Saturday, September 23, 2006

Enemy of the People

It appears that after claiming the following regarding defense attorneys “…they don't know what my timeline is," DA Nifong does not know what “his timeline” is either. In his usual arrogant manner, DA Nifong claimed at the hearing,
"If he [Seligmann] can't provide for every minute in his alibi, it means the alibi is not airtight. But if I had to speculate, I would say this whole event probably took about five minutes, 10 minutes at the outside. If [Seligmann] wasn't there, he doesn't have to worry about it."
It seems that DA Nifong admitted he has to speculate about the timeline, and how long the so-called event “probably took.” It also seems that Nifong is taking the approach of his fellow philosopher Kim Roberts.
"If the boys are innocent, sorry fellas," she said. "Sorry you had to go through this."
Previously, DA Nifong refused to meet with Reade Seligmann’s attorney to view Reade Seligmann’s alibi. And now, Mr. Nifong expects Seligmann to account for every moment during the “event,” apparently not satisfied that Seligmann’s alibi is “airtight.” Has DA Nifong ever heard that burden of proof is on the prosecution? Does DA Nifong realize that it should be his job to prove the defendant did “something,” and not defendant’s job to prove he didn’t do anything?

One wonders if DA Nifong would be happier being a prosecutor in Russia during the Stalin era. Then, he could simply declare the defendants “enemies of the people,” without having a bothersome job of carrying the “burden of evidence.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How come, after all this time, there are no pictures of Crystal available? And not the blocked out ones from the party, why are there no pictures in circulation?