Mike Nifong, the prosecutor who falsely charged undergraduate students at Duke University with rape in order to help his re-election campaign, was disbarred this afternoon. He had already resigned, from the witness stand, yesterday.
I am happy this much has been done, but generally saddened by what has not and will not be done.
- I regret that Mike Nifong will not be imprisoned for his crimes.
- I regret that Crystal Gale Mangum, Nifong’s co-conspirator, will not be charged.
- I regret that Jesse Jackson, who offered to pay Crystal Gale’s bills even if she was lying, will not be charged.
- I regret that the above three thugs will not be prosecuted as sexual predators and be listed as such, for the sadistic way they used the sex act to terrorize youths.
For that matter, I regret that Mike Nifong will not be executed by the State of North Carolina.
Capital punishment is both a harsh and a severe punishment. It justly reflects society’s verdicts that some crimes are so harsh they can never be undone or forgotten, while it humanely avoids caging persons like dogs for decade upon decade. It reduces crime, saving innocent lives for every guilty life taken.
Some new core states, like China, execute corrupt officials who pervert justice for their own ends. Thus reduces corruption and increases public trust in government. However, Mike Nifong’s nightmarish rule as prosectur shows (as if there were any doubt) that terrible corruption is not limited to places “over there,” but exists here in America, as well.
It’s been said that “the new Core sets the new rules:” in other words, the days of Europe influencing foreign laws are ending while the days of successful, developing countries influencing the world has started. Let’s hope this is the case. Let’s hope that in the future, criminals like Mike Nifong can get the justice they deserve.