Friday, April 13, 2007

In the Hearing Room

Around 25 minutes out from the hearing, a few familiar faces are in the room--Beth Brewer and Jackie Brown, leaders in the Recall Nifong effort. They're ready for Nifong, armed with their Fantastic Lies buttons and Innocent wristbands.

The New York Times' Duff Wilson was by earlier, chatting with Brown; he also introduced himself to me, and clarified for me that the evidence he cited in his August 25 article was Tara Levicy's report.

This point should, once again, highlight Levicy's importance in perpetuating Nifong's fraud.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

keep up the good work, kc

mr. pepsi

Anonymous said...

Your continued coverage and diligence is much appreciated. It's hard to imagine how I, or any other reasonably minded person, could have otherwise followed this travesty without your efforts. I look forward to the book.

Anonymous said...

This is off topic.

Liestoppers has a link to a Jon Stewart video in which he humiliates, excoriates, lampoons, and generally demolishes Nancy Grace over here coverage of the Duke case. IT IS A MUST SEE!

Anonymous said...

are any of the players or the family members there? Is Cash or Vicky there? Cy and his son? Mayor Bell?

Anonymous said...

I am no fan of Mr. Stewart, but that was a funny bit. DNA is important - it will make this case. DNA doesn't matter - there was still a terrible crime!

Where is Nancy Full Of Grace now?

Deklan Singh said...

Duff Wilson...silence
thugniggaintellectual...silence
Kim Curtis...silence
Waheema Lubiano..."forthcoming"...hahaha, what a FRAUD...seriously, though, silence
Cash Michaels...silence

RC said...

KC, I would expect that you are in your trademark bow tie, so Duff must recognize you. I assume he must know that you have been excoriating him, so does he acknowledge your presence or does he pretend you're not there?

Thanks for your diligence.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Tara Levicy's report actually said?

It would be very interesting to find out from those that have seen discovery.

bill anderson said...

Sounds to me as though Levicy was trying to channel her favorite "play," the "Vagina Monologues." So much evil. Lies, lies, lies.

Anonymous said...

You, KC, are a very lucky guy. Personally witnessing Mr. Nifong's State Bar proceedings will be riveting I'm guessing. Thank you for posting--we are eagerly awaiting any tidbits you can get out to us.

Observer

Anonymous said...

I thought journalist were suppose to do more than one check on a source. Duff Wilson should loose his job after he apologizes on the front page of the NTY. His editor could also be fired. I hope they both get sued. Happy to see the Finnerty's have hired a NY attorney, I hope they go after everyone.

AMac said...

Sorry, KC, Duff Wilson is being disingenuous at best in trying to pass off his shoddy August 25th NYT hit piece as the result of reading SANE nurse-trainee Tara Levicy's report. Lucky him, the article is nestled behind the TimesSelect wall, but this 9/06 post contains a fair-use extract of about half of the abridged article that went over the NYT News Service Wire.

I have no trouble believing that Levicy's report was misleading, but Wilson earns a solid "F" even with those references stricken.

Sounds like his memory's a bit faulty... or he's betting that you don't have Lexis/Nexis enabled on your wireless device.

Anonymous said...

I'm also very curious to know what was actually in newbie nurse Levicy's report. Did she explain how she recognized "diffuse edema" in a vagina -- something which has perplexed so many other, much more experienced medical practitioners? Did she document any injuries other than the 2 scratches on the heel and foot? (We know from the party photos that Crystal had other, old injuries, including a scabbed-over wound on one knee, and what appears to be some bruising on her legs). Did she make conclusions about Crystal's "demeanor" -- even though she had never met the woman before that night and knew nothing of her history of mental illness and her habit of playacting (fake passing out, etc.) when under stress? So many questions . . . hope we'll get some answers soon.

Anonymous said...

JLS says....,

I must agree with amac. The SANE in training said at most a mild condition, "injury" if you want, consistent with rape. It certainly failed to find the brusiing an other injuries consistnt with Mangum's story. So that does not get the NYT guy off the hook.

While I think people with such obvious bias in their background should not be admitted to such programs or hired in such positions, I don't really know what the SANE in training did? As far as I know, she reported what was there, swelling. She did not report was was not there, bruises etc. But Professor Johnson seems to think differently so I wonder if he knows something I missed or is not in the public arena yet?

Anonymous said...

4:06

That's good. Reporters for the NYT not only don't check more than one source, they make things up out of whole cloth. They are "reality based" don't you see - facts do not matter. The metanarrative is the only important thing.

Anonymous said...

I don't see blaming the SANE nurse. She wrote down what was found in the exam. Most women don't get injured from consensual sex so any kind of redness or bruising would be noted as evidence showing 'blunt force trauma' as consistent with rape.

It was Nifong who lied about it and exxaggerated what was actually in the report. The 'injury' was as mild as you can have. However, injury doesn't make it rape just like no injury doesn't make it consensual.

Anonymous said...

Duff like Nifong has written a lot of lies and vicious innuendo. I have no reason to believe Duff and he should be hiding under a rock. I disagree with you totally on poor nurse Tara's comments - am anxious to see what she told the AG -

Anonymous said...

Come on - Nifong "My reading of the ED nurse's reprot indicates a rape occurred." Now we know that is a lie and the report was not even published at that time." Gottlies story is not any better 0 we know he is a liar. Why, with all the untruths in this case, would anyone believe this story about the nurse. Every body has an agenda - to state the Nurse should not have been allowed to train is outrageous.Baginal swelling is not writing her vagina was ripped. No rednes or bruising noted on her checklist.

Anonymous said...

Please Nurse Tara - call the Inquirer and get paid for your part of the event. I am anxious to hear your side.

Anonymous said...

Nurses are leaving the profession in droves - no one is being paid enough to ruin their backs with all the fat people in hospitals, needing turning and lifting. Soon, people will be happy to have a green monkey to take care of them.

rod allison, detroit said...

I think there's a lot of confusion about the SANE nurse in training, other medical personnel, Gotleib, who said what, who wrote what, and who repeated or wrote down what somebody else said.

I'm sure it will be cleared up in the book.

In the old days, if I was confused about the medical exam(s), I would have expected to get the full and accurate story from the New York Times. Boy are those days over.

Cedarford said...

Anon 4:58PM - I don't see blaming the SANE nurse. She wrote down what was found in the exam. Most women don't get injured from consensual sex so any kind of redness or bruising would be noted as evidence showing 'blunt force trauma' as consistent with rape.

That is nonsensical. By your standards, anything that shows signs of sexual activity then, when the woman denies any voluntary sexual activity in her story - therefore becomes "evidence consistent with rape".
You are quite wrong about "slight" diffuse vaginal edema only occuring in non-consensual sexual activity. Crudely put, a very well-used vagina or one put into service in a business transaction while not naturally lubricated or artifically lubricated - "dry sex" - will show signs of redness, chafing, bruising from a penis or artifical object penetrating and "pumping" the vagina..

There is also the question of the authority and expertise of a trainee to have the judgement and expertise to sign such a report or give expert opinion to a cop or court without the say-so of a supervising SANE nurse or certified supervising MD.

And, of course, the matter of whether or not Levicy's political/feminist activist background biased her as a professional trainee.

I suspect the defense attorneys who had full access to her report and what she told Gottlieb away from her supervisors know the scoop and if Duff Wilson was as full of shit in his "spin" on the Levicy report as his other reportage. And the Bar, like the defense attorneys, knows full well what Levicy's role was.

Anonymous said...

MacD says...
Nifong gave Wilson the medical records? Hello HIPAA violation. Add another count of criminal misconduct to Nifong's docket.

Anonymous said...

If Nifong doesn 't serve at least 10 years in prison, it will be a travesty. His conduct is far beyond losing his law license. He should face a criminal trial and be put under oath. His cop buddies should be called to testify.

D.M. said...

I think a clarification is in order: The language in the SANE report, which referred to evidence "consistent with sexual assault" is very different from "proof of rape." It does not confirm the rape accusation. It merely asserts that the evidence at the time did not contradict the accusation.

My understanding is that the conclusion of the SANE report addresses the question, "Was this person sexually assaulted?" It seems like the possible answers are "no" or "maybe" and in this case, the answer was "maybe."

Am I getting this right? Just looking for some objectivity. Nifong's implosion has splattered smelly scum onto a lot of people - some probably deserve it and some not.