While the details are still being sorted out, and we await the arrival of DNA evidence, there are some facts that are becoming glaringly evident. Something happened inside that house, and whatever it was was not good or acceptable in any sense of the word.
The Duke Lacrosse team is sticking together strong, and normally that would be an admirable quality if this was not such a distgusting situation. I have not been able to determine for sure if there was a rape inside that house, but something went wrong. Some how the evening went from a bunch of guys having fun and drinking to doing something stupid.
Its obvious that at the very lest racial slurs were being thrown around inside the house both towards the strippers, and according to a 911 call towards people walking in the street. Hardly the behavoir one would expect from students of an academically outstanding school. That alone is serious enough that the players on the team need to be looked into. Racial cruelty is unacceptable from anyone.
Those slurs make the allegations of rape even more plausable for me; and even more disturbing. Im not sure if this was some sort of residual hatred left over in the players from God knows what, or if they were simply liquered up and just a bunch of jackasses. Either way they need to be punished.
Duke authorities are begining to make the right moves after being slow to the uptake. Playing any sport at an university is a luxory, not a right. Once a player does something to violate that luxory they cannot be allowed to continue to play.
I hope that justice will be served in Durham in the up coming weeks, and that the pull of big money, and politics does not gum up the wheels of justice.
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