Thursday, June 07, 2007

INNOCENT: Catotti Country (Post 3)

"... these three individuals [David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann,] are innocent of these charges."

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, Apr. 11, 2007
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Catotti Country: Where you can try competence and character, but the appeals of race, gender and class are supreme.

In today’s Durham Herald Sun we find this very logical letter:

Regarding Durham City Council member Diane Catotti's insistence on the appointment of a rape crisis counselor to the panel investigating the Durham Police Department's mishandling of the Duke lacrosse case: This is the equivalent of insisting on the appointment to the 9/11 Commission any one of those people who believe that the U.S. government blew up the World Trade Center.

The lacrosse case is not about a rape. It is about a woman who lied about a rape and all the forces that fell in behind her to promote their own agendas and biases. The focus should be on those forces. It should not be on the lie.

Tucker Charns
Durham
I’m glad Tucker Charns wrote her letter. It will help reasonable people understand what’s going on. It might even persuade a few people now in Catotti Country to defect and seek asylum among reasonable people.

In the meantime, the rest of us can be grateful Councilwoman Catotti hasn’t gone as far as insisting, “Since the case had a rogue DA, if we can find a rogue DA of the right race and gender willing to serve on our . . .

Another day in Catotti Country

BTW – Tucker Charns and Alex Charns are spouses and law partners

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How difficult would it be to start a "recall Catotti" campaign?

Locomotive Breath said...

The bitter losers continue to knaw at the nub ends of what they thought might be.