By Scott Tibbs, March 16, 2011
On March 13, 2006, the Duke University lacrosse team held a party at a house off-campus. They foolishly invited strippers to perform for the party. Little did they know that their foolishness would have dire consequences, when a vengeful bitch named Crystal Gail Mangum falsely accused them of "raping" her.
The accusation was a complete fabrication. False accusations of criminal activity do take place, but what happened next should be of great concern to every American who loves his country and wants to preserve the liberties this nation was founded to protect. A thoroughly corrupt prosecutor named Mike Nifong entered into a criminal conspiracy with Mangum to railroad these men for a crime they did not commit.
Over the course of the next year, Mike Nifong urinated and defecated on the Constitution and on the graves of every American soldier who ever died defending liberty. Mike Nifong raped the reputations of men who committed no crime, raped the taxpayers who pay his salary, and worst of all he raped he justice system. There was a rape in Durham, but Mike Nifong is the rapist. Innocent men lost a year of their lives to a corrupt politician's quest for personal gain.
We should never forget the criminal actions of disgraced, disbarred ex-prosecutor Mike Nifong. He should forever be a reminder that a government that ignores the rule of law is far more dangerous to our liberty than any terrorist or foreign aggressor. This scandal should serve as a reminder that we must uphold the principle of "innocent until proven guilty" without exception and without compromise.
Mike Nifong is far from the only prosecutor who is guilty of suppressing evidence that proves that someone accused of a crime is actually innocent. In the name of liberty and justice, we must hold prosecutors and police accountable - with the possibility of criminal charges and harsh criminal penalties - for violating civil rights. Our "war on crime" mentality is too often a war on civil liberties, and justice is a forgotten casualty. That must end, and it must end now.