Saturday, June 16, 2007

Duke Prosecutor Says He Will Resign

By Aaron Beard - June 15th, 2007 - Breitbart (Associated Press)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Facing the loss of his law license, a tearful Mike Nifong said Friday he will resign as district attorney, more than a year after he obtained rape indictments against three Duke University lacrosse players who were later declared innocent by state prosecutors.

The only really important question is whether punishing Nifong will help to change any of the serious flaws in our corrupt legal system. As I noted in an earlier posting, my concern is that our system covers up for this kind of behavior regularly. Though a little more egregious, what Nifong did is actually fairly standard operating procedure.

Punishing Nifong is important. Fixing our legal system is more important. Right now the people who DON"T WANT the system fixed are the most enthusiastic supporters of the "get Nifong" brigade. Their reason? They want all the attention to go away so they can get back to selling justice.


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