This week’s prize goes to Mike “if the charge is bullshit, you must not acquit” Nifong. The (former) N.C. District Attorney’s attempts to screw over some Duke lacrosse players by charging them with rape and seeking long jail terms for his own political gain have him facing losing his law license, which isn’t nearly enough punishment.
Here’s what Nifong said about his resignation, earning him the “understatement of the week award”:
“It has become increasingly apparent, during the course of this week, in some ways that it might not have been before, that my presence as the district attorney in Durham is not furthering the cause of justice.”
Do ya think so?
The lesson here for rogue prosecutors should be this: Those who try to railroad people stand a chance of being hit by a train.
To my knowledge, there still isn’t a Nifong’s Law being debated that would make better examples of these kinds of self-serving twits, but there should be.
It seems to me that prosecutors would be a little more careful to remain on the up-and-up. I mean, ending up sharing a cell with people you put in jail just can’t be a comfortable experience.