Category Archives: Duke Rape Case

DSK ≠ LAX

Obviously, with today’s news regarding the ongoing Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, the usual suspects are starting to draw parallels between this case and the Duke lacrosse case — arguing that because this case might not actually go to trial, this is … Continue reading

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It's About Interracial Sex Folks

Ok, I’d be remiss if I didn’t say something about the latest crime to become a media circus.  I’m sure by now most of you have heard about the murder of Jessie Davis, who was almost 9 months pregnant and was likely killed in … Continue reading

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Duke Case: Nifong's Trial Has Begun

From the Washington Post: Durham District Attorney Michael B. Nifong, under fire from the North Carolina State Bar for his handling of the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case last year, appeared in court today to defend his own conduct on … Continue reading

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Duke Lacrosse Players Cleared Of All Charges

From the New York Times: RALEIGH, N.C., April 11 — North Carolina’s attorney general declared three former Duke University lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper innocent of all charges on Wednesday, ending a prosecution that provoked bitter debate … Continue reading

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The Long Beach Beating Case And Race

When I posted last week about the beating of Billy Ray Johnson, Drydock (in comments) asked why the left wasn’t talking about the Long Beach assault. “What’s the Long Beach assault?,” I wondered. (I wouldn’t have had to wonder if … Continue reading

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Vultures Who Hurt Future Rape Victims

Whenever a case like the one at Duke comes up, too many people will say that if the case falls apart this alleged victim has harmed future — real — rape victims. That’s a false charge. The false-accusation theorists are … Continue reading

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Duke Rape Charges Dropped

I just saw this on Yahoo. The lesser charges remain, but the rape charges are dropped. I’d like to take some time to give a longer response to this whole scenario, and I will do so when I get a … Continue reading

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Duke Case: Were I On The Jury, I'd Vote "Not Guilty"

Reasonable doubt rears its head. From an article in The New Yorker: It was also learned that the photo identification of the three players Nifong indicted was the result of a procedure so problematic that it may prove not to … Continue reading

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My Current Thoughts on the Duke Rape Case

Over at Rachel’s Tavern I am answering some of the emails I have gotten in my new monthly mailbag post. In this post here at Alas, I am going to post my response to the most common questions I have … Continue reading

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Women's Duke Lacrosse Team – Why Not Wear a Bracelet That Says: Justice for All?

At Feministing: More. Duke. Crap. Samhita opposes the decision by the women’s Duke lacrosse team to wear bracelets that say innocent in a game against Northwestern. The team members could have avoided having their decision attacked if they’d chosen a … Continue reading

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