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Posted: 4/18/2006 5:24:05 PM EST
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Eyewitness News Looks at Party Photos

By Steve Daniels


(04/18/06 -- DURHAM) - Eyewitness News and the ABC News law-and-justice unit are getting a chance to examine time-stamped photos taken inside the home on the night of the controversial Duke lacrosse party.

The photos are believed to be authentic and taken by one of the students at the March 13 party. The time stamps on the photos appear to be accurate. Pictures of a wristwatch magnified for clarity correspond with the time on the photos. The players are sitting on three couches in a semicircle with the dancers in the middle.

11:02 p.m.: The first picture shows at least 10 students hanging out in a living room, apparently waiting for the dancers to arrive. Most of the students appear to be drinking. By the number of people in this photo, it appears only a fraction of the 47 lacrosse team members are there.

12 a.m.: This is the first picture of the strippers. Students are watching the show, but not grabbing or attempting to touch the women. Bruises are clearly visible on the legs and thighs of the alleged victim.

12:00:40 a.m.: Another picture taken 40 seconds later shows bruises on the accuser's knees. Her right knee appears to have an open cut.

12:03:57 p.m.: About four minutes after arriving, a picture shows the strippers leaving the room. The photo clearly shows that the alleged victim left behind one of her shoes.

Between 12:10 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.: No photos were taken between this time.

12:30:12 a.m.: The next photo shows the alleged victim on the back porch, carrying what appears to be her purse and a makeup bag. Her clothes are intact.

12:30:47 a.m.: A photo taken 30 seconds later shows the alleged victim on the porch and she appears to smile.

12:31:26 a.m.: But 30 seconds after that, a photo shows the alleged victim stumbling down the back steps of the house.

12:37:58 a.m.: A series of photos are taken, all showing the woman lying on her left side on the back porch, seemingly passed out or asleep. She had visible cuts on her legs and buttocks that did not appear in the previous photos.

The cuts may be from falling. The cuts on her buttocks line up with the edge of a screen door she may have hit on the way down.

12:41 a.m.: The final photo shows the accuser and the second dancer in a black car. The accuser is in the passengers seat.

Many of the photos taken on the back porch show pink splotches, which the defense says is undried nail polish. They claim the accuser was polishing her nails in the bathroom between 12:10 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. - - not being raped.

I think it would be very interesting to hear what the other strippers say what happened while they were there.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:29:57 PM EST
I think this whole thing is a load of shit.

BTW, I believe I did hear someone mention that one of the other strippers already stated she didn't think any rape or assault of any type took place.

If not for a certain obvious factor, I don't think any charges would have even been filed in this case.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:31:37 PM EST
Hmmm
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:35:17 PM EST
The fact that she said she was attacked, beaten, and raped by 3 men but they could not find one single piece of DNA evidence in her, on her, under her nailes, or on her clothes pretty much says it didn't happen. There is no way to be that physical with someone and not have a single hair or cell fall off your body.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:37:08 PM EST

They're being Kobied.

Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:37:23 PM EST
This has all the makings of a Tawana Brawley redux.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:39:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWIRE:
The fact that she said she was attacked, beaten, and raped by 3 men but they could not find one single piece of DNA evidence in her, on her, under her nailes, or on her clothes pretty much says it didn't happen. There is no way to be that physical with someone and not have a single hair or cell fall off your body.




Not that I support the charges in this case, as it sounds like a load of bullshit, but in many sex crime cases that go to forensics labs, there is little or no DNA evidence to go on.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:43:20 PM EST
Figured it was bullshit from the start. That won't matter. The press says they were rich kids that were acting badly, and thus it is so.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:43:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
I think this whole thing is a load of shit.

BTW, I believe I did hear someone mention that one of the other strippers already stated she didn't think any rape or assault of any type took place.

If not for a certain obvious factor, I don't think any charges would have even been filed in this case.




What factor. I dont watch Tv and havent heard of this. Im guessing the guy that got charged is Black?
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:45:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By USGI_45:

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
I think this whole thing is a load of shit.

BTW, I believe I did hear someone mention that one of the other strippers already stated she didn't think any rape or assault of any type took place.

If not for a certain obvious factor, I don't think any charges would have even been filed in this case.




What factor. I dont watch Tv and havent heard of this. Im guessing the guy that got charged is Black?



Nope. Stripper is black. Alleged perps are rich white kids.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:46:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By USGI_45:

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
I think this whole thing is a load of shit.

BTW, I believe I did hear someone mention that one of the other strippers already stated she didn't think any rape or assault of any type took place.

If not for a certain obvious factor, I don't think any charges would have even been filed in this case.




What factor. I dont watch Tv and havent heard of this. Im guessing the guy that got charged is Black?



Do you live in a cave?
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:48:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By USGI_45:

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
I think this whole thing is a load of shit.

BTW, I believe I did hear someone mention that one of the other strippers already stated she didn't think any rape or assault of any type took place.

If not for a certain obvious factor, I don't think any charges would have even been filed in this case.




What factor. I dont watch Tv and havent heard of this. Im guessing the guy that got charged is Black?



Nope.

Stripper is black

College boys are white.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:50:56 PM EST
Let me get this straight. They're releasing people from prison since the DNA evidence isn't there or shows it was someone else. But they want to try, convict, and imprison people without DNA evidence?

Sounds like someone is playing the "I didn't let the honkies off the hook" race card to advance their political career at their expense while knowing full well that the accused families have the ¢a$h to pay for adequate attorneys to get this thrown out once it goes to trial.

Marvellous,

wganz

Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:53:04 PM EST
If I were one of the lacrosse players and I were white, and a black beat-up and drunk stripper came to dance - I'd get my ass out of there quick!
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:53:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By wganz:
Let me get this straight. They're releasing people from prison since the DNA evidence isn't there or shows it was someone else. But they want to try, convict, and imprison people without DNA evidence?

Sounds like someone is playing the "I didn't let the honkies off the hook" race card to advance their political career at their expense while knowing full well that the accused families have the ¢a$h to pay for adequate attorneys to get this thrown out once it goes to trial.

Marvellous,

wganz




Overzealous district attorney who is running for office. I hope it backfires on him and he goes back to chasing ambulances.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 6:19:54 PM EST
They arrested two of them today. Should get interesting, seems there's not much to go on here either. It is really starting to sound like a witch hunt


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