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The Crystal Mangum Indicted For Murder

We don’t usually post crime news here, but given the lack of coverage from this erstwhile darling of the news media, we thought we would make an exception.

From a very understanding Associated Press:

Duke lacrosse accuser indicted on murder charge

By Mike Baker, Associated Press Mon Apr 18, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. – The woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of raping her in 2006 was charged Monday with murder in the death of her boyfriend.

"Falsely accused"? What a bold statement from the Associated Press, just a mere five years after the facts were clear.

Crystal Mangum, 32, was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder and two counts of larceny. She has been in jail since April 3, when police charged her with assault in the stabbing of 46-year-old Reginald Daye. He died after nearly two weeks at a hospital

Mangum falsely accused the lacrosse players of raping her at a 2006 party for which she was hired to perform as a stripper. The case heightened long-standing tensions in Durham about race, class and the privileged status of college athletes

Or rather, the media and the race pimps saw her allegations as a way to whip up "tensions about race, class the the privileged status of [whites]." And boy did they run whip it.

Prosecutors declined to press charges for the false accusations, but Mangum’s bizarre legal troubles have continued.

In another triumph of racial justice. Which, when you think about it, might have ended up costing the life of Mr. Daye.

Last year, she was convicted on misdemeanor charges after setting a fire that nearly torched her home with her three children inside. In a videotaped police interrogation, she told officers she set [sic] got into a confrontation with her boyfriend at the time — not Daye — and burned his clothes, smashed his car windshield and threatened to stab him

But it was just a "misdemeanor." John Edwards was right. There really are two Americas.

Friends said Mangum has never recovered from the stigma brought by the lacrosse case and has been involved in a string of questionable relationships in an attempt to provide stability for her children. Vincent Clark, a friend who co-authored Mangum’s self-published memoir, said he hopes people don’t rush to judgment — echoing one of the oft-cited lessons of the lacrosse case itself.

Lessons lost of the media, who still trumpet every ‘race crime’ they hear. And never mind how that they almost always turn out to be hoaxes.

Clark said Mangum realizes she has mental health problems.

What was her first clue?

When Daye’s nephew talked to a 911 dispatcher after the stabbing, he referenced the notoriety Mangum still carries.

"It’s Crystal Mangum. THE Crystal Mangum," said the nephew

Ah, the joys of fame.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “The Crystal Mangum Indicted For Murder”

  1. TerryAnne says:

    Friends said Mangum has never recovered from the stigma brought by the lacrosse case and has been involved in a string of questionable relationships in an attempt to provide stability for her children.

    All I can say: grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  2. artboyusa says:

    She tried everything to provide stability for her children, everything except getting an education or a real job. Now its all gone wrong somehow and, just because she did it, some people want to hold her responsible. Go figure…

  3. Petronius says:

    Do you suppose this will diminish Ms Mangum’s chances for a Supreme Court nomination?

    • Right of the People says:

      I would think under the present administration it would enhance them.

      The article doesn’t state whether Mr. Daye was African-American or Caucasian. She would get more votes if it was the later since she obviously was being held down by whitey.

  4. proreason says:

    My only question is why she isn’t our president.

    Perhaps she hasn’t been outspoken enough about this country’s appalling social justice deficit.

  5. Grzegorz says:

    Well, this is clearly *all* George Bush’s fault!

    I wonder what those 88 faculty members who signed that open letter are thinking right now. Yes, yes, I know, I know…

  6. Flession says:

    As someone who once had the displeasure of being part of Mike Nifong’s (the DA who helped ensured this mad woman continued to roam free in the world) district, I have to admit that seeing his legend live on even to this day makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, despite the fact someone had to die at her hands…sorry, possibly had to die at her hands.

    Nifong was actually trying to reinstate his ability to practice law again not too long ago, before the players started suing him and he filed Chapter 11 (players are still able to sue him anyway, despite this). My guess is after this news comes to light, and after her conviction (FINALLY), he’ll never be able to recover.

    Happy days are here again…

  7. JohnMG says:

    The whole world is flippin’ crazy!

    Just read this story and a little background to go along with it, and then try and arrive at any other conclusion. Start at the beginning. You know, the part where the Duke lacrosse players hired her as a stripper. Are you kidding me??!! You’d have to be blind drunk BEFORE YOU’D EVEN CONSIDER that to be a good idea. And you’d probably gouge your own eyes out afterward.

    And to think she was only doing these things “in an attempt to provide stability for her children”. Such a paragon of virtue.

  8. Mithrandir says:

    Friends said Mangum has(1) never recovered from the stigma brought by the lacrosse case and has been involved in a string of questionable relationships in an attempt to(2) provide stability for her children. Vincent Clark, a friend who co-authored Mangum’s self-published memoir, said he hopes people don’t (3)rush to judgment — echoing one of the oft-cited lessons of the lacrosse case itself.

    1. Mangum, a victim of “stigma.” Just like Tawnya Browly–“She did what she did because SOCIETY made her that way.”

    2. See? It was ALL for the kids!

    3. “Rush to Judgment.” The now famous Johnny Cockran line for every minority accused of wrong-doing. The Times Square Bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, “Let’s not rush to judgment!”

    WHAT WE LEARNED:
    –No minority is guilty.
    –They have excuses for why it appears they are guilty.
    –Let’s not rush and condemn them until this current news cycle is over, then you will have been distracted by something else.

  9. The Redneck says:

    See, if we’d busted her for slander and false reports, she might have been in jail instead of stabbing this guy.


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