A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. ~Shelby Foote

Thursday, April 20, 2006

A Tale of Two Campuses

--By Special Libertarian Librarian Correspondent John Heeder

How much is the Duke stripper rape case about class and race? It probably didn’t start that way, but it’s heading there. TC might be right, this once. Today the whole situation seems to be deteriorating into Duke students versus the mostly black students of North Carolina Central University.

The Duke students are supporting their own, wearing shirts that say “innocent until proven guilty.” At NCCU, anger is rising at the arrested white students accused of rape. There are significant race and class differences between the accuser and the accused, differences apparently mirrored between Duke and NCCU.

The suspects are white, and the stripper is black, the whites from privileged backgrounds and the stripper a single mom supporting herself while attending college. But, TC, and the rest of you, these differences don’t matter when determining the truth of the situation. Indeed, any focus on race and class differences can only detract from justice being served. Nobody should be accused or convicted just because they are privileged.

Further supporting claims that this case could be a political ploy by District Attorney Mike Nifong, today reports say that a teen accused of murder in Durham walked on a $40,000 bail, while the white students accused of rape had to pay $400,000 for their bail. I don’t know how judges decide bail amounts, but how in the world does a lesser crime merit a 90% greater bail? I do know that the DA’s office has input on setting bail amounts on cases before the court.

Also today a black cab driver supported Reade Seligmann’s Alibi. He was driving Reade around during the time of the alleged rape. Yesterday a timeline was published of the timestamped photos of the stripper. The timeline supports the defense of the two suspects.

Yet Mr. Nifong persists. He’s still out there looking for the third rapist. Perhaps he can join OJ Simpson in his mansion to mansion and golf course to golf course search for the real killers.

Say what you want about Race and Class. It appears that bad decisions by District Attorney Mike Nifong are the root cause of all this uproar.

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Nice piece John..just one comment...it is not 90% more bail it is 900% more bail..which makes it seem that much more of a double standard...
 
Hey, Cutler will fall to 17..I Rock said..., thanks for stopping in. No matter how you do the math, the Durham court’s activities are inexplicable. Well, short of nefarious explanations.

Say, Cutler, do I know your brother, Cutler will fall to 16..I Rock said... ?

Just kidding. Have a great day!
 
You're right John, that race class etc should not be part of the effort to find the truth. Never claimed it wasn't .

What I was saying was that race and class are part of the underlying factors in this case. Sons of privilege feeling entitled to do what they want, etc... The race and class privilege aspects are part of what brought the incident about, and underly the uproar. But that does need to be isolated from the serving of justice. But why did youfeel a need to mention that the cab driver was black, if race shouldn't be a factor? It seems that there's no problem in mentioning it when you feel that it supports your contention.

IANAL, but as I understand the bail process, the intent is to set an amount that will prevent the suspect from puting on their boogie shoes, it's not a price war. Hence, a guy from a wealthy family has bail set higher, so the economic disincentive would be felt, and in another case, where the suspect might not have the means available, a lesser amount serves the same purpose. Therefore, I think you're reading support for your idea that Nifong is grandstanding into unrelated items.

Haven't heard about the cab driver. But as I stated at my blog, the defense will be aggressively publicising even the mildest rumor that seems to help their case, to sway public opinion in their favor. The DA is not entitled to this kind of bloviating, so the press becomes kind of one-sided. But in the end, the court case is where ALL the admissable evidence gets compared, and the effort to actually determine the truth culminates.

The DA's doing his job. The defense attorney are doing theirs. eventually, a jury will do theirs. Adamantly presuming that Nifong has any other ulterior motives in order to exonerate the suspects doesn't serve much purpose.

Thanks, though, for admitting that I was right. Now I'll just be more insufferable, you realize. Nick will be pissed.
 
"Thanks, though, for admitting that I was right. Now I'll just be more insufferable, you realize. Nick will be pissed."

I wrote "might be right". Nick has wiggle room.

:->

Also, hiring strippers, partying: these things are not the exclusive domain of the rich. The middle class and the poor partake in these activites as well. I'll bet you have.
 
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