For those who have not visited the comments portion of our blog, a brief introduction: Rhonda Fleming is a lady in a tremendous amount of grief over the passing of her beloved brother, Jack. He died years ago in Durham, North Carolina, of what was determined to be a suicide, however Rhonda believes that his death was due to homicide, and she cannot find closure until the perpetrator is brought to justice. She has been actively trying to get any possible witnesses to come forward and for authorities to designate the case as a homicide and re-open the investigation. The depth of the love she had for her brother is evidenced by her passion and persistence in pursuing this issue.
On behalf of all members of the Committee on Justice for MikeNifong, I extend to you our deepest sympathies over your loss. Although I do not know the particulars of your brother’s passing, I will put a link to your website on our Links page when we get it up and running. (There is much important information, especially on the Documents page, that has yet to be posted, so it will not be done in the near future, but as soon as possible.)
There are a few misconceptions you and other readers may have that should be clarified:
(1) The Committee on Justice for Mike Nifong took it upon itself to seek the reinstatement of Mr. Nifong’s law license because his license was selectively and unjustly taken from him by the North Carolina State Bar.
(2) Mr. Nifong is the only prosecutor to be disbarred by the State Bar since its inception in 1933. One prosecutor disbarred over a 76 year period, although other prosecutors have conducted themselves far more egregiously than the petty nonsense with which Mr. Nifong has been accused. North Carolina ranks third behind Illinois and Louisiana in the number of death row inmates who have been exconerated, and most, if not all of them were convicted through prosecutorial misconduct.
(3) Mr. Nifong is not seeking to have his law license reinstated by the State Bar, and has stated that he has no intention of practicing law in North Carolina in the future even if his license were reinstated. In pursuing reinstatement of his law license, we are aware of his position regarding the practice of law, but we do not hold him to it.
We are aware that emotionally you are in pain, but we do not understand your animus towards Mr. Nifong. Again, we do not know your brother’s case, but I would like to think that if evidence existed that suggested that he was murdered, that the Durham Police would have thoroughly investigated. Often, a murder is staged to appear as a suicide, so I do not believe that your view regarding the cause of his death is totally unreasonable.
Feel free to share with us any specific evidence or information you might have to support your case. Please be aware that our efforts are focused first and foremost on obtaining justice for Mr. Nifong, which would be the reinstatement of his license. Only after achieving that goal will be able to consider giving our full attention to your brother’s case.
Let us know if there is anything else we may do that may be of help to you.