Nifong needs a Waaaaambulance

Oh Puh-leeze! Mike Nifong's attorneys expect us to believe that while Nifong broke the rules, he didn't mean to break the rules.

Right. How many defendants did that work for in the cases Nifong prosecuted? Right, just what I thought.

The Charlotte Observer has the story and it carries probably the funniest quote from an attorney I think I've ever heard or read:

A lot of people have been rushing to judgment on both the underlying case and this case," attorney Dudley Witt said. "And after you allow someone to have a full hearing, I think you will find that he didn't do anything wrong."

OK, Dudley. Answer me this - who was the very first person to rush to judgment in the underlying case? Come on Dudley. You can do it bud. I'll give you a hint. He spoke to the media OFTEN. OK, we'll let you think on that one.

Seriously, now, after trying the Duke case in the media, Nifong wants people to give him a full hearing before passing judgment on him? Well, if that don't beat all.

I know we don't usually discuss this, but reading this was just too much.

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I owe it all to you

'cause I swiped it from you.

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Nifong is way head of the Easley game plan for the 2nd time

The Charlotte Observer has the story and it carries probably the funniest quote from an attorney I think I've ever heard or read*SD

Don't worry! Help is on the way for Nifong and his screw up lawyer. He is hiring Bill Graham the Republican Candiate for Gov to pardon him after the 08 election.

Is Nifong a Republican

he sure does that "double speak" real good....and his little lawyer too. (cackling like the wicked witch)

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Nope....sadly, he's a Dem



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Agree on the quote

I was reading the N&O this morning and almost shot milk through my nose when I read that line.

Yeah...the quote wasn't ha ha funny

I guess it was more ironic funny.

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Troubling

The whole thing is troubling. Was Nifong overly aggressive, most likely for political reasons (electability in Durham)? Probably. Did Duke students deserve a takedown for their pompous and obnoxious behavior toward the community? Probably. Did the woman in this case have a host of personal issues that may have contributed to her interpretation of events? Probably. Nifong isn't the only one to blame for this mess. The university's failure to rein in the students and do a better job of integrating into the community also comes into play here. Nifong deserves and will most likely get a slap on the hand, and the university seems to finally be giving more than lip service to its problems in the community. As for the "victim" in this case, I truly hope she gets the help she needs.

Nicely put

I agree completely.

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Only -

"Nifong deserves and will most likely get a slap on the hand,..."

I think he deserves more than that. He purposely did not turn over those DNA results. The defense absolutely had a right to those results. That's wrong.

If that were us, it would be called 'withholding evidence' and we'd be in the pokey.

"If these allegations are true and if they don't justify disbarment, then I'm not sure what does," said Joseph Kennedy, a law professor at the University of North Carolina. "It's hard for me to imagine a more serious set of allegations against a prosecutor."