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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Duke Case — Oct. 21, 2007

Today's items - updated:

LieStoppers investigate Michael Gaynor's question: Who's Dukeblues44?

Michael Gaynor Michael Gaynor / LieStoppers forum:
Who's Dukeblues44? -- DIW comment: "The Ryan M. e-mail...was sent anonymously to the Durham police on 3/27/06 from the following e-mail address :Dukeblues44. We know, from Himan's deposition, that Nifong was receiving information on the case from a woman who worked in his office and whose husband was with the Duke police. This e-mail address sure sounds like a moniker for a Duke cop."

Plenty of people surely know who's email address is or was Dukeblues44@gmail.com.

At least some of them also want the real abuse that followed the Gang Rape Lie not to be repeated and to be fairly compensated.

It only takes one.
Please identify Dukeblues44.
Communicate it the way you feel most comfortable.
I don't hide.

Michael J. Gaynor
95 Darrow Lane
Greenlawn, New York 11740-2803
(631) 757-9452 (tel)
(631) 754-3437 (fax)

Probable Cause Affad
Gottlieb's magic notes re the email:
3/27/06 1020
While I was attending a Police Department OSSI Training class, I was summonsed by Cpl. David Addison of CrimeStoppers. Cpl. Addison received an email from a source via CrimeStoppers that had a disturbing message. The email was written in a manner that indicated the possibility of two or more people may have conspired to kill someone.
Mike McCusker / Crystal Mess blog:
APB: Who is "Dukeblues44?"

Editiorial / Wilmington Star-News:
Nifong's gall knows no end -- Mike Nifong wanted the taxpayers of North Carolina to defend the indefensible: him. The taxpayers have declined. And not respectfully. [...]

It makes you wonder whether he'd done this kind of thing in the past. It makes you wonder what might have happened in this case if his victims couldn't have afforded good lawyers. It also makes you wonder why North Carolina's lawmakers have not defined such abuses of power as felonies deserving of prison time.

Fortunately, civil law allows the victims to seek financial revenge - unbecoming revenge against Durham, whose taxpayers might be forced to pay a huge sum for their district attorney's sins.

But Nifong asked for what's happening to him. Let him pay the consequences.
William F. West / Herald-Sun
Durham Committee backs Bell for mayor, Ali for councilman -- Mayor Bill Bell on Saturday received the endorsement of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People in his re-election bid.

And the Durham Committee -- the city's oldest black political action group -- on Saturday reaffirmed its earlier backing of City Council candidate Farad Ali.

Ali and Bell were unanimously chosen for support, said Lavonia Allison, the Durham Committee chairwoman. The committee declined to endorse any other council candidates.

Voters on Nov. 6 will choose a mayor and three council members.

The committee backed Ali and Victoria Peterson in the Oct. 9 council primary. [...]
More News from the Red Zone

William F. West / Herald-Sun
Game retailer robbed at gunpoint -- Armed robbers held up a video game retailer in northern Durham in broad daylight Saturday, terrifying youngsters inside and threatening to kill anyone who didn't follow their commands.

After the approximately 11 a.m. attack and a police investigation, GameStop, at 1804-F North Pointe Drive, resumed doing business.

One victim, a man, said he was caught unaware when someone to the right of him put a hand on his back and put a gun to his head.

The victim said he complied with orders to go the back room, where others were already rounded up. He said he and the others in the room were warned that if anybody got up within the next five minutes, their brains would be blown out.

The man added that his wallet was stolen. [...]
LieStoppers forum:
More Murders in Durham -- This shooting was less than an hour ago. This shooting was Saturday night/Sunday morning. I guess this blows a huge hole in the new Police Chiefs comments in the Mayor's office, that we all know who has guns. [...]
Guest Columnist / Herald-Sun:
Thomas Stith: Durham needs change -- I was born in Durham 44 years ago at Lincoln Hospital. The surrounding community shaped my life. I checked out my first library book at Stanford L. Warren Library, I was educated at Fayetteville Street Elementary School, Hillside High School and N.C. Central University. During this time, my parents instilled in me a simple belief -- that through faith and hard work I could achieve my goals in life.

I have been blessed with a strong relationship with my creator, a wonderful wife and three beautiful daughters, and a rewarding professional life that includes serving the city that means so much to me.

Durham is a city of unlimited potential. I have supported the renaissance we call downtown. I led the effort to connect our communities to job and business opportunities by utilizing centers such as W.D. Hill as a one-stop-shop for job and business opportunities for our citizens. I have worked to make city government more efficient and effective. I have been a strong advocate to restore safety in our communities.

I also realize that we can do better. Durham is a city that continues to struggle with the horror of violent crime and gang activity. We are literally losing our children. [...]
Stephen Baskerville / Human Events:
Feminist 'Justice' at Duke -- The falsely-accused Duke University lacrosse players are suing the city of Durham and prosecutor Michael Nifong for malicious prosecution, claiming “one of the most chilling episodes of premeditated police, prosecutorial, and scientific misconduct in modern American history.” In fact, their ordeal was nothing out of the ordinary.

Few Americans realize how extensively our criminal justice system has been corrupted by leftist ideology. It has now reached the point where the criminals are prosecuting law-abiding citizens.

Conservatives who rightly decry judicial activism in constitutional law have trouble accepting the equally serious corruption of criminal justice. Understandably attached to principles of law and order, many fail to realize how complete is the perversion of our justice system and continue to presume guilt. Conservatives are correct that criminals often go free but fail to understand that this happens because of a politicized judiciary that criminalizes the innocent.

Hyping the racial factor has also allowed us to avoid the most serious implications of the Duke case. The far more powerful ideological force driving this and other miscarriages of justice is institutionalized feminism. There is little indication that white people are being systematically incarcerated on trumped-up accusations of non-existent crimes against blacks. This is precisely what is happening to men (and even some women), both white and black, accused of the “gender” crimes that feminists have turned into a political agenda. [...]
FreeRepublic: Feminist 'Justice' at Duke
Attack of the Pathetic Ponyphilic Posers

Bull City-in-Wonderland:
CHAPTER SEVEN: DA's X-Rated Press Conference -- DA Michelle Gnofin-Ekud stood at the rear of the gigantic black bull statue at the corner of Parrish and Corcoran Streets. "These sordid Republican hooligans," she spat. "These pathetic ponyphilic posers pandering to their post-pubescent sexual desires . . ." Her voice trailed off as she failed to find another P word to use. (The speech written for her by Duke Professor Nancy D.S. Grace was evidently smeared and illegible at this point.)

A reporter shouted a question: "How did 20 large guys violate a pony in a tiny bathroom while strippers bare-back rode?"

"You want to know?" she shouted back. "You can't handle it."

"Yes, we can," a chorus of reporters yelled back.

She turned and grabbed the bull by the hind parts and proceeded to show the assemblage how it was done.

Watching on CourtEyeTV from the safety of my conference room, I turned my head away. [...]
comment: This video will haunt DA Gnofin-Ekud until the day she dies.

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