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October 01, 2012

Dershowitz: MTA Censorship "Unconstitutional" and "Dumb" As It Will Simply Encourage More Violence;
ACLU Has Yet To Speak Up

It appears the ACLU, like the media, is no longer pretending to be nonpartisan, too.

In an interview with The Algemeiner, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz slammed new approved advertising guidelines announced by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, calling them “Plain Dumb” and “Unconstitutional.”

...

“A. it’s clearly unconstitutional” he said, and “b. it incentivizes people to engage in violence. What it says to people, is that if they don’t like ads, just engage in violence and then we’ll take the ads down.”

“It’s very bad policy,” he continued, “and it’s just plain dumb, because it is going to encourage violence.”

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Referring to the recent uptick in violence in the Middle East, Dershowitz added, “It is the worst possible approach to dealing with radical Islam.”

“In the age of radical imams whipping up reactions, it just gives them more encouragement to do it. So if somebody wants to put up a picture of Mohammed in the subway, all people have to do is threaten violence and its censorship comes into effect,” he said.

Dershowitz said that if the ACLU doesn't take action against the MTA, they'll have a hard time getting a donation out of him this year.

Only a hard time? He can't state that more forcefully? That they won't get a donation, and that others shouldn't donate either?

Perhaps he's being diplomatic.






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