@nunayobiznus I actually do think that is a large portion of it.
As this article says:
District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred Saturday for his “selfish” rape prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players â€” a politically motivated act, his judges said, that he inexplicably allowed to fester for months after it was clear the defendants were innocent.
The sad thing is, I don’t even think being disbarred was enough for this ass. He has possibly ruined the lives of three young men with his desperate bid for re-election. I have never been a big fan of privileged college jocks and their sense of entitlement (not all mind you… don’t send me hate mail), but these three were so screamingly innocent, it was sickening.
This man committed perjury, he withheld evidence, and he deserves actual jail time for his actions. And the bonus is? He may face more punishments. The actions taken by this man, a supposed protector of the people of Durham, are so morally reprehensible, it is beyond belief. He put himself out there too much, and when he realized what was going on, he could have pulled back, he could have apologized, but no, he just kept compounding the problem.
And the kicker in all this?
That was perhaps never more apparent than Friday, when Williamson asked Nifong directly if he still believed the accuser was attacked. After pausing for several seconds, Nifong said that while he could not say whether she was sexually assaulted, “something happened to make everybody leave that scene very quickly.”
The comment enraged the players’ defense attorneys, and sent the mother of one player into the hallway outside the courtroom in tears. Williamson took special care Saturday to note that even though Nifong had apologized to the players and volunteered to give up his law license, he remains unable to agree that no lacrosse player committed a crime.
“In the face of a declaration of innocence by the attorney general of North Carolina, it appears the defendant still believes the facts to be one way and the world now knows that is not the case,” Williamson said.
… what?!? He still doesn’t want to back off his story? Even though there are mountains of evidence these three men did nothing, and he STILL sticks to his version? Delusional much?