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    Disappointed in Durham

    Disappointed in Durham

    I guess I’ll never get that selfie at the Duke Lacrosse case house.

    I was in Durham, NC, earlier this week, where my wife received treatment from doctors at Duke Medical Center.

    With plenty of time to spare, it occurred to me that I should get a selfie at the Duke Lacrosse house to post on the website. While the 2006 prosecution and April 2007 dropping of all charges pre-dated Legal Insurrection, the false accusations, mob mentality, and faculty perfidy seemed to be a prelude to the campus due process disregard emboldened later by the Obama administration.

    My wife was up for it, and we planned to drive there before leaving.

    The address was easy to find.

    This is what the house looked like at the time of the false allegation that Duke Lacrosse players raped stripper Crystal Magnum (who is in prison until 2026 on an unrelated murder charge):

    [Duke Lacrosse House]

    But alas, it no longer exists. The house was torn down in 2010:

    This wasn’t exactly a “bucket list” type thing. But I was disappointed.

    I greatly appreciate the many well wishes I receive from readers for my wife’s condition. We were not disappointed by Duke. Cleveland Clinic was a sorely disappointing bust at many levels, but Duke has us keeping hope alive.

    That and our new seawall in Rhode Island, which is nearing completion. Building projects are my personal go-to therapy.


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    AmandaFitz | April 27, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I can only echo the prayers and wishes above and add my own.

    tarheelkate | April 27, 2018 at 11:44 am

    You were fifteen minutes away, and I didn’t know it! But you still have my prayers, and I am delighted to know that Duke is offering help and hope.

    MajorWood | April 27, 2018 at 11:59 am

    If Duke doesn’t work out for you, try my old boss Jim Campbell at Hopkins. Not sure if he is still seeing patients, but he built up a large team of well trained people in the field.

    That is a beautiful wall! Prayers for you and your wife.

    Oregon Mike | April 27, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Prayers for you and your wife from Harney County.

    P.S. There’s nothing in the world like therapeutic rip-rap.

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