Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Bill LuMaye Show

On Monday, September 14, 2009, I was a guest during the 4:00 pm hour on the “Bill LuMaye Show.” Of the 23 minutes of actual air time that was not filled with news, sports, weather, and advertisements, there was a limited amount of time to discuss certain issues in depth. Unfortunately for me, my opening statement was cut short by Rick Martinez, who was co-hosting with his wife Donna (sitting in for Bill LuMaye who was out of town). As it was my first experience sitting in as a guest on a talk radio show, I have not give myself glowing marks, as I failed to adequately address certain statements and did not refute some false and misleading statements made by callers and the hosts. My disappointment in my performance might be rooted in unrealistic expectations about the message I had hoped to deliver. Not being in control, or not taking control of the conversation was a disadvantage that was insurmountable. However, let me make it clear that I do not disparage the hosts of the show, Rick and Donna Martinez, who I felt acted fairly and respectfully.

Following is the complete text of the opening statement which I had prepared to give on the show:

“The darkest period for justice in North Carolina and the United States occurred in years 2006 and 2007 with the unjust and selective disbarment and persecution of former Durham District Attorney Michael Byron Nifong for his handling of the Duke Lacrosse case.

“An extensive and wide ranging conspiratorial campaign against Mike Nifong was driven by North Carolina agencies (such as the State Bar, the Attorney General’s Office, and State Board of Elections), individuals, including Attorney General Roy Cooper, Governor Michael Easley (who is currently under investigation by the Federal government for ethics violations), Duke University, judges on both the state and federal levels, attorneys for defendants Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans; all of whom worked, in various degrees, with the vindictive, avaricious, and malevolent carpetbagger families of the Duke Lacrosse defendants.

“Their agenda was a well planned, and executed, strategy to remove Mr. Nifong from the Duke Lacrosse case by creating a conflict of interest which would force an attorney with integrity, like Mr. Nifong, to recuse himself. This situation was established when the State Bar filed an ethics complaint against Mr. Nifong in December 2006. Their next objective was the disbarment of Mike Nifong, which made him the only prosecutor to be disbarred by the North Carolina State Bar since its inception in 1933.

“Other singular actions taken against Mike Nifong included handing him a jail sentence on the pretext that he made false statements to the court, and an unsuccessful attempt to initiate a federal criminal investigation against him.

“There is no doubt that the driving force behind these reprehensible and illegal actions against Mr. Nifong is the carpetbagger families of the Duke Lacrosse defendants. Rhea Evans, the mother of defendant David Evans, who was representative of the families on the CBS – TV show “60 Minutes” was asked by host Lesley Stahl if she had anything to say to Mr. Nifong were he to walk into the room. In response to what appeared to be a staged question, she replied, “I guess I would say, with a smile on my face, Mr. Nifong, you’ve picked on the wrong families, you’ve picked on the wrong families to indict, you’ve picked on the wrong family of the Duke Lacrosse team, you’ve picked on the wrong family of Duke University, and you’re going to pay, every day, for the rest of your life.” The greed of theses families, whose sons received seven million dollars ($7,000,000.00) each from Duke University in an out-of-court settlement and are seeking an additional ten million dollars ($10,000,000.00) each from the cash strapped city of Durham, is surpassed only by their malice.

“The biased media, locally and nationally, was complicit, if not in cahoots, with the efforts to destroy Mike Nifong by disseminating and perpetuating false and inaccurate statements, presenting baseless speculation and contrived conjecture as factual, and failing to challenge the veracity of claims and validity of actions related to Mr. Nifong. A flagrant shortcoming of the media is that it has never once mentioned that Mr. Nifong is the only prosecutor to be disbarred by the North Carolina State Bar since its inception 76 years ago. The media has also given credence to the April 2007 proclamation by Attorney General Roy Cooper that the Duke Lacrosse defendants were innocent, when in actuality he inappropriately overstepped his bounds with that declaration. The media failed to distinguish between “exculpatory” and “non-inculpatory,” parroted the misleading and false accusations that Mr. Nifong “withheld” evidence, that he made untruthful statements to the court, and that his alleged bad acts were deliberate and with sinister motives.

“Mike Nifong is a conscientious individual of uncommon integrity, and he was dedicated to his profession as a prosecutor serving the state of North Carolina. During a 27 year career he built a solid reputation, guided by the principle of “equal justice for all,” and taking his prosecutorial role as a “Minister of Justice” seriously. Since he first began practicing as a prosecutor, Mr. Nifong has always maintained an open-file discovery policy, sharing evidence with the defense team. In fact, he had been doing this for 25 years before it was mandated by law. The allegations lodged against him to destroy his career were made because he was too independent, and would not abide by the state’s tenet of “selective justice based on Class and Color.” The aftermath, which is now before us is a fight of “right” versus “might”… “right” being on Mr. Nifong’s side.

“In June 2008, the Committee on Justice for Mike Nifong was formed. It is a grass roots organization comprised of people of courage and good conscience who believe that Mike Nifong was unjustly and selectively disbarred because of his actions in the Duke Lacrosse case. Its members, President Victoria Peterson, Vice President Myra Kinderknecht, Community Organizer Douglas Register, and Community Activists Steven Matherly and Jacqueline Wagstaff, lend their names, faces, and efforts in the just cause of trying to persuade the North Carolina State Bar to accept responsibility for its actions against Mr. Nifong and do the right thing… which is to unilaterally and unconditionally reinstate Mike Nifong’s license to practice law in the state of North Carolina, without restrictions.”

The roughly 23 talk minutes of the hour-long show can be heard by accessing the podcast on the radio station’s website,
www.wptf.com. In the near future, it will be posted on the multi-media page of our website, www.justice4nifong.com.

20 comments:

DukeEgr93 said...

All I can think of to say in response to this is thank God indeed that Mr. Nifong's brand of "integrity" is, indeed, uncommon.

Nifong Supporter said...

To DukeEgr93, I believe that it is sad that Mr. Nifong's brand of integrity is uncommon. Few people possess it. Former President Jimmy Carter comes to mind as a person of uncommon integrity and courage for comments he made about Joe Wilson. Comments, which are, unfortunately right on, but which others are afraid to make.

Mr. Nifong's integrity is the reason he pursued a righteous prosecution in the Duke Lacrosse case where other prosecutors with common integrity might have folded under the pressure of money and power, and not pursued the case.

Unfortunately qualities of virtue and ethics in our avaricious self-centered society are, indeed, uncommon.

Justice4Jack said...

The "SHOW" was just that, another carnival ride, and I have NO respect for the Martinez's!
The way they run their program, and how they take calls is more than disrespectful, and then allowing YOU to babble on and on about what YOU "BELIEVE," and then NOT allow the caller time to address issues that are EXTREMELY relevant to the POS, Nifong!

How your little "committee" can want to endorse this troll leaves people to ponder, WHY?! He is NOT a "Minister Of Justice!" He IS a PERVERTER of JUSTICE!

You all ALLOW yourselves to BELIEVE what you want! The ENTIRE case summary of the LAX Hoax is this:

There WAS a party at Duke University held by members of the LaCrosse Team. They DID hire PROSTITUTES to PERFORM for them. They did NOT rape the PROSTITUTES, and how Magnum has managed to escape prosecution is a question the MEDIA needs to ask, and for the CITIZENS of Durham to DEMAND!

Nifong KNEW there was NO DNA to match the team! Nifong KNEW he was railroading innocent MEN, for the BENEFIT of his "OWN CAREER!" Nifong USED black citizens to WIN an election! Nifong HAS been CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT on other cases, and personally to me, is MY BROTHER'S MURDER that was COVERED UP by the Durham Sheriff's Department, the Durham Police Department, the NC OCME, Nifong, and the STATE of NC!

Is this why Victoria did a NO SHOW?! This was SO planned out, so WHY did she back out at the last minute, was she ADVISED not to appear?! We all KNEW the State Bar would not go on air, they are already in over their heads and just keep wishing this would go away so everything can be A-OK again?!

The "DARKEST HOUR" has YET to come! Nifong WILL be charged with CONSPIRACY in my brother, Allen Jackson Croft Jr.'s MURDER, and HE knows this too! I am NOT afraid of him, my brother's murderer's, or going AGAINST the CORRUPTION that has taken over MANY years of CRIMINAL ACTIVITY by "OFFICIALS!"

You have DELETED my posts that must have UPSET the troll, GOOD! It only further PROVES he has something to HIDE, and FEAR!

Your assertion that Nifong was a VICTIM of CONSPIRATORIAL CONDUCT is INSANE! HE WAS THE RINGLEADER! And, the state officials he is accusing of railroading him, actually HELPED his sorry self! ONE day in jail, what a JOKE!

And to continue your rants on how he is the FIRST DA to be disbarred is in itself another HUGE question the CITIZENS needs to DEMAND an ANSWER for! The GOOD OLE BOYS have been running amok FAR too long, the wolf has gobbled up the chickens, and the WORLD has watched this case for a reason!

The reason being, CORRUPTION by not just elected officials, but by the STATE! So, YES, there is a HUGE CONSPIRACY, Fong was but one PLAYER, and is WHY WE DEMAND A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION!

I am GLAD I was at least able to say that we have EVERY intention of seeing this case through to the END, and to CHARGE Nifong with CONSPIRACY! And if you chose to remove me from this "board" I will only blog MORE about it, and is already too late, because we KNOW that heads in NC, and Washington are in a quandary over WHAT TO DO!

Feel free to call me whatever you wish, my skin has grown armor through these years! This CASE has YET to come to TRIAL, and when it DOES, Fong will spend the rest of his LIFE in jail, as God is MY witness, I will NOT QUIT UNTIL THERE IS JUSTICE FOR JACK!

Rhonda Fleming
Justice4Jack
Cleveland, Ohio
Sister of Allen Jackson Croft Jr.
Murdered May 11, 2005 in Durham
Justice4All2005@yahoo.com
www.MySpace.com/Sinnderrella

Nifong Supporter said...

Rhonda, I empathize with you, but your anger and hostility is misdirected. Mr. Nifong cannot prosecute a case when evidence does not support that a crime took place. Besides, what motive would Mr. Nifong have for not prosecuting a case when evidence did exist.

For your sake, I hope that you are receiving some grievance counselling to help you better cope with the loss of you beloved brother. My best wishes to you.

Justice58 said...

Rhonda, I empathize with you, but your anger and hostility is misdirected. Mr. Nifong cannot prosecute a case when evidence does not support that a crime took place. Besides, what motive would Mr. Nifong have for not prosecuting a case when evidence did exist.

For your sake, I hope that you are receiving some grievance counselling to help you better cope with the loss of you beloved brother. My best wishes to you.



Major Co-Sign

Justice4Jack said...

You do NOT know what EVIDENCE exists, Nifong DOES, he KNOWS why he did NOTHING, and is WHY we plan to see him CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY!

Am I angry? To say the least! But my anger is surpassed by my PASSION to have "JUSTICE!"

The only "counseling" I need is for the DOJ to have a FEDERAL INVESTIGATION, remember there is NO statute of limitations on MURDER!

Rhonda Fleming
Cleveland, Ohio
Justice4Jack
Sister of Allen Jackson Croft Jr.
Murdered May 11, 2005 in Durham
Justice4All2005@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/Sinnderrella

Walt said...

"Mr. Nifong cannot prosecute a case when evidence does not support that a crime took place."

Exactly. Just as with the Lacrosse fiasco, Nifong cannot prosecute a case when the evidence does not support that a crime took place. Too bad you cannot see that is just what Nifong did.

Walt-in-Durham

Nifong Supporter said...

In response to Walt's September 20th comment that suggests Mr. Nifong prosecuted a case against the Duke Lacrosse defendants without evidence, nothing could be further from the truth. This case had more credible evidence than the rape case against Ronald Cotton (who served nine years in jail), more evidence than the rape case against Dwayne Dail (who served 18 years in jail), more evidence than the murder case against Alan Gell (who served nine years in jail, half on death row), more evidence than the armed robbery case against 14-year old Erick Daniels (who served seven years in jail), more evidence than the murder-rape-kidnapping-armed robbery charge against James Arthur Johnson (who served 39 months in jail), and I could go on. The Attorney General quashed the criminal case (which undoubtedly included underaged drinking) against the Duke Lacrosse lads. Evidence did exist, but the state and the media worked hard to suppress it.

Justice4Jack said...

"Mr. Nifong cannot prosecute a case when evidence does not support that a crime took place."

"Evidence did exist, but the state and the media worked hard to suppress it."


A CRIME did take place! Evidence DOES exist, and the same tactics have been used repeatedly in Durham! My brother was beaten to death, shot after he was ALREADY dead, and the similarity between this case and the LAX Hoax, is CORRUPTION!

I have stated the FACTS, Nifong DID CONSPIRE TO CONCEAL A HOMICIDE, if he and my brother's murdering wife do not like what I am telling the WORLD, then let THEM take action!

Ask yourselves WHY they have not?! I have NOTHING to hide, and am NOT afraid of speaking out! Traits we received from our amazing mother, to NEVER quit, to GIVE with ALL of your heart, do the BEST you can, and NOT lose HOPE and FAITH!

Jack did NOT live and die for nothing! His MURDERERS WILL BE CHARGED, and as I write, those involved are SQUIRMING! I hope they are VERY afraid!

CONSPIRACY IS A DEATH PENALTY SENTENCE! AND IS MY GOAL!

Rhonda Fleming
Justice4Jack
Sister of Allen Jackson Croft Jr.
Murdered May 11, 2005 in Durham
Justice4All2005@yahoo.com
www.MySpace.com/Sinnderrella

Walt said...

"In response to Walt's September 20th comment that suggests Mr. Nifong prosecuted a case against the Duke Lacrosse defendants without evidence, nothing could be further from the truth. This case had more credible evidence than the rape case against Ronald Cotton...."

Evidence? What evidence? Crystal Gail Mangum could not identify her attackers even after a suggestive lineup, it took two suggestive lineups and then she picked one person with an iron clad alibi. Once told of the alibi, she proceeded to contradict her own story multiple times to try and fit it to the known time lines. There was no confirming DNA linking any of the alleged attackers to Crystal Gail Mangum. Nifong himself said, at one point, that the DNA would provide the link in the case. Well, it didn't and he knew that at the latest, April 12, 2006. Then of course there is the physically impossible version of events presented by Crystal Gail Mangum that has her suspended mid-air. Unless I missed it the law of gravity has not been repealed. There is of course the lack of corroborating testimony from the other "dancer". In fact, she corroborates the truth, that nothing happened. And last, but not least, Nifong himself admits that nothing criminal happened.

That friends is prosecution without probable cause. And that is more than sufficient grounds for disbarment.

Walt-in-Durham

Nifong Supporter said...

Walt, I do not know where you get all of you information about what took place. I am sure that the statements you made about Crystal Mangum are not from a credible source. And, I do not consider statements by the Attorney General's Office to be credible, as they had an agenda and were not biased.

Walt, you failed to respond to the allegations that I made about the lack of physical evidence and lack of probable cause in the other cases I mentioned, in which innocent men spent months and years in jail. I do not hear you calling for the disbarment of Prosecutors Hoke, Graves, Honeycutt, Wolfe, Parker, and others. You only want the selective disbarment of Mr. Nifong because he used the principle of "equal justice for all" when he prosecuted the privileged Duke Lacrosse defendants. Right?

Justice58 said...

You only want the selective disbarment of Mr. Nifong because he used the principle of "equal justice for all" when he prosecuted the privileged Duke Lacrosse defendants. Right?




Of course he does! How dare Mr. Nifong prosecute rich privileged white guys on the word of a poor black stripper! /snark

Justice4Jack said...

("You only want the selective disbarment of Mr. Nifong because he used the principle of "equal justice for all" when he prosecuted the privileged Duke Lacrosse defendants. Right?"

"Of course he does! How dare Mr. Nifong prosecute rich privileged white guys on the word of a poor black stripper! /snark")



Nifong was NEVER an advocate of "JUSTICE FOR ALL," and USED this case to WIN AN ELECTION! PERIOD!

As a lawyer, and as DA, he should have KNOWN all about the DNA tests BEFORE he decided to go PUBLIC with his allegations about the 3 Stooges and the whore!

They are NOT alterboys, and she is NOT just "some poor stripper," and/was an ADMITTED PROSTITUTE! So do NOT try and paint this up as rich versus poor, black versus white, because in doing so, what you are doing is the same thing, and accomplishes nothing but repetitive banter!

Why not pool your efforts in a POSITIVE direction, and PRESS for a FEDERAL INVESTIGATION?! If PEOPLE want the TRUTH, this will be the ONLY way it will happen!

We all KNOW how CORRUPT our government and legal system is, so why not PROTEST, instead of pushing individual beliefs, that will NOT be swayed until the FOG is lifted, and the TRUTH brought to light?!

AND, Durham and NC is NOT the only states this happens in, it is ROUTINE across the country! It is NOT about who is ACTUALLY guilty!

Below are just a few examples of MASSIVE CORRUPTION in the areas of our nations law enforcement, military, drugs, and organ trafficking. I strongly suggest READING them, and WAKE UP!

http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:ggALO2xJpdMJ:www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/224392.pdf+gao+report+organ+trafficking&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:mhRoj4GX4PEJ:www.gao.gov/new.items/d06825.pdf+gao+report+organ+trafficking&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

http://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&q=cache:r3EZ-bImV04J:www.ethicsinstitute.com/pdf/Drug%2520Corruption%2520Report.pdf+gao+report+on+us+corruption&hl=en&gl=us

http://www.niraschwartz.com/government_corruption.htm

We are living in truly evil times! Our leaders have abandonded our rights, and have driven this nation into ruin!

I put my TRUST in God, NOT the United States Government! And my FAITH in him assures me that MANY of these CRIMINALS in office WILL be EXPOSED, and open the blind eyes of the SHEEPLE!

THESE are the CONCERNS that we MUST have UNITY in together, to work towards a common goal of truly making our leaders and officials held accountable, and NOT about debating race or status!

Divide and conquer has been a military stratedgy forever, and is used daily to "keep us in the dark!"

Open your eyes and minds! Then DO something to make a DIFFERENCE! If people want CHANGE, it MUST be FOUGHT for, and I am fighting till the bitter END until the WORLD knows about what happened to my MURDERED BROTHER, and how this nation has IGNORED and DENIED the CRIMINAL ACTIVITY perpetrated by those in positions of "POWER!"

Rhonda Fleming
Cleveland Ohio
Justice4Jack
Sister of Allen Jackson Croft Jr.
Murdered May 11, 2005 in Durham NC
Justice4All2005@yahoo.com
www.MySpace.com/Sinnderrella

Walt said...

"Walt, I do not know where you get all of you information about what took place. I am sure that the statements you made about Crystal Mangum are not from a credible source."

Her stories come from the record, as preserved by her written statements to the police, police reports and her comments to the media. She told so many stories and changed the details so often as to be incredible.

"Walt, you failed to respond to the allegations that I made about the lack of physical evidence and lack of probable cause in the other cases I mentioned, in which innocent men spent months and years in jail."

This website is about Nifong's misconduct. Thus, I limit my comments to him. Further, two, three, four wrongs do not make a right. What Nifong did was so out of line as to deserve disbarment.

"I do not hear you calling for the disbarment of Prosecutors Hoke, Graves,"

Then you did not listen at the time. Sadly, the bar handled their cases unfairly and incorrectly. Again, two wrongs do not make a right.

"Honeycutt, Wolfe, Parker, and others."

If this site was about them, I would comment about them. This is all about Nifong.

"You only want the selective disbarment of Mr. Nifong because he used the principle of "equal justice for all" when he prosecuted the privileged Duke Lacrosse defendants. Right?"

Wrong. Nifong abused the legal system to win an election. He prosecuted people whom he now admits did nothing wrong. That is not equal justice. That is a subversion of justice

Walt-in-Durham

Walt said...

"Of course he does! How dare Mr. Nifong prosecute rich privileged white guys on the word of a poor black stripper! /snark"

Which word? She told so many stories and no physical evidence backed up her various stories. How dare Nifong pursue criminal charges without probable cause. How dare he prosecute a case which even he admits had no merit.

Walt-in-Durham

Justice58 said...

How dare Nifong pursue criminal charges without probable cause. How dare he prosecute a case which even he admits had no merit.




Mr. Nifong stated at his Bar Hearing that he believed something happened to Crystal Mangum. Read it again, Walt? What about the stolen money? When is stealing someone's money not a crime? Someone went into Ms Mangum's purse and lifted her money. Even Roy Cooper admitted that. Is Roy Cooper lying?

Walt said...

"Mr. Nifong stated at his Bar Hearing that he believed something happened to Crystal Mangum. Read it again, Walt? What about the stolen money?"

What about it? No one was charged with theft. That's not what the case was about. If Nifong had wanted to pursue such a case, he certainly could have presented whatever evidence he had to a grand jury. He had the power in the Mangum investigation to direct the police. He apparently never used that power. Instead, he pursued charges that lacked probable cause. He made prejudicial statements to the public. He abused his office for political gain.

Walt-in-Durham

Nifong Supporter said...

To Walt,
This blog site is about the crusade to see that Mr. Nifong receives justice that was denied him by the State and State Bar... mainly the reinstatement of his law license. The entire basis of our cause is that Mr. Nifong was selectively and unjustly disbarred. Mr. Nifong's disbarment did not occur in a vacuum. To support our premise that he was treated differently than other prosecutors, it is necessary that we discuss the actions and misconduct of other prosecutors and their discipline at the hands of the unregulated agency State Bar.

Your argument that two wrongs don't make a right is not applicable because Mr. Nifong's actions in the Duke Lacrosse case were above board. He did not withhold DNA evidence, as was alleged by the defense and disseminated in the biased media. The "DNA evidence" was not exculpatory, as was stated by the defense and disseminated in the biased media. Mr. Nifong did not lie to the Court. The defense and the state purposely misinterpreted Mr. Nifong's statements to suit their purpose, which was to get Mr. Nifong off the case, establish grounds for his disbarment, and to punish him with incarceration. Even the statement in question had no relevance to the case itself.

Finally, Mr. Nifong's investigation was quashed by Attorney General Roy Cooper. Along with the sexual assault charges, I am sure that Mr. Nifong was looking into the alleged under-aged drinking, and to the theft of $800.00 from the dancers. Once the case was out of Mr. Nifong's hands, and in that of the Attorney General's Office, the conclusion was foreordained. All charges against the boys would be dropped.

Attorney General Cooper overstepped his bounds by declaring the Duke Lacrosse defendants innocent, an act which was unheard of, inappropriate, and suspect. Never has a prosecutor declared defendants of a case he/she is prosecuting to be "innocent." Walt, if I am wrong about that, please let me know.

unbekannte said...

Biased Prejudiced Racist Bigot Fanatic Know Nothing Injustice 58:

I am back for one comment.

You have said cgm deserves her day in court. In the criminal justice system(something about which you know nothing) what entitles a person to a day in court is that the person is accused of a crime. In demanding cgm have her day in criminal court, you ARE saying cgm should be charged with a crime.

She could have her day in civil court but she has thus far declined to file a civil suit. Why? She has not case to present is the most likely explanation.

Justice58 said...

I am back for one comment.

Aw geez, you could have stayed gone!

You have said cgm deserves her day in court. In the criminal justice system(something about which you know nothing) what entitles a person to a day in court is that the person is accused of a crime. In demanding cgm have her day in criminal court, you ARE saying cgm should be charged with a crime.

She could have her day in civil court but she has thus far declined to file a civil suit. Why? She has not case to present is the most likely explanation.



Ms Mangum deserved to have had her complaint taken seriously. Is there not equal protection in this country?


Finally, Mr. Nifong's investigation was quashed by Attorney General Roy Cooper. Along with the sexual assault charges, I am sure that Mr. Nifong was looking into the alleged under-aged drinking, and to the theft of $800.00 from the dancers. Once the case was out of Mr. Nifong's hands, and in that of the Attorney General's Office, the conclusion was foreordained. All charges against the boys would be dropped.


Exactly! You just speak, Sidney!