Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - TheGunner

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 11
31
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Crime at Duke
« on: March 31, 2006, 04:13:23 PM »
Because a player hasn't come forward to fink on the rest of the team doesn't mean anybody has acted outside the bounds of their legal rights.
 

that's probably the attitude that's rubbing some folks the wrong way--it's not "finking" to report a brutal crime: sportsmanship be damned

Some folks, yes, but it shouldn't rub future lawyers the wrong way. We should know that it is their right to stay silent.  Honorable, maybe not.  But legal, absolutely.  
 

We all understand they have rights. This thread isn't a stage for aspiring lawyers to floss their criminal law chops and the OP wasn't asking for such a discourse either. Back to the original question: Has the school acted in way that should make minorities feel welcome. The answer is no.

And part of your argument that Duke has not acted in a way that makes minorites feel welcome was that they didn't "compel" the students to cooperate with the police.  And I'm saying that they have cooperated in every legal way.  So there really isn't anything else Duke can do here, and thus, they haven't acted in a way that should make minorities more or less welcome than any other school.

Excuse me for using a legal defense on a LAW SCHOOL discussion board.

32
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Crime at Duke
« on: March 31, 2006, 04:06:05 PM »


i'm not sure about that.  i know the 5th amendment says you don't have to incriminate yourself, but I think it might be different when it comes to incriminating others

Sure...If they're called to testify in a court of law.  But not while a police investigation is going on.

33
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Crime at Duke
« on: March 31, 2006, 03:57:46 PM »
Because a player hasn't come forward to fink on the rest of the team doesn't mean anybody has acted outside the bounds of their legal rights.
 

that's probably the attitude that's rubbing some folks the wrong way--it's not "finking" to report a brutal crime: sportsmanship be damned

Some folks, yes, but it shouldn't rub future lawyers the wrong way. We should know that it is their right to stay silent.  Honorable, maybe not.  But legal, absolutely.  
 

34
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Crime at Duke
« on: March 31, 2006, 03:43:52 PM »

What does this have to do with Duke's unwillingness to compel it's students to cooperate with a serious investigation of an alleged indicent that occured on Duke property?

How exactly have they not "cooperated"?  They've already given DNA samples, which no person should ever be "compelled" to do without a court order.
Because a player hasn't come forward to fink on the rest of the team doesn't mean anybody has acted outside the bounds of their legal rights.
  

35
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Crime at Duke
« on: March 31, 2006, 03:20:01 PM »
i dont blame the team for not coming forward and saying anything and hiring lawyers.  obviously teamates stick up for one another, thats the idea of a 'team'.  




as for athelets getting preferential treatment.  the team is suspended and isnt playing any games currently.  the investigation is going on.  what else is the school supposed to do? expell them all? they dont even know if the accusations are true, and even if they are it was only 3 players.  i just cant figure out the logic in these protests.


umm...it's one thing to "stick up for one another" when someone is accused of something minor, but rape???  excuse me, but i would HOPE that telling the truth about a violent sexual crime would trump any feelings of teammate camaraderie.

I just can't resist the urge to troll here...

Considering this is a board for future lawyers, I have to believe that we can understand the rights of all accused, no matter how white or how rich, to remain silent.  No one has any responsibilty to come forward, particularly those who may or may not have perpetrated the alleged crime.  

I don't begrudge the players one bit for not talking.  It is law enforcement's responsibilty to conduct the proper legal procedures, particularly for such a strong charge of rape.  

Further, some parts of this story don't make sense.  Why would the strippers come without bodyguards, especially when they found out there were over 20 guys present?  And how exactly was she talked into coming back to the party even after she found it to be a threat to her safety?  Some things just don't add up.  I'm not saying that a rape didn't happen, but that it is possible things are not all kosher here. 

Ooh, I'm the devil's advocate- literally.  I can't wait for law school.  

36
Angry Inch can be summed up in one worthwhile phrase -

BRIDGE & TUNNEL

37
Thanks, Gunner... I'm practicing my DC bar pick-up lines now:

"Hey, there! Do you find yourself aroused by homosexual pornography?"

"Wow! That suit looks great on you! Where'd you get it?" (Answer) "So, do you have sex with men?"

Conversation starters? :)


I wouldn't go that far, but it's not too farfetched to have a guy call you out for wearing out of production Jimmy Choos or an old Miu Miu bag, and still try to take you home.  

38
The guys at GW definitely helped make the campus more attractive,  but they were very inordintaely hot in DC on the whole...

question is (and someone help me here): How the heck do ya tell who is just metro and who is gay???

This could be a problem if I go to GW ...

This DC Blog Post is for you SweetTea...From www.firstdatedc.com.  Trust me, you definitely aren't the only one who has this problem.

March 20, 2006
Gay or nay?
Anonymous writes,

When is a guy pushing the metrosexual vs. homosexual boundary? And not just in the bedroom, seeing as most guys are sexually inclined to get off regardless (even Will Young just admitted to the Brit Tabloids that he might sleep with a girl). What are the tell tale, nonverbal signs, that a guy is leaning towards another guy?

Kathryn says,

I think that is a really, REALLY tough thing to gauge in the Age of the Metrosexual. I know plenty of straight guys who are into hair products, what their ladies wear, the latest styles for men, hanging out with their moms, Sex & the City, whatever. You can’t name a “gay” thing a straight man somewhere isn’t into. Just doesn’t happen anymore.

So my best bet for you, the one thing outside the bedroom and grooming habits, is to watch whom he’s watching when you’re out in public. Are more ladies or men catching his eye? Does he give the hunky bartender the once-over, or is he slyly ogling every large-breasted woman who passes through his peripheral vision? Most people are not consciously aware of where their gaze lands, thus offering a great natural observation opportunity for you. Pay close attention.

PS - who the hell is Will Young?

DCB says,

I think a lot of metro’s are being labeled as homo even though they are just insecure in their appearance. I feel sorry for metro’s because they think women actually care about their clothing and hairstyle. My style is whack (I wear clothes from three seasons ago) and I have a mop on my head, yet I don’t have trouble with the ladies.

To answer your question, does he…

-watch gay porn?
-comment on the size of men in hetero porn?
-get along a little TOO well with gay guys?
-enjoy being hit on by gay men?
-have better eyebrows than you?
-have sex with other men?

I think you should question your taste in men if you are falling for guys whose sexuality is uncertain.


39
You weren't too bad yourself, Suzie. 

40
To TheGunner...who are ya? I'm sure I'd remember you if I saw a pic or heard the name, but I don't remember who told me their screenname there. Sorry bout that :-).


Steve,

I sat in front of you during the late afternoon "Ask a student" session.  I was wearing a black turtleneck and we discussed how awful XOXO was. 

Special thanks to Gary Glitter for the GW trolling...This board could use a little love for George Washington.   

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 11