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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Duke/Nifong Hoax: Day #287

Updated - today's items:

Duke Lacrosse Hearings Stayed Until May 7 — Feb. 5 court hearing for the Duke lacrosse case was postponed Tuesday after defense attorneys met with the new prosecutors assigned to the case. The state Attorney General's Office appointed two special prosecutors -- Mary Winstead and James Coman -- to take over for Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong more than two weeks ago after allegations involving ethical misconduct.

All court hearings involving the Duke lacrosse case have been stayed until May 7.

Tuesday's meeting, which lasted two hours, was the first time the two sides have met to discuss the case. After the meeting, defense attorneys Joe Cheshire and Wade Smith said the discussion went well and that they look forward to working with the new prosecutors...

LieStoppers forum: Feb 5 hearing is OFF
Thomas Sowell, TownHall.com:
The Larger Tragedy — It has now become more and more obvious, even to some people who initially believed the "rape" charges against Duke University students, that there was never a speck of evidence to support the charges and a growing amount of evidence to the contrary.

However reprehensible District Attorney Nifong's words and actions have been throughout this case, it would be a serious mistake to see in this tawdry episode just the vileness of one man

The larger tragedy is what this case revealed about the degeneration of our times and the hollowness of so many people in "responsible" positions in the media, in academia, and among those blacks so consumed by racial resentments and thirst for revenge that they are prepared to lash out at individuals who have done nothing to them and are guilty of no crime against anybody.

Other “Misplaced” Commentary About the Merits of DNA Evidence — Yesterday, KC Johnson noted a remarkable editorial in, of all places, the New York Times, extolling the virtues of DNA evidence...No one following Nifong's Hoax can disagree with a call for “serious reforms of the criminal justice system.” It would be foolish to believe that Mike Nifong is an isolated rogue prosecutor, who just this one time managed to abuse the system for his own reasons. Many commentators over the past many months have pointed to the Innocence Project as an organization that has uncovered numerous wrongful convictions and gallantly worked to free the falsely imprisoned. Indeed, their record is impressive, and the stories of those they have helped are simply shocking and heartbreaking.

Those of us supporting the players often cite the Innocence Project as evidence that we recognize the injustices that have occurred to others. Others cite the Innocence Project as proof that other injustices have occurred without the attention given to the lacrosse players, thereby questioning the motives of those who seek justice in this case...

Duke Basketball Report:
Auction for Association for Truth and Fairness — UNC at Duke 4 seats (2/7) - We have a very special auction to announce: four tickets for the UNC game (2/7), all together. The tickets are section 15, row h, seats 6,8,10, 12. These are near center court. There aren’t too many seats which are better than these. On top of everything else, you’ll see the action on the bench. The proceeds of the sale of these tickets will benefit ATAF, the Association for Truth and Fairness...
KC Johnson:
Duke Basketball Report Auction for ATAF — Sounds like a good idea to me.

John in Carolina:
Carolina-Duke tix auction for ATAF — Here’s an opportunity to do good and enjoy a Carolina-Duke basketball game in Cameron, the greatest b'ball setting in America.
KC Johnson:
Praising Stephen Miller — While their statement claimed to be “listening” to Duke students, the Group of 88 has shown little regard for what their school’s students think about the lacrosse case...

Miller went on from this column to defend due process and the players’ presumption of innocence in several national media appearances over the spring. In contrast to Davidson’s claim of a vast-right wing conspiracy to use the ad to “make academics and liberals look ridiculous and uncaring,” I discovered the statement by “listening” to Duke students....

note: It has been 287 days since Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty were wrongly arrested on April 18, 2006

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