The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that Congressman Walter Jones has requested the assistance of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in determining whether Mike Nifong has violated the civil rights of the Duke lacrosse players accused of rape.
According to the Journal:
GOP Rep. Walter Jones wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the district attorney prosecuting three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape has violated their civil rights.
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In his letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Jones also asked the Justice Department to review Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong's actions to determine whether they constitute prosecutorial misconduct.
Jones says that he and his constituents have concerns about the case. He references doubts about the case that have surfaced based on reports in the media.
We haven't written much about this case and I'm glad. Now, though, one of our congressmen has stepped in and that sure does make me go hmmmm. How about you?