I still maintain that if the boys were not at a party where a stripper was going to, um, perform, there would have been no problem at all. Physically being in a place where sinful acts are likely to occur, and this is known ahead of time, is generally a bad idea. Bad, uncontrollable things happen in such places. Bad things.
Clearly, however, Mr Nifong was prepared to wield the comparatively limitless resources of the government to propel his political career at the expense of three innocents. That is a scary proposition. Can you imagine if that happened to you, or to your child? Can you imagine having to mortgage your house to keep your son out of jail over a great, big, fat lie? What if the parents did not have the resources to fight this? Cop a plea? Take a deal?
Mr Nifong must pay, and should have no further power over people. Clearly his political ambitions have clouded his moral judgement. If it were not these three, it would have been another case, another party, another bad set of circumstances for someone. I hope they look back at other prosecutions to see if a pattern exists.I suspect the boys will also not be attending any further parties that involve strippers.