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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Duke Hoax: Day #232

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. - Hannah Arendt
Updated - today's items:

KC Johnson: Statement Analysis — McClish’s conclusion? "Based on the information we have so far, the lacrosse players are showing signs of being truthful and the accuser is showing signs of deception."...

related:

Kathleen Eckelt, Forensics Talk (12/3): Behavioral and Statement Analysis II — "the number three is the liars number"

Mark McClish, StatementAnalysis.com: The Duke Lacrosse Team Rape Investigation
Ralph Thomas, pimall.com: Statement Analysis...
The Johnsville News: Statement Analysis, II

comment: In her written statement on April 6th, Ms. Mangum also came back later and added a comment at 7:27 p.m. She wrote, "I want to add that Adam ejaculated in my mouth and I spit it out onto the floor, part of it fell onto the floor after he pulled his [redacted]."
Ralph Thomas: "The more disorganized an account, the more the account is out of order chronologically and the more extraneous information is found in an account, the more the account becomes suspect."
Ms. Mangum coming back later and adding this 7:27 p.m. remark to her written statement is yet another indication of deception. She added this remark in an attempt to keep her April 6th statement consistent with her earlier identification of Mr. Seligmann during the April 4th lineup. Perhaps one of the investigators "kindly" pointed out this discrepancy to her and gave her the opportunity to add it.

update: Thinking about it - adding a comment at the end of a "story" is a very typical blogger trick. First, you put a story "quickly" together in your mind and then post it. You then go back and read it later after checking some links and go oops this really needs to be added. If you have a story down cold that does not happen.

The April 4th lineup (note Durham PD's use of the word victim in transcript):
IMAGE 7 (Reade Seligmann)

Victim: He looks like one of the guys who assaulted me.

Sgt: How sure of that are you?

Victim: 100%

Sgt: You're a 100% sure. Ok.

Victim: Yes.

Sgt: How did he assault you? Which one was he?

Victim: He was the one that was standing in front of me. um...that made me perform oral sex on him.

Sgt: What else did he do?

Victim: That was it.

NOTE: Inv. Clayton motioned for me to repeat that for him.

Sgt: He was the one that was standing in front of her that made her perform oral sex. 100% sure that would have been IMAGE #7.
Again, why has the main stream media not released Ms. Mangum's full written statement and had it analyzed by experts? Does releasing it violate some law?
LieStoppers forums:
Nifong and the April 4 Lineup
How do you differentiate this case from someone, who's just plain lying?
Creedmoor, Was it a hoax also?
Michael Gaynor: USDJ should not be MIA - The United States Justice Department apparently is missing in action in the Duke case. Lack of awareness of the case obviously is not the explanation. The excuse that it did not want to involve itself in a local election won't fly anymore. Nor will the this-will-set-a-bad-precedent claim, since NOT intervening when intervention is required sets a worse precedent...

John in Carolina: Anderson on the Hoax — Early on in the Duke-Nifong Hoax Case professor and columnist William Anderson began calling attention to the travesties and injustices of DA Mike Nifong and certain Durham police officers. Anderson says their actions reflect a corrupt justice system in Durham that's representative of a corrupt justice system in America....

Bob Burtman, IndyWeek: Duke and Durham: The Blue Devil is in the details — By any objective standard, Duke University has been more than generous when it comes to funding the proposed performing arts center in downtown Durham. Duke initially committed $5.5 million to the project, a tidy sum considering that the university will have only limited access to the facility....

FODU - Chatham County Line: Letter to the Editor - Chatham County Line missed the real Duke story. I must break my long standing self-imposed rule about confronting journalists who are irresponsible and dishonest. Let’s talk, R.L. Taylor, about the Duke Lacrosse hoax and the facts!...
related:
R.L. Taylor - Opinion, Chatham County Line(Nov '06): 60 Minutes misses real Duke lacrosse story - Maybe those twits now understand how they got themselves into such a mess...
Baldo, Joan Foster; LieStoppers: How the Fong Stole Christmas (humor)
LieStoppers (12/5): The Seven Year Itch (cartoon/humor)

Updated - yesterday (12/5):

John in Carolina: What McClancy told The N&O — On April 2 the Raleigh News & Observer published its infamous “Vigilante” poster photo containing the names and face photos of 43 white Duke lacrosse players....

John in Carolina: A parachute for Ashley? — Many Durham people who’ve watched Herald Sun editor Bob Ashley since he took over the paper two years ago say he has his eye out for a position with Duke University’s News Service or a public information office at one of Duke’s graduate schools or its medical center...

Michael Gaynor: Duke case prosecution fails the Chemerinsky test — Our criminal justice system is imperfect. Sometimes the guilty go free because their guilt is not proven beyond a reasonable doubt. In the Duke case, the prosecution itself is the travesty of justice. There is not even a reasonable doubt that the Duke Three are innocent of the heinous felony charges against them. The best solution is pre-trial dismissal.
related:
LieStoppers discussion: Accuser's Previous Episodes with LE — Gaynor has some interesting details on the acccuser's previous brushes with the law
The Johnsville News: Ms. Mangum's 2002 arrest and 2003 convictions
Michael Gustafson, DukeEgr93: Pictures, and Thousands of Words — This morning in the Duke Chronicle, there was a story about Board of Trustees Chairman Bob Steel, discussing the fact that he is also the Undersecretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance and whether or not this constitutes a conflict of interest. The latter falls into the category of "Big Flippin' Job," and has far-reaching consequences for the economy and for the financial pictures of, well, all things domestic...
related:
John in Carolina (12/6): Duke prof on Steel — Michael Gustafson, a professor in Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, adds his voice to the discussion....
NBC.com (12/4): Hundreds Write State Officials To Remove Nifong From Duke Case — Hundreds of letters have been sent to North Carolina's Attorney General, Gov. Mike Easley and the North Carolina Bar asking them to remove Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong from the Duke Lacrosse case...,

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