WHAT DID TRACEY CLINE REALLY KNOW?
Cline: “I didn’t have any personal information about what went on in the Lacrosse case, other than what the media reported.” (Herald Sun - October 28, 2007)
If she had no information other than what was reported in the media, why did Cline advise police investigators to prepare the Non Testimonial Order that started the whole fiasco?
During Nifong’s Ethics hearing, Durham Police Officers stated under oath that the District Attorney’s office “thought it was a good idea to go ahead and do a Non Testimonial Order” and that it was Cline they spoke to.
Under direct questioning at the hearing, one officer testified that Cline “was there at some of the Lacrosse hearings” and that “Cline said that she read over our case file.”
At Nifong’s contempt of court hearing, current District Attorney, David Saacks, testified that Cline was “prepared to assist Nifong in the prosecution of the Duke Lacrosse case.”
But....Cline says she had “no information” about the case?
Durham has had one prosecutor whose words didn’t match the facts do we REALLY want another?
Don’t get NIFONGED again!
Attorney General Roy Cooper declared Mike Nifong a rogue prosecutor. Cline now criticizes Nifong’s handling of the case.
Addressing the Lacrosse debacle, Cline suggested Nifong got himself in trouble by not conferring with other prosecutors about the strength -- or lack thereof -- of his case, and also by making too many comments to the media. (Herald Sun - April 13, 2008.)
Cline was a part of that office when all those media comments were being made, yet she was silent as Durham was deceived before a national audience; silent when Durham voters were manipulated with false information and false prosecutions.
Cline has since agreed “that attorneys have a duty to report unethical conduct among their colleagues.” (Herald Sun – October 28, 2007)
How much more embarrassment and negative media attention should Durham be subjected to?
In my opinion, taxpayers want no part of the embarrassing Nifong regime.
Durham has been Nifonged once. We deserve a fresh start!
VOTE FOR FREDA BLACK!