The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Friday, October 24, 2008

The case that won't go away

Clicking through the news tonight, I found this article. Evidently, the woman who cried rape after a badly planned party one night near Duke U. has written a book.

The woman who North Carolina prosecutors determined falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of raping her at a team party maintains in a new memoir that she was attacked.

Crystal Mangum, who appeared publicly Thursday for the first time since making the allegations more than two years ago, says in her forthcoming book she is not "looking forward to opening old wounds" but that she had to defend herself.

I must say, I've posted on the non case before. At first, leaning towards the 'victim' in the case, but as time went on, and information came out- I found myself realising that the only victims in this case were a group of young men whose lives were torn apart.

I have to admit though, that even as well as I followed the case, there was so much more to it than anyone could imagine. If you DO read a book on this case, then please read one that will give a fair portrait of the truth. The depth of destruction that was released upon a group of men who were torn apart will never be understood completely, but after reading this book- you're likely to see the case in an entirely new light.