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Friday, December 22nd 2006

When The University President…

…feels confident enough to make a statement like this, you know it is looking strong for the defendants (H/T Drudge).

Brodhead said Nifong’s decisive public statements about the rape allegations and subsequent decision to drop the charge call into question of the validity of the remaining charges that have been brought against three members of the 2005-2006 men’s lacrosse team-kidnapping and sexual offense.

“The district attorney should now put this case in the hands of an independent party, who can restore confidence in the fairness of the process,” Brodhead said in a statement. “Further, Mr. Nifong has an obligation to explain to all of us his conduct in this matter.”

This isn’t a man who can speak his mind or take such substantial positions lightly. Not in the position he holds at a major university. So the fact he feels comfortable enough to denounce Nifong should say something about the confidence (or lack thereof), across this country, with the absolutely nauseating handling of this case by the Durham District Attorney.

I’m going to say it, the residents of Durham County should be ashamed their neighbors (and themselves) voted so overwhelmingly to elect Mr. Nifong in November.