I listened to excerpts (on Fox TV) of Mike Nifong, DURHAM, N.C. District Attorney’s speech to the audience of North Carolina Central University, “the historically black university a few miles from Duke where the alleged victim is a student.” The following link leaves much to be desired, but here it is anyway.
The brief Fox on-line news story does not mention something which particularly caught my attention: the fact that Mike Nifong told the audience that two weeks ago few of them had ever heard of his name. He is now followed daily by a significant number of photographers and news reporters. I am admittedly not a credentialled psychiatrist, but I believe that this man subconsciouly blurted out something very important. Prosecutors like Mike Nifong and Patrick Fitzgerald generally work in the shadows. Only a major case provides them with publicity. Once the reason for the headlines disappear----they immediately return to obscurity. Has Nifong fallen in love with the publicity?
There is so much we do not know concerning the rape allegation against Duke University's lacrosse team. One must be careful not to jump to an invalid conclusion. Nonetheless, I suspect that the athletes are victims of racial prejudice. They are white guys and therefore must be guilty of violating a black woman. The truth doesn’t really matter. A few of them must be “lynched.”
The very extraordinary Anthony Dowell
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