The Circle Jerk Continues, Easley Fondling Saacks
Mike Easley was the Attorney General of North Carolina in 1998 when his subordinates, David Hoke and Debra Graves, framed Alan Gell. Despite their egregious conduct, Hoke and Graves are still putting people in prison. Alan Gell is still a nobody. Mike Easley is now the Governor.
Ron Stephens was Durham County District Attorney in 1993-94 when his subordinates, Mike Nifong and Mary Winstead, sought to convict Timothy Malloy of bogus rape charges after Winstead "accidentally" altered and erased portions of not one, but two (2!), audio cassette tapes crucial to the defendant's case. Winstead now works with Hoke and Graves. Tim Malloy is still a nobody. Mike Nifong thought he could impose Durham Justice on Somebodies. Bad thought. He's going to jail tomorrow and is going to pay for the sins of his mentors for the rest of his miserable life. Ronnie Stephens? He's now a judge.
Jim Hardin was Durham County District Attorney in 2002 when Tracey Cline sought to convict Leon Brown of bogus rape charges although the only DNA recovered from inside the alleged victim belonged to her white cousin, the man she'd initially identified as the perpetrator. Brown, who is black, languished in jail for a year awaiting trial, after Hardin had personally given the cousin full immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony against Brown. The jury foreman considered the case a complete "waste of time," adding, "we all wondered what we were doing there. The evidence was nonexistent. We're very comfortable with the decision we made. I can't understand why that man spent a year in jail when there was no evidence whatsoever against him. It made no sense to us. Where's the justice?" Leon Brown is still a nobody. Tracey Cline is still a nobody. Jimmy Hardin? He's now on hiatus from his judgeship, after having been pegged by Easley to act as interim Durham County District Attorney following Nifong's disbarment.
Mike Nifong was Durham County District Attorney on March 23, 2006 when his subordinate, David Saacks, submitted a perjurious affidavit to Judge Ronnie Stephens, in support of a non-testimonial order for the taking of photographs and DNA samples of all forty-six white members of the Duke men's lacrosse team. As I wrote, here, the affidavit, co-executed by KC Johnson's other not-so-bad guy, Investigator Benny Himan,
"alerted Stephens to "medical records that were obtained by subpoena" indicative of Mangum having "signs, symptoms and injuries consistent with being raped and sexually assaulted vaginally and anally." As you, of course, now know, medical records had not yet even been printed, let alone obtained by law enforcement authority, at the time Saacks and Himan swore to the lies quoted, and said records, once obtained, contained no memorializations remotely tending to substantiate Saacks' and Himan's contemptible perjury. Accordingly, the photographs Mangum viewed when making her sham "identifications" of April 4th should never have been ordered to have been taken in the first place. The unconstitutionally ordered photographs were then "used" by Nifong and Mangum and Gottlieb in what is quite probably the most procedurally tainted and flagrantly unconstitutional "lineup," ever."
In a very large way, Saacks kick-started the entire mess.
Today, Governor Easley tapped Saacks to fill the seat vacated by Nifong. As properly observed by my buddy and hoax hero Bill Anderson, in a 5:36 p.m. comment left on KC Johnson's thread,
"Let's see, the "best" choice is someone who ordered the NTO that was a fishing expedition based solely on race. In other words, Durham now has a "new" prosecutor who helped to create a hoax, eviscerated constitutional rights, and bears a lot of responsibility for what happened.
Furthermore, where was Saacks when his boss and the police were breaking the law? Oh, he was supporting the lawbreakers.
Saacks belongs in jail, not in an office where he can send people to jail. I understand K.C.'s point, given the dregs that washed up on the governor's list, but once again we see that when it comes to supporting criminality, no one outdoes the State of North Carolina."
What a joke. North Carolina Good Ol' Boys Politics. A sad, sorry, despicable joke. It's not funny, though, for the Nobodies.