So lemme get this straight.....
Mike Nifong falsely accuses 4 white boys from Duke's Lacrosse team of rape and he is disbarred. Now mind you he merely accused them. They didnt go to trial. They didnt get convicted. And they sure as hell didnt serve any time for some shit they didnt do. They were just accused.....oh and suspended from the Lacrosse team (...God forbid!) So ol Mikey Boy, the overzealous DA with political ambitions gets this case and jumps on it rather quickly and honestly a tad too aggressively for the (white) people's taste in North Cackalack it seems. So yeah...Mikey kinda withholds some evidence here. Neglects to mention a thing or two there to the defense attorneys. Ya know...cuts a couple corners for the greater good of the people. Nothing wrong with that, right? But the only problem now is....these boys didnt do it. Their lives are ruined. Families embarrassed. Emotional distress. Mental distress. Every other type of distress you can think of b/c they were falsely accused. And Mikey has to pay. Shit someone has to, right?
That's all fine and dandy but.....
What about the Ford Heights Four? They were falsely accused, tried and convicted of gang raping and murdering a lady, then murdering her fiance. Turns out the town police were in kahootz with the real offenders and didnt wanna arrest them b/c it would fuck up their heroin and crack ring they ran together. What happened to that DA?
What about Anthony Porter being accused of murdering a couple? Damn the evidence. Damn it all. He came within 48 hours of being executed for a crime he didnt commit. And what happened to those that saw his prosecution through? Well, the then head of the state's attorney's office is now the mayor of Chicago.
What about Darryl Hunt? Again he was falsely accused, tried and convicted of rape and murder after he was falsely identified by an fucking ex-KKK member (who of course has all the credibility in the world)!!!!! Hell he was kept in prison 9 whole years AFTER DNA evidence proved he didnt do it! No one from the arresting officers to the prosecutors to the judge on his case were ever reprimanded for false imprisonment.
Those are just a 3 of the thousands whose lives were interrupted and most times destroyed for FALSE IMPRISONMENT....not just being falsely accused. The fact that all 3 of the above examples are black men in contrast to the 4 white boys from Duke isnt the point (at least not so much it isnt).
And so...this is why I cram to understand you (Uncle) Sam.
Your shit just doesnt make sense.
5 years ago