Michael J. Gaynor, The Conservative Voice, June 28, 2006
Truth be told, in the courtroom of public opinion the truth is being told and taking hold. What used to be thought of as the Duke rape case is now thought of as the Duke rape hoax.
Let’s pray that the voters oust Mr. Nifong and that whites and blacks vote in the same proportion in doing so. THAT would send a message that a race-based political strategy will be rebuked instead of rewarded.
Another emailer not only condemned the prosecution of the Duke Three as racist, but also opined that these days whites are “over charged, over prosecuted, and over convicted, while blacks are typically undercharged per equal crimes and their convictions are reduced due to racially motivated jury nullification or favorable plea bargains”:
“Is this dreary racist exercise really necessary? Yes. In every possible attempt to artificially equalize crime statistics and make them look ‘good,’ Asians and Caucasians are consistently over charged, over prosecuted, and over convicted, while blacks are typically undercharged per equal crimes and their convictions are reduced due to racially motivated jury nullification or favorable plea bargains. As in all cases of ‘civil rights,’ attempts to artificial[ly] manipulate the results based on false assumptions, wholesale life changing (and sometimes life ending) racial injustices are being committed in the name of civil rights. One of the emerging scandals in criminal justice is that as numerous automated systems are being deployed for crime detection, like a system in London that scans license plates and checks to see if the car is stolen electronically
“In a similar embarrassment, Durham prosecutors are being asked to explain why the rape accuser in the Duke Lacrosse scandal was only charged with misdemeanors and plea bargained down to probation only for stealing a taxi cab, leading police on a high speed DUI chase with a blood alcohol level of .19, trying to run down a police officer (who jumped out of the way) with the stolen car, then, after escaping again and leading the police officer on a chase again, rammed the police officer’s cruiser with the stolen vehicle. The second accuser appears to have embezzled $25,000.00 dollars from a payroll processing firm which employed her, and she also appears to have received no jail time.
“Yet the three accused Duke students have been indicted on multiple felony charges (first degree rape, sexual offense, and kidnapping,) in a highly aggressive prosecution that seem[s] bent on not investigating the case or being willing to accept evidence of innocence into the record. This type of racial injustice is also very popular with the voters in largely black populations as well, and DA’s are very political. Most importantly, for the ‘civil rights concerned’ feds, these make the cooked books on crime look great. Three white (or asian) criminals caught and sentenced for three separate crimes. In fact though, it is one Asian or Caucasian convicted three times of the same crime, and who will serve three separate felony sentences for it, so ‘blacks and whites will have committed crimes equally.’