Read the entire story, by J. Andrew Curliss, here.
A few noteworthy items:
--Durham County's "minister of justice," the ethically-challenged Tracey Cline, declined to comment, or offer any explanation to the public as to how her office has repeatedly run afoul of basic procedural guidelines.
--Hudson has promised "a very interesting order" outlining his findings.
--Cline couldn't even manage to get the small lies correct, as seen in this vignette regarding the victim's sister, Latifah White. From Curliss' article:
White had been testifying while wearing sunglasses, an accommodation allowed because Cline said she was legally blind. But in the midst of her testimony, the sister told the judge she was removing her glasses.Can anyone really be surprised that DA Cline isn't overseeing an ethically pristine office?
"Dorman is looking at me," [the supposedly blind White] said. She removed the glasses and stared at Dorman from the witness box.