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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  April 24, 2007
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Duke Case: An Even Greater NCCU Disgrace

The black strippers were not rejected when they showed up, but they were NOT what was ordered.

First there was North Carolina Central University Chan Hall, who told Newsweek, "It's the same old story. Duke up, Central down." and the Duke students should be prosecuted 'whether it happened or not" as " justice for things that happened in the past."

Now there is NCCU's Solomon Burnette.

Solomon's solutions : "Death to all rapists" (the title of his utterly outrageous op/ed in the NCCU student newspaper) and racial warfare.

His article is profoundly and patently disturbing.

"On March 13, 2006, some forty affluent white men solicited the presence of two black women on (former) plantation property for the explicit purposes of racially denigrating, disrespecting, and exploiting them."

No sir. One of the three hosts went online, found the phone number for "Allure" and asked for two white strippers. So the notion that there was a plan to racially denigrate, disrespect and exploit black women is unsupported by the facts. The black strippers were not rejected when they showed up, but they were NOT what was ordered.


“'Tell your Granddaddy thanks for making my cotton shirt,' they were reported to have said."

ONE player said it.

"The women were, according to all accounts, called 'nigger' and told to penetrate themselves with broomsticks (see Abner Louima). One of these women said that she was raped by three of these inebriated white men. People in power and those without disbelieved her. This is sickening."

ONE player asked if the strippers had brought sex toys and stupidly suggested that one of them should use a broomstick he had (and that player was NOT indicted). No stripper was raped, sexually assaulted or kidnapped. False accuser Crystal Gail Mangum was delusional, at best. The N word apparently was used by at least one obviously frustrated player, and that was stupid and sick (if true), but what was especially sickening was that bogus charges were treated as bona fide despite the false accuser's lack of credibility and contradictory claims and exculpatory DNA results that was in part deliberately concealed.

"I am not surprised at the outcome of the case. As a son of Africa, I know that American law is not worth the paper it is written upon. We all saw L.A. Gestapo beat Rodney King only to be acquitted. We were dismayed when the assassins of Amadou Diallo, who laced his area with a forty-one shot spectrum, were also acquitted. These injustices reflect the current disequilibrium in the American justice system."

The writer may have understood Cho Seung Hui, but he does not understand American law and history.

"We black people (while we may be able to bribe judges like white people) cannot expect justice from the American legal system, period."

The writer needs help.

"Why are black people so apt to view this situation through a legal system created to perpetuate our repression?"

Fortunately, the writer considers himself an atypical black person...and is!

"The ‘facts’ of the case should not matter to us because even if we are unsure of sexual assault, these supremacists have admitted to sexually, racially and politically denigrating these women. Strippers or not, this must be addressed."

The players at the party are not "supremacists" and they have not "admitted to sexually, racially and politically denigrating these women." The three who were indicted--Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans--did not sexually, racially or politically denigrate either of those women.

"History has shown us that the (in)justice system cannot and will not address these issues because it is built upon them. So upon whose shoulders should the responsibility of retributive correction fall?"

Is this taught at NCCU?

"White people still murder us with impunity. White people still beat us with impunity. White people still rape us and get away with it."

That is NOT the lesson of the Duke case. Statistics show the black on white crime is a bigger problem than white on black crime and black on black crime is a greater problem still.

"The only deterrent to these legally, socially and economically validated supremacist actions is the fear of physical retribution."

This is dangerously delusional vigilante ranting.

"Black men, stand up. Black women, stand up. Black children, stand up. We have been at war here with these same white people for 500 years."

Was there nothing better for the NCCU student newspaper to publish?

"The time to fight, whether intellectually, artistically or physically, has always been now."

Durham County< North Carolina Police Department, take note!

LieStoppers described the article as "a frighteningly militant response to the end of the Hoax."

It is also insane and incendiary!

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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