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U. Michigan Law Prof Thinks Trump ‘Could be Charged With Manslaughter’ Over January 6th

U. Michigan Law Prof Thinks Trump ‘Could be Charged With Manslaughter’ Over January 6th

“And so Donald Trump, unlike most ordinary citizens, has not only a duty not to do something bad, but an affirmative duty to take action to protect people.”

The left is absolutely obsessed with charging Trump with something. This type of talk goes on constantly.

The College Fix reports:

U. Michigan law professor: Trump could be charged with manslaughter for Jan. 6 riot

If “Trump Derangement Syndrome” were a real malady, a good number of academics certainly would be diagnosed with it.

It was already bad enough for them when Donald Trump actually got elected in 2016, and even more so in the four years that followed.

Many professors just knew President Trump was guilty … of something.

For example, UC Berkeley’s Martin Fish alleged the president committed “textbook treason” during his July 2018 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mark Krasovic of Rutgers University-Newark accused Trump of “voter intimidation” because he had told supporters to “go into the polls and watch very carefully.”

Yale’s Gregg Gonsalves claimed Trump’s COVID-19 response made him guilty of “genocide” against people of color.

And, of course, there’s former Yale shrink Bandy Lee who took upon herself to declare that Trump was “mentally unfit” to hold the presidency.

For them the January 6 Capitol riot, or “insurrection” they like to say, merely served as the coup de grâce of the 45th president’s tenure. Most recently, a University of Michigan law professor told an MSNBC audience that Jan. 6 could lead to manslaughter charges against the former president.

According to Jonathan Turley’s blog, Barbara McQuade (pictured) said on Nicolle Wallace’s show that “there actually is an interesting legal theory here for manslaughter” because Federal law “defines as a death that occurs on federal property when a person acts with a recklessness mindset or even gross negligence.”

And so Donald Trump, unlike most ordinary citizens, has not only a duty not to do something bad, but an affirmative duty to take action to protect people. I think you could possibly put together a theory based on the facts that Liz Cheney just described to make Donald Trump responsible for the deaths that occurred that day.”

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Comments

Steven Brizel | October 27, 2022 at 9:16 am

A former NY judge said that indicting anyone is easy-Proving the charges requires real evidence-which is nonexistent here

Steven Brizel | October 27, 2022 at 9:17 am

One wonders what the U of Michigan law professor would say about arresting rioters during the summer of 2020

What horseshit. People in the “self-defense” community know full well that not only do you not have a “right to be protected,” but that the police have no positive obligation to assist you in any way whatsoever (Bowers v deVito, Warren v DC, and about 20 others). If a cop on the street isn’t responsible for the results of an altercation, neither is the president.

Plus, manslaughter of whom? Two of his supporters? If there are manslaughter — or even murder — cases to be made there, they’re not against Trump.

There are very few non-idiot law professors anymore

    healthguyfsu in reply to rochf. | October 27, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    The problem started when lawyers started thinking they could argue their way through anything, logic be damned. Herein, I think we probably see one of the biggest professions hit by the systemic delusional narcissism of the generations that weren’t told no enough.

In some other country, maybe. Definitely not in the USA.

has not only a duty not to do something bad, but an affirmative duty to take action to protect people

Oh, really? Not even sworn law enforcement officers have such a duty.

“a good number of academics certainly would be diagnosed with it.”

Perhaps we can have a commitment process for people with incurable cases of TDS?

When I went to Law School, University of Michigan was considered one of the very top public Law Schools,

Obviously a case of “that was then, this is now”, So sorry to see that happen to what used to be a fine school.