Whatever rules he broke, he still did a noble thing though in my eyes. He defended the poor and defenseless from rich and powerful. I don't condone any illegal doing by Nifong but I hope this fiasco doesn't discourage other lawyers from pursuing rich and powerful offenders for fear that their careers can be over if they fail.
Everyone is entitled to fair treatment by the law: the poor and defenseless, and the rich and privileged.
Last edited by Spider; 06-17-2007 at 08:03 PM.
Atrophy: what you get when you win atournament.
I haven't followed the case closely BUT if I had to choose between SOME unethical behavior to find out real truth and completely honest behavior that will certainly make you fail, I would choose the former.
What I am saying is that prosecutors should not be destroyed if they make some mistakes in their hard work to find out the truth.
"I had to choose between SOME unethical behavior..... and completely honest behavior that will certainly make you fail, I would choose the former."
Toss that law book you are reading. You're wasting you time. You'll only end up in the same place as Nifong....in the gutter with no job and an embarassment to your family.
The law is entirely about ethics and ethical behavior regardless of what your preconceived notion may be.
There are also some rules in law that allow an unethical conduct to go unpunished if its usefullness outweighs the damage done.
So, say Nifiong truly believed by doing whatever unethical things he did was the only way he could get to the truth and the truth was more important than the damage of his unethical behavior, he could be exonerated.
Last edited by Big; 06-17-2007 at 11:32 PM.