Saturday, December 16, 2006

Send DA Nifong to Jail

This pretty well should sum up the case for prosecutorial misconduct against Nifong:

The head of a private DNA laboratory said under oath today that he and District Attorney Mike Nifong agreed not to report DNA results favorable to Duke lacrosse players charged with rape.

Brian Meehan, director of DNA Security of Burlington, said his lab found DNA from unidentified men in the underwear, pubic hair and rectum of the woman who said she was gang-raped at a lacrosse party in March. Nurses at Duke Hospital collected the samples a few hours after the alleged assault. Meehan said the DNA did not come from Reade Seligmann, David Evans, or Collin Finnerty, who have been charged with rape and sexual assault in the case.

Meehan struggled to say why he didn’t include the favorable evidence in a report dated May 12, almost a month after Seligmann and Finnerty had been indicted. He cited concerns about the privacy of the lacrosse players, his discussions at several meetings with Nifong, and the fact that he didn’t know whose DNA it was.

Under questioning by Jim Cooney, a defense attorney for Seligmann, Meehan admitted that his report violated his laboratory’s standards by not reporting results of all tests.

This slimeball Nifong (and the slimeball who persecuted DeLay) should be removed from office immediately, and before going to Club Fed for a long, long time, they should each be subjected to some good physical reminders of their vulnerabilities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ure I totally I agree. It's amazing how corrupt our legal system is in this country isn't it.