Inside Lacrosse Magazine writer Paul Caulfield told FOX News on Thursday that several sources have revealed to him that the assault and attempted kidnapping charges still pending against Collin Finnerty, 19, of Garden City, N.Y.; Dave Evans, 23, of Bethesda, Md.; and Reade Seligmann, 20, of Essex Falls, N.J., will soon be dropped.The accuser, meanwhile, retains a veil of anonymity in the mainstream press. The internet, however, cut through the fog long ago when the miscreant was revealed to be Crystal Mangum. A despicable liar, likely prostitute, all-around failure in life, Mangum's unfounded story was full of holes from the beginning. But her accusations were billed by several media organizations as evidence of a patriarchal, oppressive white society.
It's amazing how the evidence for a phenomenon so putatively ubiquitous is so persistently fleeting. Nevermind that whites (women especially) are at much, much greater risk of being the victims of violent black criminal activity than blacks are of being the victims of white criminal activity. Nevermind that more substantive cases involving the high-profile violation of women go largely underreported.
While so much disigenuity on behalf of major media sources makes a mockery of the truth, for those of a more realist nature it also makes for shooting fish in a barrel. When your powers of prognostication are as humble as mine are, you have to take the opportunity to gloat when you get the chance. Last April I predicted:
My prediction: Our Betty got inebriated and played catatonic out of fear of consequences that might arise. The DA, who is up for reelection against two more qualified candidates. That is, Nafing, who is a white man, is running against a harpy of a woman and a black man. Durham is 44% black. The opportunity to burn a gang of white yuppies at the stake on behalf of a black single-mother was a godsend.Nifong won a Pyrric victory in his reelection bid last year, with the embarrassingly credulous NYT carrying his water. When a media titan like the NYT is looking for a few well-bred white boys to burn at the stake, objectivity and veracity are hastily thrown by the wayside. He might have saved himself by dropping the case after the campaign, but instead he fell into the psychological trap known in the investment world as an "escalation of commitment".
Tom Wolfe wins again. The fatal flaw was that it all happened too quickly. The severity of the charge would have been sufficient for the Nafing to get reelected in May. But the credulous media made the story page one in its indefatigable search to prove white male oppression.
Now he faces civil action from the players in addition to possibly being disbarred for multiple ethics violations. As these innocent boys had their lives nearly destroyed by the state in a zealous witchhunt (er, warlock hunt), we can expect the tab and manpower for a civil suit against the DA's office to be picked up by the ACLU, since this is exactly the sort of case that the group claims as its raison d'etre...
Well, at least the three sacrificial lambs don't come from impoverished families!