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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Imagine if they did in fact rape that stripper......Hmmmm
    Even if they did (which I don't believe), that doesn't change the fact that Nifong acted unethically and tried to railroad them. Their guilt or innocence has no bearing on his transgressions.
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    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.

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    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.
    Of course it won't discourage them. If he had failed to get a conviction in a fair trial, his career wouldn't have suffered much - he'd still have gotten credit for trying. His objective wasn't to defend a poor, victimized black woman, it was to further his career by appearing to champion her rights.

    Everyone is entitled to fair treatment by the law: the poor and defenseless, and the rich and privileged.
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    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.

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    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.
    In this case, Nifong wasn't trying to find out the real truth, he was trying to hide it. That's a far cry from "making some mistakes."
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    "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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    "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.
    I am not saying I would do anything unethical. I am just saying how I would like to see it. I can follow the rules and disagree with them at the same time.

    PS I have never been an embarrassement to my family and I don't intend to be any tme soon. Thank you very much!

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    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.
    Hmmm, sounds like his lack of ethics were not exonerated were they. Reality is in the dirty deed, not what you believe.

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