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A Tearful Mike Nifong Says He Will Resign

From a heartbroken Associated Press:

Duke Prosecutor Says He Will Resign

Jun 15

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Facing the loss of his law license, a tearful Mike Nifong said Friday he will resign as district attorney, more than a year after he obtained rape indictments against three Duke University lacrosse players who were later declared innocent by state prosecutors.

“My community has suffered enough,” Nifong said from the witness stand at his ethics trial on allegations that he violated rules of professional conduct in his handling of the case.

The North Carolina State Bar said Nifong withheld DNA test results from the players’ defense attorneys, lied to the court and bar investigators, and made misleading and inflammatory comments about the three athletes, who were cleared of charges they raped a stripper at a team party in March 2006.

Nifong said he did not make all the mistakes alleged by the bar, “but they are my mistakes.”

“It has become increasingly apparent, during the course of this week, in some ways that it might not have been before, that my presence as the district attorney in Durham is not furthering the cause of justice,” Nifong said…

Mr. Nifong’s resignation should be but the first step in his paying of his debt to society.

He should go to jail.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 15th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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