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Duke Lacrosse – More Apologies Now!!!!

Wanted to update my stance from yesterday and share some more insight on this matter.

1) One key point to look it is the fact that Attorney General Cooper proclaimed these boys innocent!!! Not only did he drop all charges but he issued a public proclamation of their innocence. This is a class act by him.

2) Here is an interesting approach that some members of the media are taking…Naming the accuser. In rape cases, the victim’s identity is kept confidential. Well since this is no longer a rape case the accuser’s name is Crystal Gail Mangum. What is bizarre is that Attorney General Cooper is not filing any charges against HER!!! Quid Pro Quo. She is actually guilty of a lot, crimes against the three young boys and on a larger scale crimes against all women. I will touch on this next.

3) Where are the apologies? Here is a good one from Jamele Hill at ESPN…Apology to Duke lacrosse players not enough. She writes a wonderful tale of saying that if she wanted to she could blame Nifong or Jesse Jackson for how she thought but the fact is she says she feels stupid and is embarrassed she doubted the lacrosse players innocence. She is a smart, educated woman and got caught up in the media hype, the civil rights hype and all of the social commentaries that go along with this story. The one point she makes is a side bar but very valid. Crystal Gail Mangum, the accuser, has now cast doubt into any future rape allegation charges. If a black woman is raped by a white, male athlete, the first thing people will do is to bring up the Duke case and to question the woman’s story. This is a tragedy. Women are raped each and every day and the last thing people need to do is to rush to label the woman as a potential liar. Rape is a terrible thing.

I want to see accountability and a lineup of all of the civil rights leaders, academics, individuals, media personalities, etc…step forward and issue public apologies to these three young men and their families. Their lives have been ruined, their college life was violently yanked from under them and the entire world laid judgment on them. They deserve apoligies from lots of people and I hope they get them. Shame on Jamele Hill for her initial reaction to this matter but I praise her for her public reversal and for her sincere apology. I hope more members of the media follow her lead.

Update… this just in… Nifong is apologizing as well. A little too late for that Mr. Nifong. D.A. apologizes to Duke lacrosse players. You have go to tbe kidding me. This guy knows he screwed up and screwed up bad and now he is apologizing. Nifong simply read a statement and then refused to comment. It is expected that the Duke lacrosse players’ attornies will be filing some nice civil lawsuits against this guy and other legal experts are expecting Mr. Nifong to be disbarred. Here is a little bit of advice to other DAs out there….do not make a circus out of sensitive race issues for your own political gain…it will come back to haunt you!!!

April 12, 2007 - Posted by | Duke, ESPN, Finnerty, Football, Jamele Hill, Nifong, Politics, Race Relations, Racism, Seligmann, Sports, Uncategorized

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  1. Finally…I appreciate SOMEONE in the media coming forward and apologizing to these poor guys and bringing some sense of pride to journalism. As a Johns Hopkins Alumna and an avid fan of college lacrosse, as well as close friends with guys JUST like these three when I was in college, I was shocked and outraged at the allegations in the beginning and throughout their harrowing journey into and out of the now much maligned justice system. I hope they can find peace in their lives and hopefully are sleeping better at night knowing that this nightmare is starting to finally come to a close. I hope the overly zealous media is now cringing at how cruel they were in dumping their own opinions on the matter and splattering these boys reputations all over the news broadcasts all of last summer. I am very glad these boys are innocent as I always presumed they were, and I hope Crystal will now feel some of the pressure that they did for all this time. She has done a grave injustice to rape victims everywhere, and I certainly hope that this case does not cause people to assume that a woman is now crying wolf when she claims rape or sexual assault. I don’t think she is worth suing as her money won’t bring back any of the time or pride that these boys lost last year. Duke University should be the first to apologize and I hope that these boys can find some semblance of happiness in the coming months knowing that they can finally move on.

    Comment by Lacrosse Fan | April 12, 2007 | Reply


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