WashPo: 'Free Speech Makes It Difficult to Prosecute White Supremacy'Chris Menahan
Aug. 09, 2019
The Washington Post lamented Thursday that the First Amendment makes it difficult to prosecute "white supremacists" for their political beliefs.
From The Washington Post, "Why free speech makes it difficult to prosecute white supremacy in America":
Federal authorities have used RICO many times to prosecute white prison gangs, but what got the members of organizations such as the Aryan Brotherhood locked up under the statute was not the racism they believed but the acts they committed: crimes including drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money laundering.C'mon now, where's your can-do attitude?
This is more like it:
But according to retired law professor G. Robert Blakey, who wrote the RICO statute and is considered the nation’s foremost authority on it, federal authorities should be using RICO to more rigorously investigate white extremist groups without violating free speech protections.Well said. The Bill of Rights is no reason not to start locking people up for their political beliefs!
Incidentally, the Post reported one day earlier how a Trump appointed prosecutor is "putting white supremacists in jail" by hitting them with archaic rioting charges for fighting with antifa (despite one California judge already throwing said rioting charges out for violating the First Amendment):
By the way, if you're wondering who classifies as a "white supremacist" in modern America, just ask rapidly-rising Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren:
That's all we need to hear, Liz! Lock him up!
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