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April 10, 2006

Duke 'rapists' are like white racists who lynched blacks

...or so Piny gratuitously conflates at the end of an otherwise powerful post regarding the history of lynching interspersed with writings from James Baldwin.

Godwin's Law needs some corollaries.

FURTHER, for all the posts about the Duke lacrosse team being, without any question, rapists turns out to be without merit

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — DNA testing failed to connect any members of the Duke University lacrosse team to the alleged rape of a stripper, attorneys for the athletes said Monday.

Citing DNA test results delivered by the state crime lab to police and prosecutors a few hours earlier, the attorneys said the test results prove their clients did not sexually assault and beat a stripper hired to perform at a March 13 team party.

No charges have been filed in the case.

"No DNA material from any young man was present on the body of this complaining woman," said defense attorney Wade Smith.

I pointed this breaking fact out to piny, of course. Doesn't matter. Doesn't fit the narrative.

Now, Duke University certainly has a case to suspend merely on the behavior of these young males of privilege who acted indecently in going to a home and hiring strippers, plus the one real sicko sending outregeous emails about "skinning" ...

but RAPE they didn't do.

I will be interested to see the reaction from those who were quick to engage in a little cyber-mob-justice before the evidence came in.

Piny says about lynching

That basic idea–that those people need to suffer, that we survive as ourselves because we make them suffer–hasn’t left us. It’s why people were squeamish about bringing Gwen Araujo’s killers to justice. It rose up in the discussions on HR 4437 and the Duke rape case.
Ironic, isn't it?

Posted by Darleen at April 10, 2006 05:55 PM


Darleen, good post. The lynching analogy fails for statistical reasons. I posted about this today as well as the whole hideous affair. The problem is societal morality, not race.

It's hard out here for a pimp, indeed.

Posted by: K T Cat at April 10, 2006 07:09 PM

Good post. I think the key phrase is "Doesn't fit the narrative."

The narrative is everything. Facts are irrelevant. Truth, doubly so.

Posted by: Just Me at April 10, 2006 10:53 PM

Darleen, I just noticed that my trackback to your post double-posted. Sorry about that. I've been having problems with my wordpress trackback.

Love your post by the way. I have first hand knowledge that the gals at feministe really don't care about the issues unless it is wrapped in a tight package full of hate toward christians, white people, america, men and the list goes on and on.

Just Me: You nailed it on the head "The narrative is everything. Facts are irrelevant. " If it doesn't fit their view of the world they manipulate it to fit or they invoke junior high behavior and tell you to f**k off because they really don't have a sound argument to defend.

Posted by: chez diva at April 11, 2006 04:52 AM

Nancy Grace is the worst offender of the various cable news blowhardians who've commented on the Duke lacrosse team business.

Check out

She basically tried and convicted the whole team!

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at April 11, 2006 09:12 AM


Nancy Grace sets my teeth on edge. I get this uncontrolable twitch in my thumb whenever the tv remote catches her onair.

Posted by: Darleen at April 11, 2006 09:38 AM

I loathe Nancy Grace. How does she have a job?

Posted by: Mieke at April 11, 2006 07:49 PM

Ah! The apartheid smells so good here.

We need more of it.

Rape them all.

Posted by: Eric Boethe at April 21, 2006 01:25 PM

Perry Mason here...

"Why did 46 white athletes knowingly hire 2 black strippers for their drunk party?"

I mean... there must be a lot of available white strippers in N.C., probably some at DUKE.

Posted by: Perry mason at April 21, 2006 01:34 PM


And you have some evidence that they "knowingly hired black strippers"?

And this is material to the issue of rape, how?

Posted by: Darleen at April 21, 2006 05:56 PM

First of all, the "stripper" lied. Her inconsistencies and total and complete lack of any DNA on her, on the boys, or at the alleged crime scene proves it. The two boys she decided to chose as her rapists have air tight allibis.

The boys aren't racists, they had a heated argument with the strippers who ripped them off then reported to the police that racial slurs were made. She (i.e 2nd stripper Ms. Roberts) said she was just driving by... which was a lie, but what she didn't say is what she called them.

Here's a thought, "If a stirpper whores herself for money and gets raped, is it really rape or shoplifting?" JUST JOKING! Someone scrape that feminist off the ceiling and buy her a sence of humor! LOL!

Posted by: Betty Freidan at May 7, 2006 12:19 AM

Those boys/men will be found guilty in a court of law.Don't you think it a little odd after having a drunken party that one of the guys would make sure he had receipts to fast food,atm,phone calls.Humm, sounds like someone was looking for an alibi.SORRY CHARLIE,WON'T WORK THIS TIME.

Posted by: justice58 at May 9, 2006 01:01 PM

Oh wow. You're right #58! No one EVER leaves a party and EVER uses their cell phone or grabs a bite to eat on the way home.

What STUNNING deductive analysis!

That you, Mr. DA, trolling for voters?

Posted by: Darleen at May 9, 2006 01:30 PM

LOOK DARLEEN!!! I didn't say one never uses a cell phone or get something to eat. YOU NEED TO READ FIRST BEFORE SPEAKING.Don't hate because they're going to prison.WAIT UNTIL THEY MEET THE BLACK MEN THERE.I WONDER WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN TO THEM.....HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

Posted by: justice58 at May 9, 2006 06:22 PM