The 2006 Duke lacrosse team scandal demonstrates the hazard of our criminal justice system. Let's leave race out of the picture. No matter the outcome of the criminal trial, the lives of each young man and/or their parents will be forever shattered by the word of the alleged victim to accuse them of the infamous charge of rape. Each Defendant is entitled to the same equality of treatment as the Plaintiff. The DA has granted the Plaintiff's Civil Rights to petition our government for a redress of grievances. Yet, the DA has deprived each Defendant's Civil Rights of due process to petition our government for a redress of grievances against the Plaintiff for filing a false complaint. If the DA had followed due process to carryout our First Amendment, then each Defendant would have benefited from a fair and impartial legal process. Our First Amendment grants each civilian his or her Civil Right to petition our government for a redress of grievances by virtue of signing an affidavit of complaint to the DA. Consider the parents of each of the 3 Defendants. How do you think they may feel that the Plaintiff has exercised her Civil Rights to petition our government for a redress of her grievances, yet their sons can't exercise their Civil Rights? Let me tell you if you don't already know. They feel betrayed by the DA and are miserable suffering the nightmare of a lifetime. One day it may be your dear son or grandson standing trial. Do you wish for his Civil Rights to be deprived to petition our government for a redress of grievances, same as the Duke lacrosse team players? Think about it and let me hear your opinion. It may save the career of three young men.