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438 days ago.
by luvthesouth
Kendall78
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Forgetting history, a sin of the Republic

I was reading about the difficulty of Pres. Obama's pick getting the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division top position. His name is Debo Adegbile and the main criticism is that as a lawyer he defended a cop killer. Did Congress forget that everyone is entitled to a defense?

 
 

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NasCarNut

19 hours and no answer, I'll keep checking back ;)

Posted 447 days ago.

Kendall78

"but to defend them because you support and agree with their crime or ideology is another."

Perhaps I missed it but where did the guy ever say it was ok that his client killed a cop?

Posted 448 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker, that scenario wasn't the case.

Posted 448 days ago.

luvthesouth

defending someone because it is your job is one thing, but to defend them because you support and agree with their crime or ideology is another. this, in and of itself, should be consdered when someone is being nominated for a position of power.

Posted 448 days ago.

stickhauler

Simplifying his involvement with the case as "defending a cop killer" is being more than a little misleading. He signed off on an amicus brief on the killer's appeal, claiming jury selection was racially biased. Is that a defense? Or, as we see here on nearly a daily basis, an "excuse" used all too often to get controversy raging?

This wasn't a single party act, the leftist media is losing their collective minds, what little they have after defending this clown show in charge, that DEMOCRATS would are oppose any thing Obama wants. I see they successfully ignored his own party members opposing Obamacare. Or, they think enough time has passed that nobody remembers?

Posted 448 days ago.

stickhauler

Simplifying his involvement with the case as "defending a cop killer" is being more than a little misleading. He signed off on an amicus brief on the killer's appeal, claiming jury selection was racially biased. Is that a defense? Or, as we see here on nearly a daily basis, an "excuse" used all too often to get controversy raging?

This wasn't a single party act, the leftist media is losing their collective minds, what little they have after defending this clown show in charge, that DEMOCRATS would are oppose any thing Obama wants. I see they successfully ignored his own party members opposing Obamacare. Or, they think enough time has passed that nobody remembers?

Posted 448 days ago.

moderation

This is a characteristic of the 'right of center' syndrome.

Posted 450 days ago.

Bigfoot

Facts man...its the facts. They tend to get in the way of party dogma. Also seeing as how that little game started back in 09 to make Obama a one term president is still being played...well it doesn't take much digging to see the motivation behind anything Obama is doing being met with resistance.

Posted 450 days ago.

Kendall78

Here is the part about forgetting history. What would today's politicians say about the lawyer that defended the British troops that mercilessly committed the Boston Day Massacre? They would probably treat him like Mr. Adegbile.

But what's funny is they actually would call the lawyer a great American...why? Because he was John Adams who would go on to be this nation's 2nd President. He believed that everyone deserved the right to a good defense, yet they are punishing Adegbile for doing just that.

Posted 450 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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