William L. Anderson tries to get a fix on Judge Oz, and concludes he's "getting it wrong" in Durham.
North Carolina law requires that the prosecution lay out his evidence – all of his or her evidence – to the defense before the trial begins. Judge W. Osmond Smith III (the third judge to take this sorry case) has declared that the rules do not apply to D.A. Michael Nifong. Furthermore, the judge has permitted an altering of the rules in another breathtakingly cynical move: Nifong has changed his story without securing new "evidence."
...I am much sorrier that the "officials" are getting it wrong in a criminal case involving real lives and real families. However, no one who can set things right in North Carolina seems to care...
N&O reported - Dancer gets 2 months under house arrest:
Kim Roberts, a dancer who performed at a Duke lacrosse party that ended with rape charges, admitted five probation violations today and will serve up to two months under house arrest.Source:
Roberts, also known as Kim Pittman, appeared in Durham County Superior Court with her lawyer today.
As part of a deal with the probation department, Roberts also agreed to have her probation extended for three years.
Nifonging the Standards of Justice, Part II [LewRockwell.com, Sept. 25, 2006]
Dancer gets 2 months under house arrest [newsobserver.com, Sept. 25, 2006]