December 22, 2006

The Durham DA's Partial Withdrawal

I could really care less about the whole Duke Lacrosse rape trial, but today, Durham DA Mike Nifong finally dropped the rape changes. It's about damn time. They found plenty of DNA evidence, from five different men—we haven't seen that much sperm in North Carolina in one place since they stopped whaling—but none of it belonged to the lacrosse players.

And yet, he insists on prosecuting the kidnapping and sexual offense charges, which to my mind, hinged on the rape changes.


Answer provided by Durham native, Mary Katherine Ham:

It’s Durham. It’s full of a bunch of liberal white people who love to get yelled at by black people, and a bunch of liberal black people who are happy to oblige them. This story scratched that white guilt itch soooo good, they just couldn’t let it go, even though it was pretty clear from the beginning that the story was a little off.

The national media liked the white, privileged, lax boys rape hard-working, exotic dancer, single mom story, and they ran with it, too. As a result, many lives, seasons, careers, and a successful sports program have been seriously messed with by a D.A. who couldn’t back off on the narrative, either, lest he feel the wrath at the ballot box from those whom he denied their white guilt orgy.

I lived in Durham for two years.

That's about right.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 22, 2006 04:33 PM | TrackBack

Tag, you're it.

Posted by: Russ at December 24, 2006 07:35 PM