There is this thing where you say something that is false, but it is not a lie. This is called a mistake. We have all said false things that we believed to be true when we said them. This is not a good thing, but the remedy is to correct the record, not have an epileptic fit over it.
I should note that it is not unusual for their to be minor discrepancies in the stories of crime victims, witnesses, or anyone else for that matter.
Oh, and the three players picked? Probably the richest of the players.
I'm sure that was a coincidence, though. RIght?
Ragerz, after reading the latest of your many long posts discussing the case, I was interested to know you didn't think it should be discussed on this blog.
Can we discuss anycourt cases on this blog?
I accuse you of rape. Because you have been accused of rape, your full name should be published in international media. You are not allowed to argue that you are innocent except in front of a jury, which is the only place that it is appropriate to discuss a criminal allegation.
I think we owe it to our system of justice to let these questions be decided by appropriate tribunals in formal legal proceedings.
[Ragerz] If Nifong really did try to purposely and permanently conceal exculpatory evidence, he should be removed from office and disbarred. That is, if he was really "cooking the books." But really, this does not seem like a plausible story. ...
Notice, in no place did I say that the lacrosse players are guilty or the Nifong is innocent of "cooking the case." Yes, I have discussed the case in detail. But I have not made any substantive judgment about ultimate issues.
[Ragerz] Ensuring a fair trial sounds like a compelling government interest to me.
The only people who know with certainty (as a group) what went on are the accuser and the defendants.
Do I think Nifong should be indicted? I don't think there is enough evidence to support that.
In North Carolina, a jury doesn't see the case at all until a grand jury issues an indictment. If a prosecutor wants to bring a case, he can't do it unless a grand jury issues an indictment.