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Alan Dershowitz: Maxine Waters’ Comments Were ‘Borrowed’ From The ‘Playbook Of The Ku Klux Klan’

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Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on Monday slammed Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) comments about activists needing to “get more confrontational” if the jury in the George Floyd trial did not find officer Derrick Chauvin guilty in Floyd’s death.

According to Dershowitz, Waters’ comments were straight out of the KKK’s “playbook.”

“You know, when you think about the irony of what Congresswoman Waters did, she borrowed the playbook of the Ku Klux Klan from the 1920s and 1930s. They would stand outside of courtrooms and they would threaten violence if any jury would ever acquit a black person or convict a white person,” the attorney explained, according to Mediaite. “Now we’re seeing exactly the opposite. We’re seeing mobs outside the courthouse and we’re seeing members of Congress, just like the Klan had governors and senators and very prominent public officials, demanding verdicts in particular cases. And now we have a member of Congress demanding a verdict in a case.”

The professor said the judge in the case should have issued a mistrial over Waters’ remarks. Instead, the judge decided to allow the appellate court to make that decision, something Dershowitz believes was due to the public’s reaction.

“…if he declared a mistrial there’d be riots in the streets and he’d be blamed for it. The true blame would be on Waters but he would be… (Read more)

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