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Duke Case: Pastor Davis Warns The Three
God have mercy!
Durham, North Carolina's Frederick A. Davis, pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church, is very displeased with the planned lawsuit by the wronged Duke Three--David Evans, Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty against Durham.
"I am disappointed, but not surprised, at the families of the lacrosse players and their lawyers. My surprise is not at their right to file a lawsuit, but their rationale. Whatever these poor little young men could have felt by being accused of a crime that didn't pan out to be true surely could not be worth $30 million. What a mockery of justice if these individuals and their attorneys are granted resources from people who did nothing to them but will be sure to be angry at them for the pain this lawsuit will cause.
"'Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.' (Romans 12:21). If they think we will remember them as innocent, what do they think we will remember them as after this lawsuit?
"I ask every justice-conscious person to rise up against this possible settlement. Our community doesn't need this. I don't believe these proclaimed innocent boys, as so described by a want-to-be governor, a going-out-the-door governor and a Duke-influenced State Bar, should receive financial compensation.
"The players need an apology from the person who made the initial charge and one from the university, which already has given them a few dollars to help them on their way.
"A word of warning to players and lawyers: If you don't drop this settlement request, your names will never cease to be remembered, and you will continue to mask the image of Duke as a school for the privileged and a 'plantation' where the rich get richer."
Pastor Davis Davis was one of the community ministers who worked on a special task force for the Duke University Lacrosse Team alleged rape case.
We all know how much Pastor David did to stop Mr, Nifongm expose the Hoax and end the ordeal to which the Duke Three and their families were subjected.
Wikipedia: "On March 3, 1991, [Rodney] King, on parole for a robbery conviction, led police on a high speed pursuit. In an interview, King later said that he didn't pull over as he feared apprehension and being returned to prison. After driving through several red lights and stop signs, he pulled over in the Lake View Terrace district. King had a record for drunk-driving but the officers involved testified that they believed him to be under the influence of the narcotic PCP - a later blood-test returned negative for PCP. The defendants also alleged that he resisted arrest and continued to resist even after being tasered, tackled, and struck with batons, although the video does not appear to corroborate many of these allegations. He is also alleged to have attempted to grab the weapon of one of the police officers at the scene, with that event allegedly occurring at the start of the altercation, and was not verifiable by the Holliday tape."
Mr. King was awarded $3,800,000 in a civil case.
The taxpayers of Los Angeles, California did not ask Mr. King to resist arrest or four Los Angeles police officers to use excessive force in subduing Mr. King.
If Pastor Davis advised Rodney King to seek no more than an apology and warned him that if he sought money he would be remembered as a shameless opportunist without consideration for taxpayers, I missed it.
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.
Gaynor's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.