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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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Queen4842 07/29/07 - 10:53 am
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And whatever happens to

And whatever happens to Nifong there should be some form of PUBLIC apology to the victims from the black community IE Reverend Jackson and Al Sharpton for their rush to judgment and spiteful comments made in public.

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intheknow 07/30/07 - 01:14 am
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Two people do not make a "

Two people do not make a " Community>" I alway laugh when I hear someone speak of the " Black Community." I have never heard one single time where a person has called for the " White Community" to apologize for a rush to judgement and spiteful comments, as in the MichaelVick case.

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