DA Turns Up the Pressure in Duke Lacrosse Rape Case
By threatening to press charges
against a couple of unindicted players for failing to come forward with evidence to assist in the prosecution.
Misdemeanor charges. Like:According to court records, 16 players were charged in the past three years with misdemeanor charges in Durham including noise violations, public urination and alcohol violations. The deals placed the men on probation for either six months or a year. They were to complete community service and in some cases were required to abide by the rules and regulations of the university. The deals required the men to pay fees and in some cases remain in school.
Jeez, noise, public urination and alcohol? That sure doesn't jibe with my college days. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you. Sounds like a bunch a potential rapists to me (sarcasm).
I'm really close to thinking this is a travesty of justice if it even goes to a trial. And I fully expect it to; these cases develop momentum and cannot be stopped short of a recanting by the "victim".
I will be very interested in the hospital reports about the dancer's drug and alcohol concentrations that evening. The fact that we haven't heard yet that the dancer had "date-rape" drugs in her body must be considered significant.