With hope that this is just the first of several upcoming trials for Mr. Nifong, it appears that proceedings have begun today in the Court of Public Opinion otherwise known as Durham County, North Carolina.
This afternoon, both Steve Monks and the Committee to Recall Nifong - Vote Cheek declared intentions to challenge Mr. Nifong this fall.
“Conceding that he desperately needed to boost his name recognition, local Republican Party Chairman Steve Monks ended weeks of speculation Wednesday by saying he will run as an unaffiliated write-in candidate for district attorney in November."The Committee to Recall Nifong - Vote Cheek filed with the Durham County Board of Elections as a Political Action Committee according to Committee spokesperson Beth Brewer. Mrs. Brewer indicated that a formal statement would be released Monday. The Committee to Recall Nifong - Vote Cheek may be contacted at 919.310.1147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At issue in this trial by election will be Mr. Nifong’s conduct over the course of his brief occupation of the District Attorney’s office. Will the jurors known as Durham County registered voters find Mr. Nifong guilty of betraying justice and public trust in this trial by election?
Will these jurors be asked to consider additional charges against Defendant Nifong such as:
1. Placing persecution before investigation
2. Jumping to false conclusions
3. Improper self insertion into lineup procedures
4. Impersonation of a DPD Chief Investigator
5. Conduct unbecoming a District Attorney by temper tantrum and foot stomp
6. Menacing by verbal assault
7. Inciting racial and social division in their community
9. Misappropriation of Public Trust
10. Indecent exposure of Durham County to Civil Lawsuits
11. Hijacking the District Attorney‘s office for his own personal fiefdom
Will the voting jurors of Durham County find Mr. Nifong guilty of incompetence?
Will his temper tantrums be introduced as evidence?
We expect that Mr. Nifong’s defense may be, “But I was a really, really adequate assistant DA for long, long time and you should have seen me in traffic court.”
Jury deliberations are expected to conclude on November 7.