Monday, May 16, 2011

NAACP/ACLU: Overturn murder conviction because of Confederate monument

NAACP/ACLU: Overturn murder conviction because of Confederate monument.

The extremist left-wing ACLU joined with the NAACP in defending a vicious monster convicted of the brutal murder of a white firefighter.

Felton Dorsey savagely murdered white firefighter Joe Prock during a home invasion. He was convicted of murder by a Louisiana jury.

The ACLU, the NAACP, and a few extremist college professors have filed briefs stating that the conviction should be overturned. The reason? Because the courthouse has a Confederate monument in front of it.

The NAACP will look for any excuse to defend someone who commits a brutal crime against a white person. We have seen them do it over and over. The fact that the ACLU has jumped in is sickening.

CofCC members know what a fraud the ACLU is. The ACLU has repeatedly turned down cases for the CofCC that were identical to cases they took for extremist groups. The ACLU does not represent conservative groups. The fact that the ACLU has jumped on this case shows what their mindset is. They are on the extreme left-wing fringe of the political spectrum.

From the Wall Street Journal…

Carl Staples, a prospective black juror, was struck from the case by prosecutors after complaining about the flag.

The flag “is a symbol of one of the most…heinous crimes ever committed,” Mr. Staples said, according to court briefs. “You’re here for justice and then again you overlook this great injustice by continuing to fly this flag,” he added, calling the flag “salt in the wounds of…people of color.”

“When I was screened for the jury, it welled up inside of me and I expressed my feelings,” Mr. Staples said in an interview. A part-time radio engineer and announcer in Shreveport, he said, “I don’t understand how judges or lawyers allowed that flag to stand.”

Cecelia Trenticosta, counsel to Mr. Dorsey, said she previously had considered challenging the Confederate flag in Caddo Parish but had not because she never had a case where someone had complained on the record about the flag. “This flag has been flying for 60 years, and a brave citizen finally spoke up and said the emperor is naked,” said Ms. Trenticosta, who specializes in death-penalty appeals.

The American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP’s Shreveport Chapter, and a group of university professors filed a court brief supporting Mr. Dorsey’s claim that the Confederate flag prejudiced his case and violated his due-process rights.

“This case will give the Louisiana Supreme Court an opportunity to send a message that a Confederate flag on courthouse grounds is intolerable,” said ACLU attorney Anna Arceneaux.

Suzanne Owen, a lawyer with the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office who is defending the conviction, did not return calls for comment.

In an appellate brief, the District Attorney’s Office denied that prosecutors discriminated against blacks in assembling the jury. The brief does not address the Confederate flag.

Charles McMichael, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a Tennessee-based group that seeks to preserve the legacy of Confederate veterans, called it “idiotic” for Mr. Dorsey to try use the flag to overturn his conviction.

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