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Monday, December 25, 2006


Late last week I read an article in the Wall Street Journal that suggested that a lot of bad news is likely to be released on the Friday before XMas and on the Friday before New Year's Day. The reason: It is the best time to bury the news since people are preoccupied with the holidays.

As if on cue, the office of the district attorney for Durham, North Carolina District Attorney, Mike Nifong, released the news on Friday that it was dropping the rape charges against three lacrosse players from Duke.

This case has been one of the most outrageous perversions of justice that this country has seen in many years. The charges against these players are based on the flimsiest evidence. Actually, virtually no evidence, except the goofy and contradictory testimony of an unstable stripper.

Nifong has shamelessly used this case to curry favor with some of his constituents and win re-election. He has illegally and unethically withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense. The fact that he is ruining the lives of three Innocent men does not seem to bother him.

His case is finally crumbling. He should be recalled and disbarred. He is making a mockery of justice. He is a disgrace.



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