Friday, January 25, 2008

Gallagher Nifonged?

A state supreme court judge, using the strongest language, threw out the rape indictment of Councilman Denis Gallagher. As the NY Sun reported: "The prosecutor created an unfair inference that in evaluating the defendant's testimony and his credibility, the Grand Jury should apply a more stringent standard than the law actually imposes," the decision states."

What the Grand Jury proceedings remind us of is the railroading of the Duke lacrosse kids by the infamous Mike Nifong; and if DA Brown decides to re-convene another Grand Jury then he better have a damn good reason beyond the simple allegation of the alleged victim. Otherwise the whole thing will look like a politically motivated witch hunt.