Duke University Students Are “Innocent”

The North Carolina Attorney General has just announced that the criminal charges against the Duke University lacrosse players have been dropped because the young men are “innocent.”

Much will be said about Michael Nifong, the original prosecutor who is now facing an ethics investigation. However, as I’ve said before, I think it’s a mistake to think that this case was about one rogue prosecutor. The problems are more systemic than many wish to acknowledge.