“The Selective Justice Awards Banquet” is the title of Episode IV of the upcoming “The MisAdventures of Super-Duper Cooper” comic strip. The “Super-Duper” comic strip is often far out in its story line, but it is based on the truth about the state’s unjust and selective justice system. Episode IV light-heartedly pokes fun at the North Carolina State Bar, the biased media, North Carolina attorneys and judges, and a couple of politicians.
Part 1 of the 4 part episode will appear on Sunday, October 4, 2009, on the official Committee on Justice for Mike Nifong website, www.justice4nifong.com. Parts 2 through 4 will be posted on subsequent Sundays.
This episode pays special tribute to the North Carolina State Bar, the state’s system of “selective justice based on Class and Color.” Collusion in the “selective justice process” by the media, both local and nationally, is also acknowledged for disseminating and perpetuating blatant lies, misinterpreting motives and intentions, wrongfully defining terms (“exculpatory” comes to mind offhand), and giving credence to dubious actions and statements. The biased media falls terribly short when it comes to challenging the inappropriateness of certain actions (the overstepping proclamation of “innocent” by Attorney General Roy Cooper, for example), and not questioning the weak and bogus documents by the State Bar used in the disbarment of Mike Nifong. Even the most cursory perusal of the State’s documents would prove to an objective individual, of at least average intelligence, that the case against Mr. Nifong is totally without merit.
What is most despicable outcome of the media’s coverage of the Duke Lacrosse case and Mike Nifong, is the vilification of Mr. Nifong, a dedicated public servant who was prosecuting the Duke Lacrosse case well within acceptable standards of the law. Because he refused to dismiss the case as desired by the “powers that be,” Mike Nifong was persecuted excessively by the state. An appropriate analogy can be made with what transpired during the twelfth century when the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket refused to be a rubber-stamp to England’s King Henry II… only Becket was persecuted to the “ultimate” extent.
The role of the media in defining Mike Nifong as one deserving the public’s contempt and as a person to be ostracized, is deplorable. The media should be ashamed of itself for its actions, especially the CBS TV news magazine “60 Minutes,” which helped lead the way in misguiding a populous that did not have access to the facts and did not make the effort to challenge the singular and illogical actions of the state against Mr. Nifong.
Finally, just as the biased media has kept under wraps the fact that Mr. Nifong is the only prosecutor to be disbarred by the State Bar since its inception in 1933 (76 years ago), it has made every attempt to shield from its subscribers and viewers the fact that a grass roots organization (Committee on Justice for Mike Nifong) is strongly supportive of Mr. Nifong and is dedicated to seeing that the State Bar unilaterally and unconditionally reinstates his license to practice law in North Carolina without restrictions.
The News & Observer in the September 29, 2009 issue, for example has room to give coverage to the following two articles… 1) a chocolate lab dog shot in 2006 dies of pacreatitis at the age of 13 years, and 2) in Ankara, Turkey, a van carrying hives crashes and angry bees sting accident victims and rescuers. Articles of some interest to some people, true. But I believe the readers of the newspaper would be better served with an article about a growing movement, and the organization behind it, that is seeking justice for a prosecutor who has been unjustly and selectively persecuted, abused, and maligned by the state of North Carolina, the State Bar, and the media, itself. Episode IV of “The MisAdventures of Super-Duper Cooper : The Selective Justice Awards Banquet” will shed light on it.