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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...
  • 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
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  • 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.