Prosecutors dropped rape charges Friday against three Duke University lacrosse players accused of attacking a stripper at a team party, but the three still face kidnapping and sexual offense charges, a defense attorney said.
Point of View
While I was very pleased to see the rape charges dropped in the Duke laCrosse case, I was shocked that the prosecution has no plans to drop the kidnapping and sexual assault charges.
Their reasoning? While the accuser now claims that she can't be certain that she was penetrated vaginally, she's still claiming she was still penetrated with - something.
However, it appears, at this point anyway, that she can't recall exactly what that something is!
So, let me get this straight. First, the accuser claims she was raped - then not raped, then - oh, yeh, I'm sure this time - raped at a Duke LaCrosse party last Spring.
This was after having left the scene with a second stripper, Kim Roberts, who stated the accusation was a crock, then decided maybe it wasn't a crock, then, finally, oh yeh, it definitely was a crock.
The same Miss Roberts, who later described to the media that the two had left the party "Happy", before the accuser had demanded for Kim to put marks on her.
"Happy". Hmm, what an odd choice of words to use by someone who supposedly had engaged in a hostile verbal exchange with the players, after being accused of cheating them out of their money.
An odd choice of words to be used after the accuser was supposedly viciously assaulted and raped.
Of course, then the accuser had trouble keeping her stories straight, followed by extreme difficulty identifying her assailants.
So much trouble in fact, that the police had to play Spin The Bottle - doing all but pointing a finger and saying, Pick him ... and him ... and him!
Naturally, we can't forget to mention the minor little detail that there was no DNA evidence, of any kind, linking the 3 Duke boys to the alleged rape. There was no transfer of evidence either, as far as I'm aware.
There were no injuries noted by the SANE nurse, only some diffuse inner vaginal wall edema. Considering the amount of multiple DNA, apparently deposited close to the time of the party, and later found by the crime lab, that's not surprising.
And of course a couple of weeks ago, Cousin Jakkie is letting his / her (?) tears fly on TV, while implying that the accuser is pregnant as a result of being raped by the Duke laCrosse players.
So now they would have us believe that, after stating specifically what each defendant supposedly did to her, even making an addendum to her own written statement, by saying that one had ejaculated in her mouth, now ... NOW she can't testify as to that having actually occurred?
However. She's still absolutely certain she was assaulted with something. Not sure with what, Folks, but it was definitely something!
Well, let's give her a few more months, then maybe she'll figure out what that something was!
And then, to further insult our intelligence, we are expected to believe that this latest bout is the result of the accuser's having been so traumatized that she's still having memory problems?
Ooohhhkkkkk. Well, if anyone else really buys into this story ... ugh ... I have this bridge in the desert ... dirt cheap!
Part II coming up later tonight or early tomorrow morning.