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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Duke Case: Other views

updated: 9:22 a.m. June 21, 2006

USA Today Editorial - As time ticks by in Duke's rape case, facts grow short:

Every day, the criminal case against three Duke University lacrosse players accused of raping a woman hired to strip at a team party last March seems to unravel a bit more....

the prosecutor who brought the charges stands nearly mute — unwilling or unable to explain why the case he once pushed so publicly now seems so weak.
MSNBC - Coach K breaks silence on Duke lacrosse case:
"I think it’s important for me to remember my place."

"I am the basketball coach. I’m not the president, I’m not the athletic director and I’m not on the Board of Trustees, and don’t want to be."

"Giving support does not mean you’re choosing sides. Giving support is what a university should do ... because we’re in the kid business."
ESPN - Players take different approaches to life after scandal:

Matt Zash, Duke lacrosse captain:
"To me, rape is the most hated crime there is, and to be accused of that is completely horrifying," Zash says. "But nobody wanted to hear the truth. They wanted us to admit something that did not happen, and they wanted to see us pay for it."

"The way the media portrayed this pretty much determined whether we could go to class," he says. "If there were favorable media, maybe we wouldn't be harassed. It was tough to be a Duke lacrosse player on campus and all of a sudden a mob of students crowd around and start yelling at you to step forward and tell what happened that night.

"Maybe I was young and naive, but I thought that nothing bad is ever going to happen. The worst was when my name and home address was posted on a Web site, along with my picture and my parents' name, calling for vigilante justice. That really worried me. My parents live in that house and they were distraught. That's when it really hit me that anything could happen."
Dan Flannery, Duke lacrosse captain:
The strain of the past three months shows on Flannery, who often pauses and takes a deep breath before providing details of his experience. He finishes many of his sentences shaking his head slowly and soulfully, his pale blue eyes narrowing. He talks about giving DNA for the first time, on his 22nd birthday. He talks about how at first no one really thought the case would get this big, maybe except his and Evans' mothers. And how he took for granted that he would be able to play lacrosse forever.
Rocky Mount Telegram Editorial - Our view: Duke case raises more questions:
If the statements and evidence Nifong's office has collected support the account of the victim, then by all means, Nifong should continue the prosecution with every ounce of energy his team can muster. But if the case against the Duke lacrosse players is built on something less, that scenario raises troubling questions indeed...

Here's hoping the outcome of the case is decided by truth — and not by politics.
TheConservativeVoice - Mike Nifong Makes Newsweek Look Great:
The most egregious flaw with Mr. Nifong's position is his belief (really, hope) that the accuser was a victim. He raced to indict without waiting for DNA results. He gave the accuser photos of all the white members of the Duke lacrosse team and let her pick. No photos of others, as there should have been, to test her identification. An operating assumption that the accuser, despite her employment, medical and criminal histories, was credible, and at least some of those white lacrosse players had to be guilty, whether or not corroborating evidence was available.

There was a time when blacks were lynched based on baseless accusations. This time three white men were indicted and jailed (until they each posted $400,000 as bail) on baseless charges. Oh well. At least they were not lynched.

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