The ex-persecutor in the Duke rape trial Mike Nifong is facing his final fate in the case he aggressively pursued against white Duke University Lacrosse members accused of raping a Black woman. After withholding key evidence from the defense that had the men acquitted, Nifong was charged with misconduct. Today he apologized for falsely accusing the men in a hearing to decide if he should be held in criminal violation, the Associated Press reported. But this hearing just seems too ceremonious, like a mock lynching to assuage white people’s fear around the case and the three men who, though wrongfully accused, were hardly cleared of the down-n-dirty behavior that got them into this mess in the first place. If Nifong is found to be in violation, is this going to be white people’s O.J. Simpson case?
Judge to decide violation in Duke case; Mike Nifong apologizes
By The News Jul 26, 2007