RugbyD wrote:The best thing coming from this inevitable outcome is the specific language the new DA used. He explicitly called the Duke kids innocent. This will be big in their pursuit of civil charges against Nifong.
Exactly, markedly different than "not guilty."
I do hope that this leads to some reflection on shield laws and the way the media treats this. It's simply unfair that these guys got plastered everywhere, and basically considered guilty. How many stories about race and privilege were there after this?
I mean shield laws have their place, but when you out and out lie (rather than have a court case disagree with your assessment), you should be punished too. It's not fair to women, and it's not fair to men.