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The more apt description
would be that Nifong is a self-promoting sociopath, who used blatantly
dangerous race-bating and sacrificed the good name of three relatively
innocent children, clogging up the courts, breaking the law, pissing on
his and the reputation of North Carolina law, and wasting a boatload of
taxpayer cash for his mad pursuit of fame and fortune.
In our continuing
series on "The Law Is Bullshit", fresh from our Paris
Hilton harangue from a week ago, we cast our collective eye on the
sad and sordid tale of Michael Nifong, former Durham County District
Attorney of North Carolina. Nifong,
as nicely put as possible, was over-zealous in his attempt at trying
a dubious but celebrated rape case against three Duke University
Nifong is the "former" district attorney because he resigned
last week during his ethics trial with a weepy soliloquy that would green
the envy of any self-defacing thespian. Not surprisingly, the same doom-struck
instincts that had him withholding, creating, hiding evidence or lack
thereof and publicly humiliating his suspects in front of any camera pointing
his way led him to figure that by blubbering like Jimmy Swaggart and resigning
his post would keep him out of prison.
This is similar to you deliberately burning down your place of employment,
and then in a desperate attempt to avoid arson charges, you quit.
But unfortunately Nifong isn't going to prison for being stupid. This,
like celebrities and the wealthy covered last week, is no crime. If it
were, there wouldn't be a continent large enough to store them. No, Nifong
should go away because he is an insidiously aggressive drain on society
at large. People who use our courts as an American Idol audition, especially
those who represent said courts, need to be punished, severely; disbarment
for starters, then maybe a crash-course in actual rape in lock-up.
Turns out Nifong never had a case. Never. About a week after their arrest,
DNA tests exonerated the three suspects of any rape charges, and about
a week or less later it pretty much turned out the stripper "victim"
was as trustworthy a source on her own abduction as the latest spokesman
for the Pentagon on the results of military surges. Which is not very
good, or to be honest, fucking horrible.
But on Nifong went, for months, evidence and credibility be damned, and
on the Durham court system let him run. Why? Well, for starters it was
a slam-dunk glitzy case: Three lily-white, rich, allegedly wild and wooly
college boys with tarnished behavioral records ordered up a poor black
woman forced to take off her clothes to make ends meet and had their way
with her. Throw in the stressed racial tensions in the Durham area, ninety
percent of which is comprised of poor minority communities surrounding
one big, fat bucolic and smarmy Duke campus. And folks, you've got yourself
Predictably, the 24-hour news stations, radio pundits, newspaper columnists,
crazed activists, and you name it descended like vultures on the scene.
Many of whom festooned the campus and surrounding areas with defaming
and slanderous posters and manifestos calling the accused Nazis, sex fiends,
Klansman, and monsters. All the while, Nifong and the courts kept the
charade up, even when it was obvious to the most empty-headed TV talk
show host that the thing was a hoax.
But, hey, as is our custom here, we don't pin any collateral damage on
the media. Sure, the 24-hour news channels and radio bilge-pumpers, even
media whores like Jesse Jackson, who saw fit to ignore the time honored
Bill of Rights adage and decided guilty until proven innocent was the
fashion of the day, can be forgiven. The media exists for one reason,
to sell beer and cars and dumb shit you don't need, not to provide plausible
information. For some reason people hold these outlets to higher standards,
but even Jackson and his ilk have become such sad parodies by now, the
lowest of standards is wasted on them.
Oh, and not shocking either, is the behavior of Duke University, so high
and mighty and armed with condescending falderal, the powers that be folded
like cheap boy scout tents and decided to cancel the remainder of the
lacrosse team's season. Yes, and then maybe everyone would forget the
unconscionable lunacy these idiots had displayed publicly for months prior
to the bogus charges. That behavior was tolerable, but being falsely accused
is not. In other words, kids, as long as you keep your stripper gangbangs
on the down low, then lacrosse yourselves silly.
So after months of complete torture and ridicule and jailing and laughable
travesties of justice, the kids are set free and now get to sue everything
and everyone in sight. So don't cry for them. They will get there's, again
and again and again. No human with the last name of Evans, Finnerty or
Seligman will ever have to suck ass to get in or pay outrageous tuition
for their nifty Duke educations. That is if they want to slum at Duke.
When they're done suing the state of North Carolina, they can buy Harvard
and Yale and turn them into competing strip joints.
And Lord knows I don't need to see some muscle-headed 230-pound goon lacrosse
jock asshole whimpering like a schoolgirl because his mommy thought he
raped someone. No, it's true. He did this. Until she heard the news mom
was bursting with pride that her baby boy shattered the beer-funnel record
while simultaneously snorting coke off the stripper's tits.
Viva La System!
© James Campion June 23rd 2007
Hilton is being railroaded. Period. She deserves to be in prison as much
we do for putting her there. What the hell is the point of making a ton
of cash in this society if you can't get your wretched progeny off?
James Campion calls for a big political change
I give you the latest Gallup poll, which paints a split electorate:
Republicans, 27 percent; Democrats, 34 percent; Independents, 38 percent.
Month Of Peeling Back White House Mayhem
This is truly a country run by lunatics.
It is the only explanation.
All this happened, more or less
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "Slaughterhouse Five"
The greatest living American author is no more. Who's left?
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The Virginia Tech Killer's 15 Minutes Of Infamy
Random violence is really interesting.
Especially epic slayings by lone nuts for no fathomable reason. Big ratings.
Big talk. Big headlines. Big reasoning. Tons of that. Why? How?
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