Duke “Rape” case: Nifong continues to amaze

The plot thickens… not only did the Durham DA know there was no evidence to indict the Duke lacrosse players, he actively sought to conceal that information. Too late for the citizens of Durham, they were already suckered into re-electing this moron. We can only hope it’s not too late to dump his dumb ass, save the future of these young men, and get their accuser the psychological help she obviously needs. Maybe good old Jesse Jackson will volunteer to pay those fees as well?

newsobserver.com | Head of DNA lab says he and Nifong agreed not to report results

Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong takes a break today during a hearing at the Durham County Judicial Building in Durham. Nifong leads the case against three former Duke lacrosse players charged with sexually assaulting an exotic dancer hired to perform at an off campus party in March.

The head of a private DNA laboratory said under oath today that he and District Attorney Mike Nifong agreed not to report DNA results favorable to Duke lacrosse players charged with rape.

Brian Meehan, director of DNA Security of Burlington, said his lab found DNA from unidentified men in the underwear, pubic hair and rectum of the woman who said she was gang-raped at a lacrosse party in March. Nurses at Duke Hospital collected the samples a few hours after the alleged assault. Meehan said the DNA did not come from Reade Seligmann, David Evans, or Collin Finnerty, who have been charged with rape and sexual assault in the case.

The direct questioning of the DNA lab director was rather revealing…

Did Nifong and his investigators know the results of all the DNA tests? Cooney asked.
“I believe so,” Meehan said.
“Did they know the test results excluded Reade Seligmann?” Cooney asked.
“I believe so,” Meehan said.
Was the failure to report these results the intentional decision of you and the district attorney? Cooney asked.
“Yes,” Meehan replied.