AFLC Advisory Board member and bestselling author, Andrew C. McCarthy, has recently weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case with a pair of searing articles. First, he criticizes the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed in the case, which he argues is “stunningly weak” and “unethical.” Indeed, McCarthy argues that the affidavit:
is not law, it is agitprop: invoking, for example, the explosive term “profiled” but carefully avoiding any discussion of what it means and failing to note that (a) there is no evidence of racial profiling, and (b) absent an invidious racial component there is nothing wrong with profiling (indeed, we want police to do it so that innocent people don’t get hassled).
Furthermore, McCarthy criticizes the special prosecutor for “exploiting the rabble-rousing of the U.S. attorney general and the racial grievance industry” and “fil[ing] an exceedingly serious charge for which she lacks evidence, second degree murder, in order to bask in the mob’s adulation. . . .”
Which brings us to McCarthy’s second article, where he takes aim at Attorney General Eric Holder, who, according to McCarthy, “[has] spent the three-plus years in between branding Americans as ‘cowards’ on race matters; investigating the CIA; coddling CAIR and the New Black Panthers; green-lighting voter fraud; swaddling Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in the Bill of Rights; and converting the Justice Department into a full-employment program for the Lawyer Left and its Gitmo boutique. But now he’s hit the big time.”
Indeed, Holder joined Al Sharpton this past week to praise him for “your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve and the promises we must fulfill.” Yet this is the same Al Sharpton that National Review columnist Victor Davis Hanson has described as having a lengthy record of “inciting murderous riots; slandering Jews, . . . ; libeling a state prosecutor in the course of championing Tawana Brawley’s fabrication of a racial ‘hate crime.’”
As McCarthy continues, “The Justice Department’s conduct in the Martin case has been emblematic of Holder’s tenure: an exercise in hardball politics, not faithful law enforcement.”