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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Duke Case: Pravda (H-S) Defends Strongarm Tactics

The Herald-Sun is the official party organ of the People's Republic of Durham (PRD). The PRD security apparatus is under the leadership of strongman Mike Nifong. The tactics of the security apparatus have come under heavy criticism recently from rights activists.

John in Carolina looks at the organ's recent frontpage editorial:

The Raleigh N&O and Duke’s student paper, The Chronicle, have reported for days on arrest records and other actions of Durham Police Sgt. Mark Gottlieb that raise serious questions about his possible abuse of police powers, particularly regarding his treatment of Duke students.

During that time, Bob Ashley’s Durham Herald Sun's been silent. But today, that changed. The H-S spoke out and informed readers :
"Cop who arrested students doing job"
That’s certainly a strong, clear statement, isn’t it? Makes you wonder why anyone’s been asking questions about Gottlieb.

If you're a fan of "Gottlieb/Nifong justice," you might want to thank Bob Ashley for his editorial.

FYI: Pravda means "the truth" in Russian.


Apparently today is for history buffs. William L. Anderson at LewRockwell.com looks at Duke’s Reichstag Fire:
...we come to another version of the campus Reichstag Fire, that being the false accusations of rape against three Duke University lacrosse players. As has been documented in a number of previous articles, the charges are transparently false, and if any crimes have been committed, they were carried out by District Attorney Michael Nifong and the Durham police.
Every fascist state needs a good fire or rape to get things going.

Even Later:
"People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news."
- AJ Liebling
Policeman who arrested students was doing his job [HeraldSun.com, Sept. 12, 2006]
Duke lacrosse: H-S OK's Gottlieb as Duke "assumes" and questions swirl [JinC]
Duke’s Reichstag Fire [lewrockwell.com, Sept. 14, 2006]

Pravda [wikipedia.org]
The Banana Republic of North Carolina [TJN]

Duke Lacrosse Case [TJN Archives]

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