Friday, June 29, 2007

INNOCENT: Nifong vs. Nifong

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

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, Apr. 11, 2007

The following is from the disgraced Mike Nifong’s deposition prior to his recent State Bar trial that led to his disbarment:

Q. When you decided to go ahead and -- I guess, is it fair to say from your answer, that when you talked with Mr. Saacks, you decided to go ahead and handle that case yourself directly and you would be the primary prosecutor on the case?

A. I don't know that I had made that decision specifically then; but, I mean, I was certainly aware that we were in the middle of an election. I expected that this was a case that the media was going to have some interest in, and for that reason, I figured that I was likely going to be asked about the case.(emphasis mine)
Then we have this from the 3/29/06 NY Times:
”The thing that most of us found so abhorrent, and the reason I decided to take it over myself, was the combination gang-like rape activity accompanied by the racial slurs and general racial hostility," Mr. Nifong said Tuesday in a telephone interview. (emphasis mine)
Pick your Nifong! Place your bets!


Anonymous said...

The irony is just too sweet! One of the few times that Duff Wilson writes with accuracy, he ends up screwing his soul-mate, Nifong!! As they say over at Liestoppers: You can't make this s**t up!"

Anonymous said...

3/29/07 NY Times. I think you mean 3/29/06.

JWM said...

Anon @ 2:08,

Duff didn't write this story but don't worry about an understandable mistake.

See the next comment after yours by Anon @ 3:57 and my comment in response.

Anon @ 3:57,

Yipes!! I did mean 3/29/06.

I've fixed my error.

Thanks for catching it and pointing it out.

Thank you both for commenting.