Famed Harvard Lawyer Goes on Epic Rant: Destroys Baltimore Mayor & Prosecutor Over Murder Charges


http://www.ijreview.com/2015/05/311371-epic-rant-alan-dershowitz-slugs-baltimore-mayor-prosecutor-police-charges/

Appearing on NewsmaxTV’s “Steve Malzberg Show,” legendary attorney and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz had some stinging critiques of the recent murder charges filed against six police officers, and Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

First, he condemned what he calls crowd-control justice:

“Today had nothing to do with justice; today was crowd-control. Everything was motivated by a threat of riots and a desire to prevent riots.

The Mayor–outrageously–said we’re gonna get justice for the victims and the families and the people of Baltimore; never mentioning the defendants…

The Mayor and the state attorney have made it virtually impossible for these defendants to get a fair trial.

They have been presumed guilty…some in the crowd said the only reason we got these indictments is because we rioted. They may very well be right…

There is an incompatibility between crowd-control and justice…you cannot allow police officers or any other defendants to become scapegoats for crowds who are demanding a continuation of rioting

Even the ACLU issued a statement today praising the indictment, and not mentioning the presumption of innocence, or proof beyond a reasonable doubt, or due process…”

Dershowitz then criticized the charges themselves, calling them implausible:

“The other thing that makes me concerned is of course the fact that they were charged with murder. There is no plausible, hypothetical, conceivable case for murder under the facts that we now know them…conceivably there’s a case for manslaughter…”

Lastly, he bluntly summed up his feelings about the trial:

“This is a show trial; this is designed to please the crowd; this is designed to lower the temperature. This is all admirable, but it has nothing to do with justice.

These comments might come as a surprise to some — Dershowitz is a self-avowed liberal democrat who was very vocal over the perceived civil rights violations surrounding the the George Zimmerman case.

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