Re: Justice for Nifong Libeling Elmo
« Reply #1 on: Today at 11:35:59 AM »
SC, I do recall contact with Elmo and the relief that his computer records coincided with Reade's description of his call for a taxi and stops along the route back to his dorm. I know I would have been jumping up and down if some corroborated my story.
The author appears to be not only ignorant of how complex the computors and the other other electronic objects involved are but of ordinary common sense.Apart from the physical problem of re-timing electonic bank records and photogaphs,the forger would have had to correlate multiple timed calls from several separate phones,the restaurant receipt,and the dorm cards. If Elmo had dropped dead five minutes after delivering Reade and hiis pal at their door,the alibi would have stood firm on the basis of the electronic recordings.
And casting Elmo as the only identifiable conspirator in all this ? Elmo was a non-citizen daily answerable to the most extreme unpleasantries of Durham LE;if he wanted to stay in this country and that city,Nifong,Stacey, and Co. held all the cards.They simply forgot that simple human decency can,sometimes,still exist,even in Durham.
Who exactly is the author of this comical blog entry? One of the commenters mentions Sydney Harr as the author. I don't know if that is correct or not but when I googled him, this is what I came up with.http://www.newsobserver.com/2746/story/1149712.html
"Harr is a retired physician and an artist. He has drawn a color pro-Nifong comic strip called "The Mis-adventures of Super Duper Cooper" about a "mild-mannered ... bumbling attorney general dispensing selective justice based on color and class."
He also lists his favorite movie as "V in Vendetta", which might explain him a bit.
As the one bright spot ( there had to be b a bright side in here somewhere) he lists the under appreciated Rachmaninof as his favorite composer.However,I cannot help thinking that that the players ,and their families, will fiind three million dollars in legal fees and a couple of years of quantitattively immeasurable mental and physical damages,too great a price to this llauadable aesthetic cross-reference.
However,for my part,I am quite happy to exchange cultural references with Mr. Harr, and his friend Miss.Mangum.Let them consider" Aldonza's Song"( as magnificently perfermormed by Miss Joan Diener in the original "Man of LaMancha")
"And so I became as befitted the mode of my birth,
A casual bride to the murderous scum of the earth.
..Should you fear that you find me not quite at my virginal best,
Slip two bits in my hand and I'll williing show you the rest!"
The pair of them should,in the interests of raising our collective aesthtic standards,encapsulate that one on both their web sites.
After all Don Q. did ,at a terrible price,succeed in salvaging Aldoonza.But it appears most likely that Crystal after sucking all the available lucre out of Mr.Harr and V(for Vendtta)Peterrson will merely end up guzzling down more bottles of Don Q.
He portrays state Attorney General Roy Cooper, aided by a barely dressed "curvaceous assistant," wondering, "Let's see ... What else can I do to make the Nifong's life miserable?"
In arguing that Nifong deserves reinstatement to the bar, Harr noted Monday that Nifong is the only district attorney ever disbarred in the state -- despite instances of egregious prosecutorial misconduct by others."
It is hard for me to understand people who, even after being slapped in the face with a trout (or in this case, evidence), continue to not see truth.
Also, the argument that "so and so didn't get punished for what he did so why should Nifong be punished" is ridiculous. How many times have we been told two wrongs don't make a right. Sometimes, the system works and people are punished for their wrong doings. Other times, the system fails.
The logical extension of their argument would be that since no prosecutor in North Carolina history has ever been himself prosecuted for such all too frequent crimes,it is ,by precedent,too late to start ever now. The frame-up should be regarded as a legally sanctioned fact of life down North Carolina way.
Harr is equally bad on the DNA evidence,though he does at least have the grace to print the bloggers who futilely try to explain to him what he seems as incapable as ever of comprehending.
All told, Elmo really does have good grounds for a libel suit here(unless Harr could convince a judge that receiving the Reader's Digest Award automatically turned Elmo iinto a public figure)
but Elmo shows his forbearance to more meaningful opponents than Harr and(in pity for Harr's inviincible ignorance )will probably turn the other cheek on this occasion as well.