Friday, April 28, 2006
(CBS/AP) A jury might never hear about the rape allegations made to police 10 years ago by the exotic dancer who says she was raped last month by three Duke University lacrosse players, a prosecutor said Friday.
District Attorney Mike Nifong said North Carolina's rape shield law lists "narrowly defined categories" under which evidence of an accuser's past sexual history is allowed as evidence. The court must hold a hearing to determine if the evidence meets those categories and to decide how it can be presented.
"In short, the jury that decides this case may or may not hear the 'evidence,'" Nifong said.
"The media are not bound by the same rules that govern our courts," he said. "Their decisions on what to report and how they report it (can) have a substantial impact on the ability of our system to effectuate justice. That impact is often positive. Unfortunately, it can also be negative."
In the 1996 report, the woman claims she was raped and beaten by three men when she was 14 years old. Authorities said none of the men named in the report was ever charged with sexual assault in nearby Granville County, where the woman said she was attacked.
Nifong's office contacted Creedmoor police Friday morning, seeking information about the incident report, said Mayor Darryl Moss. He and police Chief Ted Pollard said officials there are continuing to look for additional records, but have so far been unable to locate any other paperwork.
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."
The existence of the earlier rape report surprised defense attorneys in the Duke case, who have sought information about the woman'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. He declined additional comment.
Feminists have told us that due to the nature of the act, women are incapable of lying about rape. But that's nothing more than hatred towards men and sexist drivel.
Yet, what even more interesting to me is how the liberals have reacted to this woman’s case, treating her like some modern-day Rosa Parks all because she's Black and the alleged perpetrators are white. Time and time again when it's a case of a Black person accusing a white person of a crime, their first reaction isn’t to debate the issues surrounding the case, rather they seek to make it about racism.
Right now the talking points from the Left on the Duke stripper are out, and they tell their minions to excuse the woman's past, excuse the choice she made to earn money, excuse the salacious lifestyles of strippers, excuse the fact that there is no DNA evidence purporting rape, excuse the second stripper at the party already coming out and saying that she didn't think a rape happened (before going to PR firm in New York because she's "worried about letting this opportunity pass me by without making the best of it") and excuse the alleged rapists seemingly concrete alibis. The libs want defenders to say that opposition to the stripper's story are either white themselves or "sellouts"--now how tired is that?
Again, when a woman falsely accuses a man of rape, she not only makes if harder for real victims of rape, but she should be sued for every penny she's got.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 3:50 PM
Thursday, April 27, 2006
One is "America's Mayor," the other is the nation's senior governor.
But ask conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly what chance either Rudolph Giuliani or George Pataki has of capturing the 2008 Republican presidential nomination and her answer comes quickly:
"Not much," Schlafly said. "I don't think Giuliani or Pataki will resonate with grass-roots Republicans or Midwest Republicans. They are SO New York."
Schlafly's out-of-hand dismissal of the former New York city mayor and the three-term New York governor mirrors what pollsters and pundits contend: Giuliani and Pataki, supporters of abortion and gay rights as well as tough gun control laws, are too liberal for the conservative Republicans who tend to dominate the presidential primaries.
To quote a New Yorker, "Fuhgetaboutit."
That reality has not deterred Giuliani or Pataki. Both are exploring possible bids and making the necessary rounds of the early voting states.
Pataki, who decided not to seek a fourth term this year, planned stops in New Hampshire on Thursday and Friday. He is to give the keynote address at Delaware's state GOP convention on Saturday.
Giuliani travels to Iowa on Monday to help Rep. Jim Nussle's campaign for governor and will deliver a motivational speech in Des Moines. The next day, the former mayor headlines a National Republican Senatorial Committee fundraiser in Washington.
Both have carefully crafted story lines: Giuliani, the resolute leader in the face of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001; Pataki, the Republican who won three terms in an overwhelmingly Democratic state. Omitted from the biographies is any mention of their longtime policies.
"When was the last time Republicans nominated a pro-abortion, pro-gay rights Northeasterner with an iffy record on taxes and spending?" asked Nelson Warfield, an aide to Bob Dole's failed 1996 Republican presidential campaign. "That's the hurdle both Giuliani and Pataki face."
Abortion is the critical issue for both.
Good to see that some conservatives are starting to see the light when it comes to Giuliani.
Because not only is Rudolph Giuliani pro-abortion, pro-gay rights and a renowned adulterer. But having had to live with him for 8 years, I can also state for a fact that he's a racist.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 2:24 PM
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
"The liberal answer to sin is to say: I can never pay this back, so my argument will be I didn't do anything wrong . . . The Christian answer is: I can never pay this back, but luckily that Christ fellow has already paid my debt."
- conservative activist Ann Coulter
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 1:48 PM
Monday, April 24, 2006
Rep. McKinney Disparages Staffer On-Mike
U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., who has been in the news since she scuffled with a Capitol Hill police officer last month, is in the news again after being heard bad-mouthing one of her staffers on tape.
The DeKalb County Democrat is running for re-election in the Fourth Congressional District. She was wearing a microphone during an interview with Georgia's WGCL-TV, CBS 46 on Saturday when a reporter asked her about the fallout from the scuffle with the officer. The reporter asked if the controversy over the confrontation with the police officer has been a distraction for her.
McKinney told the reporter, "You're a distraction because that seems to be all you want to talk about."
She then got up and walked out of the interview, still wearing the mike. She is heard saying, "You know what? They lied to Coz and Coz is a fool."
McKinney apparently realized her blunder and told the reporter that the comments about her communications director, Coz Carson, were off the record.
But the TV station aired the footage, and CNN later picked up the story. WGCL says it does not make "deals" with people being interviewed about what it can air.
McKinney, who is expected to qualify for her U.S. House race Monday, was not immediately available for comment.
This serves as yet another example within the depth of confusion that is Cynthia McKinney. I've taken a lot of heat for being so critical of McKinney. I don't care. I think the woman needs help beyond psychiatry and I think it starts with her admitting that she has a huge problem controlling her anger. Throughout her career, McKinney has made a mockery of herself by using the race card to excuse her outrageous behavior. And liberals have been right there to hold her hand and make her out into this big victim of racism on Capitol Hill. Yet, if liberals really cared about race (or McKinney for that matter), they'd stop playing games surrounding victimhood and get the Congresswoman the help she so desperately needs.
But we all know that won't happen.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 11:09 AM
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Poll: Mexicans Say U.S. is Racist
A new poll on Mexican attitudes towards the U.S. debate on illegal immigration has found that a large plurality of those surveyed say Americans who favor tighter border security are "racist."
The survey, co-sponsored by the Dallas Morning New and Mexico's El Universal newspaper, found that the largest segment of respondents - 43 percent - cited racism as the chief reason that Americans oppose illegal immigration.
A much smaller number - 16 percent - said U.S. citizens are most concerned about law enforcement. Just 14 percent think Americans are not racist, but fear being overrun by foreign cultures.
"Yes, it's true about racism," said Gloria Vázquez Solache, 59, a Mexico City resident who was among those polled. "They humiliate our countrymen and even burn Mexican flags. Fear of a 'foreign culture' is nonsense."
The same poll found that 76 percent of Mexicans think that crossing into the U.S. illegally should not be a crime.
79 percent of Mexicans want illegals already in the US to be legalized.
Since most liberals are of the Michael Moore mindset in support of the stupid lie that terrorism doesn't exist, it shouldn't surprise anybody that they'd accuse those who oppose harsher penalties for illegal immigration as being "racist". Nevermind that illegal immigrants moving from South America through Mexico (on their way to the US) are FELONS and put into prison. Why would anyone have a problem if we enacted the same laws that Mexico already has? Is it because they are a bunch of hypocritical liberals like some of the worthless political grandstanders we have here in America?
I think so.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 6:31 PM