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April 12, 2007

13 months at Duke: lawyers, pols and money.

I was gambling in Havana/I took a little risk.
Send lawyers, guns and money/Dad get me out of this.

Here, from the Associated Press. It's over - and it's not. As a Duke person, one who covered the Civil Rights beat in Durham off and on for a year working on The Chronicle, Duke's student daily (back when student newspapers wrote about such things regularly), I've stayed out of this. But the most astute thing that can be said was already said by someone else anyway--reportedly said yesterday by one of the wrongly accused lacrosse players--to this disturbing effect:

"If the State can do this to you [i.e., us Duke players] even if you have the resources to fight, think of what the State can do to you if you don't."

Posted by JD Hull at April 12, 2007 04:34 PM


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