Sunday, May 28, 2006

Duke Men's Lacrosse Wristbands

Duke Men's Lacrosse wristbands are now available.

For those who wish to make a donation to support the Duke Men's Lacrosse team please send an email to: mcatalino@frontiernet.net and an order form will be emailed to you. Or, you can click on this link to VIEW and PRINT the order form.

Orders are also available via the Internet by this web address:

http://store01.prostores.com/dukelax/index.html

The wristbands are Royal Blue with the inscription:

"Innocent! #6, #13, #45 - Duke Lacrosse 2006"

The minimum order is 10. Sizes are Large (men's) and Medium (women/children). Please specify the size you want on the order form.

All proceeds go to "The Association For Truth and Fairness"- www.truthandfairness.org.

30 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUKE IS INNOCENT.. all the way LC

6/01/2006 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duke is innocent...buy a bracelet and show your support for them!!! CE

6/01/2006 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

duke is innocent.. show you support and buy a bracelet!! CE

6/01/2006 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loooove duke. the boys are innocent. lets get these bracelets going! i want to see these across the nation

6/09/2006 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Dukie07 said...

The truth may set you free, but unfortunately, it costs money!! (Sad commentary on our times, eh?) My order is in the mail!
Go Duke!!

6/14/2006 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that whatever defense activies are required are paid for from this fund, and I hope that there is plenty left over to pursue prosecution of certain individuals for Hate Crimes, because that is what this is!

6/16/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Fair-minded said...

The following comment is a good example of why we need to sell the wristbands. There is blind hate out there and a group of people that want to latch onto this case as a venue for venting that hate. That is why we need people to support and fund the defense. The burden of fighting ignorance and ideological radicalism should not fall on the shoulders of the members of the Duke Lacrosse team!

Anonymous said...
You people are sick. These children have a history of criminal activity. What is really your motivation? The truth is you really just don't want to see "young white boys with such hopeful futures being destroyed by some black stripper." What if the truth is that they really did rape her? Then you are sitting around rallying support for rapists. I bet many of you sit in churches on Sunday feeling very good about yourself. Do you really think you're advocating justice? The truth is we will never really know what happened. So the best thing all of you can do is to just SHUT UP!
6/16/2006 08:58:01 AM

6/16/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For whoever wrote that last post:
These guys are 100% innocent. The facts are finally starting to come out, proving what the team has been saying all along. It is a sad day in the American Justice System when good people, who in a million years would never do something like this, are falsely indicted on an extremely deplorable crime. Up until now, I've tried to keep my mouth shut, but your ignorance and stupidy just set me off. Know the truth before you run your mouth like that. I know the truth: Dave, Colin and Reade are innocent. Not only that, they are some of the best human beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

-Joe Kennedy
Duke Lacrosse Team Captain 2005

6/20/2006 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All evidence presented so far leads me to believe that these guys are indeed innocent of the charges made against them. HOWEVER, the selling of a bracelet is completely unnecessary and takes away from the whole purpose of the reason bracelets like this exist, which is to help raise funds for NON-PROFIT organizations such as the original yellow Lance Armstrong "Livestrong" bracelet which helped raise funds to help fight against testicular cancer and the pink bracelet to help raise funds to fight against breast cancer. This new blue bracelet is completely unnecessary!!!

6/22/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger Fair-minded said...

This is NOT a For-Profit organization. All proceeds go directly to “The Association For Truth And Fairness”. This is going to support the fight against injustice. This case has been exploited by many networks and shows such and Nancy Grace. Let’s see her publicize her earnings and a picture of her house. Many people have tried to make this a black vs. white or rich vs. poor issue. The ideas behind the bracelets, for any cause, are: to show support for that cause, to raise awareness for that cause, and to raise funds for that cause. This certainly meets all three criteria. The fight here and the cause here and the support here is for the injustice of this case and all the hidden agendas that have leached onto it. I believe these bands are necessary. It shows support. Further more, 46 of the lacrosse team members, not just 3, are continuing to accrue legal fees.

6/22/2006 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is ridiculous. buy a bracelet and show your support for darfur, volunteer at a shelter. this is dumb and has been blown way out of proportion.

6/26/2006 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above poster: You obviously do not know anything about Darfur. Otherwise, you would not be wrting this stupid comment. People in Darfur are trying to get civil liberties and democracy. We in America, or more specifically in Durham, are trying to hold on toe what cicil liberty we though we had. So, you see, the two are one and the same cause: justice and liberty for all. If you are for supporintg justic ean dliberty for Darfur, why are you so fast turning the same thing down for Americans. My conclusion, you do not know beans about anything. You probably heard the work Darfur on TV, and you are showing your newly learned vocabulary off...

Someone who has actually spent time in Darfur.

6/26/2006 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above comment: I am afraid you are the ridicilous one. Since when are the lives of three people so insignificant? What if it was your life at stake, or your brother's or your sister's? Would you still be saying heck with it, let us help Darfur instead? No, I just think you are an idiot who does not give beans about Darfur. You just think it is sexy to mention the name here. Somehow you think that makes you a better man a more informed man.

Well, the truth is whether you are fighting for justice and liberty in Darfur or in Durham, it is the same and it is important, very important! Oh, perhaps you did not know what it was that people in Darfur are fighting for? Why are justice and liberty good for the Sudanese and not good for Americans? Don't Americans deserve a bit of justice and liberty too? You must be one of Professor Baker's students: a very very sorry soul...

6/26/2006 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all have every right to express your opinion, of course, but claiming to know what happened is probably inadvisable, since you don't, unless you were there. I mean, how would you really know? I trust my friends too but people lie every day. It seems wise to keep an open mind while we wait and see what the justice system does with this issue. If these guys are guilty, those championing their innocence have just as much to answer for as those who were condeming them as guilty at the first accusation.

6/27/2006 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the stupidest thing I have ever seen. If you think they're innocent, that's fine, but why commercialize and sell-out your cause by getting bracelets made? Why don't people help the University by not giving whorish interviews to Rolling Stone and rather doing some community service. Core 4 4 Life!

6/27/2006 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above: How about if they are innocent? Will all those who were assuming them to be guilty bear some responsibilty? I would think, that will only be fair, right? I will start working on my list, while you work on yours. Eventually, one of us will need that list.

6/29/2006 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when are athletes gods? I suppose because they're athletes, we should ignore the fact that they threw an underage drinking party that violated the athletic code of conduct and the law itself. We should also ignore the emails exchanged between the boys, despite the fact that they're sexist and violent.

There are far bigger problems in this world. Your money would be better spent on making a donation to an organization that supports a legitimate cause. There are so many people in the world who are experiencing greater injustices. They need our help more than the lacrosse team.

7/24/2006 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I read idiotic comments like the one above, it only makes me want to buy many more of these bracelets.

It sounds to me like you do not know what the heck you are talking about; you just want to express your anger to the world. I would suggest you go see a shrink, they are supposed to help with such deeply rooted mental disturbances. Writing angry and racist messages on discussion boards is not going to cure this little problem you have.

I am a proud owner of the bracelets and I will get some more so that I can give them to my friends. "Truth" and "Justice", these words mean something to me. How about you?

7/28/2006 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racist comments, eh? How on earth is my comment racist?

Yes, I'm angry. I'm angry that the Duke lacrosse team is being treated like martyrs when there are more urgent causes. Like conflict in the Middle East and starvation in Africa...perhaps you've read something about that. Truth and justice are important, but you have to remember that there are people out there who are experiencing far worse than the lacrosse team.

7/30/2006 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is worst than going to jail for 40 years for a crime that you did not commit? You sound a lot like one of these super-left wing Duke students who go to Africa over the summer so that they can come back and update their resumes to add a paragraph hoping it will help them land a good, well paying job. Yes, I am familiar with your kind: the ignorant ones who do not know anyhing about anything. But as they say "a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing". Good luck fighting poverty and saving the world while ignoring the basic human right righ here, in America. You make us all very proud. And that Lacost t-shirt you are wearing, that really works in the Sahara. Ooops, I forgot you probably don't know where that is.

8/11/2006 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Ariel Hanna said...

I am so mad about the allegations against Duke. We all know they're innocent.

9/21/2006 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I respect the right to raise funds on behalf of a third party's legal obligations, and I believe that the American judicial process will work itself out, as it has done with 99.99% of all cases previously held.

However, I was disapointed to learn that this bracelet came to market, as it has further saturated a fund-raising means already well established in the Durham area. The original blue bracelet (Duke for Life) was created as a non-political, uniting effort to raise funds for a newly established recreational center in Durham's West End. It, too, is a non-profit venture, but is focused on proactive measures to mend community ties.

When we join the Duke community, we retain our membership for life - not simply for the few years while physically present, but also in the many years that we serve as ambassadors to the community, the economy, and to the world around us. Most importantly, it should be a reminder to us all that the proper manner to deal with issues such as this is through rational, critical discourse.

It is truly an individual's choice whether and to whom to donate, but I would like to offer the alternative view that the greater community must find future-oriented measures to restore trust and mend relations between the community and members of the University.

9/22/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I respect the right to raise funds on behalf of a third party's legal obligations, and I believe that the American judicial process will work itself out, as it has done with 99.99% of all cases previously held.

However, I was disapointed to learn that this bracelet came to market, as it has further saturated a fund-raising means already well established in the Durham area. The original blue bracelet (Duke for Life) was created as a non-political, uniting effort to raise funds for a newly established recreational center in Durham's West End. It, too, is a non-profit venture, but is focused on proactive measures to mend community ties.

When we join the Duke community, we retain our membership for life - not simply for the few years while physically present, but also in the many years that we serve as ambassadors to the community, the economy, and to the world around us. Most importantly, it should be a reminder to us all that the proper manner to deal with issues such as this is through rational, critical discourse.

It is truly an individual's choice whether and to whom to donate, but I would like to offer the alternative view that the greater community must find future-oriented measures to restore trust and mend relations between the community and members of the University.

9/22/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think these kids are guilty you are an idiot. There is no evidence against them. The black stripper was all drugged up. She knows nothing. Go Duke.

10/23/2006 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Judith said...

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." MARTIN LUTHER KING

I grew up in the segregated south, attended Duke in the turbulent early '70s. After Duke I went to work for the federal government, and part of my job was with the Justice Department monitoring elections in Mississippi and Alabama under the Voter's Rights Act.

Our dream back then was that everyone would receive justice and due process regardless of their race, identity or class. I guess the work is never done...

My prayers go out to these lacrosse players and their families. I am having these bracelets sent to my son at Duke and he will be passing them out on campus as soon as he receives them.

10/28/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger Dukeband said...

The above comment by "Judith" came to us during a gathering of Duke Lacrosse Players/Parents this past weekend. The message had such a great impact on my wife and I we asked one of the players read it to the group.

Thank you Judith. The work is far from done, and we thank God for people like you.

10/30/2006 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have known and told everyone who would listen from the beginning that the Duke Boy's Lacrosse Team is innocent. It's a crime that all these young men's lives have been scared because of one sick woman!!
I will be purchasing lots of wristbands and passing them out and wearing mine proudly to show support for the Duke Lacrosse Team!!! You all hold your heads high and keep the faith!!

11/08/2006 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never before have I seen such allegations hinder the being of an entire sport so much as is the case at Duke. Scarcely can I discuss with my lacrosse career with anyone without this case rearing its ugly head. I love the sport of lacrosse, and I am tired of hearing these false charges. It is clear to anyone who has done their research on the subject that these three young men are innocent. Show your support for the Duke lacrosse team, and lacrosse as a whole by purchasing a bracelet.

11/09/2006 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you people who believe this is pointless and we should be spending our time looking for a better cause your wrong...this whole thing has ruined their lives for no damn reason No doubt their innocent,so dont go around saying were supporting rapist cause what if someone arrested you and decided to tell the whole country that you did something and it was a lie,

Duke Lax= innocent

11/27/2006 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous paule@gmail.com said...

Prophetic; to be $upported, the students must take the corrupted "justice" lesson, driven by misandry to its final conclusion with damages ( what it a legitimate Duke NCAA BBall contender lost its whole season) collected against the State.

4/13/2007 05:12:00 PM  

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