Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Atlanta NAACP Leader Dr. R. L. White admits the NC NAACP made a mistake in the Duke Lacrosse Case.


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Dr. R. L. White, leader of the Atlanta NAACP, yesterday called for restraint in the Michael Vick Dog Fighting Case. Appearing this morning on ESPN TV 1st Take, Dr. White reiterated his call that Michael Vick, if found guilty, should pay the price, but invoked the Duke Lacrosse Case as an example where the rush to judgment was wrong. ESPN Host Jay Crawford questioned Dr. White about the conduct of the North Carolina NAACP in their well-publicized accusations last year against the Duke lacrosse team and their posting of 82 Crimes & Torts, now known to be false, which is still on the NC NAACP web site.

Duke Lacrosse Update: Crimes and Torts committed by Duke Lacrosse Team Players on 3/13 and 3/14 as Reported in the press, mainly from the Three Players’ Defense Attorneys.

Dr. White, to his great credit, admitted: “... and we have not always been right in cases. We are not going to make a mistake again. We want to say we made a mistake in that case.”

We applaud Dr. White for his candor. We again urge the North Carolina NAACP to remove the 82 false & inflammatory charges, now that NC Attorney General Roy Cooper and former DA Mike Nifong have both publicly admitted the three falsely accused young men were totally innocent.

24 comments:

Ralph Phelan said...

"Mistake." Ha.

Reminds me of a Nifong apology.

Too little, too late.

Eric said...

Personally, I'm glad to see the statement made, and hope that it will be followed by the NC chapter (at a minimum) removing the document.

Anonymous said...

Liestoppers:

An apology accompanied by no action to correct the error is worth nothing.

Does anyone take the NAACP seriously anymore?

Ken
Dallas

Anonymous said...

"Nifong apology" is a bit harsh. Mr. White -- unlike Nifong, the NC NAACP, the 88 and god-knows-how-many others -- didn't do anything wrong in the Duke lacrosse matter. He could have just answered the question by saying that the actions of the NC chapter were nothing to do with him or the Atlanta chapter. Instead, he admitted that "we made a mistake." (Refreshing change from the now-customary "mistakes were made") Credit to him, and all the more shame on the clowns in NC.

Anonymous said...

It's plain and simple....The NC NAACP is dishonest. They have had information they know to be false on their website for a long time. They know it's false and they don't care.

The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the NC NAACP is willing to lie and be outright dishonest in order to further their agenda.

No group acting in such a manner is worthy of any respect.

ITFTM said...

Dear blog hooligans:

A "mini-wiki" has been created on Wikia.com for the Duke lacrosse case. I have been working on it over the past weeks; if we continue shaping it up to a high level of quality, we can almost certainly get it promoted to a full Wikia.

I hope this can become a valuable resource for those who want to learn more about the Duke lacrosse case, as well as for those of us who still need to have the facts at hand to authoritatively rebut those who are still believing old debunked lies.

ITFTM said...

Addendum to previous comment: the address of the mini-wiki is http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/Duke_lacrosse_case . Also, if you'd like to participate, feel free to leave me a message at http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/User:ITFTM .

Anonymous said...

They should clean up their website now!Actions speak louder than words!

bravefacari said...

I was so incensed when I read their position in the Vick case, even though I agree we should wait and see before passing judgment - I was angry, angry, angry that they did not take this stance with the Duke case nor had they apologized or recanted their stance. While I am glad to see others were also paying attention and that an apology has now been publically made, I am quite skeptical that they would take this position because they made a mistake in the Duke case. I don't buy it for one second. They made this stance because it is a black athlete and no other reason. At least we can take solace in knowing that, they know, people are watching and paying attention, so they had better think long and hard about how they want to justify their own discrimination, IF ( a big if) they want to regain any credibility with the American people - and gain their support and respect no matter what their race or gender.

Anonymous said...

Carolyn says:

Another 'non-apology' masquerading as an apology. Not only that, they had to be forced into making even this pathetic excuse of one.

The NAACP itself is so below pathetic it would have to climb for a week to reach the surface.

Anonymous said...

The NAACP was sad to see those 3 guys declared innocent, regardless of the fact that they're innocent. Most blacks would prefer that those 3 guys do 30 years for the crime of being white and programmed for success. They certainly don't care about one loser, black whore out of a virtual sea of loser black whores.

Anonymous said...

Of course the North Carolina NAACP had knowledge from the beginning. One of the lawyers now working on the Vick problem informed them for one thing, and many knew from the street what the deal was. This information was passed on to Jackson and Sharpton and they left Durham for the duration.

Anonymous said...

Better late than never: The Atlanta NAACP at least stood up and took some heat instead of blaming someone else. And the guy didn't need a criminal contempt citation to have it pried out of him.

All people valuing truth and fairness should see it as a positive thing.

The more intitutions that stand up for justice the better.

Welcome the converts, don't exclude them for being late.

Anonymous said...

Is there a problem with this blog? I can't advance beyond July 31, 2007!

Anonymous said...

9:40 am,

There is nothing wrong with the blog. The problem obviously rests with your computer.

If you use an Apple, call Steve Jobs: 1-800-I’lljobyou. With the iPod, Apple now gives a rat’s ass about PC’s.

If you use a Windows based system, call Melinda Gates. Of course she will be unable to help you with your screwed up PC but you can ask her why she continues to donate obscene amounts of money to Duke U whilst Duke U continues to employ Kim Curtis. Melinda will also likely suggest you register your complaint with Michael Dell.

Michael Dell will most certainly not take your call – your call will immediately be routed to Bangalore. The Bangalorian (who speaks English much better than you will ever hope to) will correctly diagnose the situation and inform you that your computer “has been permanentaly frozen in time” because of your propensity to post crank blog comments.

Anonymous said...

I had a problem when going to Johnsville News to reach the blogs. Now that I have put them up individualy, there is no proble. did johnsville news explain their change in format?

Anonymous said...

9:40 am and 11:12 am,

Come on begas, fess up. We know that is you at 9:40 and 11:12.

Johnsville explained their change in format but of course you didn't get the memo. Remember, your computer is frozen in time.

That's why you are also completely unaware that Levicy confessed to all her sins.

Anonymous said...

My fearless prediction:

The Michael Vick case will be a parallel of the OJ trial, and the outcome will be the same: despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, Vick will be found "not guilty" by a jury of his peers.

The coup d'etat will happen at jury selection, just as in the OJ trial. Let's face it, Vick is an "institution" in VA, and thought to be generous with his money for certain local causes. Why cut off the hands that feed you?

Mark my words.

Sweet Thang

Anonymous said...

Whoever told you Vick was an institution in Virginia was pulling your leg.

Anonymous said...

White, black. Any questions?

Anonymous said...

Lots of mean, hateful people who think they are passing as intelligent and insightful. Ha! You're fooling no one.

Anonymous said...

"5:56 am" is our intrepid traveling correspondent begas logging in today from Tulsa. Hey begas, I think I saw you on the tube yesterday walking from the 17th green to the 18th tee. You were on the phone, calling your bookie back in Vegas no doubt. I can’t wait till you get back and tell us what you said to Tiger when he, very discreetly of course, tried to slip you the key to his room. hahaha (Those raunchy hotdogs at the Western only add to your delusions…hahaha again.)

Anonymous said...

The NAACP has lost all credibility. They only want to see blacks declared innocent whether they are guilty or not. It's not about guilt or innocence to them. Its is all about color. If you are black you are innocent.....because of what your ancestors suffered. If you are white whether you are innocent or not the NAACP sees you as guilty. How stupid do they think people are. They would rather support black criminals than innocence anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Clearly a situation of “Blinded Reverse Racism”, which will inevitably contribute to a peoples downfall. It is unbelievable to accept this behavior any longer. The fact of the matter is that 13% - 14% of the country is black. Turn the TV/Radio/Computer on & see how much we here of only African Americans, (why not Asians/Latinos & other minorities). We as White People have allowed this to happen. I condemn the past atrocities that happened to African Americans & ALL other persons of any & all color/race, & will not condone bigotry, racism, sexism & any other form of oppression, but to reward a people & turn a blind eye in the wake of so called reparations is unacceptable, and will bring back old ways that will come to haunt African Americans. Be a Human Being, not a color/race of people