Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Women & Crime podcast -- Episode 30: Interview with Crystal Gail Mangum

50 comments:

Nifong Supporter said...

HEY, EVERYBODY... LISTEN UP!
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

As you may have guessed, this blog post, which is a link to the "Women & Crime Podcast" of an interview with Crystal Mangum and a discussion of her case by two criminologists, both associate professors of criminology, is the second secret project. Dr.s Meghan Sacks and Amy Shlosberg are well accomplished criminologists whose dissections and discussions of crimes that feature women as victims, perpetrators, and investigators in their podcasts provide much enlightenment and entertainment.

The end of July 2020 I first came upon their site while googling Crystal Mangum's name... Episode 15 which was posted in June 2020 was quite captivating. I enjoyed their objective and humane treatment of Mangum in that episode and I reached out to them by e-mail. Within five days I received a reply from Dr. Sacks and I proposed a story about Mangum that included the exonerative report of Dr. Cyril H. Wecht. In the ensuing months Dr. Sacks investigated Mangum's case, reviewed pertinent documents, and interviewed Ms. Mangum in producing the final result... which I believe to be excellent.

Please note that this podcast is the first and only project brought forth by any media about Crystal Mangum and the October 25, 2019 exonerative Dr. Wecht report. They represent journalistic ideals and exemplify courage by taking on a story that even the Washington Post has turned down. Crystal, myself, and Lady Justice are indebted to them for their work in rectifying an horrendous and malicious wrong.

I strongly recommend their podcast, having listened to more than half of them myself. I will plan on placing a link on to their website with each new post.

As you were.

kenhyderal said...

Abe Froman in the last thread, said: "kenny is the Tommy Flanagan of Joe Isuzus"..... Abe, you would have just as hard a time as Guiowen did showing I have lied anytime on this blog in the last decade. Both of you are lucky, though, neither of you have ever been called liar, racist or Nazi here, all easily shown and all without justification, as I have. Sarcastic Guiowen has never jumped to my defense on any of those slanders

guiowen said...

Kenhyderal,
You really are an ingrate! After all I've done for you!

Nifong Supporter said...


guiowen said...
Sidney,
We're waiting with bated breath. You had promised something "weeks before thanksgiving. This would actually be three weeks before thanksgiving. Very good!

October 27, 2020 at 5:34 PM


Hey, gui, mon ami.

As you now know, the promised something is the podcast. It is the first and only media response to Dr. Wecht's exonerative report on Mangum's case. Would like to hear your opinion on it.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous A Durham Man said...
Sid,

Now that you are about to reveal the second of your secret projects, do you think it is time for Kenny to share with us the details of his secret plans?

I have lost track of how long it’s been since Kenny first mentioned his secret plans. However, this much is clear—between Kenny’s stories about his internet friend Kilgo and his references to his secret plans, he has no credibility.

Maybe you can convince him to be honest and candid, but I doubt it.


November 1, 2020 at 9:59 AM


Hey, A Durham Man.

I am unaware of any secret plan of kenhyderal.

Let us know what you think of the podcast.

Nifong Supporter said...


Dr. Caligari said...

Yes, I am familiar with the rule... and personally, I believe it should be the other way around.

Unfortunately for you, the judge will decide according to what the Rule says, not what you personally think it should say.

November 1, 2020 at 3:20 PM


Hey, Dr. Caligari.

The point I was trying to make about Judge Collins' failure to state that his ruling was made "with prejudice" and instead remaining silent on it, is that he did not state "with prejudice" in his ruling because he knew that it was baseless and not based on merit. Especially in light of the brevity of his Order, he should have used "with prejudice" if it was his belief that his ruling was based on merit. He knew that his ruling was base on a desired outcome rather than merits of the case.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
Sid....Er, Crystal Mangum is appealing the Oct 5 order and judgment signed by Judge Eagles.

When do we get to see that appeal?

November 2, 2020 at 4:17 PM


Hey, Anony.

As you may know, the appellate process is extremely lengthy and complex. To date, the only thing that Crystal filed is a single-paged Notice of Appeal with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Nifong Supporter said...


kenhyderal said...
Re: Guiowen 10:19AM 11-1-20 Guiowen is nothing but a broken record who never has an original though. For those who do not go back seven years, when I accidentally misspoke by denying I had said something regarding Canadian troops in Afghanistan and he was able to find in a different thread and a different context where I did use the said words he has, by intimation, been labeling me as a liar. For over a decade him and I have been exchanging on this blog and he never wins argument with me. When he caught this one misstatement he seized on it and, over the years, he just can't let it go. Guiowen; after seven years, can't you comer up with something better. I do know you've been here long enough to know all the facts, so you do know Crystal is innocent and is being falsely imprisoned but, like your cowardly Governor, you want to save face and pretend that justice was done.

November 3, 2020 at 9:15 AM

Nifong Supporter said...


guiowen said...
Kenny,
Why are you angry with me? The other people on this blog accuse you of lying. I make it clear to them that you do not lie. I am the only person here who covers your back. I never criticize you for making untrue statements, because I realize that you only do so because of context. You are very ungrateful.

November 3, 2020 at 11:01 AM

Nifong Supporter said...


kenhyderal said...
A sarcastic man is a wounded man.

November 3, 2020 at 2:06 PM

Nifong Supporter said...


guiowen said...
I am really wounded by Kenhyderal's ingratitude. I am the only person here covering his back,and how does he thank me?

November 3, 2020 at 2:59 PM


Blogger guiowen said...
So, Kenny, tell us about your adventures with the Canadian forces in Afghanistan. Were you really heroic there? Is that the reason that they're paying you to loll about on the beach in Dubai?

November 3, 2020 at 3:02 PM

Nifong Supporter said...


Hey, Everybody.

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!!

Edward Montagu said...

Nothing like celebrating a failed plot to assassinate the Protestant King of England and replace him with a Catholic head of state....

You do realize that Guy Fawkes Day is a celebration of Guy Fawkes failure and arrest, and NOT a celebration of Guy Fawkes himself, right?

So -- you burning the Pope in effigy today, Sid?

Anonymous said...

Why would Sid burn the Pope in Effigy? If Sid wants to burn the Pope he'll burn him in Raleigh. Sid is a Raleigh man, after all. To suggest otherwise is to slander him. Keep it up, Mr. Montagu, and you may find yourself on the receiving end of a lolsuit.

Abe Froman
Chicago, IL

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Abe Froman --

You win the internet!

A Durham Man said...

Sid,

I started to listen to the podcast, but I shut it off when when Crystal made the statement that she “retired” from the Navy.

Anonymous said...

Crystal mentions a plea deal here -- I thought Sid had denied such a plea deal existed...I believe both Woody Vann and Daniel Meier have denied that a plea deal was offered.


And yeah -- you don't "retire" from the military after serving less than 2 years -- you don't even qualify for ANY veteran's benefits.

In fact, I doubt (given the circumstances of her discharge) than it is even an honorable discharge.

Anonymous said...

Sid posted here that prosecutors never offered a plea deal:

http://justice4nifong.blogspot.com/2014/06/blog-post.html

Who's lying? Sid or Crystal?

A Durham Man said...

I am counting on Kenny to be the tiebreaker.

Anonymous said...

No Meier always said there was a plea deal, it was in the letter he wrote to a Crystal that Sid posted and almost immediately pulled down because it contradicted a lot of what he had been saying.

A Durham Man said...

So, Kenny, who’s lying about the plea deal offer? Sid or Crystal?



A Durham Man said...

Kenny, we’re waiting for your answer.

kenhyderal said...

I'll quote the words of Jesus as He perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, "Why do you test me?" Luke 20-23

guiowen said...

Please don't ask such questions of Kenhyderal.You know very well that, because of context,he is wrong half the time.

Dr. Caligari said...

Ken,
To quote Bob Dylan, "you're not Him."

Anonymous said...

Isn’t that Matthew 22:18?

kenhyderal supporter said...

I’m proud to call kenhyderal my friend.

Anonymous said...

....and I’ll quote the words of William Shakespeare, “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.“

kenhyderal said...

At Dr. C: 11-12-20 So true, but I do aspire to be a disciple

kenhyderal said...

@ Anonymous : 11-12-20 4:38 Yeah. same incident different Gospeler

kenhyderal said...

@ Anonymous 11-13-20 Very true, but in this case my motive wasn't devilish. I'm not sure that was the case of the questioners, though. But judge for yourself.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous Edward Montagu said...
Nothing like celebrating a failed plot to assassinate the Protestant King of England and replace him with a Catholic head of state....

You do realize that Guy Fawkes Day is a celebration of Guy Fawkes failure and arrest, and NOT a celebration of Guy Fawkes himself, right?

So -- you burning the Pope in effigy today, Sid?

November 6, 2020 at 7:31 AM


Hey, Edward Montagu.

Yeah, I believe I was aware that the holiday did not celebrate Mr. Fawkes.

As far as effigy burning, I believe that to be a negative act. Would the Man from Nazareth burn someone in effigy? I would not even burn Donald Trump in effigy.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why would Sid burn the Pope in Effigy? If Sid wants to burn the Pope he'll burn him in Raleigh. Sid is a Raleigh man, after all. To suggest otherwise is to slander him. Keep it up, Mr. Montagu, and you may find yourself on the receiving end of a lolsuit.

Abe Froman
Chicago, IL

November 6, 2020 at 11:07 AM


Hey, Abe.

Hardy-Harr-Harr. Very clever. Googled but couldn't find a city or country of Effigy.

Would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the podcast, Abe... or did you even take an hour of your time to listen to it?

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous A Durham Man said...
Sid,

I started to listen to the podcast, but I shut it off when when Crystal made the statement that she “retired” from the Navy.

November 7, 2020 at 6:41 AM


Hey, Durham Man.

Don't know why that statement should cause you pause. By not listening to the entirety of the podcast you missed the discussion of Mangum's case by the two criminologists. Clearly you want to take the path of the ostrich by burying your head in the sand to avoid being confronted by the truths of her innocence and the positive/supportive views of independent and objective third parties.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
Crystal mentions a plea deal here -- I thought Sid had denied such a plea deal existed...I believe both Woody Vann and Daniel Meier have denied that a plea deal was offered.


And yeah -- you don't "retire" from the military after serving less than 2 years -- you don't even qualify for ANY veteran's benefits.

In fact, I doubt (given the circumstances of her discharge) than it is even an honorable discharge.

November 7, 2020 at 11:37 AM


Hey, Anony.

Yeah, Crystal was offered two plea deals. Unfortunately the prosecution did not commit them to writing. The one for time served with a ten-year probation was not only unsatisfactory because Mangum was innocent of any crime with which she would be forced to plead guilty, but anytime during a probation period the district attorney's office can readily concoct some sort of violation... which undoubtedly was their dastardly plan. Fortunately, and with my encouragement, she did not take the bait.

Nifong Supporter said...

Anonymous said...
Sid posted here that prosecutors never offered a plea deal:

http://justice4nifong.blogspot.com/2014/06/blog-post.html

Who's lying? Sid or Crystal?

November 7, 2020 at 11:58 AM



Hey, Anony.

I went to the link, but could not afford the time to find the specific comment about the plea deal. Could you copy and paste it into a comment so I know about what you are specifically referring? Thanks.

Nifong Supporter said...

Anonymous said...
No Meier always said there was a plea deal, it was in the letter he wrote to a Crystal that Sid posted and almost immediately pulled down because it contradicted a lot of what he had been saying.


November 7, 2020 at 7:21 PM



Hey, Anony.

I have never pulled a comment or posting from my blog site. There was one unfortunate incident in which I somehow lost a handful of posts and their comments.

Again, what do you have to say regarding the podcast? Why is it no one seems to want to talk about that?

A Durham Man said...

Sid,

I stopped listening to the podcast because I concluded it was likely to include other factual misstatements and I saw no reason to waste my time. Are you suggesting that it is accurate for Crystal to refer to her separation from the Navy as a “retirement?”


Dr. A said...

Sid,

Do you care to answer A Durham Man?

Anonymous said...

Crystal should have been sentenced to death but as usual female criminals get a slap on the wrist.

Nifong Supporter said...


HEY, EVERYBODY... LISTEN UP!!
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Apologies for not responding to comments more expeditiously... but I've been extremely busy.

To catch you up on the status of legal cases:
Crystal has filed a Notice to Appeal with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA and has yet to file her initial informal brief which is due by November 30th.

Crystal has filed with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for permission to file a second Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. She is awaiting a ruling to grant her to file the second Habeas petition.

My lawsuit against WRAL in U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina has replied to the defendants' Response in opposition to the Court-hosted settlement conference being held prior to a ruling on summary judgment motions.

As you were.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous A Durham Man said...
Sid,

I stopped listening to the podcast because I concluded it was likely to include other factual misstatements and I saw no reason to waste my time. Are you suggesting that it is accurate for Crystal to refer to her separation from the Navy as a “retirement?”

November 14, 2020 at 5:39 AM


Hey, A Durham Man.

I don't understand your objection to the semantics regarding an issue of miniscule relevance... Crystal's leaving the armed forces. Hardly what I would call a hardcore lie on seminal issues.

Clearly your refusal to listen to the entire podcast represents your unwillingness to accept the truth of Crystal Mangum's innocence. You couldn't bear to hear two criminologists discussing their opinions about Mangum's prosecution and conviction in light of Dr. Wecht's report.

Hopefully you will be able to overcome your discomfort on Mangum's statement regarding her leaving the Navy, listen to the entire podcast, and then present your comments.

Nifong Supporter said...


Dr. A said...
Sid,

Do you care to answer A Durham Man?


November 14, 2020 at 3:57 PM



Hey, Dr. A.

I answered A Durham Man... see above. What I would ask is if you listened to the hour-long podcast? If so, I would like to know your opinion about it. For instance, do you agree with the criminologists regarding Mangum's innocence?

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
Crystal should have been sentenced to death but as usual female criminals get a slap on the wrist.

November 15, 2020 at 9:54 PM


Hey, Anony.

You believe that people who are innocent of the commission of a crime should be executed? If so you are not alone... you are in the company of Governor Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, Durham District Attorney Satana Deberry, Secretary of DHHS Dr. Mandy Cohen, and others who are holding Mangum in prison, who they know to be innocent, with the intent to have her executed by lethal infection. (I just spoke to my fiancee hours ago and she told me there is an outbreak in Anson Correctional Institution... six inmates having been transferred to a hospital and many others under quarantine).

kenhyderal said...

Several days ago, I also responded to the chilling 15-11-20 9:54 Anonymous post, expressing my horror at it's inhumanity. Looks as if my post went astray. All civilized places have abandoned the death penalty, even for the guilty but, this person, full of hatred, reminds us there have been and still are those, of evil, who would execute the innocents.

guiowen said...

Kenhyderal,
Could you please stop whining? Remember, we'll forgive your racism, if you just stop whining.

Anonymous said...

"...reminds us there have been and still are those, of evil, who would execute the innocents."

Like abortion?

Attorney S. Powell said...

Dr. Harr

Since I have some unexpected free time on my hands, may I assist you in your lawsuit against WRAL?

Anonymous said...

I just saw a headline that stated "$2 million from 'The Last Dance' Proceeds donated to Feeding America"

My first thought was "Wow -- Crystal Mangum's book made THAT much money?!?"

My second thought was "Wow -- How incredibly generous of her to donate that much money!!"

Then I read the article...
The "Last Dance" referred to here was apparently a documentary about...some basketball player? Something like that?

Crystal should sue for getting her book name plagiarized! You should jump on that, Sid -- Why let all that money go toward feeding hungry people?

Attorney S. Powell said...


Dr. Harr,

I am available to file that lawsuit.