Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Latest Anti-Trump Weapon: Accusing Their Critics of "Racism"

The Latest Anti-Trump Weapon: Accusing Their Critics of "Racism"

by Alan M. Dershowitz  •  August 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm
  • I am an apologist only for civil liberties and racial equality, not for a candidate against whom I voted.
  • The civil liberties of all Americans are at stake. I will not be silenced by false and unethical charges of racism from people who are deliberately distorting my views for partisan political purposes. I will respond and expose their bias, bigotry and mendacity, because the issues are too important to be left in the hands of partisan extremists.
(Image source: Fox News video screenshot)
In addition to falsely accusing their political enemies of criminal conduct, some extremists, who are determined to see Donald Trump indicted, have come up with a new weapon: accusing those who disagree with them of "racism."
It began when I said in public what every experienced criminal lawyer was thinking in private:
"The second one [grand jury] is important because of where it is. It gives the prosecutor the power to indict in the District of Columbia, which is a district that is heavily Democratic, and would have a jury pool very unfavorable to Trump and the Trump administration. So it gives the prosecutor a tremendous tactical advantage... The District of Columbia is always solidly Democratic and has an ethnic and racial composition which may be very unfavorable to the Trump administration..."


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