Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mike Nifong and the Duke rape scandal

First: I don't understand why the media is rushing to the defense of these Duke kids. Their behavior was highly inappropriate, even though it probably wasn't criminal, and they deserved to be sanctioned for it.

Second: Mike Nifong may have been overzealous, but how does that make him different than any other ambitious state or federal prosecutor? How many innocent people have been charged, prosecuted and convicted due to similar behavior -- and how many of those prosecutors have been sanctioned (much less disbarred)? David Feige, in Slate, is right on the money.

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