Mike Nifong won the election, and that is probably all that ever mattered to Mike Nifong.
Who is Mike Nifong, you ask? He is the DA in Durham, NC, who is leading the investigation in the alleged rape of a black
escort service worker at a party hosted by the Duke University Men's Lacrosse Team. The case has created rather poignant racial tensions in Durham, a city with a significant black population.
escort service worker claimed that the men who raped her did not use condoms, so the investigators expected to find DNA evidence from body fluids. And the lab they hired did indeed find DNA evidence implying that the
escort service worker had had intercourse (whether forced or not) with as many as five different men.
These DNA tests were done back in April, and the final report was issued by the private lab on May 12. The report (which was issued to the defense) made no mention
of the exculpatory findings, but Mike Nifong has known all along
what the results were. None of the five specimens matches ANY member of the Duke Lacrosse team, let alone the three teammates who were arrested and indicted.
The DA knew this throughout the entire election season, but only turned the evidence over -- buried in thousands of pages of other material -- in October.
News reports here (Fox)
and here (Raleigh News & Observer)
for the complete report.
It's not only time for impeachment, but Nifong should go to jail for this. And the three Duke Lacrosse players should sue his ass to kingdom come.