"There can be no faith in our justice system with a district attorney who, in a very public case, conspires to withhold exculpatory evidence and repeatedly makes misrepresentations and false statements to the court and opposing counsel," Brewer said in a sworn affidavit four months ago.
It is true that Nifong deserves his day in court, so to speak, as all legal avenues are pursued, just as was true for those charged in what turned out to be the utterly false rape case. But the state attorney general's blunt condemnation of Nifong's conduct and the acrimony surrounding his mishandling of this case suggests we would be better served, regardless of the outcome of the legal battles ahead, if Nifong were to step aside and let us move on. Herald-Sun
Monday, June 11, 2007
After a year of cheerleading for their hometown hero, pandering to DA Mike Nifong's every action, and apologizing for blatant injustice, they have had enough. The Herald-Sun has finally seen the water rushing over the rails as the SS Nifong sinks below the sunset. In an editorial today, the Herald-Sun endorsed the words of Durham's Beth Brewer.