There are plenty of web articles about Nifong's resignation as district attorney. The Wikipedia article about him gives a wonderful timeline regarding his handling of the Duke case. I'm not going to defend his actions. He really stepped over the line, and disbarment is an appropriate punishment for his ethical transgressions. I don't really care what motivated him to do his behavior -- heh, that's a first for me -- but I understand and accept that he fell on the wrong side of error, and he really wanted to get after those boys. Okay, not wholly true, my indifference here. I read on Wikipedia that he was once a teacher and a social worker, so I can understand how he might have generated some bias against people of privilege throughout his professional career. In his earliest and probably most pure intentions of the case, he really wanted to look out for the welfare of that stripper woman. Who could blame him for that? I'll tell you what, though. And maybe this is why I'm struggling a bit. I'm not particularly empathetic toward the lacrosse team either, and I suppose I've got some bias too. One article talked about the Seligman kid who didn't get to say his side of the story, and the press release specifically mentioned his family staying in a $450-a-night hotel while all of this cools down. Maybe that's my beef. I would think that someone who truly was run through the mud legally and professionally wouldn't exactly have that money to fall back on. I have a hard time believing that these kids will be scarred for life. They're probably going to solicit other strippers, have sex with women functionally well. They're going to get jobs; so-and-so's father won't give two nickels. (Even better, they might generate some sympathy.) Their parents don't have a whole lot of profit to generate from pursuing a civil suit if you factor in the legal costs. They'll all continue to be rich and comfortable. Meanwhile, people who were accused of some real criminal shit and later freed years down the road (e.g. DNA evidence), they have next to nothing. Why should I really give a damn about these boys when, at the end of the day, they'll be just fine? Am I really off my rocker here?