Tuesday, May 20, 2014

City of Durham, NC Settles with White Duke Rape Hoax Victims



[Previously, on this case:

“Nicholas Stix` Absolutely Definitive Account of the Incredible Disappearing Duke Rape Hoax”; and

“An Attempt to Restart the Duke Rape Hoax: The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities.”.]

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks to my partner-in-crime, David in TN, for this article.

Durham settles with wrongly accused Duke lacrosse players
May 16

Durham, N.C. — Eight years after Durham police arrested three Duke University lacrosse players on sexual assault charges that were later determined to be unfounded, the city and the Durham Police Department have settled a lawsuit with the players.

Under terms of the settlement, Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evans will receive no money. Instead, the city will make a $50,000 grant to the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.

Crystal Mangum, who was hired to perform as a stripper at a March 2006 lacrosse team party, accused the three players of attacking her in a bathroom of the house on North Buchanan Street where the party was held. The trio was later indicted on charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual offense.

The case unraveled, however, in the face of Mangum's constantly changing story and a lack of evidence.

The Attorney General's Office eventually took over the case, dropped all charges and declared the players innocent victims of then-Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong's "tragic rush to accuse."

The players sued the city and Nifong in 2007, claiming that the prosecutor and investigators intentionally concealed critical DNA evidence and produced a misleading DNA report.

"As the city has maintained throughout, it believes that its police officers had an obligation to investigate the allegations made by Crystal Mangum in 2006 and that no police officer nor any other city employee engaged in improper conduct," Durham officials said in a statement Friday.

Durham officials noted that Nifong wasn't a city employee and was subsequently disbarred and jailed for his actions in the Duke lacrosse case.

"When Attorney General Roy Cooper announced his decision in April 2007 to dismiss all charges against Mr. Evans, Mr. Seligmann and Mr. Finnerty, and declared them innocent of the charges for which they had been indicted, the city expressed its concurrence in Attorney General Cooper’s decision," the statement reads. "Today, the city reaffirms that it fully concurs with the attorney general’s decision to dismiss the charges and with his conclusion that Mr. Evans, Mr. Seligmann and Mr. Finnerty were innocent of the charges for which they were indicted."


E. Newton said...

"Under terms of the settlement, Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evans will receive no money. Instead, the city will make a $50,000 grant to the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission."

What kind of settlement is that? The state, the university and the press put them through hell itself and that's a settlement? All of the $50K will go to benefit people that look exactly like the black stripper.

The PDK Herald/Crier Project said...

Let me take the usual guess for a story like this.

If the female was a white woman instead of negress, if the boys were negro bucks instead of white young men, the white taxpayer via Durham, NC would be coughing up 10s of millions.

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be still doing their negro persecution thing, demanding blood in the streets.

But this is about whites horribly wronged by a negress and a white liberal DA.

Therefore nothing really serious transpired here.

Gee, it is not the city's fault, that wasn't really that bad for those white boys, now was it?

I'm thinking the white liberal establishment did not even offer a heart felt apology.

Were they not looking at 10 years in the big house?

Well, liberal ideology trumps all.

from the Sanctuary, I'm PDK: Thank you.