Friday, April 13, 2007


Finally we see justice for the true victims of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case ... the accused. Reade Seligmann, Collin Finerty and Dave Evans were vindicated yesterday when the last of the charges against them were dismissed. Why it took over a year to come to this is beyond me, and beyond a lot of other citizens too. District Attorney Mike Nifong has much to answer to in this case and though prosecutors have immunity from most litigation and criminal proceedings for things done in the course of their jobs, we can all hope that at the least he will be dis-barred for his actions.

The victims of the travesty were many. First the accused that have been publicly ridiculed for over a year and have had their reputations dragged through the dirt. But there are other, future victims out there. What about all the future "real" rape victims that will now have their stories held with more dubiousness than before? How about tainted jury pools that acquit a rapist because the shadow of prosecutorial misconduct causes them to err on the side of the defendant (and what about this guys' future victims)?

Can anyone tell me why the accuser in this case isn't in jail right now?

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