Q&A Friday #53: When Will Mike Nifong Drop The Prosecution Against The Duke Lacrosse Players?

by John Hawkins | November 10, 2006 1:35 pm

Question: Now that Mike Nifong has been re-elected (God, I’m embarrassed sometimes that Durham’s my hometown), how long do you estimate he’ll wait before (quietly) dropping all charges against those three fellows in the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case? — Good_Ol_Boy

Answer: These Duke Lacrosse players are obviously innocent and people have been pointing that out for months and ripping Nifong for his pathetic, politically motivated prosecution. Since that’s the case and since dropping the case, at any point, would be in effect an admission that his critics were right, I think he’d rather take it to trial and lose than do the right thing at this point. Of course, that does a great disservice to those 3 Lacrosse players who’ve had their names unfairly dragged through the mud, but if Nifong were an honorable and decent man, he would have given up the ghost on this case long ago.

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