To David Evans, Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty (who came to be known this year as the Duke Three):
Of course, God never abandoned any of thee.
And, thanks to bail, each of you stayed free.
David, to a national title, you didn't lead the team.
Even though, of the crop, it was the cream.
But when the believability of the Big Lie,
Due to media madness, was so high,
YOU stood up publicly, strong and tall,
And made the maniacal mob look small.
To each criminal charge, you personally said, "No!"
Confidently. Indignantly. Reassuringly. Way to go!
Reade, good-natured you deserved so much better.
(And you could have been wearing a Harvard sweater.)
You had a great lawyer and an airtight alibi.
But the DA did not want to hear it was a Big Lie.
Collin, letting people know you are a good soul,
Should become, for you, a highest priority goal.
Bad news: You've been the target of framers!
Good news: You've got a bunch of lion tamers!
Good news: Neighbor Ahmed Bendary stood with you.
Bad news: Not everyone did all that they could do.
With a ten-foot pole, Crystal, none of you would touch.
(But your teammate's broomstick crack was too much.)
Remember: Never hire a stripper/iar.
The consequences can be...dire.
Better: Don't hire a stripper at all.
(For co-captains, it was a bad call.)
To Crystal Gail Mangum, again a mom to be.
Put an end to all the misery.
The dad's not a member of the Duke lacrosse team, certainly not.
(Your Cousin Jakki, I don't know what, but, such gall, she's got.)
Crystal, innocent men should not be lied about.
And, about alleged rape, you now claim some doubt.
'Fess up completely. Admit, of incarceration, you were terrified.
So, to avoid being incarcerated, you flat out lied.
Then, real (white) people, Nifong made you identify,
And you become so vested in the Big (gang rape) Lie.
Will you continue to do what Tawana Brawley chose to do?
Do you want to go down in history as "Tawana Brawley Two"?
You could not pass a polygraph test on the charges pending.
And, pass you should have to, for there to be prosecution extending.
William Kennedy Smith's accuser passed twice.
Will YOU even dare to roll the dice?
William Kennedy Smith's accuser happens to be white.
Without good reason, black or white, a prosecutor should not indict.
Crystal, you're ex-convict; credibility, you lack.
Yet you've been treated as truthful by a political hack.
Ugly racial politics explains the Duke case.
It was, is and always will be a disgrace.
Crystal, Christmas marks the birth of He who died for our sins.
Repent, Crystal. It's the only way Crystal Gail Mangum ever wins.
Mr. Nifong, you've been leading Crystal on the road to hell.
And now all but the oblivious and brainwashed can tell.
To the Devil, you apparently sold your soul,
Because winning an election was your goal.
Well, Mr. Nifong, that election, by a plurality, you won.
Now it's time to stick a pitchfork in you. You're done!
You are not repenting a humongous sin.
Unless you do, heaven, you'll never win!
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.