Does being a rich, white, college jock
make you a sexist, racist “Hooligan”?
How did a rogue
prosecutor without a shred of credible evidence
convince the nation that three innocent lacrosse
players were guilty of committing a heinous gang
The Duke Lacrosse
“Rape” Case is stark reminder of the destructive
power of racism fueled by political correctness
stereotypes may make for good television but
should never be the basis for criminal
prosecution. The brutal nightmare is now over
for the “Duke Three”—David Evans, Collin
Finnerty, and Reade Seligmann. But this travesty
of justice has left an indelible mark, and begs
the question: How could this have ever
In A Rush
to Injustice: How Power, Prejudice, Racism, and
Political Correctness Overshadowed Truth and
Justice in the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case,
lawyer and Duke alumnus Nader Baydoun, and
New York Times best-selling author and
attorney Stephanie Good, deconstruct this
historic case and expose egregious misconduct
that stretches all the way from Durham, North
Carolina, to Washington, DC.
With new evidence, inside details
of the criminal investigation, and first-hand
interviews with principals in the case, Baydoun
and Good expose the political pandering of a
District Attorney, his neglect of crucial
evidence, the way in which he stacked the case
against the accused, and how he tenaciously
proceeded with the case based on unreliable and
totally inconsistent statements from the accuser
-- all to ensure his reelection.
Baydoun and Good take to task
Duke University’s administration for the
shocking lack of support shown for their own
students. Baydoun and Good also show how the
Board of Trustees at Duke University was all too
willing to throw the accused players to the
wolves in order to avoid a “public relations”
A Rush to Injustice
comprehensive look at all that went wrong in
this landmark case that captivated the nation.
Putting his legal skills to work, Baydoun went
back to his old almamater to conduct his own
investigation. What he and Good discovered was a
shocking story of crooked prosecutors,
self-serving faculty members, turncoat
administrators, irate, revenge-seeking neighbors
and even, possibly, dirty cops pursuing their
own agenda—a story far more frightening than was
revealed by the media.
In A Rush
to Injustice Baydoun and Good set the
record straight by exposing the real facts of
the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, including:
supervising police officer in the case was
well known for his dislike of Duke students.
Statistics confirm that Sgt. Gottlieb had
gone out of his way to arrest Duke students,
handcuff them, and put them in jail, while
nonstudents who have committed the same
offenses were treated much more leniently.
How the young
lacrosse players were almost hoodwinked into
a major police interrogation without legal
counsel or even the benefit of first
speaking with their parents.
Attorney Mike Nifong blatantly manipulated
the Duke Lacrosse Rape case to get the upper
hand against his political opponent.
the Board of Trustees and the administration
at Duke University were so concerned about
the image of the school that they decided to
come down hard on the lacrosse team
regardless of the validity of the case.
Attorney Mike Nifong intentionally damned
the players in the press even after he knew
the DNA evidence would irrevocably vindicate
students and faculty members were afraid to
speak out on behalf of the lacrosse players.
leader of the New Black Panthers Party (NBPP)
claimed he was given access to Nifong’s
“evidence”, and how the NBPP’s arrival in
Durham only caused fear and confusion to
break out in a city already divided.
A Rush to
unveils the ugly truth of how prosecutorial
misconduct, mixed with hate and bigotry, gripped
the nation and brought an entire town, a great
university, its lacrosse team, and the lives of
three innocent young men to a grinding halt.
With painstaking effort to dissect every fact in
this case, Baydoun and Good shed some light on
how this rush to injustice occurred, and why it
must never happen again.