The purposes of this post are: 1) to call your attention a string of more than 30 comments on the thread of Latest Suit & Reader Comments which string one commenter just characterized as “[w]onderful, thoughtful comments and debate;” and 2) to provide a more current thread for "the conversation" so others will be more likely to "find the conversation" because it's on the thread of a more current post.
I’m posting the following comment Red Mountain made just a few minutes ago not to agree or disagree with it, but to offer it as the latest example of the civility and seriousness of “the conversation” on the thread.
To Anon @ 12:33 and your question re Barry Saunders ever making a joke about the Duke 3 getting raped in prison. If he has, I haven't seen it. I have however seen jokes about Nifong getting raped in prison, which was not one of the prouder moments for that particular board.If you have not already read the posts Local Coverage of Latest Suit and Latest Suit & Reader Comments and their threads, I encourage you to do so.
Emotions tend to run high on both sides of this case, and jumping to conclusions and stereotyping people is common.
I tend to be skeptical of everything I read in the mainstream media just as I tend to be skeptical of this lawsuit, certainly at least until I see some of the defendants responses to it. I do believe the American justice system will sort this out and I am rooting hard for justice in this case.
From a historical perspective, I think this case is very important and I believe it is even more important that we get the true history here.
I’ll be delighted if “the conversation” continues on this new Post 2 thread but if people want to continue on the other threads, they’re free to do so.
One caution: Civil, fact-based and thoughtful "conversations" in which people listen to each other always upset trolls, who usually then come crashing in to disturb "the conversation" and drive off the thoughtful commenters.
I’ll be here often with my finger close to the “delete” button.
I'll also post later tonight a few more of my own thoughts concerning this latest suit filing.
That said, let “the conversation” continue.