Friday, June 15, 2007

Nifong Implodes

The SANE nurse and the officers (except for Sgt. Shelton) believed her.

'There were no questions presented to me by anyone about her story."

Nifong: Mangum as of 12-21 did not know what object she was being sexually assaulted with.

Q: What was your assessment of your chances at the suppression hearing?
A: Never thought about it; got notice from the state bar at about that time.

"My focus at that time was after we got her through the child-bearing complications if she wanted to proceed with the case."

Is it Nifong's job to "get her through the child-bearing process"?

Denies that there was a relationship between the scheduling of the Wilson interview and the communication from the Bar on DNA.

Has just claimed that he never spoke with an attorney who offered to speak with him about the case and his client. (Jim Cooney made this offer in a November meeting with Nifong.)

Says that he has never spoken with an attorney before seeking indictments.

Claims that he would have sat down with Seligmann if Reade had been willing to do so.

"Throughout my time"--Nifong now begins to tear up--"Throughout the years that I have served as a prosecutor in NC, I have always tried to do the right thing. In this case, I was trying to do the right thing. Much of the criticism that has been directed against me in this case are justified. The allegations against me that I am a liar are not justified. I felt that it was important to come before this commission and to defend myself against the allegations."

Nifong is now speaking just above a whisper, and in tears. Denies again that he has lied or intentionally mis-represented himself.

"Very proud of my son, and hopes that he is proud of me."

"It has become increasingly apparent during the course of this week, in some ways that might not have been apparent before, that my presence as a district attorney as Durham does not serve the cause of justice."

99 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is that an implosion?

Anonymous said...

KC,
All this hard work coming to fruition. congraulations and thank you for helping get this 2 bit punk in the dock.

Anonymous said...

OMG. The "I'm incompetent" defense... he's doing a good job of proving that.

Anonymous said...

We need more "implosion" than that?

Anonymous said...

'There were no questions presented to me by anyone about her story."

I though Himan said he did?

Anonymous said...

Strawberries...

Anonymous said...

I thought that when Nifong was cross-examined (which in effect is underway with Williamson), I would feel triumphant, or perhaps enraged.

Instead, I can only shake my head and mutter, "the guy [Nifong] is just plain pathetic".

Anonymous said...

This farce is getting ready to end soon

Anonymous said...

Yes, he shut everyone off who would have asked questions to him. Of course, there was nobody asking questions. Nifong deserves to burn in hell!

Anonymous said...

If she was too fragile for an interview by him then why let Wilson proceed with one?

Anonymous said...

The ruling is going to chew this idiot up and spit him out. The pleadings in this case (before he recused his idiotic self) were full of questions about her story.

Anonymous said...

Nifong says "yes ma'am" to Williamson!

Anonymous said...

Yes ma'am--I mean yes, sir. Stop asking me questions!!!! I can't think anymore, my head has exploded!!

Anonymous said...

How many times can he contradict himself? Good lord, it's so obvious that he's lying, and worse, coming up with his lies as he goes along!

Is there a mercy rule in law?

Dianna

Anonymous said...

Pretty cushy job he had.
Didn't have to know anything.
Didn't have to see anything.
Didn't have to hear anything.
Didn't have to send anything.
Didn't have to say anything.

Unless you are a big time news org. with a tv camera.

Anonymous said...

Dianna,
If there was such a rule this would have been over long ago.

Anonymous said...

I had at least expected his defense to be plausible enough to make me angry.

This is funny.

Anonymous said...

"Could not continue to work the case cause he would not be able to present it in a manner fair to her"

How is it his duty or obligation to be fair to her?? She is not his client, and by definition owes her no duty...his client is justice, if that is not "fair" to the accuser, then tough...he is so deluded

Anonymous said...

"Denies that there was a relationship between the scheduling of the Wilson interview and the communication from the Bar on DNA."

I can see that. However, I think there is a relationship between the Wilson interview and the December 15 hearing.

Anonymous said...

In little league, this would have been called long ago due to the mercy rule. But that's for little leaguers--Nifong is a venal, adult POS. No Mercy!! Bury him.

Diogenes said...

Only a pathological liar could sound as convincing in his lies as Nifong does.

Anonymous said...

3:39

He must have been confused again and thought he was her private lawyer, not working for the state of North Carolina.

Again, if I was to guess, I guess that Ben Himan is the least dumb person involved in this charade and I guess that Ben Himan can prove he expressed doubt about Mangum before the AG got involved.

Anonymous said...

OK STOP, bring on the cross, watch him fully implode and let this farce be over...

BDay

Anonymous said...

So he's just making shit up now. I think he's forgot he's in a room full of lawyers and judges. This isnt a working-class jury, Fong. That crap wont fly.

Anonymous said...

Oh for God's sake!

What happened to his open door policy of always sharing information and being available to defense attorneys?!

Anonymous said...

diogenes, he's not convincing. This is pathetic; he's inconsistent, and contradicts himself between one reply and the next.

How do you find him "convincing"? In his stellar portrayal of a total idiot?

Dianna

Anonymous said...

Swan song time!

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

Nifong is about to throw himself on the mercy of the court?

Anonymous said...

Is he gonna start singing?

Anonymous said...

He's crying.

Bernie said...

Here comes the BS - what would you want to say. He is going cry. Bettya

Gary said...

I have to admit, it's pretty cool to see KC blogging away in a camera pan, hit refresh and see it a few minutes later.

...these are the days of miracles and wonders and don't cry baby don't cry. [actually, he seems to be crying now]

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe but his lack of ethics is exceeded only by his incompetence.

Anonymous said...

He needs to leave the courtroom today and check himself into a mental hospital, claim fatigue and plead delayed diagnosis of complete mental breakdown.

Anonymous said...

What a loser! I cannot stand this guy! I hope they do not buy this act!

Anonymous said...

Let's all shed a tear for poor, por little Mikey. Now hang the sonofa bitch!

Anonymous said...

The allegations that you are a liar are too justified, you are a LIAR

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! He's trying to be READE!!

Anonymous said...

I guess he is leaving. Good riddance.

miramar said...

So he admits that Reade is a great kid and if only he had met him all would have been fine! Is this guy for real?

Boo hoo, I have always given everything to defense attorneys, except when I forgot!

Anonymous said...

NOW he's imploding!

Lying AND blubberin' like a baby!

Hawwwhawhawhaw!!!

Anonymous said...

He makes me sick. This experience is not good for the Seligman family. It is just trauma all over again to hear him lie like that. He says he would have dropped the charges if he had met with Reade. He is full of shit. Now he turns on the tears.

Anonymous said...

Bringing up memory of Mom and Dad and choking up.

Anonymous said...

I believe it has finally hit him that the panel is not buying his brand of bulls**t.

Anonymous said...

JLS says....,

If you take responsibility, resign from office and the bar.

simpleswine said...

OMG!! Now HE is crying? The "paris hilton" defense!!!!!! what a pathetic creature!

Anonymous said...

What are they getting at by saying Reade is an impressive guy and if only Nifong had spoken to him he probably would have done things differently? What the fuck is he talking about? These guys were dying to talk to him, and he laughed at their face! He insulted them and their families and their lawyers on every occasion he got? What the hell is he talking about?

Anonymous said...

He's crying? Oh. My.

Oh, dear. Oh, dearie, dearie me!

I do not believe this.

Dianna

Bernie said...

He is actually a pretty god actor, like most lawyers.

Anonymous said...

OMG He's upset, Poor Fong. May he rot in jail. He sure didn't give a s**t while he was putting these guys thur hell.

Anonymous said...

Now he drags his son onto the cameras. he is resigning!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, we got the strawberries alright.

Anonymous said...

NOW the implosion has officially begun! Oh shit, I forgot my hankey...guess I'll just barf instead.

Anonymous said...

Won't work.

Saying you didn't lie is telling another lie.

Now you know how the boys felt you jerk...

Bday

plumber said...

Turn on the faucets.

What a farce!

I nominate Mike Nifong for a legal Oscar.

Anonymous said...

OMG. He's resigning.

Bernie said...

He is going to resign!!!!!

Anonymous said...

He's gonna resign!

Anonymous said...

He says the allegations are not justified (speaking softly now).

Wow, he is absolutely pathetic.
He's crying now.
This could not be funnier.

Crying, talking about his son.

PATHETIC. LAUGHABLE.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit! He's resigning on live TV!

Anonymous said...

is he gonna now give up his license and then walk out??

Anonymous said...

No Guts!!

Anonymous said...

So,

He got on the stand, tried to lie his way out of, got caught out and now he resigns.

What a jerk. If he thinks this is going to help him w/the panel, I think he's wrong again.

Anonymous said...

I agree with plumber.

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

So he is quitting? Is he hoping to save his law license?

We better still get a cross.

Bernie said...

He wants to keep his license and his pension.

Anonymous said...

are you kidding me??? again he brings up his son, what a pathetic loser... cry, cry cry "tried to do the right thing" cry, cry cry "my son..." cry,cry, cry "i resign... now take pity on me, blah, blah, blah..."

so, he gets out of the cross examination by resigning??? what a load of complete shit!

Anonymous said...

Just resign asshole, and reimburse the state bar for the cost of this proceeding!

Dan Weber said...

Oh, now we know why he said "when I was District Attorney."

Anonymous said...

He'll go to his grave...blah, blah, blah... and Reade and Dave and Collin will always be identified as rapists.

Gary said...

On my sociopath theory ...

Crying can be used to manipulate, I think he's genuine (in feeling sorry for himself) because sociopaths do indeed feel ... feel for themselves or their direct interests.

He's quitting now. Good job all. Would buy KC a beer just now if I were local.

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

To quote Ms. Pittman, What A Crock.

Anonymous said...

This is not good for any of us to watch such a lier. He is tyed to the defendants families? Good God!

Bernie said...

What a bastard!! This is a put up job.

Anonymous said...

THANK GOD

Anonymous said...

joined at the hip, make me puke

Anonymous said...

JLS says...,

re: Gary

Of course he is a sociopath back into a corner trying yet again to save something for himself.

Anonymous said...

This has been a tragic mess....

I feel like crap....going to the pub now....

Anonymous said...

Nifong Implodes


That's quite a prescient headline.

Anonymous said...

to the extent??????

what kind of weasel words are those????

LOSER

Anonymous said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Anonymous said...

JLS says....,

Also Nifong is a liar. They better not believe he will follow through and resign. He might well go to work on Monday and say he was kidding if they don't disbar him.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he will commit suicide now?

Anonymous said...

I need a drink

Anonymous said...

He didnt lie. That wasnt lying!

Anonymous said...

Whats the over/under that he'll eat a gun soon?

Anonymous said...

Resign? He knew what was coming!
He is the worst!
WRAL is making me sick as well.

Anonymous said...

suicide is painless!

It brings on many changes!

and I can take or leave it if I please.!!

Anonymous said...

Part of me feels sorry to watch a man as KC said, literally implode in front of us, FINALLY realizing that his life, career, reputation are in ruins never to rise again.

The other part of me feels that its his own fault, there were so many places and times along the way that he could have made a graceful exit, in fact, if he had dropped the case the cloud of suspicion would have hung over the boys forever, his own stupidity made him continue past all reason, until finally the bar grievance foreced him to rescuse himself.

Even then, surely he could have done something else, simply admitted he did make mistakes but he did it because he thought she was telling the truth and throw himself on the mercy of the bar?

But this, getting on the stand and telling bald faced lies all day long and when you finally see nobody believes you, you go on a public crying jag and resign??


And then there is the cynical part of me that believes he did this to ensure the story is "Crying Nifong resigns' and the lies he told will be burried AND he gets a break from the cross.

Anonymous said...

Eat a gun soon? Regardless what this man did, that is a classless tasteless comment.

miramar said...

THEN:

"There are two words I never want to hear again, Duke and lacrosse!"

NOW:

"I will go to my grave being associated with this case."

Anonymous said...

MrRabbit: Stop feeling sorry for him & stop talking trash. This is how bullies act once they get thrashed. Nifong is nothing but a nasty bully. He finally is getting a taste of what its like to be on the playground with bigger kids. I feel no pity, only loathing for such a scoundrel. A better man would have repented, resigned and turned in his license some time ago. He lacked the character and intelligence to do the right thing. He's sniffing and snivelling now, but he put a lot of people through hell. What crocodile tears.

Anonymous said...

I think this was inevitable. Somehow a part of me does feel sorry for Nifong, even though he brought this on himself. I feel even worse for his family.

Anonymous said...

ToTo All:

I indicated yesterday that it was my belief that Nifong was a sociopath. His testimony today confirmed it. Truth and lies were spoken without hesitation. Fact and fantasy were intermixed. I suspect the general perception now is that there was a pretty sick guy at the wheel in the DA's office.

What happens now? Disbarring is a mere formality. The clock now starts ticking for the willing accomplices. The ship appears to be listing.

Every man for himself!

Ken
Dallas

Gary said...

FINALLY realizing that his life, career, reputation are in ruins never to rise again.

What are yew talking about?? Use car dealerships are probably already offering him twice his salary to sign up with them. He could also become a Angry studies Prof. at Duke. Life has just begun for Nifong.

mb said...

All,

Let's not forget that without CGM's original lies Nifong would never have started this. Further, were it not for the behavior of the likes of Levicy, the Potbangers, G88, NBPs, many members of the MSM and other enablers, he might not have continued with this witch hunt.

I certainly hope that this is just the beginning vis-a-vis holding these other people accountable to the members of the Duke LAX team and their families, most especially the LAX 3.

No justice, no peace said...

4:21 mb

Amen, he didn't do this in a vacuum.

scott said...

It has been extremely apparent since March 2006 that Nifong's presence as the District Attorney in Durham does not serve the cause of justice.

Anonymous said...

is duke a state school?