Sunday, June 10, 2007

Addison: Police Are the Victims

In late March and early April, Cpl. David Addison was a ubiquitous presence in coverage of the lacrosse case.

  • You are looking at one victim brutally raped. If that was someone else’s daughter, child, I don’t think 46 (tests) would be a large enough number to figure out exactly who did it.” (WRAL, March 24)
  • Addison said police approached the lacrosse team with the five-page search warrant on March 16, but that all of the members refused to cooperate with the investigation.” (Herald-Sun, March 25)
  • We’re asking someone from the lacrosse team to step forward . . . We will be relentless in finding out who committed this crime.” (N&O, March 25)
  • Addison said police can’t force samples from anyone they believe to be implicated in a crime. But he said that, in this situation, there was ‘really, really strong physical evidence.’” (Herald-Sun, March 25)
  • “We’re not saying that all 46 were involved. But we do know that some of the players inside that house on that evening knew what transpired and we need them to come forward.” (ABC, March 26)
  • “Although we have received many calls expressing concerns and anger about this incident, we have not received any calls which will allow us to assist in resolving this case. We are extending our plea for information and help to our Duke family, who are also part of our community.” (WRAL, March 28)

Since this barrage of demonstrably false statements, Addison has fallen quiet on the case, consistently refusing all comment—until now. In a letter in today’s Herald-Sun, he claims that he and his fellow officers of the Durham Police Department (the department that helped obtain the indictments of three people without probable cause) are the true victims of the case:

The Durham Police Department has been subjected to yet another round of criticism from the city's leaders. This is like the first round of a fight with Mike Tyson. The decision has already been made.

We continue to stand in silence because our teaching shows us that retaliation does not profit anyone. As we stand bloodied from the slander and vicious attacks, we are just blocking punches. The air of voice is beaten out and the eyes of clarity have been closed. The only things we have left are the legs which are supported by over 500 sworn officers and nearly 200 civilians. We are still able to think but even the referee penalizes us for blows we have not thrown. How much more can we take? A lot, I suspect. However, we cannot and will not subscribe to the philosophy of abuse or continue to be victimized.

It is amazing, or is it just an election year? You decide.

“Slander and vicious attacks.” Addison certainly knows whereof he speaks.

73 comments:

gs said...

He must be a boxing fan,but the silence will end very soon.

Two of DPD finest (G&H) are going to testify this week at Nifong's hearing.

I'm betting that they either admit the frame and say Nifong told them to do it, or take the 5th. Either way the DPD is about to be publicly exposed, again, as a corrupt body.

The DPD is about to be KO.

mac said...

Addison compares the DPD's fight
to a fight with Mike Tyson.
Hmmm. Considering what the DPD
has done even before the Duke case,
I'd say they WERE Mike Tyson.
(KC blogged the two cases where
the City of Durh had to pay damages
for wrongful prosecution and
Police-abuse, and all within
the past 5 years!)

Yup, the comparison with Tyson
is apt: The DPD is Tyson, and
they've just met an opponent
named Buster Douglas.

Anonymous said...

We continue to stand in silence because our teaching shows us that retaliation does not profit anyone.

I'd like to know more about what the DPD is taught and whether or not they bother to keep those teachings. Isn't that, in part, why the mayor and others call for independent review?

Is Addison really speaking for "over 500 sworn officers? Shades of one or two speaking for entire departments in the G88's ad.

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

If he is truly speaking for over 500 officers and 200 civilians, then the corruption is so thick that all of them should be fired, and criminal charges should be filed against them. Somehow, I doubt that. Somehow, I believe that there must be at least a few good cops, a few good civilian workers for the Durham PD, though if Addison is representative, they're clearly in the minority. Perhaps I should say I must believe there must be a few good cops in Durham, because the alternative is so horrible. The Durham PD IS Mike Tyson in this analogy, and they just got caught biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear.

bill anderson said...

Do you want to see personification of the infamous "Blue Wall of Silence"? Here it is.

By the way, this letter tells me that Addison is as guilty as Gottlieb, Himan, Clayton, and Wilson.

scott said...

Hey, Addison --

What Dick Cheney said to Pat Leahy.

Anonymous said...

Addison's cops-as-Tyson missive is the literary equivalent of Ubuntu dancing - truly terrible, cringeworthy stuff. The outrageous intent is infuriating, but the form is so pathetic that one also has to fight an urge to hold back, simpy because one feels so sorry for the author.

roper said...

One of the absolute requirements of the investigation of the DPD, or failing that, the civil litigation to follow, is to uncover the connection between Addison, Gottlieb and Nifong.

Either Addison made his statements on his own, in which case he should be made to be accountable, or he made his statements at the instruction of Gottlieb or Nifong.

It is my expectation that Addison, when placed on the witness stand, and faced with the prospect of perjury, will crack open like a soft nut, and spill all on the conspiracy with Gottlieb and Nifong to frame innocent men for a crime that never took place.

Anonymous said...

Addison's commentary reads like a veiled threat by the DPD that they will not take kindly to a thorough investigation in the Duke case. So what does he plan to do, walk off his job? My guess is that this is his last gasp for breath as the truth unfolds next week in Raleigh.

gwallan said...

David Addison said...
The Durham Police Department has been subjected to yet another round of criticism from the city's leaders. This is like the first round of a fight with Mike Tyson. The decision has already been made.

Are you asserting a rush to judgement David?

Unfortunately David, and unlike the Duke lacrosse team, there is plenty of evidence against yourself, the DPD and the DA. Unlike yourself and others there is no need of a rush to judgement on our behalf. You have kindly opened your own foolish trap and provided all the evidence anybody could want.


David Addison said...
We continue to stand in silence because our teaching shows us that retaliation does not profit anyone. As we stand bloodied from the slander and vicious attacks, we are just blocking punches. The air of voice is beaten out and the eyes of clarity have been closed. The only things we have left are the legs which are supported by over 500 sworn officers and nearly 200 civilians. We are still able to think but even the referee penalizes us for blows we have not thrown. How much more can we take? A lot, I suspect. However, we cannot and will not subscribe to the philosophy of abuse or continue to be victimized.

Been taking some of Lubiana's courses have you David? Or did you just get her to write it for you?

It is your own hysteria and lies that have created the embarassing mess you find yourself in. Your own determination to smear several dozen innocent young men leaves you deserving of everything you get. Those 500 officers and 200 hundred civilians you now try to hide behind have every right to be disgusted at your behaviour both then and now. You bring them all into disrepute.
Be ashamed David. Be very ashamed.


David Addison said...
It is amazing, or is it just an election year? You decide.
The election that mattered has already been held. Like a good little useful idiot you provided Nifong with just the fillip his election effort needed. It will be interesting to see how he repays that little favour. There may be honour among thieves. I wonder if there's honour among liars.

Anonymous said...

westpole said
This letter is more than just self pity. It is a declaration of unspecified retaliation. The sentence that say:
" We continue to stand in silence because our teaching shows us that retaliation does not profit anyone. "
.
Starts by suggesting they will stand silent. This is the self pity part. But he goes on to say

we are just blocking punches.

How much more can we take?

And then the whopper:

We cannot and will not.......continue to be victimized.



In other words we will not retaliate...for now.


This is a police officer speaking to the communittee at large. He is making a direct threat that they he will not "continue to be victimized."

If this were a school bully he would be sent to the principal. Wearing a gun and a badge the authorities (do they exsist in Durham?) should ask him to explain himself. And how about offering some counseling too.

Anonymous said...

At least one important voice hasn't yet been heard in this case. Addison's thoughtful words remind us who it is: Don King.

Anonymous said...

"The decision has already been made."


I would like to keep an open mind on this Addison, but you are going to have to reconcile “No Creditable Evidence” with “Victim Brutally Raped.” Well?

Anonymous said...

DPD Proud Motto: We Be Victims

Gary Packwood said...

Addison is talking about 'workplace retaliation', I believe.

The officers of the Durham Police Department are not going to take a 'hit' for some conspiracy that was hatched by others in city government and perhaps at Duke.

Addison knew about the bachelor party comment in the The March 25, 2006 N&O article which he was probably ordered to ignore.

March 25,2006 N&O

"The woman who says she was raped last week by three members of the Duke University lacrosse team thought she would be dancing for five men at a bachelor party, she said Friday. But when she arrived that night, she found herself surrounded by more than 40."

I'm sure that Addison and his colleagues will be more than willing to bring up the bachelor party comment if someone retaliates against the men and women in blue.

The cops are not going to retaliate and they except a response 'in-kind' from the members of city council.

The 'workplace retaliation' defense is a good defense for many people who work at Duke and for the City of Durham.

I am hoping this week, that we learn finally ...who hatched this hoax and who moved it along.

Also, I agree with Gwallan 9:28. Someone with a close association to Duke helped with this letter.
::
GP

Anonymous said...

This is the beginning of the counterattack by the DPD and Durham elected officials. If the city of Durham is as corrupt as it appears from a considerable distance to be there is big money at stake here. rampant drug dealing and use and prostitution provide a lot of untraceable cash, some of which may be finding its way into the hands of "honest" Durham officials. They ain't gonna give it up without a big fight.

Anonymous said...

When all else fails, stick with delusion. What is he hiding? Let him have his day in court.

This man is law enforcement. Or thuggery.

Anonymous said...

How deep is the corruption in Durham? Only attorney general Cooper and the U.S. Department of Justice have the ability to find out.

Anonymous said...

10:51 AM
"Also, I agree with Gwallan 9:28. Someone with a close association to Duke helped with this letter."

Obstruction of justice and perjury will hallmark this case and be the next source of radiation. You'd have to be an absolute idiot at this point to engage in such actions. But, then, idiots are what brought this case forward.

Anonymous said...

Looks like he is a Teddy Roosovelt fan - bowed and bloodied but not beaten - his statements helped inflame the event, No wonder the blacks of Durham were enraged.

Anonymous said...

from a non-lawyer/retired professor: Wait until Addison has to spend his own money on attorney fees. Remember that each of the 3 LAX players that were indicted were spending about 80K per month in legal expenses for over a year. When it hits Addison in the pocketbook, he will really believe that he is a victim.

Michael said...

He's got a badge and a gun and a bully like Gottlieb that beats up on college students.

And he was part of a lynch mob after the lacrosse players.

Has he apologized? Or is he just whining that he was caught?

Why doesn't he come out and tell us what really happened instead of hiding behind the blue wall of silence and whining?

bill anderson said...

As far as I am concerned, this is just one more criminal act by David Addison, who belongs in jail. First, he put out false information, and then lied about even that.

Second, he now claims publicly that he did nothing wrong at all. The feds have charged people who did less than that with obstruction of justice. One hopes that this lying criminal meets that bar of justice.

Oh, yes, Mr. Addison, one more thing. About that "Blue Wall of Silence," I think you are a prime example. What a liar and a criminal!

By the way, Mr. Addison, if you wish to sue me for "slander" and "libel," go right ahead. Then I can make sure you are nailed for committing perjury.

Cedarford said...

The slander was Addison's , on his own or on orders from Baker or Nifong.
After John in Carolina's inquiries on Addison's media campaign and abuse of the Crimestoppers system to help defame the players, he found Addison had been ordered to shut up.

Lee Russ, who ran the Chief's office and Addison reported to, informed John that Addison had been ordered to shut up about the Lacrosse case and would have no further comment.

I guess now the little corporal's shackles have come off, and KC, John in Carolina, and Joe Neff will find Addison willing to talk on the record???
Yeah, right.
He came out of the bunker to fire a pot shot, then fled back to his own little "Wall of Silence".

Personally, I get a little sick of people in certain professions with media access that keep telling us what noble heroes all in their profession happen to be. All the self-congratulating press conferences when they do their job properly. Or how grateful we must be for the "heroes in blue", the "caregiver heroes in white" "the fighters for legal justice in their 1600 hundred dollar Armani suits" - who we are told only do such jobs for noble altruism to their brother man & woman.

We continue to stand in silence because our teaching shows us that retaliation does not profit anyone.

Oh, no! Heroes in blue NEVER retaliate when disrespected or not shown due deference or when they have accused not rush to lap their boots and seek a ginned-up NTO as payback.

As we stand bloodied from the slander and vicious attacks, we are just blocking punches.

Yeah, because heroes in blue are always right and never slander anyone with tales of "blue wall of silence" or "horrific and brutal crimes of savage anal and vaginal rape" done by at least 3 of the Lacrosse team co-conspirators. And we ought to know from other cases like Ramparts and 80 shots fired at an unarmed drunk just how heroic and noble anyone donning cop gear is....

However, we cannot and will not subscribe to the philosophy of abuse or continue to be victimized.

And Addison no doubt feels that way because Durham cops NEVER abuse or victimize anyone, be they Duke students specially targeted for harassment, homeless kicked around for fun, gang beating a suspect offering minimal restistance, or whores and other purveyors of shady favors or legit businesses expected to throw a little grease the cops way to keep in their good graces....

Whether Addison likes it or not, Durham has it's own little Ramparts PR mess of incompetence, criminal acts, poor judgment that will embarass them. And Addison is part of hit and I hope his skin is tough because he will take his turn being dragged through the coals..

Mad Hatter said...

Re: 10:55,

I agree with you completely. It appears that corruption of the "cities finest" is rampant in Durham. There is no other explanation for the duration of the Hoax and the unwillingness of the DPD and the DA to admit their errors.

Anonymous said...

They have no more feet to shoot!!!!

gs said...

Addison is president of the Triangle Chapter Police Benevolence Association.

You can not make this stuff up.

Anonymous said...

That thug should be relegated to picking up dog droppings. The City, Police and the majority of the citizens are despicable.

Anonymous said...

This thug carries a firearm and baton, and may use it malevolently against common citizens with consent from the State of North Carolina.

This thug may make false statements against common citizens that can send them to prison, with consent from the State of North Carolina.

This thug still holds a job in law enforcement.

I can see the smirk.

Anonymous said...

JLS says....,

I am of several minds about this:

1. Again you really can not expect these guys confess they were in the wrong. [The guy who wants to be the new chief should and not doing so should disqualify him. But the rest have not reason to confess.]

2. Addison is probably correct in one respect. I have seen no evidence that the DPD decided to railroad 3 of these guys BEFORE Nifong glommed on to this. Put yourself in the shoes of a DPD officer with a DA pushing him to provide evidence for an indictment. You know that sometime later in your career you may be find yourself in a situation that is a close call and the DA will be making a call on whether or not to INDICT YOU. So you want the DA on your side. So if the DA wants enough evidence to indict, you want to get it for him. [Of course this DA likely knew who the shaddy characters in DPD were and knew to get say a Gottlieb on the case.]

3. But Addison is feeling pressure maybe self imposed. The investigation is to determine what went wrong. If it is as I speculated above in point 2, the desire to railroad any three of these guys came only from Nifong, then the MOST IMPORTANT thing to come out of the investigation would be proceedures to prevent it from happening again.

mac said...

"Brodhead and the Group" vs.
"Addison and the Victims":
is this a remake of Alien Vs. Predator?

I can't remember such a time as this
when so many claim the mantle
of victimhood,
including the 88 and the Potbangers.

Gosh, is this what it appears to be,
an orgy of despair, like a pond
full of lust-drunk amphibians?

If Brodhead feels victimized,
he ought to go after the City of
Durh and his own wayward professors;
not following up means that he
blames the people who exposed the Hoax,
not CGM, not DPD, not the 88.
By not showing any interest in
poising Duke to go after the collaborators,
they prove themselves to be collaborators
(as if we didn't know that!)

If there was money
to be made by being a victim in
this Hoax, Jesse never would have
left town. He's like the guy you
see, going from drink machine to
drink machine, looking for lost
coins. His guys are all on the
ante-up side: he's gonna stay as
far away from this as he can!

Everybody, including Duke U.,
is in high-water alert, and damage
control says that the water is
past flood-stage: now all that's
left is to pretend that the damage
wasn't all that great.
Like FEMA under FEMA director
"Brownie."
("Brownie, you're doin'
a great job!")

Anonymous said...

JLS says....,

I am of several minds about this:

1. Again you really can not expect these guys confess they were in the wrong. [The guy who wants to be the new chief should and not doing so should disqualify him. But the rest have not reason to confess.]

2. Addison is probably correct in one respect. I have seen no evidence that the DPD decided to railroad 3 of these guys BEFORE Nifong glommed on to this. Put yourself in the shoes of a DPD officer with a DA pushing him to provide evidence for an indictment. You know that sometime later in your career you may be find yourself in a situation that is a close call and the DA will be making a call on whether or not to INDICT YOU. So you want the DA on your side. So if the DA wants enough evidence to indict, you want to get it for him. [Of course this DA likely knew who the shaddy characters in DPD were and knew to get say a Gottlieb on the case.]

3. But Addison is feeling pressure maybe self imposed. The investigation is to determine what went wrong. If it is as I speculated above in point 2, the desire to railroad any three of these guys came only from Nifong, then the MOST IMPORTANT thing to come out of the investigation would be proceedures to prevent it from happening again.

Jun 10, 2007 2:17:00 PM

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Baloney. Cops do not WORK for the DA. Most cops do not act this way. And SOMEBODY in that department could and should have stoodup to Nifong.

Anonymous said...

he has a gun and a badge and a baton...but you left out the most powerful tool...acess to the LE computer data files...think about that..

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

re: Bill Anderson

As far as I am concerned, this is just one more criminal act by David Addison, ...

Come on get serious. Addison merely commented on an ongoing case as was his job. You can not seriously imagine spokes people for police departments review all the evidence and make independent judgements about it in every case they comment on?

The criminals in this matter are:

1. Nifong who sought indictments against without evidence of a crime and who conspired to hide evidence.

2. Any DPD officer or DA investigator who made up evidence. My guess is that would include Gottlieb and Wilson. Himan is a possibiity too.

3. The head of the Lab who conspired to hide evidence with Nifong.

4. Any ADA in Nifong's office who knew enough to know Nifong was committing felonies and did not step forward. That is the old Watergate era crime of misprison of a felony.

A guy who did not handle any evidence in the case and only when out and presented the official DPD position and possibly editorialized some on his own DID NOT COMMITT A CRIME. [And by claiming he did you sound like one of the of those over zealous federal prosecutors you rightly criticize.] He might well have committed a tort but not a crime.

mac said...

This might be as much fun - (on
Tuesday) - as watching a Demolition
Derby with buses!

Nifong might not be the only one
positioning himself to throw someone
else under the wheels.

Wait'll Tara and the DPD start pointing
fingers!

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

re: anon 2:22

Baloney. Cops do not WORK for the DA. Most cops do not act this way. And SOMEBODY in that department could and should have stoodup to Nifong.

You and I both know what I wrote was not baloney which is why your wrote your fourth sentence.

Cop do not directly work for the DA but they need to work WITH the DA and have a big incitive to cooperate. And ALL cops try to cooperate with the DA's office.

Yeah someone in the DPD SHOULD have stood up to Nifong. But it is not going to be the cop on the beat or the investigator. Nifong is a classic bully and found a classic bully situation with weak leadership giving him the opportunity to bully lower level cops and investigators to do his bidding. A very important part of this was the Chief being AWOL.

Anonymous said...

I am getting angrier and angirer. PLEASE everybody. Read the Yeager/Pressler book. I'm up to page 86 and keep putting it down because its too painful to read.

Forget Nifong for the moment. The DUKE administrators have got to be (even in a field where being a weasel is common) the most spineless , unethical jerks around.

P 80: "Alleva would prove himself to be as two faced as the police' (believe me, its documented)

This Dean Sue Wasiolek is another one. Burness,another.

Brodhead we all know.

Please everybody--read this stuff--I thought I knew this case.

Along with the players, Pressler really got the shaft in all of this.

If heads do not roll at Duke soon the place deserves to continue to drop in reputation.

By the way, the one guy I now absolve for the most part is Coach K--can you imagine trying to knock heads with these unethical weasels?

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

re: anon 2:22

Baloney. Cops do not WORK for the DA. Most cops do not act this way. And SOMEBODY in that department could and should have stoodup to Nifong.

You and I both know what I wrote was not baloney which is why your wrote your fourth sentence.

Cop do not directly work for the DA but they need to work WITH the DA and have a big incitive to cooperate. And ALL cops try to cooperate with the DA's office.

Yeah someone in the DPD SHOULD have stood up to Nifong. But it is not going to be the cop on the beat or the investigator. Nifong is a classic bully and found a classic bully situation with weak leadership giving him the opportunity to bully lower level cops and investigators to do his bidding. A very important part of this was the Chief being AWOL.

Jun 10, 2007 2:32:00 PM

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I agree to an extent/you dont WANT TO GET ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE DA: but you mean to tell me NOT ONE person from the police dept or the DAs office didnt just say " I quit"? Inexcusable.

Anonymous said...

JLS says....,

re: anon 2:37

I am not reading it, but clearly the signals are there that the Duke administrators are the biggest bad guys in this other than the criminals, ie Nifong and any investigator like Gottlieb who made up evidence.

And if one has any attachment to Duke, I am sure it is painful to read about. They were not criminals but I dare say we expect more from a college President, Dean, etc than from a DPD investigator under great pressure from a bully DA.

Anonymous said...

NAC - in your dreams. this is a bar hearing about Nifong's actions and words. It is not a lecture hall, finger pointing exercise or a expose. There is almost nothing not known. And the bar has evidence on tape of Nifong and his lies. Gottlieb will testify that Nifong took over the investigation and he notified his superiors - they in turn, allowed Nifong to play lead investigator. As Nifong said "My reading of the hospital report...." three days before it was published, has no "I heard it on the grapevine from Nurse Tara" defense. This is a hearing about Nifong's bad self. As of now, Nurse Tara is not on a witness list,

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

re: mac

What I can not figure out is:

1. Nifong so cocky he believes won't lose his pension no matter he hearing results and the longer he holds on to the DA position the bigger his pension.

2. Nifong believes his pension is already gone and the longer he holds on as DA the more he is paid?

Anyway as you said, this will be a fun week.

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

re: anon 2:22

Baloney. Cops do not WORK for the DA. Most cops do not act this way. And SOMEBODY in that department could and should have stoodup to Nifong.

You and I both know what I wrote was not baloney which is why your wrote your fourth sentence.

Cop do not directly work for the DA but they need to work WITH the DA and have a big incitive to cooperate. And ALL cops try to cooperate with the DA's office.

Yeah someone in the DPD SHOULD have stood up to Nifong. But it is not going to be the cop on the beat or the investigator. Nifong is a classic bully and found a classic bully situation with weak leadership giving him the opportunity to bully lower level cops and investigators to do his bidding. A very important part of this was the Chief being AWOL.

Jun 10, 2007 2:32:00 PM

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Okay then: what about the local media? The Duke admin? The national media? Most Duke students? M0st of Durham? ANYBODY in the DAs office? Sure, the police chief too.

NIFONG is not like Castro in Cuba or Stalin in the USSR!

Stop making excuses for people. A guy like John Silber who was in Boston would have told Nifong to go to hell.

Anonymous said...

While skimming KC's posts today--a very good Sunday Review, btw-- I find it impossible to even take seriously what is going on in Durham right now.

The place has always been eclectic and I've always enjoyed elements of the town, especially some of the restaurants, etc...., but the whole country has been, and continues to be, treated to a form of insanity that has now come to define the place.

And this is not amusing or funny in the least.

Like another poster on a previous thread, I concur that KC's relentless coverage of this case tipped the scales in various ways.....making it impossible for those like Roy Cooper to go down the path on which they have been accustomed--pandering and yielding to the fringe of their political party.

INNOCENT !!!

I don't see eye to eye with KC on everything, but who does agree on everything with everyone?

I came here admiring him, and that admiration of his work in this case will continue when this blog concludes and he is taking spa baths in the Dead Sea--which is my suggestion to him while he is in Israel!


Also, Liestoppers has done some entertaining videos throughout. Below is a great song by INCUBUS that I wish they would use for a new one...featuring Reade, Collin, and Dave. Some of the lyrics could be transposed into their experiences this past year. The lead singer Brandon Boyd is amazing. He's self-taught; however, his voice is so strong, and from my own musical background and training, I might have thought he was classicly trained. Unlike most pop/rock/jazz/blues singers, he does not bend the notes, but sustains them so forcefully.

This is a great song. Enjoy!


Incubus

Debrah

Michael said...

re: 2:47

Which is probably why Silber didn't get elected.

A pretty sensible guy but way too rough an exterior.

Anonymous said...

What do the lawyers think? My quess is Nifong's pension is immune to civil actions.

Anonymous said...

RE: JLS

I'm sorry if I got a worked up in response to your well written comments--- on a much lesser scale I once dealt with a Nifong type in a much different situation and was immensely helped by an ethical adminstrator.

Anonymous said...

re: 2:47

Good point.

Anonymous said...

what is the line in vegas on Tara's name coming up this week in Raleigh?

Anonymous said...

Watch for a backroom deal to be played out this week -- Nofing takes one for the team, puts up a lame excuse without dragging others in and loses his license. No referral for criminal prosecution. Civil actions follow. Down the line, Nofing has an undocumented extra source of income or some other form of payback...


BTW, does the Duke PD hire lots of people from the Durham PD? I think DUPD and DPD had a good cop/bad cop thing running on Duke students and were in pretty tight. How does Duke PD look in all of this?

Anonymous said...

Just before the Addison letter in the H-S, this one by Graham Marlette is quite good. Although he gives a bit too much praise to the council members, the way he picks apart the loon Catotti is priceless.


Marlette


Debrah

mac said...

JLS 2:46

Regardless of what Nifong is holding onto,
his pension or his last paychecks,
he should squeeze tight and take
some Kaopectate.

4:25

If Nifong "takes one for the team,"
City Council will still be free to
call for a prosecution (Cooper hinted
that someone outside of his office
needed to do that.)
I predict that eventually, Nifong
will take one FROM the team.

2:45

Even though Tara's not on the
witness list, she might be on
someone's list (Investigators,
plaintiff's attorneys.)
Depends on what she told 'em
during those many meetings,
and whether or not they were
recorded etc.

Tara coud be of use to anyone
prosecuting/suing Nifong/the DPD
Investigators/ Durham/ DUMC,
depending upon what she
maintained, and what they did
with her information.

(See Tara? I've been trying to
find a way out for you, but your
trolls keep saying "duh, no way,"
and other things like that,
offering you no defense whatever.

You might start by publicly
stating that you believe
the boys are innocent. You
do believe that, don't you?)

Anonymous said...

Some say Nifong will not be disbarred. I'm not a gambler, but if I were in Vegas, this is one I'd bet thousands on that he certainly will be.

For his actions, there's no question that it should happen, but the NC Bar will have to prove itself to be a just body.

Neff and Blythe cover this issue in the N&O today:


Nifong_and_Bar

Debrah

mac said...

Debrah,

Thanks for the link to Neff et al;
looks like no one is going to do
a backroom deal as was suggested.
The Bar is feeling like a tired,
sleep-deproved grizzly, it would
appear.

Kaopectate, Mikey.

wayne fontes said...

Addison must have downed a couple drums of hundred proof gall before he penned that letter. Some people have no capacity for self reflection. It would have served Addison well as he sat down with his thesaurus to write his letter.

Anonymous said...

TO "mac"--

De nada.

Poor, poor Mikey.......but hey, love hurts.


Debrah

bill anderson said...

I suspect that the LAX families have sent the following message to Mr. Addison: "We will be relentless in finding out who committed this crime."

Anonymous said...

4:36 PM - thanks for the link...
"Dudley Humphrey, then-president of the bar, was met with derisive laughter when he asserted that Gell was not the victim in the prosecutorial misconduct case. "The system was the victim," Humphrey said."

Hey big group hug...we're all victims. We're so busy being victims that we do not have any time or departmental resources to do the right thing and follow laws.

Go ahead. Do the wrong thing. Screw somebody else for your own ends. Then relax, for you are a victim.

This is the State Bar. There is no hope.

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe the families don't know who committed the crime. Oh yeah, the non existent conspiracy!!

Anonymous said...

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Crysatal Gail Mangum

Anonymous said...

Well, they got it wrong again. Is their anyone who does not know, Dr Manly did the exam and collected the swabs? Levicy did most of the checklist and assissted the Doctor.

Anonymous said...

Mac - I contributed to the Defense Fund, bought many of the braclets for the family, contributed to the Anyone but Nifong campaign, Like others, I emailed and wrote everyone there was to write numerous times = Asking for Justice. Sad to see innocent until proven quilty has lost its way with a few posters.

Anonymous said...

What Addison said might be covered under the libel and slander laws. Bill Anderson could be right again. Let us see how Addison handles the depositions.

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

re: anon 3:02

Nothing wrong with your 2:39 and/or 2:47 posts. I took off for the Y to swim a bit. I have to use the weekends to get ready for Nifong's big week not to mention intensive summer classes.

The Duke admin?

In some respects the Duke admin are the most disappointing people to me. They should be academic leaders.

But I also know that academic adminstrators are often bad scholars who the university is trying to get some productivity out of. Particularly the Dean of Students at Duke now is just a suckup who wanted to stay in academics without doing the work to become a scholar. [The old axiom about doing and teach really to me is those who can not advance knowledge through research, those who can become department chairs, deans, vps, presidents etc.]

what about the local media? The national media?

The media are disappointing but hardly surprising. Media types are not big thinkers. So it is not surprising they follow the latest academic fad. They also always root for a man bites dog story over the boring dog bites man. So they naturally wanted this story to be true.

I don't see the local and national mainstream media as much different. The alternative media, Hannity, various blogs like FreeRepublic and Professor Johnson's here, Professor Anderson, John in Carolina has for the most part done a good job on this case.

Most Duke students?

On the whole, I think the students have been pretty good about this. The naturally like most in the world who were not these guys friends tended to believe what they heard at first. They seemed to become skeptical as the facts came out. So I see no criticism of the general student body.

Now certainly the students pushed forward by Duke have tended towards acholytes of the 88. That is partly because the 88 are for the most part, as Professor Johnson has documented, are not good researchers so they are likely a farm team for administrators and the Brodhead is basically member of the gangsters.

M0st of Durham?

Most of Durham seem to be racists. So it is hardly surprising they were happy to join in the railroad.

ANYBODY in the DAs office?

They should be held to a higher standard than the DPD but like the DPD if you wanted to advance in your career you don't come in and start by calling your boss a criminal. And like the DPD everyone does not get together for lunch and review each others evidence files. Like you and me until the discovery last summer, they likely thought Nifong had some evidence of a crime.

Sure, the police chief too.

You are right that other than the ADAs, unlike the DPD the Duke Administers, the media, etc did not have an incentive to go along with Nifong. But the media and the Duke admin is infected with the fashionable racism of the day.

Anonymous said...

They all acted together. Nifong was even able to get an agency from Burlington to participate in hiding evidence. There is a lot of local coruption in North Carolina as there is elsewhere. This is power and arrogance run amuck. The whole affair is a rock that needs to be turned over if the forces of civilization are going to have a chance in Durham. There have been assassinations on the streets in Durham. In other words, there have been multiple murders committed that have the ear marks of assigned hits. What is going on in this town, or what is going on that is not going on in other towns in this country. If this is not addressed, you won't have much of a city. Clean it up. Don't excuse it.

becket03 said...

What a load of puerile, self-pitying crap.

beckett

bill anderson said...

This is the email I sent to Mr. Addison:

Mr. Addison,

In reading your letter to the Herald-Sun today, let me say that I am stunned at your audacity and sheer dishonesty. It was little more than a year ago when you were claiming things that were not true, and not on any medical report, and then lied about the "information" -- or, better yet, disinformation -- that you gave the community.

You played an active role in framing three innocent young men of one of the most horrific crimes in the lawbooks, and then you try to claim you are a victim? If anyone was a victim, it was those individuals who were falsely charged with crimes and their families, which had to bear huge expenses, all because you and your colleagues lied and lied and lied.

However, Mr. Addison, let me also assure you that the families have not forgotten your up-front role in this frame-up. Do you think they have forgotten that you and your Blue Wall of Silence fellow officers promised the attorneys and the players that no press would be there when they came to give DNA samples? Do you think that they have forgotten that you and your Blue Wall of Silence fellow officers locked the doors of the DPD building so the press outside could have at them? Do you think they have forgotten that after they cooperated fully with the police that you lied and said that they were putting up a "blue wall of silence"?

(Because police officers across the country are famous for the "Blue Wall of Silence," I suspect you had plenty of practice in using that term. If there is a "Blue Wall of Silence" in this case, it is the wall that you and your criminal colleagues are putting up as we speak.)

Thus, I also will give you the following advice: make sure you have a good lawyer, because you are going to need it. If it were up to me, you would be front-and-center in a criminal investigation, but given that the Blue Wall of Silence also applies to other law enforcement agencies, you most likely will receive an undeserved pass. That is too bad, because I believe that you and many others in the DPD are nothing but common -- make that dangerous -- criminals. That's right, criminals.

Obstructing justice, Mr. Addison, is a crime. Falsifying evidence, Mr. Addison, is a crime. Knowingly framing innocent people for rape, Mr. Addison, is a crime. Sending false and misleading information over telephone lines and through the mails, Mr. Addison, is a crime.

Again, most likely the only way you will meet any bar of justice is through civil courts, and I have the suspicion that you will be high on the list of people the families will sue. But if there were any justice in the United States -- and Durham justice is even worse -- you would be spending many, many years behind bars.

Please do not tell us you are victims. You and your colleagues are victimizers. And I can only hope you will dearly pay for the crimes you committed this past year.

William L. Anderson

Anonymous said...

David Addison's most recent comment shows he is not just a jerk but a stupid jerk. American's hate liars and especially lying police officers.

America is looking for two words from Addison and nothing else, wrong and sorry. He is a proven liar, so now it's just a matter of whether he is going to be fogiven or fileted.

If he says he was wrong and he knows it, explains why he said what he said and apologizes, he may be able to garner some sympathy. If he continues to play this victim card he is done forever.

Anonymous said...

This case is in the Big Leagues. He's done forever, as are most of the other framers. You are right, people do not like abusing the laws of our land to send innocent people to prison.

Apologizing would be a fantastic way out.

Anonymous said...

Can the admins please delete 5:23's post? It's crude and does nothing to further the discourse.

Anonymous said...

For all those who cannot properly interpret the DPD’s statement I will so that for you;

The Durham Police Department has been subjected to yet another round of criticism from the city's leaders.
Once again we are in trouble for shoddy work, but if we say yet it somehow sounds like it is not our fault.

This is like the first round of a fight with Mike Tyson. The decision has already been made.
We are guilty, but with victim mentality if we can inject violence in the conversation and somehow make the other side responsible it justifies are bad actions.

We continue to stand in silence because our teaching shows us that retaliation does not profit anyone.
We normally retaliate, that’s why we think about it, but this time we are in so much trouble we now will get caught.

As we stand bloodied from the slander and vicious attacks, we are just blocking punches.
Once again let’s say the other side has committed great acts of violence upon us so we can be a victim after all it is only words.

The air of voice is beaten out and the eyes of clarity have been closed.
This is true statement about us at the DPD, we just added this statement to make dummies think that we meant it about our accusers.

The only things we have left are the legs which are supported by over 500 sworn officers and nearly 200 civilians.
Let’s make everybody understand that they are not just hurting us the perpetrators, but we scumbags will surely take it out on those below us.

We are still able to think but even the referee penalizes us for blows we have not thrown. How much more can we take?
Even with my terrible English skill this sentence makes absolutely no sense.

A lot,
This is where we at the top of the DPD park, B lot is reserved for the morons (500 sworn officers and 200 civilian employees)
I suspect. However, we cannot and will not subscribe to the philosophy of abuse or continue to be victimized.

This is a DIRECT THREAT to all who have exposed DPD, they are gonna bust your heads maybe not today but wait until tomorrow. (And if you haven’t read between the lines review the words Beaten, Tyson, blows, etc.. )

It is amazing, or is it just an election year? You decide.
We throw this election year garbage in to further confuse the reader, and make it seem like we are not public officials, only poor little people being abused by the man.

Tom E.

Anonymous said...

Jun 10, 2007 6:21:00 PM

JLS-

Thanks for reviewing my questions and your excellent answers!

Anonymous said...

I have mentioned at least 2-3 times that everybody needs to read this Yaeger/Pressler book (no I dont know the authors and get no cut of the profits!!)

Aside from the obvious so many scenes haunt me--

1. The way the Duke admin lied to Pressler, the way they caved in so easily.

2. The slime that is the DPD.

3. Nifong's nephew makes an appearance!

4. Most of all, the character of Evans. The moment when he should have been celebrating his graduation he has to go out to buy a shirt "to look good on TV for his statement".

One more question: whats happening to Dr Meehan? I mean, when does this guy get nailed? Can he lose a license>? Accreditation?? His business? Keep in mind his DNA was found in the reports but not the Duke Lacrosse players!!

E-D

Anonymous said...

In the next episodes of the soap opera that is Durhaminwonderland, can we expect the cops and Nifong to go against each other or will they turn on the bloggers and the LAX members and supporters who are scapegoating them? Poor little police.

The trial should go straight to a made-for-tv film.