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I have to agree. I was one of the many who demanded "justice" for the stripper. When the truth came out it became clear that I simply reacted on emotion, not rationale. I was wrong.
I disagree. I dont believe that we owe them anything, because the truth of the matter is - for every Duke case, there are 5 Sean Bells. Do we ever get apologies for those? No.
But those Duke students didn't do anything wrong. I can't validate blaming these individuals for what others haven't done. They were wronged, and deserve an apology. Besides, the Mayor of New York City apologized to the family of Bell:"I can tell you that it is to me unacceptable or inexplicable how you can have 50-odd shots fired, but that's up to the investigation to find out what really happened."
This is a slippery slope indeed. On one side I agree that they deserve an apology but on the other side there are so many minority men that have been convicted of crimes that they did not commit. Playing the race card is already old but its the truth. Being black, Latino, or anything other than white in the wrong place or the wrong time gets you caught up. Now, I have a question. Did Kobe Bryant get an apology when they found out that girl was crazy? I don't remember exactly but its the same kind of case.
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