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Friday, July 21, 2006

Duke Case: Clippings

Recent message board posts that caught our eye:

MomToThree writes:

... Did you ever hear of a case in which the accused played such a limited role in the story. Other than her less than fifty words during the April 4 lineup, Collin, Reade and Dave don’t really appear in any of the material that relates to the accuser. As we’ve discussed many times, it’s all about Bret, Adam and Matt, and, of course Nikki.

Even the AV’s supporters don’t really pay much attention to the three accused as people, or spend any time on the thought that these three people actually did this crime. It’s all about timelines and time stamps on photos and medical reports.

It’s like having the Scott Peterson case without Scott Peterson, or the OJ case without OJ.

Of course, the reason for this is the total lack of evidence linking the accused to the accuser. But I guess it’s also a function of this thing being a hoax. Since there is no there there, and no crime, there’s really no role for the accused.
Sunami writes:
Isn't it amazing how the rules change?

Just because she is a stripper who does one on ones (and we know what the implication of that is) who told some untruths to Law Enforcement during the course of their criminal investigation, (no one could possibly construe her varying stories as being co operative with Law Enforcement) and just because she was mixing Flexeril and copious amounts of alcohol (anywhere from one 22 oz to 2 22 oz according to her)

She deserves to be protected, petted and praised when she makes an allegation of rape that all forensic and scientific evidence shows is absolutely false,

But because the young men hired strippers and had underage drinking they are learning a very painful lesson by having their names on a "Wanted " poster, paying thousands upon thousands to Attorneys, and having their lives disrupted for literally a year or more, and of course they deserve it because they should never have put themselves in a position to allow her to falsely claim rape.

Yet many would scream bloody murder if you even suggested that doing one on ones, lap dances, and stripping and doing a live sex show with another woman for a lot of guys without any security could lead to a very painful lesson about rape.

She wouldn't deserve a painful lesson for her behavior.

And they do not deserve a painful lesson for theirs.

What is deserved is the truth, and the truth is that there is no possible way that a rape by the three indicted occurred in the manner Nifong is claiming and left what we are aware of as evidence.....

What she may need is a painful lesson about lying and making false police reports.

Mr. X writes:
Captain Broadhead, late of the S.S. Yale, upon learning that his latest charge, the S.S. Duke has encountered an iceberg, instead of sounding general quarters and receiving damage reports from his crew, the 88 of shame, directs the 88 to throw overboard the passengers closest to the iceberg, the lacrosse team and coach. While on the way to the lifeboats, the 88 trample the remaining passengers, the other students of Duke and set the boat upon fire in an attempt to scuttle her to destroy any evidence of dereliction of duty.

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