Breaking News: DA Nifong To Drop Case!

WRAL Raleigh is reporting that Durham DA Mike Nifong moved Friday to drop the charges in the Duke Lacrosse rape case. More details to come.

I wonder if an appology will be forthcoming from Nifong and Durham? Na, doubt it.

Quick Update: What in the hell is this wonkadoodle doing? (from the Raleigh N&O)

Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong dismissed part of the rape case against three former Duke University lacrosse players today after the accuser told detectives she wasn’t certain about a critical detail of the alleged attack.

Nifong dropped the charge of first-degree forcible rape against David Evans, 23, of Bethesda, Md.; Collin Finnerty, 20, of Garden City, N.Y.; and Reade Seligmann, 20, of Essex Fells, N.J. All maintain their innocence.

The three are still charged with first-degree sexual offense and first-degree kidnapping.

“The victim in this case indicated that, while she initially believed that she had been vaginally penetrated by a male sex organ … she cannot at this time testify with certainty" that it occurred, Nifong wrote. Since such penetration is one of the elements the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in a prosecution of a charge of first-degree forcible rape, "the State is unable to meet its burden of proof with respect to this offense,” he continued.

So, we have gone from her being undeniably raped, to "she can't remember." Excuse my language, but, all I can possible think to write is that this is just f*cked up beyond all belief.

Stop The ACLU has a roundup.

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8 Responses to “Breaking News: DA Nifong To Drop Case!”

  1. Jo says:

    Just the rape charges; he’s still going to file kidnapping and sexual assault charges – according to Rush and Drudge. This man is clueless.

  2. Is Nifong on some sort of drugs?

  3. Rape Charges Dropped in Duke Case…

    This has to have been a real bad month for Mike Nifong. First came word that he withheld key DNA evidence showing that the three charged individuals did not have relations with the accuser. Now we learn that he’s dropped the rape charges against Dave….

  4. Stacy says:

    I still want to see Jesse Jackson make this thing right and prove he really is a “rainbow” kind of guy. He needs to pay for the educations of the young men whose lives have been destroyed by this whore.

  5. Maggie says:

    Stacy, have you been hitting the Egg nog early? 😉

    You’ll have a long wait for Jackson to even show his face in Durham now that the trial has taken this downward turn.

  6. Hmm, that sounds like a benefit for those of us in the triangle area.

  7. The Rape of the Duke University Lacrosse Team…

    Durham North Carolina District Attorney, Mike Nifong has dropped rape charges against the three lacrosse players accused of raping an exotic dancer at a fraternity party last winter. The players still face charges of kidnapping and sexual offence….

  8. Dan Thomas says:

    Nifong is acting like a racist because he is ruining the Duke players lives because they are white and the supposed accuser is black. Nifong is acting like an effeminate because he is racist against people that have the same skin color as his wife, children and momma, how fairy nice. We need to coin a new term “fema-racist”

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