reveal any other details surrounding the accusations. When asked by WRAL's Julia Lewis whether police officers are under investigation for having sex with prostitutes, Lopez replied, "At this point and time, we are conducting and investigation into some...
  • Nifong pleads not guilty to contempt charge

    08/30/2007 7:59:49 AM PDT · by rikkir · 18 replies · 984+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/30/2007 | Anne Blythe and Joseph Neff
    Former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong pleaded not guilty to a criminal contempt of court charge this morning in the same courtroom where he once prosecuted people accused of crimes.
  • Duke, lacrosse players reach settlement

    06/18/2007 12:33:46 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 64 replies · 3,294+ views
    News Observer ^ | June 18, 2007 | Anne Blythe
    DURHAM - Duke University has reached a settlement with each of the three former lacrosse players and their families. The university made the announcement this afternoon. According to a press release issued by Duke, the terms of the settlement will not be disclosed. In a statement, Duke officials said the board of trustees and Duke President Richard Brodhead had determined that it was in the best interests of the Duke community to eliminate the possibility of future litigation and move forward "This past year has been hard for many people who care about Duke -- for students, faculty, staff, alumni,...
  • 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.
  • Nancy Grace(less)'s Early Duke Lacrosse Statements (Video on YouTube)

    06/16/2007 2:07:10 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 35 replies · 2,439+ views
    You Tube ^ | April 12. 2007 | n/a
    (Click on above link to view video) After watching this, I don't think I hate Rosie as much as I hate this piece of poo.
  • Nifong Court Findings Being Read Now!!!

    06/16/2007 11:34:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 158 replies · 5,478+ views
    Breaking News on the Nifong case being read right now on FoxNews TV. I'm hearing convictions out numbering for each indictment outnumber no convictions at least 3 to one. The guy is going down and going down HARD.
  • A team of their own

    05/29/2007 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 1 replies · 116+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | May 28, 2007 | Dan Wetzel
    BALTIMORE – Bob Knight, full-time coach, part-time philosopher, once surmised that the pure beauty of collegiate competition, as opposed to the pro ranks, is that the focus is on the name on the front of your jersey, not the back. But as Duke's last-second shot slipped just wide of the net Monday, giving Johns Hopkins a 12-11 victory and the men's lacrosse national championship, the Blue Devils' Matt Danowski sprawled face first on the turf here and cried for the exact opposite reason. The resurrection of Duke lacrosse following 15 months of accusations and allegations, sins and sensationalism, indictments and...
  • Farewell [Duke Lacrosse Windup]

    04/24/2007 6:21:22 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 14 replies · 939+ views
    The Chronicle ^ | 4/23/2007 | Stephen Miller
    Consider the realm of issues where political correctness most strangles the debate-race. For many at Duke, the last year offered a horrifying tutorial in the moral bankruptcy of the left's politically correct orthodoxy and the corruption of our culture at its hands. Three of our peers faced a devastating year-long persecution because they were white and their accuser black. Imagine that Collin, Reade and David had been black students, accused of raping a white girl and that they faced a witchhunt led by a prosecutor re-elected thanks to the overwhelming support of the white community. Then imagine this witchhunt was...
  • 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...
  • ABC News could care less about injustice

    04/13/2007 8:39:47 PM PDT · by ensignsj · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | 4-13-07 | Rochester Pundit
    I've avoided commenting on the Duke rape case intentionally. I was happy to see it finally end at least somewhat well for the three players, and there's not much to be added to the conversation. Then I saw this from ABC "reporter" Terry Moran and completely lost my cool: Don't Feel Too Sorry for the Dukies If you don't feel like reading the condescending ramblings of a frothy-mouthed liberal hypocrite, here's a taste of his twisted logic: ...there are many, many cases of prosecutorial misconduct across our country every year. The media covers few, if any, of these cases. Most...
  • The Corner: Terry Moran and the Duke Three

    04/13/2007 2:14:47 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies · 994+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 13, 2007 | John Podhoretz
    Terry Moran of ABC News has written a blog item entitled "Don't Feel Too Sorry for the Dukies." As a compendium of fashionable attitudes toward the Duke case, it is incomparable. It's instructive to go through it to examine those attitudes and why they are so noxious. ~~ snip ~~... America should be grateful their families had the resources to pursue their exoneration, as the process revealed that a the criminal-justice system in a city of 275,000 people was being run by a conscienceless sociopath. [Nifong's] certain prosecution and [removal] from office [will] spare untold numbers of others who might...
  • Cabbie Is Hailed By Some as Hero In Duke Case. Immigrant Was Jailed [by Nifong]

    04/13/2007 9:56:30 AM PDT · by aculeus · 83 replies · 4,639+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2007 | By Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post Staff Writer
    DURHAM, N.C., April 12 -- Long before the case against three Duke University lacrosse players collapsed in public, a soft-spoken Sudanese immigrant knew that something wasn't quite right. When asked, he told the truth: One of the players had been in his cab that night -- and nowhere near the house where a sexual assault allegedly occurred. But as soon as Moezeldin Elmostafa, 39, a Durham cabbie, became known as a key alibi witness, his attorney says, Elmostafa fell victim to Durham District Attorney Michael B. Nifong's rough-and-tumble tactics. He was arrested. "I was afraid," he recalled at his attorney's...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Lawyers: Duke Lacrosse DA Heeded Ethics { Nifong }

    02/28/2007 1:13:02 PM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 1,319+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/28/7 | AARON BEARD
    Raleigh, N.C. (AP) -- The former prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case did not intentionally break ethics rules, his attorneys argued Wednesday as they sought to keep him from being disbarred. Attorneys for District Attorney Mike Nifong acknowledged that he made many of the comments the state bar deemed misleading and inflammatory. But they denied that Nifong intentionally withheld DNA evidence from defense attorneys — the most serious of the ethics charges faced by the veteran prosecutor. "A lot of people have been rushing to judgment on both the underlying case and this case," attorney Dudley Witt said....
  • Appreciation luncheon held for beleaguered district attorney

    02/19/2007 10:42:21 PM PST · by JLS · 96 replies · 1,495+ views
    The Durham Herald-Sun ^ | Feb 19, 2007 : 10:26 pm ET | John Stevenson
    DURHAM -- "District Attorney Appreciation Week" was launched Monday for embattled Durham chief prosecutor Mike Nifong, who suggested the event's organizers are more in tune with reality than countless out-of-state hecklers who criticize his handling of the controversial Duke lacrosse sex-offense case. "If you rely on certain media, you might think there is universal disapproval of me," Nifong said, referring largely to national television outlets that have relentlessly hammered him over the lacrosse incident. "But if you're closer to home, you realize that's not true," he added. Two of those behind Monday's Nifong appreciation luncheon in the DA's Office in...
  • Nifong Foe Questions Judge's Delay

    02/12/2007 10:48:16 AM PST · by JLS · 13 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | 12 Feb. 2007 | Julia Lewis
    "A Durham resident who last week filed court papers seeking the removal of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong from office on Monday questioned a judge's decision to delay action on the issue."
  • The Larger Tragedy (Thomas Sowell)

    01/29/2007 9:14:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 1,577+ views ^ | January 30, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    It has now become more and more obvious, even to some people who initially believed the "rape" charges against Duke University students, that there was never a speck of evidence to support the charges and a growing amount of evidence to the contrary. However reprehensible District Attorney Nifong's words and actions have been throughout this case, it would be a serious mistake to see in this tawdry episode just the vileness of one man. The larger tragedy is what this case revealed about the degeneration of our times and the hollowness of so many people in "responsible" positions in the...
  • Duke lacrosse prosecutor hires lawyers

    01/20/2007 3:07:14 PM PST · by skiddle_deboppop · 26 replies · 979+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 20, 2007 | Yahoo editors
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The prosecutor who removed himself from the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case has hired a well-known law firm to defend him against ethics charges before the North Carolina State Bar. Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong has retained Winston-Salem lawyers David Freedman and Dudley Witt, law partners known for defending lawyers facing professional misconduct charges. "Years ago, I just started helping out lawyers who got in trouble for various things," said Freedman, a 1982 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's law school. "I have a firm belief that you look out for your own."...
  • 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. "The Legionnaire's Thoughts" ( 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...
  • Natl. Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers Blasts Nifong

    01/12/2007 11:18:48 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 34 replies · 1,463+ views
    “. . . Michael Nifong’s inflammatory statements to the media prior to the May elections, for the sole benefit of Mr. Nifong, turned the complaint of a confused young woman into a vicious political game which has brought the office of the district attorney into disrepute. He has ruined lives and reputations for a paycheck and personal political gain. “This so-called investigation has been a reprehensible sham from the very beginning. The grand jury has a right to facts rather than lies and innuendo, and the public has a right to a fair indictment. Further, Nifong concealed the actual DNA...
  • Duke prof. quits committees in protest

    01/12/2007 12:40:56 PM PST · by mreerm · 47 replies · 1,594+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/12/07
    DURHAM, N.C. - A Duke University professor resigned from her committee assignments, saying she was upset by the administration's decision to invite two lacrosse players accused of sexual assault back to campus. "The decision by the university to readmit the students, especially just before a critical judicial decision on the case, is a clear use of corporate power, and a breach, I think, of ethical citizenship," Karla Holloway, an English professor and former dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, wrote to Duke's black faculty caucus. "Despite our judgments about the prosecutor's own lack of principled conduct, it is not ours...
  • Commentary: Feeling Sorry for Those Poor, Falsely-Accused Duke Lacrosse Players? Cry Me a River

    01/11/2007 6:01:20 AM PST · by TBBBO · 42 replies · 1,118+ views
    BlackAmericaWeb ^ | January 11, 2007 | Gregory Kane Commentary: Feeling Sorry for Those Poor, Falsely-Accused Duke Lacrosse Players? Cry Me a River Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 By: Gregory Kane, Commentary: Feeling Sorry for Those Poor, Falsely-Accused Duke Lacrosse Players? Cry Me a River Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 By: Gregory Kane, Michael Nifong, the district attorney of Durham, N.C., recently dropped rape charges against the three white Duke University lacrosse players accused of raping a black North Carolina Central coed. As expected, the cadre of right-wing commentators defending the three have gone into overdrive. And, once again, I’m compelled to write about how I’m...
  • Player Files Lawsuit Against Duke University

    01/04/2007 6:39:42 PM PST · by quinhon6869 · 163 replies · 4,446+ views
    A former Duke Lacrosse player has filed a lawsuit against the University saying he was failed by an professor because of his membership on the lacrosse team.
  • Anyone But Nifong - calling Durham County residents

    07/31/2006 7:21:54 PM PDT · by jmoo · 391 replies · 7,116+ views
    click on the 'Find it here' .pdf to see the ABN campaign press release.
  • Nifong Admits Some Criticism Justified

    07/28/2006 3:30:04 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies · 1,777+ views
    WRAL ^ | 7-28-6-06
    Mike Nifong is trying to reassure voters that he's the man for the job a day after a potential challenger said he won't pursue the district attorney job. Nifong admitted Friday that there's some justification to criticism about how he handled the media with the Duke case. "My handling of the media coverage of this case has occasioned substantial criticism, some of which is undoubtedly justified," Nifong said during a half-hour press conference. "I both underestimated the level of media attention this case would draw and misjudged the effect that my words would have.
  • Duke Lacrosse Alleged Rape Case Timeline

    07/12/2006 7:56:13 PM PDT · by freespirited · 306 replies · 6,670+ views
    NBC Durham ^ | 7/12/06
    11 p.m. Two dancers are scheduled to arrive and work for two hours. The second dancer arrives in her own car. 11:30-to-11:39 p.m. The accuser receives four calls with no caller id. 12:00-to-12:03 a.m. Time stamped photos show two women dancing in the living room. 12:04 a.m. Time stamp photos show two dancers leaving living room. 12:05-to-12:14 a.m. Accused attacker Reade Seligmann uses his cell phone to call his girlfriend and another person. 12:19 a.m. Taxi picks up Seligmann and a friend at Watt and Urban streets, a block away from the location of the player's house. 12:26 a.m. The...
  • DNA Segregation – Separate But Not Equal

    06/14/2006 2:43:36 PM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 7 replies · 697+ views ^ | June 14, 2006 | Dan Sargis
       DNA Segregation – Separate But Not Equal June 15, 2006 I’m telling you right now, if you want to get ahead in this world...quit school; become a loser; commit some crimes and quit being an average guy. While Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong continues hell-bent to destroy the lives of three college lacrosse players with no evidence other than the representations of an unstable stripper, a Connecticut judge just freed a convicted rapist (with a prior criminal record) based on 18 year old DNA “evidence”. The Fourteenth Amendment, the same Fourteenth Amendment used to guarantee “Equal Protection” in Brown v. Board...
  • Second Lacrosse Party Dancer Makes Obscene Gesture In Court

    05/30/2006 7:51:21 PM PDT · by JayHawk Phrenzie · 80 replies · 2,972+ views
    WRAL ^ | 5-30-2006 | WRAL
    A second exotic dancer who performed at a March 13 Duke University lacrosse team party where a woman says she was raped and assaulted by three athletes made an obscene gesture at a television camera during court proceedings on Tuesday. When Kim Roberts noticed WRAL's camera in the courtroom, she made the gesture and then stuck out her tongue.
  • Breathing While White

    05/16/2006 10:21:38 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 53 replies · 2,115+ views
    Tribune Media Services ^ | May 17, 2006 | Kathleen Parker
    Americans love to poll, test and otherwise assess themselves. A news item barely hits the wires before a poll follows indicating Americans' reaction. Applying for a new job? Just fill out this short questionnaire to determine whether you're racist, sexist, homophobic, heterophobic, ageist, height-ist, or a fat-o-phobe. In that spirit of sensitivity, I submit the following pop quiz to gauge your bias as a news consumer. After reading the following characteristics, please select the college group that most likely fits the description: The group has a 100 percent college graduation rate. Sixty percent have a 3.0 grade point average or...
  • 2nd DNA results out until May 15

    04/23/2006 8:52:59 AM PDT · by TexKat · 459 replies · 5,077+ views
    Herald-Sun ^ | Apr 23, 2006 | KELLY HINCHCLIFFE
    DURHAM -- Results from the second round of DNA tests in connection with the Duke lacrosse rape investigation will not likely be available before May 15, District Attorney Mike Nifong said Saturday. Nifong also denied an allegation by some defense attorneys that the second exotic dancer at the March 13 party where the rape allegedly occurred received special treatment from Nifong's office so she'd cooperate with the prosecutor. Kim Roberts, 31, was arrested March 22 -- eight days after the lacrosse party -- on a probation violation from a 2001 conviction for embezzling $25,000. The same day a grand jury...
  • Demand for Duke lacrosse gear soars

    04/19/2006 3:53:04 PM PDT · by Niteranger68 · 8 replies · 833+ views
    ESPN ^ | 4/19/06 | Darren Rovell
    In the wake of publicity generated by the sexual assault scandal surrounding the Duke men's lacrosse team, sales of merchandise bearing the "Duke lacrosse" name and logo have skyrocketed. "Historically, lacrosse has been one of our three or four best-selling sports," said Tom Craig, general manager of retail stores at the Durham, N.C., school. "But over the last month, sales have increased to three or four times our normal rate." Despite the cancellation of the team's season April 5 -- or perhaps because of it -- the campus stores have experienced a run on merchandise related to Duke lacrosse, and...
  • Lawyer: Woman Came to Duke Party Injured

    04/09/2006 5:16:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 455 replies · 8,344+ views
    My Way News ^ | 4/9/06 | SAMUEL SPIES/AP
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Time-stamped photographs will show an exotic dancer was already injured and "very impaired" when she arrived at a party where she claims she was raped by members of Duke University's men's lacrosse team, an attorney for one of the players said Sunday. Durham attorney Bill Thomas said some of the photographs, taken when she arrived at the house, indicate the woman was injured before getting to the party March 13. They show extensive bruises and scrapes on her legs, especially around the knees, he said. "This young lady was substantially impaired. She had fallen several times...