Variety is reporting that 17.26 million viewers watched the exposure of Nifong’s Hoax.
“And on Sunday, an NFL overrun led into the highest-rated "60 Minutes" since January (4.5/12 in 18-49, 17.26m) as the newsmag devoted extensive time to the Duke lacrosse team rape case.”
"In the course of a case, the assistant district attorney and district attorney just don't talk to defendants. They just don't." Clark said. "Not in this case, not in any case."
"not intentionally avoid pursuit of evidence merely because he or she believes it will damage the prosecutor's case or aid the accused."
“His [DA Hardin] administrative assistant, Candy Clark, said the names of victims in all felony cases are entered into court computers. Then, victims of Class A through E felonies -- or their relatives -- are notified by an automated phone system about trial dates and other important court proceedings, Clark said…Clark said the automated notification system begins calling victims or their families at 6 a.m. each day and keeps dialing until a person, rather than an answering machine, picks up on the other end…12 assistant district attorneys in Durham now have "victim-witness legal coordinators" who are responsible for letting victims or their families know about bond hearings and other significant proceedings…In addition, victims also can check up on things themselves…The Durham district attorney's office sends a letter to crime victims in all felony cases after the suspects are indicted, Clark said. Among other things, the letters explain how the victims can get in touch with the assistant prosecutors handling their cases.”Rick Halperin 2/21/2004
"The boys hit and kicked me. Matt grabbed me and looked and me and said sweetheart you can‘t leave. He grabbed the back of my neck and said I‘m going to kill you (BLANK) (BLANK) if you don‘t shut up. They started kicking me in my behind and my back. Matt hit me in the face while Dan and Brett kicked me.""I heard Nikki on the other side of the door, and when Adam opened the door she rushed in and helped Adam to get me dressed. They dragged me out to the car because my legs couldn't move. Nikki said, "What happened girl, did they hurt you," I said yes, and she said that she would get help for me.""She wanted to take me to Raleigh and drop me off. But I told [name redacted] to take me home. She said that she would call the police. She took me to the Kroger on Hillsborough Rd. to call the police. She tried to get me out of the car before the police arrived, but I was afraid to get out. When the police came, she pulled me back into the car, and the police took me to the hospital from Kroger parking lot.""7:27 p.m.: I want to add that Adam ejaculated in my mouth and I spit it out onto the floor, part of it fell onto the floor after he pulled his [redacted]" Talk Left
"I've learned that, for the purposes of public trust and confidence in the system, the state of North Carolina has measurement tools for effectiveness. For our 14th Judicial District, under Nifong's leadership, cases for all courts have improved to 90-100 percent disposition rate.”
Nifong himself has a "very high to preeminent" peer rating with regard to his legal ability and ethical standards given by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.Martingdale self describes it’s legal directory as:"Martindale-Hubbell Rating guides buyers of legal services and those referring business in making faster, smarter decisions. "