Mike Nifong went down. As he should have. There may be more troubles ahead for him, too. So be it.
But what about the fate of the actual liar? If justice is to be meted out equally in this case, we can’t simply let her get off scott free. Are we to overlook her crime because she was black or a stripper? Haven’t we been told that justice doesn’t see skin color or bank statements? (Paris Hilton should have to serve her full sentence for parole violation, right?) But this mendacious ruiner of lives – who pulled the race AND rape card all in one night – gets to strip another day?
Justice managed to win out in this case despite the "speak truth to power" academics who seem to think their agenda justifies their lies. And that’s why some of the Duke faculty have comeuppance due. I suppose there is only karmic justice in it for them; though a sound, public thrashing for those petition-signing witchhunters is probably in order.
Sure, it’s a mess we’d like all to go away. But not before things have been put right in the world. And that means: one down, two to go.