Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thought For The Day

There's an old saying. I am not sure if anyone knows who is attributed with this particular quote, but I first came across it many years ago:

Nobody is ever completely worthless. At very least, they can serve as a bad example.


With this in mind, one needs to look no further at what has become of the most famous North Carolina prosecutor in history, Mike Nifong.

Disgraced and disbarred, Mike Nifong is now bankrupt.


Whenever his name comes up, I still sit and shake my head in utter amazement and ask just how in the hell everyone in the free world could see this coming, except for him. I also wonder, how many people tried to talk him out of it?


6 comments:

Greg said...

I'll bet he's bankrupt - like OJ! If he owns anything by the time the vicitims' lawsuits are finished, it will be their's.

Or maybe he really is broke.

I almost feel sorry for the bastard. But then I remember what he did.

Mustang said...

We both realize that the Duke Rape allegations weren’t the first, or the last example of prosecutorial misconduct. There are a number of very disturbing issues in this connection. Abuse of power by those whose sacred trust is to impartially enforce the law is particularly odious. I have seen examples of such events over many years; the degree of positive publicity that a district attorney might gain by his decision to prosecute someone reeks of pettiness. We aren’t speaking about capital crimes here — but even if we were, there is supposed to be a presumption of innocence in every case.

Not long ago, the parents of a young woman whose young son disappeared sued attorney and CNN sensationalist Nancy Grace. Grace’s treatment of this young lady was so severe, that after the interview, she shot herself in the head — and as of this date the child is still missing. Grace insisted, and the court upheld her claim, that there is no such thing as a presumption of innocence by the press. Is this an abuse of power? I think it is.

Nifong would have ruined the lives of several young men EXCEPT for the fact that their parents were wealthy. I’m glad they got off, and I am glad that Nifong is facing up to his shoddy conduct, as a human being and a civil servant. But this story gets worse. There are people who are not rich, whose only advocate is a public defender, and who are subject to abuses of power every single day. Meanwhile, most people do not see these abuses, and they continue to think that the system is fair and just. It isn’t.

A.C. McCloud said...

I really don't like that guy on O'Reilly who goes out and harasses people at their work or home (the people who won't come on the show) but I vividly recall him going to Nifong's house and watching that proud bastard waddle down his driveway pointing and crowing like a rooster. I guess it's not Christian to judge a man like that, but it's just so hard to resist.

LASunsett said...

AC,

//I guess it's not Christian to judge a man like that, but it's just so hard to resist.//

Assessment and judgment are two different things. He is in the midst of his own judgment, which we now call "consequences to his own actions". You are merely assessing his actions and the consequences to them.

A.C. McCloud said...

Assessment and judgment are two different things. He is in the midst of his own judgment, which we now call "consequences to his own actions". You are merely assessing his actions and the consequences to them.

OK then. :-)

LASunsett said...

//OK then. :-) //

I knew you'd understand. ;)