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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  December 26, 2006
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Let Polygraph Testing End The Duke Case

"It's not over 'til its over." The Philosopher Yogi Berra was right.
Onour criminal justice system,the Duke caseremains a blight.

Rape charge dismissals, the Duke case, did not end.
Charges, Nifong chose to prune;the case, to extend.

Those rape charge dismissals were tactical.
District Attorney Nifong is evil, and practical.

Colorblind, criminal justice procedure should be!
Fair! Not pro- or anti- black or white, obviously.

The absurd gang rape charge was hardest to "prove".
Dismissing the rape charges, Nifong, it did behoove.

Nifongistas still applaud their prosecutor and the accuser.
For those two, each and every one of them is an excuser.

But accuser Crystal Gail Mangum and DA Mike Nifong
Are NOT merely mistaken. There're NOTsimply wrong.

The Duke prosecution is a persecution
That demands an American solution.

The Fourteenth Amendment protects white out-of-staters.
No matter what iswanted by many aroused local haters.

All civil rights, the Federal Government is supposed to protect.
Being willfully blind to official lawlessness, we doNOT expect.

Attorney General Gonzales, read all about it if you have any doubt.

The biggest problem is that Nifong chose to be willfuly blind.
Considering any evidence of innocence, he chose to mind.

Nifong did not want to discuss the facts with Crystal personally.
Nifong wanted to insulate himself from personal responsibility.

Nifong treated as Gospel Crystal's desperate Big Lie,
Nifong being desperate to be elected. Oh what a guy!

The major media spread and enabled the Big Lie at the beginning.
Instead of justice, District Attorney Nifong just focused on winning.

DA Nifongeven worked to conceal exculpatory evidence!
The significance of that now publicly known fact is immense.

Nifong's scheme to keep key evidence concealed.
Exploded and the full DNA results were revealed.

Kudos to Judge Smith and the joint defense team.
When outed, Nifong must have wanted to scream.

On the Friday before Christmas, rape charges dropped.
But, the prosecution of the Duke case wasNOT stopped.

Stopped, that prosecution, must be.
For the sake of...everybody.

If Reade, Collin and David can be so framed,
No one's safe and America should be ashamed.

The North Carolina NAACP still wants a trial, of course.
It really needs to develop a genuine sense of remorse.

Reade, Collin and David are not reparations for slavery.
And there's no excuse for Nifong's and Crystal's knavery.

"Knavery" is about the mildest word.
Prosecuting any of the Three is absurd.

Prosecute Nifong and Crystal instead!
THAT possibility is what they now dread.

For Big Lies, there is absolutely no possible excuse.

Winning an election just will not fly
As justification for accepting the Big Lie.

To be a fair and impartial minister of justice, Nifong swore.
He should not be free, much less in office, practicing law.

To 'fess up, Crystal hashad plenty of time.
A false gang rape charge isa heinous crime.

Crystal and Nifong have set race relations back.
Shameless opportunist, shameless political hack.

The North Carolina NAACP put interest above principal.
But, in the Duke case, principal has proven invincible.

It's time for the North Carolina NAACP to apologize
For choosing to believe and support Crystal's terrible lies.

It's time for the remaining charges to be dismissed on legal grounds.
All along, the Duke case has been an outrage, way out of bounds.

It's time for steps to be taken to replace Nifong as DA.
Because, his basic duty as prosecutor, he did betray.

Shecaused the Duke case to be brought. SHE is the abuser.

Reade, Collin and David passed; long ago it was publicly announced.
On the opportunity to polygraph, a good prosecutor would have pounced.

Polygraph testing is a valuable tool.
And Nifong is NOT a complete fool.

Polygraphing ex-convict Crystal, he did not want to do.
If he had, there would not have been a case to pursue.

But now that Crystal has changed her story yet again,
There should be polygraph testing of her and the young men.

Reade, Collin and David again would pass, to be sure.
But, a polygraph, could false accuser Crystal endure?

Polygraph testing administered by a generally respected FBI expert
Would save Durham County plenty of money, embarrassment and hurt.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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