[Channeling Jessica Valenti and the other ladies of Feministing or Amanda Marcotte and the other ladies of Pandagon]
Someone used the the great injustice against a poor black woman who was sexually assaulted by a few white boy to defend Larry Craig.
If you have a choice between missing a flight and getting a lawyer to help you address the charges against you, heres a helpful bit of advice, get the lawyer – miss the flight. Chances are Senator, the local police force is counting on you and many others doing exactly what you did, pay the fine, and then (you’ll excuse the pun) - blow out of town.
Is there such a thing as entrapment? Do policeman lie? Do they bend the truth? Do DA’s get overactive and push prosecution of cases when the politics of the matter fit their particular template? If you say no, then I got some phone numbers of a bunch of college students who went to a party one night in North Carolina and nearly went to prison over it. Their lawyers and their families can tell you stories about how an entire legal system fell around their heads one night and how the press tried and convicted these young men, despite the fact that there was never any evidence of any sort of crime.
But unlike you, they were smart enough to get lawyers. Imagine if they hadn’t, and trusted the police and the DA, like you did...
The evil rich white men who assaulted Saint Crystal and their hired gun lawyers brought up no DNA evidence linking the
accused Lacrosse players rapists, ever-changing stories from the accuser that seemed to address flaws in her testimony reported in the media and used falsified eyewitness and video evidence of the accused being nowhere near the scene of the crime when the rape occurred.
These are the only facts important to the case:
A)Women never lie about rape!!!!!!!!1!!
B) A lacrosse player (not one of the accused) wrote a email about killing strippers.
C) A racial slur came from a lacrosse player (not one of the accused).
It does not matter that the player was responding to the second dancer for her innocent retort of "little [expletive] white boy".
D) No one knows what really happened.
The hired gun lawyers swiftboated, demonized and persecuted Mike Nifong (who "fumbled the ball." and "was too eager to get a speedy case and make a name for himself.") Disbarring him with lies about his statements to the media and so called withheld "DNA evidence"!
After that the
accused Lacrosse players rapists who were not proven innocent in a court of law sent the hired gun lawyers to shakedown Duke University for 10 million. Now they attempting to shakedown the City of Durham.
They stole from a progressive university which was guaranteeing the academic freedom for the group of 88 and are now attempting to steal from a progressive community using frivolous lawsuits.