Thursday, April 14, 2011
An Unsurprising Development in the Duke Lacrosse Case
I suppose it was only a matter of time before Crystal Magnum, the "you'll be asking for your money back" stripper who falsely accused the Duke Lacrosse players of gang rape, ends up accused of murdering some guy. Apparently it's a slippery slope from falsely accusing others of felonies to committing one yourself. My question is why wasn't this woman put in jail for her false accusations in the first place? And where is the apology from the pundits, the prosecutor, and the various Duke faculty members who rushed to judgment on those accusations (yes, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, you shameless race hucksters, that includes you)? Those lacrosse players may have been cads and jerks, but a false rape accusation is abhorrent. No one deserves to risk prison and have their reputation smeared forever simply because some crackhead decides she doesn't like them. And every false claim of rape only makes the public ever more skeptical of the genuine accusations. I'm just surprised this waste of life hasn't accused the Duke water polo team of this latest murder, to be followed by a rush to judgment on the part of racist trash like Sharpton.