A liar, a thief, a rapist, and a murderer. That’s not a man. Take it away.
—Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe, regarding the liar, thief, rapist, murderer, and deserter Obadiah Hakeswill
Durham district attorney Michael B. Nifong attempted to enhance his own political career by railroading three innocent men to prison on phony rape charges, much as it is alleged that the Amiraults were Nifonged in Massachusetts and Grant Snowden was Nifonged by Janet Reno’s people in Dade County. This time, justice was done and the real evildoer’s life will probably be ruined as a result, as opposed to the lives of the innocent people over whom he wanted to climb to State Attorney, Governor, or whatever.
Prosecutor in Duke Rape Case Found Guilty of Ethics Breaches
RALEIGH, N.C., June 16 — A disciplinary hearing panel found Michael B. Nifong, the Durham County district attorney, guilty today of ethical violations arising from his pretrial statements and handling of DNA evidence while pressing a false accusation of sexual assault against three former Duke University lacrosse players.
Six of the charges involved “dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation,” the most serious of the accusations against Mr. Nifong.
…Mr. Brock said Mr. Nifong had “immediately embarked on an unprecedented local state and national media barrage” with loaded words like “reprehensible,” “unconscionable” and “deep racial motivation.” And he said he had hidden evidence showing at least four unidentified males had left DNA on the accuser’s body and clothes, but none of the lacrosse players.
Accounts of the hearing say that Nifong blubbered like a baby during his testimony. Even the fictional Obadiah Hakeswell did not cry when he was stood up against a post to be shot for desertion, although he spat like a rabid animal.
The best thing Nifong can now do for his community and colleagues is enlist in the French Foreign Legion under the nom de guerre “Sac d’Engrais.” He should change his name, move far away, crawl into a hole and pull it after him, and hope people forget he ever existed.
Mike Nifong: “A liar, a bully, a coward, and a fraud. That’s not a man. Take it away.”