Friday, December 15, 2006

I have been kind of watching the Duke lacross team rape case out of the corner of my eye. From waht I have seen and heard, I think the District Attorney has really fouled his nest. He has, according to reports, withheld DNA reports from the defence, held back medical reports and in general done just about everything he can to railroad the 3 guys he indicted.

If the reports are true, Mr. Nifong should be charged with every charge possible and he should be stripped of his protection from being sued. His malfeasence has ruined opportunities for the 3 guys and has cost their families wads of money.

Not being a lawyer I don't know the legalities of the case but I do know right from wrong and I think the 3 students should have recourse against the DA, Durham, North Carolina and Duke. They have allowed and even abetted the unjustified pursuit of this case in spite of conflicting stories from the accuser, the medical examiner and the star witness.

It will be interesting to see the outcome and if the 3 students are exonerated I hope Nifong loses his carrer, his savings, his home and goes to jail.
Chuck

2 Comments:

Blogger Publia said...

Prosecutorial immunity is not always the rule, if the prosecutor's actions were outside the traditional role of prosecutor. It would be the government who would likely pay. Nevertheless, the young men involved might be well advised to move on with their lives. Spending their early 20's involved in litigation would be a genuine theft of precious years that can never be recovered. This case smelled bad from day one.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

I agree. The men should get on with their lives as soon as possible. The problem is that Nifong has basically taken away their hopes and dreams and until they can prove he acted with malice they can't just pick up where they left off.

One of the men was on the verge of signing on with a prestigeous law firm but they pulled the plug when he was indicted. Will he get another chance without an indictment and conviction of Nifong?
Chuck

7:51 AM  

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