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Old 04-19-2006, 10:19 AM   #136
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this kid must multi-task well to have accomplished all that he's alleged to have done in about 19 minutes time... minus the time he took to make a couple of phone calls, of course.


well, he did get into Duke ...


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DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke University campus has been divided for weeks by allegations that members of the men's lacrosse team raped a North Carolina Central University student at a team party last month.

But one day after two lacrosse players were formally charged in the case, Duke students united behind the players Wednesday.

Students wore white t-shirts bearing the word "Innocent," and a number of banners were hung outside dorm windows expressing support for Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, the two players charged in the case, as well as the rest of the team.

"The shirts went pretty quickly, and everybody's been really supportive," said Katie Jandal, a Duke senior who helped buy a load of t-shirts from a local Target to create the "Innocent" campaign.

"It's 100 percent obvious to me that these two boys were chosen at random. Once the two names came out, it just showed how crazy this situation is," said Jandal, who knows both Finnerty and Seligmann. "I can't believe in the country you could be arrested and charged for something that you weren't even there when it happened."
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It is sounding more and more politically motivated. The DA is apparently up for re-election.
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I haven't read any articles but I heard a reference on CNN that one of these men (Finnerty I believe) has a conviction or at least an accusation for an assault on a gay man. I would have to research that to confirm that it's true. But of course that won't be allowed in court. I'm quite sure that if this ever goes to trial, her past will be brought in (rape shield laws aside, they always manage to do it somehow). Outside the courtroom they will most certainly do it via the media or however they choose, just like they do in so many other cases. Obviously an assault on a gay man isn't the same as rape (legally) but for me it is a blatant indication of character. I don't make the leap that it means he's guilty of rape, but it does tell me something about him that is far from good.

Not to mention the fact that she has been referred to as a stripper countless times. Yes she does that to earn money, but that's like the elephant in the room that no one wants to bring up. What does her being a stripper have to do with her accusation? Whether the accusation is false or not, that's an interesting issue to consider.
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Jeff Bloxsom already has been attacked once by Duke lacrosse player Collin Finnerty. Now he's under siege again.
Bloxsom's brick townhouse in trendy Georgetown has been deluged this week by reporters, photographers and TV cameramen eager to hear about his Nov. 5 run-in with Finnerty, the well-to-do Garden City, L.I., athlete who was one of two Duke lacrosse players to be charged this week in the rape of a black exotic dancer at an off-campus party last month.

Bloxsom's Fairfax, Va., real estate office has been bombarded by phone calls from the media, as has his family, including his parents and grandmother.

"Everybody in the family was glad this was over with. Jeff was able to move on," Bloxsom's attorney Chip Royer told the Daily News yesterday. "Now all of a sudden, it has picked up a much different context as a piece of a much larger news story."

Bloxsom and a friend were walking through Georgetown early on Nov. 5 when Finnerty and two pals yelled derogatory anti-gay slurs at them, according to Washington police reports.

Bloxsom, whom Royer said is not gay and has a girlfriend, shouted back, and Finnerty and his friends crossed the street and attacked the two men. Bloxsom suffered a bruised chin and a busted lip, according to a police report filed two hours after the incident.

In a plea deal, Finnerty agreed to perform community service, pay the victim's medical bills and stay out of trouble for at least six months.

"It's our expectation that everything is back on the table in terms of how the district attorney in Washington will deal with the accused," Royer said.

"This was a case of some words of male bravado being shouted across the street to two guys walking home after dropping off one of their girlfriends," he added. "It was not a case ofgay bashing. That does not diminish it as incident of violence."
unfortunatly in today's youth culture the words "gay" or "fag" are tossed around as petty insults in the same way "asshole" or "dickhead" are. this was not an incident of a hate crime. it was an incident of a few kids being a bunch of assholes.
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[q]"This was a case of some words of male bravado being shouted across the street to two guys walking home after dropping off one of their girlfriends," he added. [/q]


ugh. i mean, fuck you. seriously. (not Headache, this jackass)

would the N-word be words of white bravado? would "bitch" be words of male bravado?
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and this was the lawyer of the victim who said that

i smell a spin off thread.
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would "bitch" be words of male bravado?
At my school, unfortunately, yes.
We've been battling this problem all year. I'll save it for the spinoff thread.
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http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlot...s/14438495.htm

DURHAM - The father of the accuser in the rape case involving Duke University lacrosse players said his daughter was raped with a broomstick during a party last month, and that explains defense lawyers' claims that no DNA from players was found on her.

The woman's father, appearing on MSNBC's "Rita Cosby Live & Direct" Tuesday night, said his daughter told him that when three team members raped and sodomized her, they also used a broom.

The father said he learned about the broom from others, "and then she told me afterwards because she didn't want me to know that part," he said.

Durham civil rights activist Victoria Peterson told the Observer on Wednesday that an investigator in the case told her the woman had been sodomized "with an object."

"He did not say a broom, just an object," said Peterson, who has become a friend and adviser to the woman's family since the party. "He told me she wasn't just raped, she was terribly sodomized."

When reached by the Observer on Wednesday at his home, the woman's father said he was leaving for a doctor's appointment and couldn't talk.

Defense lawyers for the players were not available or did not return phone calls for comment. Police officials also would not comment.

In papers filed with the court, police who searched the Buchanan Boulevard house where the party occurred made no mention of seizing a broomstick. And a broomstick was not among the items that police said they wanted to seize when they applied for the search warrant.
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i like how her story of what happened that night tends to change with the evidence.
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DURHAM, N.C. -- The woman who says she was sexually assaulted by three members of Duke's lacrosse team also told police 10 years ago she was raped by three men, filing a 1996 complaint claiming she had been assaulted three years earlier when she was 14.

Authorities in nearby Granville County said Thursday that none of the men named in the decade-old report was ever charged with sexual assault there, but they didn't have details why.

Relatives told Essence magazine in an online story this week that the woman declined to pursue the case out of fear for her safety. A phone number for the accuser has been disconnected, and her father said Thursday night he remembered little about the incident except going with police to a home where he said his daughter was being held "against her will."

Asked if she was sexually assaulted, he said, "I can't remember." In an interview with the News & Observer of Raleigh, posted Thursday night on the paper's Web site, he said the men "didn't do anything to her."

The existence of the earlier rape report surprised defense attorneys, one of whom has sought information about the accuser's past for use in attacking her credibility.

"That's the very first I've heard of that," said Bill Cotter, the attorney for indicted lacrosse player Collin Finnerty, who along with fellow Duke sophomore Reade Seligmann is charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping and sexual assault. He declined additional comment.

Attorney Joe Cheshire, who represents one of the uncharged players on the team, said he wants to know if prosecutors in the current case knew about the earlier allegation or if the accuser told them about it.

He added that he found it notable that authorities apparently declined to prosecute the earlier case.

"These are serious allegations, particularly for a person that age. In my mind, it would raise real issues about her credibility," he said.
so this woman, who's story changes with every new piece of leaked evidence has a past rape accusation, where she made almost the exact same claims... raped and beaten by 3 men... 10 years ago, where the DA at the time didn't see fit to press charges. riiiiiiight.
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- A cab driver who has supported an alibi offered by one of the two Duke lacrosse players charged with rape has been arrested on an old shoplifting warrant.

The warrant accuses Moez Mostafa of stealing five purses worth about $250 from a Durham department store in 2003, which he denies. Mostafa told The News & Observer of Raleigh he helped store security locate a woman after he had picked her up from the store and drove her home.

"I am not responsible for what she did inside the store," Mostafa said. "I am just a taxi driver."

The woman pleaded guilty to larceny three months later, the paper said. Mostafa said he thought he was done with the case until he was arrested Wednesday.

District Attorney Mike Nifong said the warrant for Mostafa's arrest was discovered during a routine rundown of information about witnesses in the case. There is no police unit in Durham charged with clearing old warrants.

Ernest Conner, a Greenville lawyer who represents Duke sophomore lacrosse player Reade Seligmann, said the cabbie's arrest amounted to intimidation in the rape case.

Mostafa has said Seligmann called for a ride at 12:14 a.m. on March 14, and was picked up five minutes later. The defense has argued those times help establish that Seligmann left the party before having enough time to participate in the 30-minute assault described by the accuser.

Seligmann's attorney has also presented cell phone, ATM and dorm keycard records to help establish that timeline.

The accuser, a 27-year-old black student at a nearby university, told police she was raped and beaten by three white men at the party. A grand jury has charged Seligmann, of Essex Fells, N.J., and Collin Finnerty, of Garden City, N.Y., with rape, kidnapping and sexual assault. Nifong has said he hopes to charge a third person.
this DA is clearly out of control and trying to grasp on to anything he can to salvage this case.
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A third player was indicted today.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12798569/

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they've indicted the edge!
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more proof the DA is just out to make a name for himself
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