Wednesday, January 07, 2009

News

Two pieces of news:

The Herald-Sun reports that taxi driver Moezeldin Elmostafa has settled his civil suit against the department store chain whose bogus allegations of shoplifting were used by Mike Nifong and the DPD to pressure Elmostafa to change his story in the lacrosse case.

And Durham County’s new “minister of justice,” Tracey Cline, e-mails to dispute my characterization of her as indifferent to ethics. “To seek justice,” writes she, “must be done ethically or else it is not justice.”

So that’s the message she wanted to communicate by inviting Mike Nifong as a special guest to her swearing-in ceremony.

27 comments:

Debrah said...

"To seek justice,” writes she, “must be done ethically or else it is not justice.”


People like Cline must operate under the easy-riding fantasy that offering up this dime store banality somehow eclipses what she, Nifong, and the rest of Durham were doing in 2006-7.

Do Cline and her retro Durhamites really believe that normal people who don't think it's "justice" when someone tries to send three innocent young men to prison for 30 years see her as anything other than a Mike Nifong sidekick?

Is Cline going to " be about the business of" justice?

What a seasoned loon.

LOL!!!
LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

KC - Did she use her AOL account to email you?

bill anderson said...

Un-bleeping-believable! Here is someone who has lied about her role in the lacrosse case and now has the gall to speak about ethics. She personally invited a known liar and criminal, Michael B. Nifong, to her swearing-in ceremony, and somehow I doubt that she was trying to provide a positive example for him.

No, people like Cline are angry that they did not have the chance to railroad innocent people into prison. Don't forget that Cline planned to give the following case to the jury: "I am black and I was raped. Crystal is black, THEREFORE, she was raped by these evil Duke lacrosse players."

In other words, she planned on presenting what she and others KNEW was a lie. Some "ethics." Since she overwhelmingly was elected, this also tells me that Durham voters really don't care about the truth, and that a Durham jury gladly would have bought the frame, not because they would have believed it, but because the city leaders were anxious to frame innocent people and get away with it.

DANinZA said...

Perhaps it is time for an new blog:

Durham DA Watch

to chronicle the travesties of Justice perpetrated by the ever corrupt MS Klein!

Anonymous said...

KC :
Can you post her response to you ? Would be interesting to see what she had to say . . .

KC Johnson said...

Here it is!

Mr. Johnson,

To seek justice must be done ethically or else it is not justice.

Thank you for your note of concern.

Tracey Cline

Debrah said...

Here's another item of interest in the N&O.

This PhD candidate really tries to whip-up his followers on the editorial page.

I just called the head of the sociology department where the author of this piece works and asked him to please present the other side.....or a more balanced view when lecturing students.

This professor told me that Goshal has a right to his opinions and didn't address the balance I was talking about.

I then told him that he seems to hold the same one-sided views as this PhD candidate in question.......and he hung up!

LIS!

I then called the chancellor's office and left an account of the conversation and complained that the school is a public, tax-supported school and that this sociology professor should become acquainted with who pays his salary.

The assistant to the chancellor was very nice and agreed that the head of sociology needs to present himself in a more professional manner.

Oh well.......this kind of hyperbole will always exist when someone relies on discord in order to have a job.

Just sick.

Anonymous said...

Rule of thumb. The 1st person to mention ethics usually has none

Gary Packwood said...

Tracey Cline said...To seek justice must be done ethically or else it is not justice.
::
According to the ABA, and common sense, “the obligation to avoid and rectify convictions of innocent people…is the most fundamental professional obligation of criminal prosecutors.”
::
GP

Anonymous said...

Tracey Cline. Mike Nifong, Tara Levicy, et al are all drinking the same Kool-aid - that is if you say something often enough not only will no one really question what you are saying but they will come to believe it is true - even when the evidence shows otherwise. Cline believes that she is an ethical seeker of justice and will continue to repeat that mantra for any and all to hear. Obviously, the majority of the citizens of Durham are Kool-aid drinkers as well. One can only hope that there continue to be some in the justice system in North Carolina who refuse any sips from that pitcher and who will not be talkers about ethics but who are men and women of ethical behavior and action. Cline's invitation and hug of Mike Nifong speak volumes as to where she is on the ethical divide. I agree with Bill Anderson that a jury in Durham would have convicted RCD because they would have believed the frame hook, line and sinker.
cks

bill anderson said...

Mr. Johnson,

To seek justice must be done ethically or else it is not justice.

Thank you for your note of concern.

Tracey Cline


I must admit that this one falls into the WTF category. What does she mean? If someone is "ethical" when trying to frame an innocent person, does that make it "justice"?

Is lying ethical. Is knowing bringing a false case ethical?

Cline truly is a liar, a big liar. Durham deserves her.

Anonymous said...

Is Cline a Communist?

No justice, no peace said...

"I see a lot of choppin', but the chips ain't a flyin'" - Foghorn Leghorn

Michael said...

She didn't say that she would do it ethically. Inviting Nifong really says volumes about the new DA. Hopefully there will be many pictures available of Mike Nifong at the ceremony and maybe a nice picture of them shaking hands.

Should make for good campaign posters for the next election.

Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled Tracy Cline invited Michael Nifong. He didn't deserve any of what happened to him. But, I not surprised at what happened. Michael Nifong dared to seek justice for a black woman. Michael Nifong must have forgotten, it was the racist Old South.

KC Johnson..you're a pathetic tool.

No justice, no peace said...

Inre: "Is _________ a Communist?"

It is becoming increasingly clear that Durham is filled with the vanguard frauds and not the elite.

Clearly the vanguard elite are operating in some location other than Durham or Duke.

Richard Aubrey said...

Nice to see Elmostafa got something in return for Durham's attempt to screw him.
It would have been pretty damning for the laxers to pay him from their settlements, although, absent legal implications, the right thing to do.
He hung it out for them and for doing the right thing.
Hate to think virtue is always and only its own reward.

Anonymous said...

Are there NO good people left in Durtham who will go after these idiots in an election? I mean somebody actually electable?

Debrah said...

TO 10:11 AM---

You must really be feeling the pinch.

It's becoming increasingly more of a challenge for black race-hustlers and destructive enablers to fleece the public, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

The real problem with the last Durham DA election, is that no competent contender came forward to oppose Cline -- not because anyone considered her too strong or too popular to be defeated, but because, frankly, nobody wants that job.

The Durham DA's position is thoroughly tainted and disreputable, as well as thankless and, even more to the point, it is impossible, due to the zoo-like population of the City. Any decent, self-respecting person would reject it. So Cline got the job mainly by default, and the significance of Durham "choosing" her is therefore somewhat exaggerated.

The same was true, as we all know, when Nifong ran for the nomination before that -- even his "opponent" said he would not take the position if elected! Cline got this job the way a dog would eat table scraps found on the floor.

Anonymous said...

These people . . . the ones that think like Cline . . . stand in the doorway of whomever they want to refuse . . . like Wallace refusing admittance . . . and now refusing to admit Burris . . . and refusing protection of the law even to an innocent lacrosse team . . . why . . . because they were white males . . . because they were from out of state . . . because they were primarily Catholic . . . because they were seen to be privileged . . . because they were Duke students . . . because they were not from Durham . . . why . . . were they used for someone's political agenda . . . because Cline pursued justice in an office that was willing to do the things it did do in order to do all the other things that it did to "seek justice" for itself. Why did it not work out that way Patsy . . . er, Tracey.

Anonymous said...

In a separate message to Debra and Bill Anderson. Among the many others you guys rock . . . what wonderful backup for KC. In so many ways, this blog has been so important to so many people . . . important even to the horrid protagonist of Durham to get them to consider their own wretched behavior. Your comments and the comments of many others have been a great help.

Gary Packwood said...

Anonymous 1/08/09 10:11 AM said...
...I'm thrilled Tracy Cline invited Michael Nifong. He didn't deserve any of what happened to him. But, I not surprised at what happened. Michael Nifong dared to seek justice for a black woman. Michael Nifong must have forgotten, it was the racist Old South.
KC Johnson..you're a pathetic tool.
::
Your little group at Duke has made a commitment that the narrative you cobbled together about Durham and Duke being part of the Old South will live on beyond your efforts immortalize black women by framing innocent white students.

Your point was to make the connection on this blog between Duke, Durham and the Old South for what you think is job protection.

It didn't work.

None of you at Duke are old enough to actually know anything about the Old South (old south?) and your efforts to become the new Harvard for the old south isn't going to work. You can't scam yourself into anything except perhaps fifteen minutes of fame.

And besides, anyone who uses 'pathetic' and 'tool' in the same sentence has to be a university sophomore or junior who is advised by one of the G88.

Time to go to class! <3
::
GP

Anonymous said...

I'm sooo glad I'm not living in Durham. Having Mike Nifong invited to her swearing in would be very tacky and tasteless!

Anonymous said...

To Gary Packwood:

In a not so strange sort of way, the Duke fiasco did mirror the worst of the "Old South," but as a mirror does, everything reflected was reversed . . . the lynch mob membership were the supposed elites who were inclined to participate in a lynching exciting thir own mobs.

The mob, excited and uplifted, wanted to perform its horrors as the academic want-to-be's, the Group88, ecouraged it. To the academics all others were to be intimidated and all else in its misuse of power was to be justified.

The mindlessness of the academics and their learned bigotry and the mindless people who followed them onto the streets, the public of Durham, had no problem being the stooges of bigotry for purposes of a supposed retribution . . . a retribution that needed victims to perfect and prove the unanswered and unopposed moral superiority not of some landed aristocracy or race but the moral superiority of the Dukes academics who knew all.

Their "nooses" were the unanswered posters and publicity as they violated their own rules. They hurled into the public arena their own invective, and they hurled it without thought or proof or hesitation.

Their saw their arrogance taken into the streets encourgaging others to do their worse for the hoped for ends of the Duke academics, mainly the Group88.

Interestingly, the students knew better from the outset, and they trusted one another to tell the truth. Their sense of fair play was not to be trusted.

It is a shame that these same academics cannot recognize themselves in the mob of the "Old South." Even now they refuse such recognition no matter the lack of proof or the declared innocense of the young men so horribly set upon.

They offer no insight to their behavior or understanding of it. At some point, this sort of behavior needs to be addressed, but there is fear on the colleges and universities of these people and their mobs.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Cline,



Duh.




Sincerely,


Gregory MOO!

Gary Packwood said...

Anonymous 1/8/09 said...
To Gary Packwood:

...In a not so strange sort of way, the Duke fiasco did mirror the worst of the "Old South," but as a mirror does, everything reflected was reversed . . . the lynch mob membership were the supposed elites who were inclined to participate in a lynching exciting their own mobs.

…They offer no insight to their behavior or understanding of it. At some point, this sort of behavior needs to be addressed, but there is fear on the colleges and universities of these people and their mobs.
::
That is a whole new way for me to think about their actions. Very helpful. Thank You.
::
GP