I'm a historian, so obviously do not favor whitewashing the past. But I'm unconvinced that a hall of justice is an appropriate venue for posing photos of unethical figures. If the goal was to ensure that people didn't forget the bad, photos of Roy Cooper announcing the exoneration, or Lane Williamson presiding over the Nifong ethics proceedings, would have been more appropriate.]
ABC-11 brings welcome news that Durham is scheduled to open a new county courthouse. As part of the design, the county created a mural containing photos honoring some of the key legal figures in the county's history.
The photo array includes these two items:
Only in Durham could the hall of justice feature photos of chief prosecutors removed for unethical behavior. A spokesperson suggested that "random" selections explained the design.
"It's a great day," said Judge Marcia Morey, former character witness for both Mike Nifong and Tracey Cline, "and I think it's a new day for justice in Durham."