Sunday, February 24, 2008

Houston, you have a problem!



Over a year ago KC Johnson related an exchange of e-mails between a mother of one unindicted lacrosse players and Prof Houston Baker. DIW

Professor Houston Baker, the most vocal of Duke's Professors against the Lacrosse Team, had this reply to a request for help from her.

LIES! You are just a provacateur on a happy New Years Eve trying to get credit for a scummy bunch of white males! You know you are in search of sympaathy [sic] for young white guys who beat up a gay man [sic] in Georgetown, get drunk in Durham, and lived like “a bunch of farm animals” near campus.

I really hope whoever sent this stupid farce of an email rots in .... umhappy [sic] new year to you ... and forgive me if your really are, quite sadly, mother of a “farm animal.”


Professor Baker... The "Farm Animals" have had enough!

29 comments:

Michelle from Madison said...

I see Nancy has lost eighteen lawsuits filed against her in just the last six months, and thiry-three lawsuits she lost just last year. All are reported to be "settlements". Still counts as a loss. Is that to keep it out of the news? I understand that CNN is OK with that as long as they are still making money. But, why aren't the other networks picking up on that? Are they losing lawsuits too like Nancy is?

Jim in San Diego said...

A huge puzzle to date has been the failure of the Duke Board of Trustees to discipline anyone at Duke for a myriad of misbehaviors harmful to Duke. Doesn't Mr. Steel recognize, for example, that employees like Houston Baker, and most of the G88, hate everything he stands for?

Today, I read that in March 2006, Mr. Steel was campaigning for a spot in the Bush administration. It was suggested he needed to throw the Lacrosse players under the bus to avoid opposition to his nomination.

Does anyone have any information as to whether this possibility is true, or not?

Jim Peterson

RighteousThug said...

Jim, where did you read that about Steel? His predecessor Quarles was Under Secretary through at least July, 2006 (not that Steel couldn't have known that Quarles was leaving for the Carlyle Group), and Steel wasn't nominated until mid-Sept, 2006.

Why would throwing 3 lacrosse players under the bus help Steel's nomination?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I have a better one for you! How about your child or sibling being found DEAD, then NEVER notified by Law Enforcement, then when YOU call them, you are LIED to, and DENIED answers and reports?!

Farm animals?! Face it, there are quite a few of the kids on campus that are not the little darlings mom and dad think they are.

No, what Durham did to railroad the team is WRONG, and so is the support from the college who left them to hang!

My point is to let the world know about the corruption, and organised crime that remains unchecked and is unbelievably grisly and true!

Farm animals? How about your loved one being dissected, AFTER being brutally murdered and then stole and sold their organs all over the world?!

Then Law Enforcement "THREATENS" you for asking for reports and details?! PLUS, we have become a joke to these people and laughed about?!?!

Typical behavior from the evil that exists not just in Durham, but everywhere! But, these people have given new meaning to "CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY" and I will not shut up until I am either mysteriously found dead, or on the biggest soap box I can find to SCREAM for the TRUTH, and JUSTICE for ALL!
Rhonda Fleming
Cleveland, Ohio
Blogging for REFORM

Anonymous said...

The "Farm Animals" are united and on their way to victory. Houston Baker's testimony will provide much comic relief. It will remind a whole new generation just how funny the old Amos and Andy Television show was. Algonquin J. Calhoun I hope you were paid a hefty retainer by "Prof." Baker.

Jim in San Diego said...

to 6:30 a.m.

I am seeking information, without yet passing any judgments, about Mr. Steel's otherwise puzzling behavior.

1. The timing may be coincidental, but it is right. By March of 2006, the administration would have actively been seeking to replace a senior member leaving just 4 months later. Typically, there would be several candidates for a juicy post in any administration.

The vetting process for such candidates tends to be one of finding reasons to remove candidates from a potential list, a negative process. A major reason for removing a candidate is potential political embarassment.

2. The hysteria surrounding the hoax in March 2006 enveloped everyone. The argument is that Mr. Steel could not appear to be protecting obviously guilty rapists, under any circumstances. Under these particular circumstances (class, race, gender, etc), it was even more important for Mr. Steel to join the lynch mob.

Very Nifong, if true.

3. Mr. Steel's motivations are already significantly brought into question by the essay of Joan Foster, recently posted on this blog.

So, I am asking if any reader has any additional information.

Jim Peterson

Carolyn said...

In regards to Houston Baker, I simply can not understand how this moron became a university professor of ENGLISH without possessing even the basic knowledge of the English language? This jerk can't even spell! Indeed, his sentence structure is so clumsy, so badly written that a fourth grader would get their hands whacked with a ruler if they tried to turn in homework composed like this.

Anonymous said...

Tenured Professors have secretaries and spell check to take care of that little problem.

Anonymous said...

What were these folk doing - emailing each other on New Years Eve? Guess it seemed like a good idea at the time - enhanced with alcohol.

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

Rhonda,

Shut the f*** up!
If anything were to happen to you it would be because you have driven other people crazy and they just want to zip your loud pie hole.
Your brother's memory isn't helped by your insanity.

Anonymous said...

Insanity is what they have out us through, and at least I have the courage to go public and say so!

My brother's memory will ONLY be restored once there is JUSTICE, his case reopened, and charges brought and jail for those involved!

Rhonda Fleming,
Fighter, Survivor!

Anonymous said...

typo ^put

Anonymous said...

Joan,

I think that a few thousand Duke Alumni and Lacrosse Hoax liestoppers should show up in Durham on the anniversary... dressed as animals.

Prof Baker has no right to demean animals like that.

We should march in support of them.

Many animal species have a higher code of ethics and loyalty than Houston Baker.

We could have a volunteer dressed as a donkey (Brodhead) and take turns pinning the tails on. HAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

To J Peterson:
I was on a flight on 30 March 2006 and met the son-in-law of one of the top 5 donors at Duke, who had just finished a cell-phone-call with his"close friend" R. Steel who stated I'm going to ____ those lacrosse players. This shows very early on that J. Mack, R Bostock, R. Wagoner, R. Steel had decided without DNA, or any evidence, that the team was guilty and that distance from the incident was necessary. If you look at the body of the lawsuit, from the 3rd week in March, Steel/Bostock/Mack/Wagoner had already colluded with Durham; apologised to C. Mangum;paid off C. Mangum and made arraingements to separate 47 young men from Duke. Of course ,Steel ,with his very public on going "Substance Abuse" problem at Goldman Sachs over more than 25 years, made the decision in order to join his former mentor H. Paulson, at Treasury, the" Lacrosse Incident" had to end immediately, GUILTY.

Anonymous said...

3:37. Would you be willing to tell that to a Plaintiff's attorney?

Anonymous said...

I have.

Anonymous said...

Don't leave us hanging - what did the attorney say about this " conversation"? BTW, Bob E has a history of defending petty criminals and not a "big guy" in legal circles.

Anonymous said...

The coments will be used shortly in this ongoing legal action.Given the 25 year+"Substance Abuse" problem, were the decisions made by Steel, thoughtful, rational ones?

Anonymous said...

I don't know, but would the comments be considered hearsay? "25year substance abuse problem" - is there any documentation or just gossip? Hard to believe any one with a Substance abuse problem would be so successful.

Anonymous said...

Multiple rehab periods,known openly and publicly at Goldman.

Anonymous said...

whre is the link to the documentation - know to Goldman is gossip.

Anonymous said...

Steel and Brodhead have two things they most want in all this world. Position and Power.

This case threatens to topple both.

It will get dirty. More dirty.

Steel, if the info that has emerged in the last two days, is just a high-profile Nifong, willing to sacrifice a few "underlings" to keep his power.

To those who say this case will not be won, I say, you may be right. It may not be won in the courts, because our courts are not exactly known for justice and truth these days (the very reason we feared for RCD's safety).

But come hell and high water it WILL be won in the court of public opinion, if every liestopper around the world has to begin writing letters to the editors of local papers, and handing out leaflets on the streets.

I think the plaintiffs and their attorneys counted the cost before they engaged the enemy. I believe they have what it takes to finish the course.

So do a lot of the rest of us.

So if you are reading these recent entries as a scorner or a skeptic, my advice is to just tell you to watch and see. We may not be as dirty as the conspirators, but we are a danged sight smarter.

Jim in San Diego said...

To 3:37, 9:08, & others.

Wow. I awoke in the middle of the night with the eureka that Robert Steel is likely the lynchpin and ringleader of the craven Duke response to the hoax.

What evidence? Well, returning here, I read that others are already on the trail. He will be "found out", as they say in British public schools.

Very Nifong. We may need a new verb: "I was Steeled".

Back to sleep. Justice may prevail, yet.

Hurray for blogdom!

Jim Peterson

southernsue said...

wow,this houston guy sounds like he is really scared and stressed, like he is under heavy pressure.

probably, trying to figure out how he is to pay for his lawyer and watching his comfy lifestyle go out the window.

Anonymous said...

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!

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...

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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