Thursday, April 12, 2007

Justice Is Not Served Completely

Yesterday the Attorney General's office of the State of North Carolina dropped all the charges against the Duke Three. It's about time. Of course we all know now that this should have been done some time ago, and better bloggers than I have parsed this story pretty much to death.

What I want to address in this post is the fact that the DA has declined to press charges against Crystal Mangum, the erstwhile stripper/accuser in the case.

This is not justice being served. It is a craven act on the part of the DA's office because they fear the reaction of the black community, not because they're such nice guys.

Crystal Mangum, through her own actions, ruined the lives of these three boys. Granted, she was used as a tool by an unethical prosecutor, but the fact remains that there would have been no case had she not cried rape. These young men will never live down the stigma attached to this case, and now their reputations, for the rest of their natural lives, and Miss Crystal gets off scott free instead of paying the legal price for her vicious lies. She should be prosecuted, because she, also, had several opportunities to stop this train wreck before it picked up too much speed, as did Mr. Nifong, and I believe they should both be prosecuted for whatever the legal terms may be for bearing false witness, among other things.

Nifong will be prosecuted, but the stripper gets off....why? If not for her actions, and her lies, and her prevarications, these boys would have had a nice party and continued the rest of their lives without ever having been arrested, booked, fingerprinted, humiliated, and their parents having to bear the immense financial burden of their defense, which I'm sure the state will end up paying in a civil suit. What has happened to the liar?


Some bad what? What does this teach her? Evidently she's no stranger to false rape allegations, so one would think that it's time for her to pay for her lies. This is a travesty. The parents of the boys can win a judgement against her in civil court, but she's a broke down much money will they realistically see from a judgement against her? OJ will pay the Goldman's more....

Prosecute this woman. Teach her that she cannot ruin lives with her lies and walk away to lie again another day.

Then justice would be served completely.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Don Imus and the Race Baiting Bullies

Yesterday, I watched as Don Imus abased himself before the race-baiting demigogue, Al Sharpton, on both Sharpton's radio show and on the TODAY Show. A thought occurred to me as I watched this train wreck of a non-story unfold, even this morning, as the Rutgers women's basketball team weighed in on the issue. Why is it that the world can excoriate a white man for his crude and tasteless remarks, but guys like Jay-Z and C-Murder and commedians like Chris Rock not only don't lose their jobs, but are actually given awards for their racist tripe? Tune in to any black comedy show these days and all you hear are jokes about how lame white people are. I can't think of one white commedian since Andrew Dice Clay who could make jokes about black people like that and not have to spend time in Rehab.

Granted, what Imus said was tasteless and crude, and his words brought back another time in our history when he could have said something like that on the air and nobody would have thought twice about it. This says something for the progress that America has made in the area of civil rights.

That said, why is it that nobody, and I mean NOBODY brought it up to Mr. Sharpton that the reason he's even got a national bully pulpit is because of Tawanna Brawley. Anybody remember her?? The black girl who was supposedly raped and smeared with fecal material by "white men?" Turns out that much like Ms. Mangum (the accuser) at Duke, she was a liar, who spawned the story to avoid getting in trouble with her family for staying out too late....this is a man who makes his living pandering to the victimhood of blacks who are still convinced, 150 years after slavery was abolished, and 40 years after the civil rights struggle, that the "man" is holding them back from success. This is so much poppycock. This man makes money off the backs of ignorant blacks who seem to think that the white man owes them a living because their 5 times great-grandparents may have been slaves. Please....America is the land of opportunity, and the key to success lies in one word. EDUCATION. Stop regarding getting an education as "acting white" or "selling out." Start looking at it as a passport out of the metaphorical ghetto, or even the REAL ghetto or barrio. Stop young women from having several, essentially fatherless children before the age of 20. Have some respect for yourself, and maybe a little ambition, and stop this socialistic, parasitic practice of letting the government take care of you, because IMO, you're still on the government plantation if you're on the dole, and the "man" is still controlling your life if you're taking his money. He who has the money makes the rules. Live with it.

So, why is it that it's ok for a rapper like Snoop Dogg to denigrate women as "bitches and ho's" in what passes for his "music," not to mention the way young blacks call each other "nigga" all the time?? Personally, I don't get it. Of course, I'm not defending Imus (who deserves the punishment he got) as much as questioning how you can have a "colorblind" society if parts of the language of that society are the exclusive province of a particular group. Until these offensive phrases are ejected from the vocabularies of ALL people, regardless of race, creed or color, the politically correct, fascist language tyranny from the left half of the political spectrum needs to stop. If it's sauce for the goose, it's sauce for the gander.

You want to stop racism? Wash everybody's mouth out with soap, and stop the victim mentality.