Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Victoria Peterson Ejected

Nifong citizens' committee co-chair Victoria Peterson has just been removed from the courtroom, allegedly for threatening a witness. Jackie Brown reports that a security officer witnessed Peterson's behavior, which was wholly unprovoked, and brought it to the attention of authorities with the Bar.

Lane Williamson has just announced that Citizens' Committee co-chair will not be allowed back into proceedings for the rest of the hearing.

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

you couldn't make this stuff up.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Which witness??!!??

bill anderson said...

Perfect!

Mike Lee said...

Are you F-ing kidding me? Just when you thought this woman could not be a bigger crackpot!!!

She is priceless.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA!!

Anonymous said...

Not. A. surpise.

What. A. Joke.

Gary said...

Wait wait! Don't tell me, let me guess!

She still thinks that taxi driver was guilty of shoplifting? :-)

Chicago said...

That is too funny. I hope this means she is done there for good and not just today, but for the remainder of the trial. I could see her trying to come back tomorrow.

Shouldn't she be arrested for such a threat?

Anonymous said...

Check out the undoctored photo of Nifongs response to Wade Smith on LS.

OMG

Anonymous said...

Details please!!!

Anonymous said...

The pictures on WRAL are showing Nifong with a noticeable facial tick...my mna does not look good.

Anonymous said...

Priceless.

But, you can count on that nutjob holding a press conference today claiming it was racism that got her kicked out.

Yes, we must know what witness she threatened?

Michael said...

Himan looks worried on the stand.

Thanks for the info on who the threat was. Would love to know who she threatened and what she said.

Anonymous said...

she allegedly shared the stage with the black panther party ....nice babe

emmy said...

KC, WHO DID SHE THREATEN????!!! PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEE, tell us!!!!!!!

Looney tune!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of nutjobs, I just turned on court-tv (which I normally refuse to watch) and Nancy Grace once again has someone filling in for her...coincidence?

Gary said...

Again KC, all this would never fly as a fictional novel -- characters are supposed to be tragically, not robotically flawed in fiction.

What was the threatening motion?

Making a pot banging motion?

Pantomime castration?


Anyhow, how am I supposed to get any work done today, even from 3K miles away if these people won't behave themselves?

Bella said...

haha, what a ridiculous circus. who did she threaten???

Anonymous said...

This is so fabulous of all to report these updates! Thanks KC, and everyone else! At work, checking in hourly, and each new tidbit is fascinating. (Debrah -- you have a smart cat!)
Dukex4

Anonymous said...

Himan is shaking like a leaf searching thru ppwork...gotta love it.

Anonymous said...

AAAHHHH, too bad. I guess she will now have to read KC's blog to keep up with what is going on in the court room.

Way to go nutjob!

Thank you KC for the updates!

-Trinity '88

Anonymous said...

Whom did she threaten?

Anonymous said...

i'm so glad that i'm taping this!

If this were theatre in the round we'd be up to the rotten cabbage by now.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't Victoria Peterson in the nut house, where she belongs?

And this woman is the crackpot with whom Nifong was so proud to be associated. Sad.

Nancy Grace is a coward. Wanna bet she won't be "available" to cover any of Nifong's trial?

Missy said...

Okay, admit it y'all -- how many times have you refreshed your browser hoping KC has posted the name of the witness? Probably at least half a dozen times for me!

Did we really expect any show of respect for the court and the process from VP? Surprised she was able to contain herself this long.

Anonymous said...

Presumably she threatened Mrs. Finnerty, or said something 'inappropriate' enough to be escorted out and forbidden to come back.
(Mrs. Finnerty is scheduled to be a witness.)

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Anonymous said...

How fitting that Nifong's only remaining supporter shows herself to be wholly lacking in class or decorum or any respect for the judicial system....hey, when you are out to get 3 white boys, what's a little witness threatening along the way.

Trash, like the rest of them.

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!!!!!!! VP is not going to be there to comfort Mikey during all of this!! Would love to hear the ruckus she must be causing outside the courthouse--potbanging perhaps. Poor Mary Ellen Finnerty!! She will have to have some protection when she leaves today if VP is lurking about!!

duke2009mom

Jonas said...

Peterson has always seemed a bit unhinged. Remember when Professor Johnson called attention to Peterson's ironic past promoting supposed "morality" in government.

From DiW's 9/4/06 posting "Nifong's Strange Bedfellows"

"It turns out, however, that Peterson has considerable experience operating on the extremist fringe. In 2003, she served as president of the short-lived Christians for Morality in Government. The group was created to oppose a Durham County measure to extend health-insurance benefits for same-sex couples. Peterson justified her position pragmatically: “Many of them are infected with diseases, and their lifestyles are very, very dangerous,” Peterson informed the county commission. “Many don’t live to be senior citizens. Who’s going to pay this expense if they get sick in their gay lifestyle?” And if 'they [gays and lesbians] are not infected with diseases . . . they will be, even women.'"

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/2006/09/nifongs-strange-bedfellows.html

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to hear what she said to Mrs. Finnerty.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyone residing in Durham that isn't a crackpot or a criminal?

Anonymous said...

Loved the comment at LS saying that it obviously wasn't Rae Evans she threatened since VP was able to walk out. LOL! Go moms!

VP has probably gone to rendezvous with Farred to see what they can cook up between them.

Anonymous said...

I guarantee you she will claim racism and probably file some kind of discrimination suit for being barred from the proceedings.

Anonymous said...

WRAL
VP is taking over the WRAL camera! "It's not true. I wasn't talking laod!"

Anonymous said...

This seems funny at first,but then it's not...Threatening a witness(in court no less) is a high grade felony everywhere. She must be charged and arrested immediately..No system of justice can survive if winesses are subjected to intimidation.

Anonymous said...

I take it those of you watching wral saw VP chime in on live TV. This woman is the bomb!!!!!!

She interjected herself into a live broadcast and tried to tell her side of the story!!

SHE IS TOO DAMN MUCH!!!!

Anonymous said...

IT'S NOT TRUE SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

what else is that freak saying?

Anonymous said...

More details please. She just jumped in front of the reporter during a live broadcast? How did they get her to shut-up?

Anonymous said...

Poor Mikey, who providing him chips?

Michael said...

re: 3:41

VP saw the BPs get away with it so it should be okay, right?

Anonymous said...

Hours of watching and I missed Victoria's contribution to the cause. Any one have an idea what happened at Courtv? Jamie was going to the Specter trial - I went to get coffer on my return, they are back in Durham.

Anonymous said...

From Staff Reports
A vocal Nifong supporter was barred from the proceedings after a break.
Victoria Peterson has showed up at most lacrosse-related events where television cameras were present.

After a break, Peterson was escorted out of the building by State Capitol Police, Williamson announced that a "security issue" resulted in the ejection of one person from the hearing's audience. He did not elaborate and Peterson said she was not given a reason by police.

A uniformed police officer told her she needed to call the Bar to find out why.

Peterson said before the afternoon session began, she remarked to a television reporter that the some in the black community in Durham didn't agree with Cooper's exoneration of the three players. Then, an officer came up to her and told her she couldn't talk about the case. That conversation took place before the afternoon session began, in the foyer of the building, Peterson said

Anonymous said...

All that homophobic dippy Peterson needs is a big clown nose.

Anonymous said...

Are we watching the same show? I don't think Himan looks nervous or is shaking? I think he is glad to get his side out to the public.

Anonymous said...

Michael may be right..She may have an excuse..after all if the Black Panthers can isuue death threats in open court w/o so much as a nasty look from the judge, what is wrong with a little witness intimidation.

Mike Lee said...

She saw the reporter (a female) talking about her and describing her clothing (she was wearing a floral colored shirt) and they refereed to the fact that she got barred from the courtroom. The camera went to her and back to the reporter.

the next thing you know she is standing next to the reporter during the live broadcast. As the reporter is talking she sticks her head in and says, "I wsan't talking loud. I am tired of the press saying bad things about me. It's not true sister." The reporter was shocked and said, "Ms. Peterson we're in the middle of a live broadcast." and they cut back to the studio.

I could not believe it and it was absolutely hilarious. I sure hope that everyone who did not see it gets the chance.

Anyonw who knows where to find it please let others know. This stuff is beyond words.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike!

Mike Lee said...

Sorry for the spelling errors in my last post. I make a lot of mistakes when I try to type too fast. For those of you who did not see Victoria Peterson inject herself into the live broadcast on WRAL, you need to find a way to locate it and view it.

The reporter was obviously very surprised and handled it well. But to see Peterson sidle up next to the reporter and involve herself in their live broadcast is definitely one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

Anyone with info on how others can see it please let everyone know. Hopefully it will be on youtube. I really hope you all who have not seen it get the chance.

Definitely the highlight of the day for me without a doubt.

Anonymous said...

THE NEGRO AGENDA

That's the subtext of the entire case.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy people making fun of VP for claiming racism then writing things like THE NEGRO AGENDA. VP is pathetic but whoever is posting shit like that is just as bad.

Anonymous said...

Not to speak for another poster, but I think what they meant by the 'negro agenda' was that blacks are always saying everything is racism..OJ, it was racism, Michael Jackon, Michael Vick, and now even Wesley Snipes...any time a black person is accused of a crime that involves a white person in any way, shape or form they are going to play the race card. Most times it works well. Black men get acquitted of raping white women all the time by playing the race card...she cried rape because she was embarrassed about sex with a black man.

Mike Lee said...

This case was a hoax, race has nothing to do with it and has no place in the discussion if you ask me. Furthermore, I don't care if Victoria Peterson is white, black, blue, or purple.

That woman is a certifiable nut and is the funniest damn thing I have ever seen. Her appearance on live TV today was one of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Race had everything to do with how the hoax was able to go on for so long and why it got started in the first place.

If the accuser had been white, accusing whites or blacks, Nifong would never have brought charges, he wouldn't have brought charges if the defendants were black and the accuser was black. The ONLY reason he did bring charges was because of racism in Durham and how this case would stoke the fires of race hatred among the city's blacks and get him their votes.

Race is also the ONLY reason the national media ran with the story and why the NYTimes to this day all but refuses to admit their reporter was a race baiter himself and wedding to the view of the poor black woman sexually abused by the white man.

Anonymous said...

She should be procesuted -- too bad she can't be ejected from the planet!

The thing is she is more outspoken than most, but she has lots of company inhabiting her alternate reality.

Gary said...

Jun 12, 2007 4:38:00 PM sez
THE NEGRO AGENDA
That's the subtext of the entire case.


Eewww, my electromagnetic information patterns might exist on the same server as yours, I feel unclean.

Weird simian tribal-think detected: individual == group, very very socialist/fascistic way of thought in your general direction.

As an official and proud member of the "Jewish conspiracy" [you know, the 4,000 year unstopping (and now unstoppable!) effort to destroy racial id, bring rationality and prosperity to the human race, promote science and eventually replace your sorry behind with smarter robots] I can truthfully declare that ... sigh, beyond the part about robots, there ain't no conspiracy, protocols or secret agendas. Even open plans are almost impossible to keep, even when the same actual person is behind them. Sorry.

Mike Lee said...

I agree with Anon 5:09 race drove the case from the beginning. But putting it aside is the only way to get to true justcice.

And those that invoke race and are driven by it only cloud the search for and ability to achieve it.

Anonymous said...

5:22

NEGRO AGENDA COMMANDMENTS

1. Never admit that you're dependent on white people
2. Never give whites or Asians any credit for markedly improving the lives of the Negro
3. Blame whitey for all of the Negro's "problems"
4. Pretend white males find black women desirable
5. Lower standards through affirmative action, then blame whitey for all the "disparities"
6. Terrorize successful white boys from your academic-welfare-sucking Negro sinecures
7. Pretend whitey is committing all the violent crime, when we all know it's blacks and "Hispanics" (especially Negro "Hispanics")
8. More "affordable" housing, race norming, welfare
8. Mores monehs for dah edjemkatchin--let honlie pay
9. don't complain about black crime and black incompetence
10. "diversity" will solve all of honkies' problems

Anonymous said...

5:42:

Posts like yours don't help and contribute greatly to the racial divide in the US. David Duke would be proud.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:22's Point # 2 is especially true. Anybody who knows the history of medicine and inventions and...everything...knows that. But his post is written in kind of a mean-spirited tone. (Not nice).

Anonymous said...

the negro agenda is 'get mighty whitys money' use the courts

Anonymous said...

I am in love with the person above, no joke. Someone finally got it. If I was to write a book it'd be titled "The Duke Lacrosse story: The official story of Reverse racism." Course Al Sharpton would find a way to close the publishers down but you know...yeah and they blame the 3 families for being succesful...as if they didn't have to work there asses off to get everything they have. Uhm anyone read Metro magazine with the Finnertys? Mr.Finnerty paid off school loans for 10 years of there marriage. It wasnt easy.

Anonymous said...

My view of the 'african american' agenda is that they are not willing to take any responsibility for the pathologies in their own community and so all failures are blamed on white racism, over 40 years, this we are the victim mantra has resulted in a largely dysfunctional culture where up is down, gangs are heros, drug dealing is a good occupation but going to schools is 'acting white' and 'snitching' about crime is the real crime. American blacks have become unable and unwilling to make the necessary changes in their culture since all they ahve to do is claim racism and they will always find a willing audience of suckers who believe them and feel sorry for them, further perpetuating the cycle of victimhood and failure.

Anonymous said...

That's strange, I thought Jim Coleman was doing ok. I never heard him say anything about being a victim. And I thought there was a pretty successful guy running for President who is black.

I understand reverse racism happens in America, and we should fight it just as hard as good old fashioned white on black racism.

Anyway...the problem occurs when people lump all blacks or all whites into certain categories. Kinda like the last two posters.

Anonymous said...

6:16

can't generalize about blacks?

see Duke, OJ and Durham

Negro beneficiaries of affirmative action (see Wahneema) hate whitey more than the Negro underclass.

I win.

Anonymous said...

All of you fuckers who want to use this case to advance your bigoted racial agendas, get the fuck out. If the scales ever fell from your eyes and you could see just how very kindred you are in spirit to the New Black Panthers, you'd be sick to your stomach.

Anonymous said...

6:53

Have to resort to name-calling, huh.

Think the poster has a point about a collective black agenda. You obviously know nothing about the black media, as this so-called agenda is referred to all the time--by blacks!

And the hoax WAS about the black agenda.

Polanski

mac said...

I knew it was Polanski.

Mike lee at 4:27:
Great play-by-play! Reminds
me of "My Favorite Martian," where
Elizabeth Hurley is adamantly
protesting the existence of aliens.

Maybe Peterson and Hurly were
both exclaiming to a disbelieving
public that people like Polanski
still exist.

Anonymous said...

Mac, didn't write original posts, but I maintain this case was always about whites kow-towing to the black agenda. If you don't have the cognitive chops to rebut this, please don't name-call.

Polanski

Anonymous said...

I am not a racist to whites or blacks so don't attack me....but I have to agree that there is definitely a problem in the black community where they seem to blame their problems on white people and racism...like the fact that more blakcs are incorsorated [ spelling? ] as if it isn't possible blakcs have commited more crimes...even though gangs are thriving in their communities. It seems like blacks are always back each other up no matter how wrong they are. In the OJ trial IMO the only reason it was really innocent was because the jury was predo. black and it was a race thing...I mean did you see all those black people rejpicing outside? And then all the black people like Georgia Goslee who refused to accept that the boys where INNOCENT. However, like I said I am NOT racist, and know that not all black people are like that. I mean James Coleman is a perfect example...I'd give him the Nobel Peace prize if I could.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the spelling above I was typing too fast.

mac said...

Polanski!
You do exist!
Now I'm gonna have to
invest in a big telescope,
so I can see the alien bases
on the moon!

Anonymous said...

Victoria is a nut,
but the comments to this post are absolutely disgusting.

Anonymous said...

I bet she is a hippie! A dirty dirty hippie!

Anonymous said...

What do you think? Should we get Flip Wilson or Steve Tyler to play Victoria Peterson in the movie?

Anonymous said...

Oops! Flip Wilson or Steve PERRY, I mean, of course. Though Steve Tyler would be an interesting choice.

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

I have to agree with 10:38. I've seen far too many racist comments here, and there's never an excuse for that type of garbage. Hate breeds hate, and that BS must end on all sides if we are to progress as a nation and a society.

Durham non-racist said...

Victoria Peterson is a racist. She clearly believes in black supremacy. In that regard, she's not much different from the Klan, except that the Klan was partial to those of a lighter complexion. Racist supremacists are all cut from the same cloth. They all hate integration. They all know that their power is derived from racial animosity. They create hate in their in-group against the other group and then ride the wave of hate. It's really a right wing approach which you can see anywhere that some "leader" is trying to rally their group against the outsider group which is defined as a threat or oppressor.