The N&O reports that William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, has been elected to the NAACP national board.
That's the same Rev. Barber who:
--demanded a gag order against defense attorneys in the case, with the head of his organization's Legal Redress Committee suggesting that the defense attorneys, not Mike Nifong, had committed ethical misconduct; and then rejoiced when the order temporarily was put in place;
--had his photo above an 82-point guilt-presuming memorandum of law riddled with factual errors and unfounded speculation about the lacrosse players, a document for which neither he nor author Al McSurely has ever apologized;
--went to Duke Chapel to attack the lacrosse players' character while remaining silent as the grave about Nifong's procedural abuses;
--suddenly rediscovered his concern with prosecutorial misconduct after the lacrosse case had concluded;
--is, according to last report, overseeing his organization's own "investigation" into the lacrosse case.
Quite a figure to provide leadership for a great civil rights organization.