Friday, 21 April 2006

Warrant confirms Seligmann has bad taste in music

The press has exposed more warrant follies from the Durham Police Department, this time from the list of items taken from Reade Seligmann’s dorm room. They took among other items his iPod and, presumably, a Beck EP—are they planning to sic the RIAA on him or something?

Here’s the full list of items taken; apparently they weren’t content just to take his iPod… they also made off with his iTrip FM adaptor, which I’m absolutely certain is just going to bust this thing wide open.

I am slightly curious what a “scouting report” relating to 1105 Urban Street on December 3, 2005 would be; you’ll note that this is the adjacent address to 1103 (a duplex?), where certain members of the lacrosse team were living at the time of the party. 1103/1105 is another of the properties acquired by Duke University in February. Perhaps this is an indication that the authorities did have some interest in the 1103 house too. No warrants have been served for a search of that address; at least, none that are known to the public—some enterprising reporter might want to see if this is another “double-secret” warrant that never got turned in to the clerk’s office by the presiding judge.


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[Permalink] 1. azbballfan wrote @ Fri, 21 Apr 2006, 4:25 pm CDT:

The manuals were gathered to provide evidence that Seligmann has computer(s). This will be used to create an order for Seligmann to turn over the computer(s).

The 1105 scouting report will be used in an attempt to obtain a search warrant for 1105/1103. It will be difficult for the DA to receive this warrant without additional evidence linking the secound lax house to the events of that night.


Sophomore year is usually when kids look for senior year off campus housing. It could be a “scouting report” about the house. Could also be from a competition among houses, like a beer pong tournament or wiffle ball game where they made mock “scouting reports”.


Maybe it was the type of iPod that can store photos?


Possibly, although I think the warrant said it was an iPod mini, which doesn’t store pictures (unlike the newer full-size iPods and the nano).

If he’s a sophomore, he’d have a full-size iPod; although I don’t know exactly which model they gave to the freshmen in 2004, I don’t think it stored pictures either.

[Permalink] 5. Nice Guy wrote @ Sat, 22 Apr 2006, 1:31 pm CDT:

With the taste of his own foot still in his mouth, District Attorney Mike Nifong has another piece of evidence blow up in his face. I wonder how’s his ulcer is doing?

So would it be his own aura or is it the universe’s way of getting back at Nifong for destroying these young boys lives?

It would be funny if Nifong’s ulcer leads to a colonoscopy, or would it be ironic or poetic justice that he screws 47 boys over a false rape claim and have to take a 36 inch colonoscopy tube up his @ss for his part in the fiasco he created.

[Permalink] 6. azbballfan wrote @ Sat, 22 Apr 2006, 1:47 pm CDT:

Keep in mind, the officers who executed the warrant are not allowed to use their judgment on what is or is not taken.

They are given an order to seize all electronic storage media. That’s what they did. Not suprising that they didn’t find a computer or camera.

My understanding is that all the players were out of the state at the time the case was presented to the grand jury – which would force the DA to call the suspects’ attorneys to compel a surrender. Certainly none of the boys computers or cameras will be found anywhere.

Those who are wishing that we’ll have evidence to support what really happened will be disappointed.

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