Friday, July 13, 2007

The Wisdom of Mike, Vol II

“A prosecutor should never be a bully, never take unfair advantage of his authority, never demean a person based on his situation. To deny dignity is to deny justice.”
- Michael B. Nifong, former Durham County District Attorney

Final NC State Bar Disciplinary Order
Nifong's misconduct resulted in significant actual harm to Reade Seligman, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans and their families. Defendant's conduct was, at least, a major contributing factor in the exceptionally intense national and local media coverage the Duke Lacrosse case received and in the public condemnation heaped upon the Duke Defendants. As a result of Nifong's misconduct, these young men experienced heightened public scorn and loss of privacy while facing very serious criminal charges of which the Attorney General of North Carolina ultimately concluded they were innocent."
- F. Lane Williamson, Chair, Disciplinary Hearing Committee


Anonymous said...

This paragraph in the NC Bar order provides a basis for the upcoming suits against Nifong et al.

Anonymous said...

Nope, it was section 12, the taking over of the investigation from the police. He made himself lead investigator. No basis in law.