Within days of the Duke Lacrosse stripper filing her complaint, thousands of people in the area declared her accusation to be 100% accurate, and demanded action against the accused. They staged protests first at Duke, then at the nearby black school that the accuser attends. The protesters insisted, essentially, that the behavior described by the accuser was consistent with their own socio-economic-racial stereotype of the accused. These people obtained the names of the accused, broadcast their names, and publicized their criminal histories, which were pretty tame. Prior to completion of an investigation, the DA declared that the accusation was accurate, this before DNA evidence returned -- evidence that he originally predicted would be definative.
Then facts started emerging that undermined the accuser, including negative DNA evidence. None of this, though, can persuade most of those who made up their minds prior to these facts. Consider this preposterous statement, a classic straw man complaint:
"The press has disrespected this young lady," he said. "You have minimalized (her) to a stripper and an exotic dancer. You don't identify her as a mother. You don't identify her as a student. You don't identify her as a woman."
This ignoramous cannot possibly cite a single press account since this became national news that fails to describe the accuser as a mother, student, and woman. Any person angry with all the press vilifying the accuser's criminal background, and her conduct on the night in question, should get angry at all rigteous protesters who villified the accused prior to the investigation's completion. Namely, they should be angry at the DA for bringing the investigation to the public, for insisting that the accused had committed crimes, and for releasing one of the guy's emails and other facts as they emerged. If any of these angry people ever get wrongly accused of a crime -- something that they insist happens all the time to black men -- they should hope that they can afford attornies who would respond just as these have. The racism of these angry people is obvious from their lack of outrage over the public scathing that Kobe Bryant's white accuser got.
It is clear now to me that the accuser is lying, and that Stripper 2 is probably the instigator. The DA is vacuous bafoon, and the protesters are ignoramouses; some now admit to being embarrassed and judging too soon. Maybe they have learned something important. Obviously some have not. However long the DA drags this on, the more the strippers and their empty-headed supporters will be exposed. People who care about real rape and real racism should be outraged; I am.