Saturday, April 14, 2007


In the Duke "rape" case

This case represents a profound abuse of prosecutorial power, a disingenuous attack by a politician on defendants who were exploitable during an election year. It is precisely the sort of injustice that should ignite outrage across the ideological divide. It is therefore curious that as of 10:30 pm EDT there has been virtually no discussion of today's extraordinary development on the major lefty blogs. Atrios, nothing. AMERICABlog, zippo. Nothing on the front page of Kos, nor at Kevin Drum's blog. Firedoglake: Nada. From Glenn Greenwald, who writes about legal issues all the time, deafening silence. Pandagon, which might be expected to write about a prosecution that threatens to discredit rape victims everywhere, has nothing today. The list goes on and on.

Now, I am not suggesting that there is anything hypocritical or otherwise snark-worthy about the lefty 'sphere's almost total indifference to the Nifong scandal. Almost all bloggers, including me, write quite selectively according to their interests and -- for those of us who work for a living -- free time. The case, though, is about the political application of the police and prosecutorial powers against manifestly innocent people, precisely the sort of thing that gets many lefty bloggers very agitated in the ordinary course. It is curious, therefore, that they are seemingly so removed from this case. Perhaps it is because the Nifong scandal involves various extremely inconvenient truths, including the revelation that women who level the charge of rape are not inherently truthful. Indeed, so powerful was the belief in the accuser's credibility that 88 Duke faculty members signed a petition 'saying "thank you" to campus demonstrators who had distributed a "wanted" poster of the lacrosse players and publicly branded the players "rapists"' (now removed without explanation).

More here. (If you have recently arrived from Mars, a summary of what the above is all about is here)



These college sportsmen are black --- unlike the 3 white lacrosse players at Duke U. Exact proof of how racist the Left-dominated U.S. mainstream media are

Three University of Minnesota football players were in police custody Friday, undergoing questioning after allegations of criminal sexual conduct, the university said in a statement. Coach Tim Brewster immediately suspended the players until the investigation is complete. The allegations come on the eve of the team's spring intrasquad game.

The players were identified by the university as Alex Daniels, listed as a 6-foot-3, 255-pound defensive end who came to the Gophers as a highly touted linebacker from Columbus, Ohio; Keith Massey, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound cornerback from Columbus; and E.J. Jones, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound running back from Edwardsville, Ill. Daniels and Massey are 20 years old. Jones is 19. A university spokesman said all three are sophomores, but Daniels is listed on the roster as a junior. It appeared they had not been charged with any crime as of Friday night, but they remained in police custody.

According to a police report, an 18-year-old woman was raped sometime between late Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The victim, whose name is not being released, was examined at a local hospital.




Fallout from racial hatred of whites at Duke U: "There are many victims in the case of the guiltless Duke lacrosse players. And many more perpetrators who, through wishful thinking, greed, arrogance or lunacy, kept this case going long after the accused boys should have received a heartfelt apology. But the biggest losers may be the ones you'll never hear about. These are the genuine victims of sexual assault: women who don't fabricate tales of brutality, or seek out the richest, whitest men to falsely accuse of forcing them into sex. Who will believe a rape victim now?

Britain running around in circles again: "Trains and tracks could be reunited and put under public control for the first time since privatisation, under plans to make Scotland a test case for the rest of the rail industry, The Times has learnt. Network Rail, the not-for-profit company created by the Government to run Britain's tracks, has held secret talks with Scottish Labour politicians about taking control of trains north of the Border. The move would reverse the fragmentation of the industry after British Rail was broken up and sold off in the mid1990s."

France shows some spine with the Palis: "The new Palestinian government must do more if it wants to end a year-old international ban on direct aid, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on Monday. After meeting Palestinian Foreign Minister Ziad Abu Amr, Douste-Blazy said France wanted to see better relations with the national unity administration, but added that it was too soon for Europe to open the financial taps. The French minister said amongst the pre-conditions for a normalisation of relations was the release of an Israeli soldier snatched by Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza Strip in June. "The international community should be progressively engaged in a return of aid... but on condition the unity government meets previous engagements and makes additional gestures, notably the release of Corporal Gilad Shalit," he said. Shalit has French citizenship and was seized during a raid on army positions along the Gaza-Israeli border."

A BBC writer on anti-Americanism: "What is there not to like about the US? There are a number of possible answers, not all printable. But after weeks spent talking to anti-Americans in Paris, Cairo and Caracas, I am more convinced than ever that the anti-American mindset is often just that: a mindset, a prejudice. It is not racism - America has no racial profile to be hated - but nor is it simply a reaction to events and policies.... This creed is not reactive, it is visceral. Why else would English friends with impeccable anti-racist credentials ask about our children (who grew up in the US) "How will you get rid of their accents." Well, why would we want to?"

Republican wimps: "Republican staff in both the House and the Senate are stunned by the lack of push back from GOP members against House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), who last week launched an unprecedented fishing expedition to get at the files of an opposition party. Waxman sent a letter to the Republican National Committee demanding copies of all the e-mails sent by Bush Administration officials 'for partisan political purposes.'"


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