This lawyer should be disbarred for making such an outrageous suggestion that would bastardize our judicial system and destroy our rule of law. Do you agree?
An African-American lawyer and editor of a popular legal website is calling on all black jurors across the country to automatically vote to free any black person accused of murdering or committing a crime against a white person despite the evidence.
Elie Mystal, an editor and contributor to the law blog Above The Law, posted a December 7 article urging all black Americans who end up on juries to engage in “jury nullification” by automatically voting to acquit all blacks accused of crimes, especially that of murder, against white victims and to do so no matter how much evidence is brought to bear against the suspect.
Mystal justified this lawlessness by claiming that “African-Americans live in a world where the police can murder us and get away with it.”
“There is no justice for black people. And yet violently revolting against the system will get us nowhere,” he added.
This, Mystal says, is reason enough to work against the legal system in all areas.
Maybe it’s time for black people to use the same tool white people have been using to defy a system they do not consent to: jury nullification. White juries regularly refuse to convict or indict cops for murder. White juries refuse to convict vigilantes who murder black children. White juries refuse to convict other white people for property crimes. White juries act like the law is just a guideline and their personal morality (or lack thereof) should be controlling.
“Maybe it’s time minorities got in the game?” Mystal added.
The legal analyst and lawyer went on to insist that black jurors should refuse to vote to convict any black suspect no matter the crime, including murder, if it is committed against a white person, especially a white man.
Murder? … what the hell do you think is happening to black people out here? What the hell do you think we’re complaining about when your cops shoot us or choke us? Acquit. Don’t throw “murder” at me like it’s some kind of moral fault line where the risk of letting one go is too great. Black people ARE BEING MURDERED, and the system isn’t doing a damn thing to hold their killers accountable. Sorry I’m not sorry if this protest idea would put the shoe on the other foot for a change.
Mystal goes on to call whites who have had a crime committed against them or who have been murdered a “purported ‘victim’” and says blacks have no responsibility to help any white person “achieve justice.” – Breitbart News
By the way, Elie Mystal of “Above The Law” is the same person who while told Mike Huckabee that while “climate change” is going to be incredibly expensive,”You know what’s going to be more expensive?…retro-fitting everyone on the East Coast with gills so we can breath under-water.”
Here are some tweets regarding Mystal’s controversial article:
Black juries treating white people the way white juries treat black people = rage hate against the white race?
Equality is a bitch I guess.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) December 9, 2016
This Twitter user pointed out to Mystal that his remarks are “incredibly dangerous”:
Mystal’s not concerned about the law, he simply wants “justice” by any means necessary. How is this person still allowed to practice law?
What's dangerous is thinking cops can murder people and get away with it, while POC wait patiently for the system to get over its issues. https://t.co/8WbVyuEH6x
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) December 8, 2016
Here is the article Mystal posted to Twitter from his
“Above the Law” (appropriately named) legal blog:
— Above the Law (@atlblog) December 7, 2016