Black Panthers Demonstrate in Durham
The Duke lacrosse rape case now starts to take on aspects of a sideshow
. Perhaps we could call it Dukapalooza?The Panthers announced eight demands, as general as stopping rape and as particular as converting the Duke-owned house where the crimes allegedly occurred into a rape crisis center.
They also included that defendants Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann be found guilty. Shabazz, an attorney, was asked repeatedly how that demand squared with the law's presumption of innocence. It would be the only just outcome, he replied.
"How do you find the two defendants in this case?" Shabazz shouted.
"Guilty," the crowd shouted back.
Also, the defense presented more evidence
of Reade Seligmann's possible innocence.Defense attorneys say Reade Seligmann, one of the Duke University lacrosse players accused of an alleged rape at a team party, had several affidavits filed on his behalf in court, including a series of 12 photographs captured on an ATM camera as he withdrew money at 12:24 a.m. on the night of the alleged rape, CBS News corrrespondent Trish Regan reports.