There aren’t many people whose prosecutions I’d celebrate, but Mike Nifong is definitely one of them. Not just because he’s such an attention whore, but more because of the way he riled up the racist groups in defense of a liar.
Now I want to see apologies from such racists as Louis Farakhan, and the black panthers. Yeah, I know that won’t happen, but it’s nice to dream.
The five-day ethics trial ended Nifong’s three-decade legal career, which he spent entirely as a prosecutor in Durham County. He was generally viewed as an honest lawyer before taking over the case of a woman who told police she was raped at a March 2006 lacrosse team party where she was hired to perform as a stripper.
Aware that DNA evidence had identified genetic material from several men — but no members of the lacrosse team — in the accuser’s underwear and body, and that police were unable to place one of the players at the scene, Nifong still sought and won indictments against Seligmann and Finnerty in April 2006.