Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Indict Donald Trump

Can we indict Donald Trump?

18 U.S.C. 2101- Riots

"Whoever travels in interstate commerce... or uses any facility of interstate commerce including but not limited to.. telephone, radio or television with intent to incite a riot... or promote, encourage, participate in or carry on a riot or to commit any act of violence in furtherance of a riot..... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.'

Maybe the definition of inciting a riot is not so expansive as to include the reckless words of Mr. Trump. If there is not the necessary connection, the mens rea, the intent to cause public mayhem there is certainly a depraved indifference evident herein. If Mr. Trump pretends not to understand the implications of his hate filled vile, then we do.

Mr. Trump is shouting "fire" in a crowded theater. He is guilty of committing  the worst of offenses against immigrants, women, the physically impaired and now against Muslims worldwide. He is inciting acts of violence against these groups with each speech, each pathetic tweet.

So, even if we cannot ultimately prove our case, let's go for it. Mr. Trump does not allow political correctness to slow him down, so why should we permit questionable prosecution to stop us.

Indict Donald Trump.

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