Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Lawyers: No DNA Match in Duke U. Scandal
There is no DNA match between members of Duke University's men's lacrosse team and an exotic dancer who told police she was raped at a team party, attorneys for the team said Monday.
Citing DNA test results delivered by the state crime lab to police and prosecutors a few hours earlier, the attorneys said the test results prove their clients did not sexually assault and beat a stripper hired to perform at a March 13 team party.
No charged have been filed in the case.
"No DNA material from any young man was present on the body of this complaining woman," said defense attorney Wade Smith.
The alleged victim, a 27-year-old student at nearby North Carolina Central University, told police she and another woman were hired to dance at the party. The woman told police that three men at the party dragged her into a bathroom, choked her, raped her and sodomized her.
Authorities ordered 46 of the 47 players on Duke's lacrosse team to submit DNA samples to investigators. Because the woman said her attackers were white, the team's sole black player was not tested.
Conservatives on the extreme-right only talk about racism when it suits their wayward belief that racism ended with Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech. Therefore, the media should treat black-on-white "racism" the same way they do white-on-black racism because apparently Blacks have a history of enslaving whites and are still doing so via that "racist" thuggery known as affirmative action. To do otherwise is to demonstrate “bias”. The media is also supposed to take the extreme right’s denial that racism still exists as gospel, even when a Black woman accuses a bunch of white college kids of raping her on a reknowned campus where whites outnumber Blacks by a ratio of 5 to 1.
But she's a stripper and does anyone remember Tawana Brawley? They all shout in unison.
Funny how they can recall Brawley when it suits the topic, but not Susan Smith.
The bigger issue here is that when a woman lies about being raped, it's a setback for all women everywhere, regardless of race. It's the fact that this woman lied about being raped that matters here, not the racial semantics that both sides of the political fence have tried to bring into this situation. And the fact that prosecutors, despite the DNA evidence, are still pursuing this case shows you that this case may not be as over and done with as some would like to think.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 12:59 PM