Good news for NC for a change

At long last, someone is taking the walking joke that is Mike Nifong to task for his blatant abuse of his community’s guilt and fear to further his political career. In case you don’t follow NC news (and one could hardly blame you for that little oversight), the case was entirely based on the incoherent accusations of an exotic dancer against a frat-house full of lacrosse players. Her story changed a few times, her female companion disagreed, the evidence damned her claims, and everything about the case showed her accusations to be dubious at best.

Mike Nifong blatantly used the racial overtones of this case to gain re-election. Now, finally, someone has found the testicular fortitude to throw down the bullshit flag. | Rep. Jones asks for Nifong investigation

A North Carolina congressman has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong’s handling of the Duke lacrosse case.

In a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones said Nifong may have engaged in prosecutorial misconduct and violated the civil rights of the three lacrosse players charged with raping an escort service dancer hired to dance at a team party in March.

The players have emphatically said they are innocent and have said the accusations are lies.

While I’m glad to see this, I have to ask: Why did it take so long?

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And so much more…