Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Sunday, October 15, 2006

60 Minutes

I don’t normally watch 60 Minutes, but I did tonight to see the story on the Duke Rape case. I hope you all watched it too so you can see what I said from the beginning. It was a set-up. The boys were all innocent. And the District Attorney sold out justice to get reelected by playing the race card.
I would love to hear just one person who was so quick to act as judge, jury, and executioner on the three Duck lacrosse players to admit they were wrong.


Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

I didn't see the show, I've only read a few reviews of it. They boys said they didn't do it. Well, case closed then. I haven't heard of any of the boys filing any lawsuits or doing anything to to go after this chick, in the legal sense. If only all crimes and alleged crimes could be solved so easily with a 60 minutes special. I still say something happened in that house, maybe not a crime, but there's something that's not being told. And both sides are guilty on that.

Mon Oct 16, 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

Well, gee, I saw the interview, and I know I'm convinced. I'm convinced that the Durham DA is an incompetent idiot.

But other than that, the fact that these three saintly "boys" claim "innocence" still leaves me unconvinced. Interesting how the producers failed to mention the one lad's history of violence in at least one other case. Or did I miss that?

Mon Oct 16, 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Rogue, here is the main point. There was no rape. There wasn’t. The three boys who were accused didn’t do it; in fact one of the boys is seen on a bank machine security cam taking out money from the bank when the alleged rape occurred. The bruises the accuser claimed that were caused by the rape are clearly evident in photos taken by the players before the rape occurred. There was no DNA evidence to show any of the boys had sex with the accuser. And there was no vaginal or anal trauma to show a rape occurred. Her story changed on more than one occasion, and a toxicology report showed she had been drinking and taking Flexeril. The other stripper even reported that the accuser was falling over in a stupor before they began dancing. And the other stripper admitted that she only left the accuser alone twice for between 5 and 10 minutes each time, that after they left the accuser went back in to try to make more money, that they boys actually helped the accuser into her car (photos of this too), and that the accuser passed out on their steps trying to get back in to make more money.

Wed Oct 18, 04:47:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

QD, Finnerty does not have a “history of violence” what he does have is a criminal charge against him for being in a fight in Georgetown. He was drunk, the young man he was in a fight with was drunk, and they had an altercation. I have been in a few bar fights myself, but this does not mean I have a history of violence does it? Or does it mean that because I have in been a few bar fights that I somehow have a proclivity for rape?

Wed Oct 18, 04:50:00 AM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

Nice spin. Finnerty was the aggressor in the fight. He DOES have a history of violence. I'll agree that the one kid has a rock solid alibi. That's pretty much it. I thought there was also a police report that a neighbor called to report the boys yelling some racist comments at the girls. Quit trying to make these guys out to be boy scouts. Or should we, when convenient just say, boys will be boys.

Wed Oct 18, 05:39:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

The stripper did say they made racist comments, after the strippers left early after being paid $800 to dance, and after the other stripper called one of the lacrosse players who helped the passed out accuser to the car a “Little D**k white boy.”
These boys are not Boy Scouts, there was underage drinking, they did hire a stripper which although legal was a bad decision, but there have been threatened, they have been accused, and in the court of public opinion they have been found guilty. All three boys, all of the men’s lacrosse team at Duke, the coach of the lacrosse team, and Duke University have all suffered because of this, meanwhile the accuser has been immune. Too many people have suffered because of a false charge and it is time that those who wanted these boys convicted when the story first broke to apologize.

Wed Oct 18, 11:30:00 PM  

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