Did you read in your newspaper that Democrat Nifong got 95 percent of the black vote when he ran for reelection as county prosecutor in North Carolina?
Did you know this: Our Hearts World, a website which had enthusiastically supported Crystal Mangum (the stripper) and Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong for the past nine months of their slander, announced yesterday that it’s support had wavered and the site had been taken down.
The recent decision, made by the North Carolina NAACP, the Triangle Urban League, and the three black newspapers that had sponsored the website, signals that support for the racist slander no longer exists among even its most ardent supporters.
In fact, there may be some worries about civil lawsuits. Other factors cited by the administrator in pulling its supportive message include: the accuser’s inability to substantiate her accusations, her refusal to cooperate with the new prosecutors who replaced Defendant Nifong, and the mountain of evidence that failed to confirm her claims.
“OurHeartsWorld.com, the website sponsored by a coalition of community groups across North Carolina, is no more…
“Evidence turned over to the defense attorneys representing three players who were ultimately indicted for three first-degree felonies reportedly failed to confirm her allegations…
“The NCNAACP, the Triangle Urban League and three Black newspapers in North Carolina cosponsored the website…
“In December 2006 it was revealed that the accuser could not substantiate her rape accusations…
Watch the cleanup begin. But what about an apology by Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton.
What about the alleged prostitute-exotic dancer who made up the story? Shouldn’t she be tied in court for slander?
What did Obama, Hillary’s soon to be announced running mate say about the story now? Wouldn’t a real journalist like to know?
Mike Nifon, the disgraced prosecutor who committed “intentional prosecutorial misconduct” in his pursuit of the Duke lacrosse rape case faces an uncertain—and likely troubled—future.
The falsely accused players and their families, having racked up millions of dollars in legal bills, appear likely to file civil lawsuits against the disbarred prosecutor. Their attorneys want a judge to consider holding Nifong in criminal contempt for lying to the court.
“Some people will take that as being mean-spirited and kicking somebody when they’re down,” defense attorney Joseph Cheshire said Sunday. “But we believe that this issue is enormously important and it carries significant precedent and (the judge) ought to be the one to make that decision because it happened in his court.”
Nifong was disbarred Saturday, a ruling that came one day after he stunned his staff and own attorneys by announcing through tears he planned to resign as Durham County’s district attorney. In imposing punishment, a disciplinary committee called Nifong’s prosecution of Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann a politically motivated “fiasco.”
The five-day ethics trial ended Nifong’s three-decade legal career, which he spent entirely as a prosecutor in Durham County. Aware that DNA evidence had identified genetic material from several men—but no members of the lacrosse team—in the accuser’s underwear and body, and that police were unable to place one of the players at the scene, Nifong still sought and won indictments against Seligmann and Finnerty in April 2006.
He indicted Evans the next month. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, whose office took over the case in January, later declared that the trio were “innocent” victims of Nifong’s “tragic rush to accuse.”