Friday, February 29, 2008

Duke wants Lawsuit web site closed


The Duke Lawsuit web site has posted a motion filed by numerous Duke University defendants and others in the Lacrosse Team civil complaint to closed down the Duke Lawsuit web site.



It is ironic to note when the disgraced, disbarred, and former DA Mike Nifong was making 70 plus statements to the press Duke University stood silent. Even in the face of knowingly false statements made in the press & TV by Durham PD officer & spokesman David Addison that the 2006 Lacrosse Team was not cooperating and senior Administration officials knew that they were cooperating, Duke University remained silent.

Again in the Lacrosse civil complaint "Upon Information and Belief" alleges Duke's VP of Campus Security & Duke's Chief of Police were briefed in late March 2006 that there was no DNA matching Crystal's body swabs to any Lacrosse players and she had failed to ID any Lacrosse player in two attempts. Duke Administration leaders remained silent.

And again when the SANE Exam which was performed at DUMC and did not include any conclusions of rape. Duke University remained silent.

Apparently Duke defendants wants complete silence when it comes to their errors & omissions, but a group of 47 students are fair game for any false & malicious claim.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting development.

Reminds me of Steel's reaction to the lacrosse allegations. Something like...it might not be right but we just have to stop (in this case) that website.

Image is everything!

Anonymous said...

DUMC had a responsibility to collect swabs and materials from Crystal and turn the Rape Kit over to the police. They did that. SBI had the responsibility to examine the materials in the Rape KIt box They did that. As neither Duke Admins or Dumc examined the materials, only SBI could make a statement of the results - they did on March 30th. Whats the problem? As Wade Smith stated "Nothing was stopping Nifong" from indicting some of the players.

Anonymous said...

Duke University Leaders are morally bankrupt! Just when I thought it was impossible for them to be any bigger hypocrits along comes this motion.

Moneta calling a sex show, "art & educational" was pretty bad, but this is pure Censorship! Did they ever tell Professor Houston Baker to be quiet? Did they ever tell Karla Holloway, Mark Anthong Neal, Cathy Davidison, and rest of the 88to be quiet? Brodhead & Lange called that free speech!!

Frankly the logical conclusion is they must be hiding some real big whoppers!

Anonymous said...

Don't they know about the Barbra Streisand Effect? The more they squawk, the more people will look at it. And, even if the web site is closed, it will live forever on the web.

Anonymous said...

What's next: "Duke wants Liestoppers web site closed"?

hehehe

Anonymous said...

I thought they had to host the anal sparklers because of free speech. What about free speech now? As usual moral principles fly out the window when these people are inconvenienced.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable!
Duke has no shame.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the soon to be ex-mayor of Detroit teaching at Duke.

Anonymous said...

They wouldn't even have to pay him. He'd teach there for free tickets to the "art."

Anonymous said...

Duke's lawyers and administrators thought this was a good move?

It has become obvious that many profs, administrators, and BOT members at Duke do not think before they take action.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the "Duke Rape Case" is made into a HBO movie.

Anonymous said...

I can't think of a dumber set of University Leaders. Talk about the "Gang that couldn't shoot straight!" Who are the attorneys they are hiring? What bad advice.

Does the BOT even care this beloved University of ours is being destroyed? Go anywhere and when the name of Duke is mention it always comes back to the Lacrosse case.

BOT, fire Brodhead and his staff, settled the lawsuits fairly, tell the truth of what they did, and apologize to all of the Lacrosse players. You GOT to get this over! You will die of a thousand cuts and in the end more people will laugh at Duke.

It's a no brainer, settle these cases.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. The Duke Lawsuit site is nothing but a compilation of news related to the lawsuit. This is one stop shopping for people who want to follow what the media are reporting and to access publicly available documents.

Brodhead et al essentially want to ban the First Amendment. This site "poisons the well" no more than the N&O, the Duke Chronicle, the TV stations, etc.

Perhaps these ivory tower types -- more similar to Josef Stalin or Pol Pot than Thomas Jefferson -- believe that our entire society is run the way they run their universities.

Anonymous said...

Based on the comments thus far, I think I can safely assume I am not the only one who actually laughed at this motion. The very idea that someone thought this was a good move is simply ridiculous.

Gracie

Anonymous said...

Maybe soon-to-be ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be the new president of Duke, you know, after Brodhead... leaves...ahem.
:-)

Anonymous said...

I hope lots of people are willing to pay to see B-head shove a sparkler up his ass because that's the only career he'll have by then.

Anonymous said...

On what possible grounds would they make such a motion?

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the legality of this issue. But I can't stop laughing at the irony.

Poor babies at Duke. They don't like all that media attention?

Wonder how they would enjoy a perp walk with the TV cameras rolling?

Or how would they enjoy being fingerprinted, and questioned without counsel present?

Poor little victims.

Bernard is an idiot if she thinks that anybody believes that Nifong could have caused the whole Lacrosse scandal without the complicity of her "clients". Nifong is neither that smart nor that powerful.

Nope. It took MUCH more powerful forces than our weenie Nifong to pull this scandal off. And right now Bernard's fees are being payed by the very perpetrators..

Bless their little hearts. So sorry they don't like the press coverage. Frankly, I think it is hilarious that she is complaining about the presence of the websites. It's just a new form of freedom of the press, sweetheart. And it is NOT going away.

Anonymous said...

This is truly rich. "Duke wants Lawsuit web site closed."

I'm sure "Duke" wants Liestoppers, DiW and JiC closed too but those pesky people just won't move on.

The entire 2006 Lacrosse team and their coach, wanted Duke to do the right thing. Too bad they didn't.

Now they whine and try to stifle the truth. What a bunch of clowns.

Anonymous said...

They should have thought of that before siding with a serial false accuser and all-purpose scumbag like Crystal Mangum.

Anonymous said...

Brodhead & his staff are just spineless. They knew the team never assaulted her & they just didn't want to stand up and say anything! Let's be honest, they were worry what others would say because she was black. These are the people in charge of Knowledge? These cowards?

Norm said...

I assume this is fiction. No one is this stupid in real life.

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Norm, you assume falsely. I've seen great feats of idiocy in my time, but this ranks among the top. The freedom of the press was codified into our Constitution by way of the First Amendment to provide a check on the power of the government and other powerful entities. I wish we couldn't expect this support of censorship from these amoral sociopaths, but alas, this is Duke's leadership we're talking about.

Anonymous said...

My name is Rhonda Fleming, and I am writing this letter and posting it on every news and blog site possible, to seek recognition, aid, and to educate the masses to the unfathomable abuses and crimes that are allowed to be continued without ANY help from our government concerning the murder of my brother in Durham, North Carolina in 2005, and many other crimes involving a very long list of injustices committed by Law Enforcement, and not just in the Carolina's.
The media and world have focused too much attention to this one case, as countless other cases have been completely left at the wayside! During the three years I have spent gathering evidence that they have completely ignored, have made numerous official requests and complaints to countless officials in NC, and Washington DC, all to no avail.
The focus is on one case by a city that is totally corrupt, yet the Department Of Justice, Administrative Office Of The Courts, Congress and many other official legislative, and judicial branches sits idly by, watches and does nothing!
The lawsuit made by the Duke LAX team will shed a bit of light onto the deliberate attempt and conspiracy of many, to care less about the lives, laws, and rights of citizens, and instead use them and us as political pawns on their nefarious road to perdition.
What is the big shock here? The families have every right to sue the city for negligence of an entire political system that failed miserably! This is by far NOT the biggest case to be media worthy, but one that has brought to the light of day a sample of what people in power do every single day and nobody even knows or cares!
Well, I am here to tell the WORLD and every entity watching, that As God is my witness I will not go to my grave without speaking out about the same system that has not only covered over my beloved brother's murder, but have mocked us, threatened us, and continue to deny us the right to know not just how my brother died, but everything that was done and NOT done!
I have contacted EVERY person their is imaginable, excluding the President, and still have been denied not just documents, but the right of a family to know how their loved one met their death, and to know what was done, and not done to his body!
We have been lied to and threatened by the Durham Sheriff's Department, have been shuffled through 3 years and 3 District Attorneys, countless complaints filed to numerous governmental agencies, even our own Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and STILL NOTHING!
We have sent our documents that we have been able to glean from the system to Mr. Ekstrand, but due to his obligation to the LAX team is unable to represent us but would if he could. I have sent him, the FBI, and several others copies of the BLUE blood coming from an entrance wound, none from 2 exits wounds, a inconclusive and actually negative GSR screen, proof of fraud and collaborative deception, and have been to hell and back in this maddening chase to expose this city and system for allowing crimes against humanity to go unannounced, while innocent people suffer from the hands of the very powers who took oaths before God and man to protect and serve!
So, here my family and I are coming forward to beg the media to help us to solve my brother's death, and expose a system of debauchery and evils that not only baffle the mind, but leaves you breathless and speechless! I have tried and done all that I can alone, and now have 2 months before the state can be held liable for not just one mans death, but expose a system that feeds off the helpless, then leaves them for dead!
So, I will say the purpose of this letter now is to also gain attention to the enumerable failures within the system, to right a countless injustice done to a plethora of lives that have been left completely devastated, and to make our government be held responsible and accountable for FAILING us the citizens, and the dead who have no voice but scream beyond their graves! The truth is worse than a nightmare because it is REAL and more HORRIFIC than you could ever
have imagined!
Never could I have guessed such wickedness by not just individuals, but extremely organized and calculated, and failed by the very country and leaders we so blindly put our hopes and faith into! My heart bleeds for the truth, and mourns those who have been so wickedly tortured! My brother and countless others did NOT die in vain, and I will be damned if I will let fear keep me from Justice For Jack, but JUSTICE For ALL!
Imagine instead, your child or loved one MURDERED, and not only does it take Law Enforcement over a YEAR to send ONE single report, they LIE to you from the beginning, and not only REFUSE to do any investigating, but fail to adhere to ANY role of conduct and protocol, then threaten you and LAUGH at you?!
Yes, I have the utmost sympathy for the team, but let us not forget just how many OTHER cases have been corrupted by the exact same system! WHAT has been done to answer and solve the murders of my brother, Janet Araboa, and Michelle Young?! What voices have they now they are dead?!
Where is the outrage, and public and media attention for our families?!
Nifong is by far the only knave on the long list of miscreant marauders who care nothing about rights of citizens, and care only for what is in "their" best interest! Wake up people and ask why the Department of Justice has not intervened, and why do our nations leaders just watch and do nothing about an abjectly corrupt and politically ran city?!
I never would have imagined what I now know, and am sick that nobody has taken our pleas, and heard our cries! Our loved ones not just dead, but murdered, and we will never see them hear them, or feel their touch ever again! Unfair?! Unjust?! Impossible?! The cesspool of corruption flows deep into a murky quagmire of wickedness that should expose our own government for allowing it to continue!
True and REAL crimes against humanity ranging from organized crime and drugs, to kidnapping, slavery, prostitution, and murders for global sale of body parts! Google human trafficking in organs, and learn exactly what is going on behind closed doors "the powers that be" never want to see opened! The reality is not only horrific and unimaginable, it IS happening every single day across the world, and Durham is just one of the many links in this chain of the grisly, dark underworld!
I have fought for nearly 3 years to restore my beloved brother, and best friend's respect, and JUSTICE he, and all of the others desperately deserve, and will never quit until something is done and things are changed! NOBODY deserves what mine and countless other families have endured, and for us I am begging the people and media to make a difference and care about all of the other serious matters that have fallen to the wayside for needless years!
Where IS the SBI report on my brother? Where is the details of what was done to his body and organs after he was killed? What was done to investigate his death? What was done to provide the family with documents and reports we should not just have public access to, but to every iota of information, as they closed his death as a "suicide" yet did no autopsy and lied they did?
What was done to my brother is so horrifically twisted and unreal that the city has gone out of it's way to not only deny him an investigation, but to hide facts, alter reports, and fail to adhere to any semblance of protocol?!
Where is the OUTRAGE for our family and others of unsolved and purposely neglected murders, just from 2005?!
Does anybody out here give a damn for us?!
Something MUST be done, and I have come forward to beg the media and government to hear what I have to say about my brother's case, and the crimes being done to many innocent victims that MUST be acknowledged, reported, investigated, and DESERVE action and resolution!
To contact me directly, please send SERIOUS media and legal inquiries to:
justice4all2005@yahoo.com
Rhonda Fleming
Cleveland, Ohio
Sister of Allen Jackson Croft Jr, murdered in Durham on May 11, 2005 fighting for JUSTICE
For legal reference please refer to Mr. Ekstrand for personal contact:
Robert C. Ekstrand
Firm: Ekstrand & Ekstrand
Address: 811 Ninth Street, Suite 260
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 416-4590
Fax: (919) 416-4591

Anonymous said...

Spam

Anonymous said...

TRUTH, Hello world does ANYBODY care about the real hoax in Durham?!

Rhonda Fleming
SURVIVOR

Anonymous said...

The "real hoax?"

Anonymous said...

Take off your rose colored glasses and see the REAL hoax is the abject CORRUPTION all the way to the core of the government, and Durham has more to hide, and far more crimes to come forward.

Anonymous said...

http://www.heraldsun.com/durham/4-931447.cfm

Jail suicide prompts no policy changes
BY BRIANNE DOPART : The Herald-Sun
bdopart@heraldsun.com
Mar 8, 2008

DURHAM -- Despite claims by inmates that a Durham County Jail prisoner spoke openly of suicidal tendencies and a discovery of suicide notes, officials say they received no such indications before the 27-year-old man ended his life.

And there are no plans for policy or structural changes at the jail, where fellow inmates found assault suspect Brian Lashand Rollins hanging from part of a window frame in his cell about 4 p.m. on Feb. 9. That was about 30 minutes after he'd last been seen alive, according to the report of his autopsy.

Days after the hanging death of Rollins, county leaders told The Herald-Sun they'd await the outcome of the Sheriff's Office investigation to determine if additional safety precautions were needed to ensure the jail was a safe place for its inmates.

According to Deputy County Manager Carolyn Titus, it is routine procedure for the Sheriff's Office to investigate a jailhouse death, ensure no foul play was involved and then recommend any adjustments that need to be made to the facility.

Titus said that the Sheriff's Office made no such recommendations and expressed confidence in the safety of inmates housed at the jail.

Rollins, a father of eight, was without a pulse when he was discovered. He was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was declared brain dead the next morning and died a short time later.

He was found hanging from a window frame in his cell. But the Sheriff's Office says there is no need to adjust cells by removing items from which an inmate could be hanged. Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Mellown, who investigated the case, said suicidal individuals can hang themselves from anything, so long as they can apply enough pressure to the neck to block the passage of air.

Yet in the past, the Sheriff's Office has requested money from the county to rid cells of vents based on the argument that the vents present a safety threat and an opportunity for hanging. Mellown, who as investigator has no part in budgeting, could not comment on those past requests, he said.

Mellown's criminal investigation into Rollins' death determined there was no foul play. From conversations with guards, jail employees and four or five inmates, Mellown determined there were no indications that the 27-year-old inmate was suicidal, he said.

One inmate did tell the investigator that Rollins never responded to him when he tried to chat with him from an adjacent cell. Another inmate told the investigator Rollins talked to him about wanting to end his life. But according to Mellown, the inmate said he never told any jail guards or officials of Rollins' intentions.

One inmate who was in the jail at the same time as Rollins told The Herald-Sun that, contrary to the Sheriff's Office's investigation, the troubled inmate told anyone who would listen that he wanted to end his life. But the guards, he claimed, were either too busy or didn't care and ignored Rollins' repeated pleas for help.

Rollins was distraught, the source said, over relationship issues involving a woman. Rollins was being held in the jail on a charge of assault on a female. His bond was $50,000. It was unclear whether the assault victim was the same woman with whom he was romantically involved.

According to the Sheriff's Office, no red flags arose during a 10-question psychological assessment that Rollins, like all inmates entering the jail, was subject to when he arrived at the facility Feb. 6.

Jail procedure calls for inmates to be administered the test only upon arrival, regardless of how long they are to be held in the jail. But if an inmate reaches out for help or if jail employees notice an inmate acting in a way that demonstrates his or her psychological state has changed, they will be referred for reassessment.

Rollins was not referred for any such assessment.

THIS is the SAME man who "INVESTIGATED" my brother's death, and you all still think HE and LE are to be trusted at all?!?!

AND, again, NO autopsy was done for my brother, AND we were LIED to and told one was done, plus threatened!!!!!

For the love of God people, DO SOMETHING!!!!

Rhonda Fleming
Durham SURVIVOR

Anonymous said...

MORE proof of the denial of the Sheriff's Office to take our complaints and requests! My God, they CANNOT get away with this!!!
Undeliverable: Mr Croft's death
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