According to the second Duke stripper, if you are a href=”http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060421/D8H4D98O1.html”rich enough to hire /aan attorney, it’s okay to be charged with rape–even if you might be innocent. If these young men turn out not to be guilty of this crime, saying you’re sorry is not enough. If found innocent, perhaps the charges should be reversed and the accuser should be charged with the rape of these guys’ reputations.br /br /Update: a href=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12442765/site/newsweek/”Newsweek/a has more on the Duke case. What I find troubling is a statement from a student at the college that the accuser attends:br /br /blockquoteAcross town, at NCCU, the mostly black college where the alleged victim is enrolled, students seemed bitterly resigned to the players’ beating the rap. “This is a race issue,” said Candice Shaw, 20. “People at Duke have a lot of money on their side.” Chan Hall, 22, said, “It’s the same old story. Duke up, Central down.” strongHall said he wanted to see the Duke students prosecuted “whether it happened or not. It would be justice for things that happened in the past.”/strong (On a bulletin board in the student lounge was a long list of students with grades high enough to qualify for the Golden Key International Honour Society. On the list was the name of the alleged rape victim.)/blockquotebr /br /Wow, Chan Hall, your form of vigilante justice is really admirable–if the Duke students are prosecuted “whether it happened or not,” when can we expect you to get your just deserts? Perhaps it will only be a matter of time.br /br /Update II: a href=”http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2006/04/21/duke-rape-case/”La Shawn Barber /a has more on the Duke case–make sure you check out thea href=”http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2006/04/21/duke-rape-case/#comment-68641″ must-read comment/a on her site linking to the problems NCCU has had with assaults and crime.
April 22, 2006 - 1:54 pm