This column in The Hill focuses on public demand in our current, corrosive political climate for the premature release of evidence or legal action before the completion of an investigation. The piece examines the constitutional right to due process, which is vital to public safety and criminal justice in America. Everyone should be reminded that regardless of their political beliefs, all Americans are protected by the constitution…and a riot is no excuse for the violation of those rights.
The full piece can be read by clicking here.
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This week, an non-permitted demonstration in Downtown Charlotte escalated into a mass of property damage and the murder of a protester by another protester in the crowd. The media reported this by labeling it as a “Violent Protest”. Similar labels were attached to riots in Baltimore, Ferguson and Milwaukee; but when there’s clear evidence of multiple crimes being committed during a “protest”, it’s officially defined a riot.
On September 23, 2016, my latest piece was published in The Hill that analyzes the events in Charlotte and defines this issue more clearly. To read the full story, click here.
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