Bottom Line

Disbarred and disgraced former District Attorney Mike Nifong now admits there was never any credible evidence against the Duke lacrosse players. His apology was graciously accepted by the players' attorneys this past week.

The court is another matter: As an officer of the court, you can't lie and expect "sorry" to be the end of it. Nifong needs to be held in criminal contempt and to get every one of the measly 30 days in jail he's got coming to him.

True justice would see the out-of-control prosecutor facing the decades in prison he was wrongfully and illegally holding over those players' heads. Aside from a bomb-wielding terrorist or a spilled tanker of toxic chemicals, few things are as dangerous as a prosecutor who would imprison innocent souls.

But whatever happens to Nifong, the question remains: What the heck was he thinking? Was he world-class incompetent? Or just as corrupt as a summer day is long?

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