By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Part #6 It’s About More Than One Crime
IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN ONE CRIME
AMERICA ON TRIAL
AT DUKE UNIVERSITY
WHAT WILL BE EXPOSED
WHY IT’S TIME FOR MAJOR CHANGE AT DUKE AND BEYOND
THE “PERFECT” SCHOOL MASCOT ( LOOKS LIKE DUKE NEEDS A NEW ONE )
It began with the cavalier way
Duke first handled
” the incident ”
They did nothing at all
the lacrosse team played on
It set the Tone
that has now Unraveled
Only after pressure built up did Duke President Brodhead make his first modest statement and only slightly restrict the teams schedule and leaving open the possibility they would play on to the NCAA Lacrosse Championships this spring.
Now that charges been brought
against 2 lacrosse players
Whatever the ultimate outcome for the 2 students indicted an inevitable process has begun which will play a central role whatever the final decision of a jury or possible plea bargains before that Point. The entire “system” the “culture” at Duke and in American collegiate sports will be open to examination.
Both the district attorney on one side and the defense attorneys on the other will have to dig deep into Duke, the entire team and the college itself to establish ALL the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime scene.
There is no way for Duke to win
Begin with the so called “party” itself the prosecution as a core strategy will have to set the stage for the rape and kidnapping they have charged 2 students and maybe more to come. These reported 41 lacrosse team members at the “party” will be required to give depositions ALL of them in which the District Attorney and his staff under oath will question each student in detail about the arrangements for the “party” the atmosphere at the “party” what they saw and did at the “party.” And discrepancies and lies and yet untold matters will arise.
They will be forced to expose
the real “culture”
During the Trial we will learn in sordid details how these student athletes “enjoy” themselves. How these rich white kids casually spend money for strippers, party houses, boos, drugs, etc. We will learn more about the kind of exploitative emails they send each other, we will learn much more of the demeaning ways they approach Black women and all African Americans. At Duke. And in Durham.
In their testimony we will learn how the college athletic department and the entire administration all the way up to President Brodhead kept a hands off policy to the practices of teams like the lacrosse team until they were exposed.
The prosecution will inevitably depose various faculty members and many of the parents of the lacrosse players. They will be forced to reveal patterns of behavior and attitude they normally never ever do. For their entire lifetimes.
Most of all we will see if these 41 lacrosse players will maintain their Wall of Silence under oath when lying itself may well lead to prison terms even if they are never prosecuted for rape or kidnapping. Of course many if not all ultimately will answer all the questions put to them and in doing so a mother load of detail about the reality of sports in leading American colleges will come to the dirty surface.
Then there are the defense attorneys
Who in trying to keep their clients out of jail for a very long time will be asking many of the same questions, interviewing many of the same players and others with the purpose of deflecting the future jury away from seeing these few individuals as criminals rather than as part of a larger group who “simply” taunted and humiliated a Black woman but in their view were not involved in rape or kidnapping. Did not commit a Crime.
Most of All
Most of All
Most of All
At the Trial it is beyond a doubt the events of March 13 – March 14 will be detailed in public in graphic detail. Every moment of this “party” from before these 2 young Black women arrived until the very last lacrosse player left this house will be told over and over again. And these 2 women will tell how they were “propositioned” and the way they were forced to “perform” to make money to feed their children and go to college.
This is the most damaging and damning of all
because while the description of the beating and rape
may be horrific and be
pointedly disputed by the Defense
Here is what there will be NO dispute
about at the Trial
later this year
The District Attorney will tell the Jury
and the packed Courthouse
the following Narrative
In far more detail than we will.
He will tell the tale of a privileged University with mostly rich white kids in attendance and a Lacrosse team with 46 of 47 players WHITE and likely 41 of them entering the living room of a house near campus to have some Fun.
Waiting for 2 ‘lower class’ African American women who they had promised to pay to come and stand before these 41 WHITE young men and humiliate themselves, make fools of themselves, be disgusted to strip and dance before a chorus of WHITE young men the leaders of business and gov’t of tomorrow howl and rain insults on them. To make some money. To go to college. So they wouldn’t have to do this kind of stuff any more.
We will hear about a typical way
African Americans are forced
to “work” in Durham
for the Amusement of
rich white kids
while that might not precisely be the Crime on Trial
in many ways it is
The Biggest Crime of All
An indictment of the REALITY of sports and college life and Race in America. And while Duke University was “unlucky” enough to be caught. There is no basis for believing this incident or what takes place at Duke among exclusive groups of young white student athletes does not happen on and mostly near high priced college campuses. From coast to coast. Because with the exception of football and basketball most college sports and teams male and female are breeding grounds for exclusion and segregation.
And until this incident
even at Duke
college officials would have mocked
anyone who suggested such activities
take place at Duke
BRING ON THE TRIAL
Let’s find out the Truth
ALL of the Truth
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