Thursday, September 14, 2006

Some Stats

Interesting case figures:

12 of 25: As revealed by Liestoppers, the number of rape cases dismissed "without leave"--i.e., by the prosecutor--by D.A. Mike Nifong between July 2005 and June 2006.

It's rather difficult to reconcile that figure with Nifong's (false) claim during the primary season, at NCCU, that “anytime you have a victim who can identify her assailant, then what you have is a case that must go to the jury, which means, in this situation, a jury will get to evaluate the evidence.” [emphasis added]

10 to 1: As revealed by the N&O, the ratio of Sgt. Mark Gottlieb's arrests of Duke students over a several-month period in late 2005/early 2006 to the arrests by the three other police supervisors for the same district.

John in Carolina notes that the Herald-Sun's defense of this ratio accidentially raises some questions for both Duke and Durham authorities.

Zero: The number of rape cases tried by Nifong since 1999. Now that we know his office dismisses so many, perhaps this figure is more understandable. (And, of course, Nifong didn't deal with any rape cases during his lengthy stint in traffic court.) Perhaps this inexperience with rape cases in the modern era explains his preference for ignoring DNA findings that he promised the court would exonerate the innocent and instead dealing "with sexual assault cases the good old-fashioned way. Witnesses got on the stand and told what happened to them."


Anonymous said...

WOW, with now knowing Michael Nifong doesn't know what he is doing. Never tried a rape case.

I think every female should feel better at night just knowing he is on the job. " RIGHT"

Anonymous said...

does this case count as 1 of the 13 not dismissed - or 3?

kcjohnson9 said...

This case is three of the not- dismissed cases.