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Saturday, December 2, 2006

Duke Hoax: Day #228

The Duke Rape case is so without merit and such a miscarriage of justice, it should cause every single one of us to sit up and pay attention. The consequences of this case are enormous. Three men have their very lives hanging in the balance when it should all just be over. And yet, because of jealousy, racial vendettas, and prosecutorial malfeasance, the case marches on - Dr. Melissa Clouthier
Updated - today's items:

John in Carolina: "Wanted" and "Vigilante" posters - Duke lacrosse “Wanted” and “Vigilante” posters played an important role in fueling the witch hunt and its monumental injustices. The posters helped inflame public opinion, provoked hate groups and unstable people, and endangered the players who were the posters’ targets...
Liestoppers discussion: Wanted vs Vigilante Posters

FreeRepublic: Letter to Duke Chronicle - I am a Duke alumnus, and as such have followed the lacrosse saga with great interest...I call on the Administration of Duke University to end the practices that give the appearance that it panders to the gender and race baiters – of whom some of the most shameful happen to be Duke Faculty members -- who derive their livelihoods from the perpetuation of division within our society...

KC Johnson: The Board Takes Its Stand - the Board remained silent about Mike Nifong’s “separate-but-equal” system of justice for Duke students...

KC Johnson: Census Coincidences (accusser got very lucky on her lineup identifications) - "The accuser thus selected the player (Reade Seligmann) whose hometown reported the highest median income of any player on the team."
LieStoppers discussion - Accuser's Picks and Money

Yesterday (12/01):
Duke University Professor Thomas J. Crowley's Retraction: ...In particular my blanket statement about behavior of the lacrosse team was neither fair in general nor applicable to the particular case now in dispute. I apologize for this and any other errors...
related:
LieStoppers, Joan Foster (12/2): Applauding Professor 89
John in Carolina: Note to Prof Crowley
KC Johnson: The Herald-Sun's Peculiar "Corrections" Policy
Mike McCusker, Crystal Mess: Epiphany: Crowley Atones
LieStoppers discussion: Thomas J. Crowly apologizes
TalkLeft - Crowley Retraction
KC Johnson: The Steel Trap - Board of Trustees chairman Bob Steel's conflict of interest.
related: Washington Post - Treasury Undersecretary's Dual Roles Raise Questions

The Johnsville News:
This Is The Hoax That Mike Built (humor)

Dr. Melissa Clouthier (11/30): False Rape Accusations - The Duke Rape case is so without merit and such a miscarriage of justice, it should cause every single one of us to sit up and pay attention. The consequences of this case are enormous. Three men have their very lives hanging in the balance when it should all just be over. And yet, because of jealousy, racial vendettas, and prosecutorial malfeasance, the case marches on...

Michael Gaynor (11/30): Duke Case: Status Report - The Duke case is in a relatively quiet period between court conferences...

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