Monday, July 12, 2010

Radio Host Tara Servatius discusses Crystal Mangum, Mike Nifong, and the Committee

On Thursday, July 8, 2010, Tara Servatius, host of the Charlotte, North Carolina’s conservative talk show bearing her name, was gracious enough to interview the Committee on Justice for Mike Nifong’s Lay Advocate Sidney B. Harr. The interview, which lasted nearly eight minutes, covered a range of topics from the Duke Lacrosse case to the current criminal charges that Crystal Mangum faces. Although I am unfamiliar with the show’s format, I believe that a longer interview session, with questions from callers, would have made for an extremely interesting and informative program.

This is not the first time Harr has given an interview on a radio talk show. Nearly a year ago he, as well as Committee member and co-founder Victoria Peterson each gave interviews on Raleigh’s conservative equivalent, WPTF. Although the appearances lasted about an hour, actual air time sans commercials, news, weather, and traffic more closely approximated 25 minutes. Although Ms. Peterson’s interview was outstanding, Harr’s performance on WPTF was less than stellar. He had been chomping at the bit to return to discuss other aspects of the Duke Lacrosse case and Mike Nifong’s disbarment, but was told that the only interview the station would consider giving in the future would be to Mr. Nifong, himself.

The interviews with WPTF’s Bill LuMaye Show covered a lot of ground, however there are so many facets to the Duke Lacrosse case that an entire show on the topic could be fit into a weekly schedule. Certainly, the unfair accusations against Ms. Mangum that occurred during an incident the night of February 17, 2010, should be extensively explored. However, this seems to be a topic that the media is not anxious to dissect, which is understandable in light of the fact that she is once again a victim. The Carpetbagger-driven media was extremely successful in transforming Ms. Mangum from a victim to a villain in the Duke Lacrosse case. It has a much more challenging row to hoe in demonizing Ms. Mangum, who is obviously a victim in this situation in which charges were lodged against her as payback for her accusations in the Duke Lacrosse case.

I would ask WPTF news director Rick Martinez to reconsider having me or other members of our Committee discuss Duke Lacrosse related topics on the Bill LuMaye Show. One thing about our organization is that it is made up of a diverse group of individuals with differing viewpoints, various political philosophies, temperaments which cover the gamut, and different methods to approach solving an issue. Each member speaks for himself/herself only, and not for the group as a whole, as reaching consensus on most issues is not realistic. Some commenters to this blog are quick to point out that “there’s dissention in the ranks.” Well there is dissention in all groups to some extent, but we feel that differences of opinion help make our group stronger. The one point in which we all find common ground, however, is that former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong was selectively and unjustly disbarred by the North Carolina State Bar. Furthermore, our group’s common goal is to see that Mr. Nifong’s license to practice law in North Carolina is unilaterally and unconditionally reinstated.

We welcome a seat at any media table, radio or television, liberal or conservative, to discuss the important issues related to the criminal justice system in North Carolina, and the Duke Lacrosse case. Hopefully the July 8th phone interview with Ms. Servatius will not be the last with members of the Committee on Justice for Mike Nifong.

A link is provided below to our website’s Multi-media page. Click on the button marked “The Tara Servatius Show” to access the most recent interview.


Anonymous said...

The critical issue in the Duke Lacrosse case was that no crime had taken place. Yet, Mr. Nifong tried to prosecute three innocent men for committing the non-crime.

Sidney Harr has said that Mr. Nifong prosecuted the Duke defendants for sexual assault, that a sexual assault could occur without any forensic evidence being left.

Ms. Mangum described a sexual assault which was a rape which would have left forensic evidence. That no forensic evidence was found was exculpatory evidence.

Prosecuting the Duke Lacrosse players for sexual assault rather than rape was a maneuver to exclude exculpatory evidence from the case.

Anonymous said...

According to Liestoppers, the house at 610 Buchanan Blvd. has been demolished by Duke University.

How long will it take Sidney Harr to attribute this to the so called "Carpetbagger Jihad".

Anonymous said...

"The critical issue in the Duke Lacrosse case was that no crime had taken place."

They stole the stripper's money.

"That no forensic evidence was found was exculpatory evidence."

See above.

Anonymous said...

The description of the "assault" on Ms. Mangum's medical record was that of a gang rape that would have left behind bloood, semen, saliva, dna from the assailants.

The exam of the rape kit found no blood, saliva, semen had been left. No dna matching any Duke Lacrosse player was left.

It is not evidence of any crime. Therefore the exam of the rape kit was exculpatory. Mr. Nifong changed the charge to sexual assault so he could exclude the rape kit findings.
To paraphrase Mr. Harr, a sexual assault could happen without leaving evidence. Not in this case.

What evidence is there that anything was stolen? Just the word of Ms. Mangum who has been shown to be a rather non credible witness.

Anonymous said...

What evidence is there that anything was stolen?

David Evans and Peter Lamade and Ryan McFayden

and the Durham Police.....and the Victim.

The Louvre of DNA is a nasty-ass hoor said...

Anonymous 11:25 AM - .....and the Victim (in re: alleged stolen money)

The victims were the 3 players falsely accused and charged.

If you are speaking of Crystal the skank, she blamed both her fellow dancer/scammer Kim, as well as a police officer, of stealing $2,000 from her.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Finnerty, perhaps you should pull that
lacrosse stick out of your ass long enough
for your brain to function , and read Roy Cooper's

The Louvre of DNA is a nasty-ass hoor said...

Anonymous @ 4:16 - read Roy Cooper's report.

"While prosecutors acknowledge that rape and sexual assault victims often have some inconsistencies in their accounts of a traumatic event, in this case, the inconsistencies were so significant and so contrary to the evidence that the State had no credible evidence that an attack occurred in that house that night."

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Finnerty, apparently you suffer from
Lacrosse Brain Necrosis.

Common Law Robbery, sweetheart.

$400 in $20's recovered from your dear
degenerate children's whorehouse.

CONFIRMING that element of the victim's
reporting to the Durham Police.

Now why don't you go ask your dear
friend Larry Lamade about it.

Or have the lacrosse whore lawyers
kept you in dark about this also.

guiowen said...

Anonymous 6:12:
Why do you have to remain anonymous? If you're willing to insult people, you should let us know who you are?.

The Louvre of DNA is a nasty-ass hoor said...

Anonymous @ - $400 in $20's recovered

Where did you hear that? There was some money found at the house when the DPD searched, but $400?

Nifong never wanted to pursue charges for the alleged theft, nor look into Crystal's accusations that Kim, and separately, a DPD officer, stole $2,000 from her.

Nifong never found her credible.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Peter "Broomstick" Lamade
and Ryan "Skin the Strippers" McFadyen
were in big trouble.

Took the victim's money right out
of her purse in the bathroom.

Money she needed to feed her children.

Dave Evans confirms it.

Roy Cooper confirms it.

Yet you NEVER saw a word
about it the Media.

What the hell is a guiowen?

Anonymous said...

The theft completed, they lock the victim
out of the house. She falls on their trash
strewn back steps and the guys stand around
taking PICTURES.

They dump her in a car and the other stripper dumps
her at Kroger.

Ends up in Duke ER- distraught and hysterical.

--Don't you go near the Doctors and Nurses
in Duke ER though.

Duke has spent tens of millions fixing
this story.

Oh my god. They demolished the Lacrosse
Whore House today.

How will we ever know the size of the bathroom?

guiowen said...

I'm not anonymous. Anyone who wants to can figure out who I am. I don't generally agree with Sidney, but Sidney knows very well who I am.

The Louvre of DNA is a nasty-ass hoor said...

Anonymous @ 7:11 PM - They dump her in a car and the other stripper dumps her at Kroger.

Crystal was fortunate to get a ride at all after her 'driver' abandoned her. She's pretty scuzzy, so I don't blame him.

Kim drove around for 30-45 min trying to get skank to tell her where she lived. Crystal probably couldn't remember, but for whatever reason could not tell Kim where to take her. Who blames Kim for wanting that ho out of her car? She got off easy by being taken to a parking lot.

Nifong Supporter said...

guiowen said...
"Anonymous 6:12:
Why do you have to remain anonymous? If you're willing to insult people, you should let us know who you are?."

Good point, guiowen, but you never complained when the Anonymouses who were trashing Mike Nifong and Crystal Mangum were commenting. You shouldn't be selective in your criticisms... am I right?

guiowen said...

I agree with you on this.
The trouble is that people post here, and whatever is posted appears immediately. I wish you had some rules, though clearly this would force you to vet every7thing that people post.
I think you'll agree that I personally never use obscene language or such.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong? You've never been
in a lacrosse locker room?

Anonymous said...


Who can forget this lovely obscenity
composed by the "thief" who stole
the victim's money?

On Tuesday, March 14, 2006 1:58-0500 wrote

to whom it may concern

Tomorrow night, after tonights show, ive decided to have some strippers over to edens 2c. Allare welcomm.. However there will be no nudity. I plan on killing the bitches as soon as the walk in and proceeding to cut their skin off while cumming in my duke issue spandex.. All in besides arch and tack please respond



The Louvre of DNA is a nasty-ass hoor said...

Anonymous @ 4:52 PM - Who can forget this lovely obscenity

Great movie, from one of Ellis' best books, don't you think?

Looking forward to finding out who broke Duke policy and probably state & federal law by giving that email to DPD.

And Duke suspending Ryan for that satire, ignoring due process? Sheesh.

Nifong Supporter said...

I want this blog site to be open freely to all comment without editing or vetting. Examples of disrespect and poor taste, I feel, reflect directly on the commenter.

The latest blog, which will be posted shortly, will show how the prosecution's case against Crystal Mangum is nothing more than trumped up charges.

Lance the Intern said...

Sid -- "Examples of disrespect and poor taste, I feel, reflect directly on the commenter."

Very true -- You should consider this in your own writing as well.