Wednesday, June 20, 2007

the "gang of 88" and the duke lacrosse case

I posted my opinions yesterday concerning Mike Nifong and his criminal conduct in the Duke lacrosse case. The article linked to above offers an interesting perspective on the federal, civil rights aspect of Nifong's crimes:

Another interesting possibility, since Nifong branded this as a case of “sex, race and class”, would be his prosecution under the Federal Civil Rights Act. Is there any question that the defendants in this case were targeted because they are white and the accuser is black? And there seems to be little doubt that the lacrosse player defendants were repeatedly denied their rights of due process.

Why hasn't the Justice Department announced an investigation into Mike Nifong's criminal acts? I flat guarantee that if the lacrosse players were black and the accuser was white, there would be a parade line stretching from Duke to Harlem, composed entirely of rhymin' reverends and drive-by media types, demanding a Justice Department investigation, prosecution, conviction and hanging. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says, in part;

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Mike Nifong deliberately and purposefully committed “a clear case of intentional prosecutorial misconduct” that involved “dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation" (according to the North Carolina bar) in order to deprive a group of white kids of liberty and property, and he did it because they were white, in order to curry favor with black voters. If Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Bush Administration weren't so busy trying to cover their hindparts in a scandal which is entirely the product of their own stupidity, maybe they would have the time to actually fulfill their constitutional duties in this particular case.

The article linked above mentions another angle to the case that I really hadn't thought as much about. What about the "Gang of 88?" That would be the 88 radical Marxist Duke professors who published a newspaper ad vilifying the Duke lacrosse players. Duke Professor William Chafe compared the defendants to the murderers of Emmett Till. The faculty and staff of Duke University, being the fascist liberaliars that they are, proclaimed to the world that the lacrosse players were guilty as sin because.....well, because they were white and they were male and......well, because that's what the Great Liberal Playbook, authored by Karl Marx and continually revised by fascist liberaliars employed by all of America's colleges and universities, says must be true. The Gang of 88 were angry about racism and sexism so prevalent (allegedly) on our college campuses, so, quite naturally, they resorted to racism and sexism of the worst kind in their heinous attacks upon the innocent lacrosse players. The results were predictable:

Let’s remember the hostile reception Duke teams got from fans at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University -- students parading around the field with “No Means No” signs. They chanted the slogan throughout the events. Posted throughout Durham were the “Castrate” signs and “Wanted” posters. The entire lacrosse team was portrayed as a bunch of rowdy hoodlums. They hired strippers! Never mind that Duke’s nationally famous basketball team had hired strippers for its team party just two weeks earlier. That was greeted with a “boys will be boys” attitude.

Lacrosse coach Mike Pressler, one of the nation’s best, was forced to resign because of the pressure. He had spent 16 seasons at Duke and won three Atlantic Coast Conference championships. In 2005, his team appeared in the national championship game. Coach Pressler said something to the effect that there were 50 people who knew the truth, and 50 million who thought they knew it … or really did not want to know the truth if it got in the way of a good story. The media that joined the stampede to adjudge guilt included the regulars: New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, the Durham Herald-Sun and the Raleigh News & Observer. Nancy Grace chirped in her accusations from her CNN perch.

I know that Duke University has reached some sort of financial settlement with the lacrosse players. I hope that it was for an absolutely obscene amount of money, because the actions of the university were obscene. Again, though, where is the Justice Department? Employees of an American university, which receives federal funding, attempted to deprive American citizens in their charge of life, liberty and property without due process of law. The actions of the Gang of 88 violated the law, violated America's founding principles as they are spelled out in the Declaration of Independence, and they violated the principles of human decency. They should be prosecuted by the Justice Department.

Wishful thinking, right? There will not be any punishment whatsoever for the Gang of 88. There will not be any negative consequences for the rhymin' reverends and the race pimps, or their whores in the mainstream media, all of whom shamefully rushed to judgement because they just had to hang a bunch of white kids. The lives of these innocent college students are forever changed, yet all of the members of the liberaliar intelligentsia just continue on their merry way with not so much as a look back. This is a sickening chapter in America's history.


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