Friday, March 16, 2007

Yet More Nifongery

The end result: even if the dancer’s contradictory stories (warning: graphic language) and lack of cooperation lead to dropping the charges, the hints are more than there that the “victim’s rights” groups are still willing to hang the lacrosse players.

“Victims' advocates caution that even if accusers opts out of telling their story to investigators, ultimately deciding not to pursue the case, that in itself is not a declaration of alleged attackers' innocence.

"She could decide that in the end, it isn't worth going forward. That doesn't mean a crime didn't happen that night," Oettinger said.”

Technically true. But most of the criminal activity in this case appears to have occurred after Mr. Nifong realized that the case was his ticket to re-election.