Former NY Law Firm Partner Gets Two Years for Racist, Anti-Semitic Cyberstalking
“Prosecutors had sought four-and-a-half years, but Dennis’ lawyer, David Cohen, noted in a court filing that his client expressed remorse for his actions”
How does someone let himself go off the rails like this?
The Jewish Voice reports:
Former Manhattan Law Firm Partner Gets 2 Years For Antisemitic Cyber-Stalking
For years, a former law partner at K&L Gates in Manhattan sent thousands of threats and harassing messages, often including racist and antisemitic attacks, to lawyers at the firm. Willie Dennis also physically threatened former coworkers’ families
Dennis has been sentenced to two years in prison on three counts of cyber-stalking. Prosecutors had sought four-and-a-half years, but Dennis’ lawyer, David Cohen, noted in a court filing that his client expressed remorse for his actions.
Beginning in 2018, Dennis began making the threats, and they increased by 2019 after he was fired. One victim moved out of state to get away from him, and another slept with a loaded gun near his bed. Dennis told one victim to “sleep with one eye open” and told others they would become “biblical symbols.”
Dennis, who is black, had sued the law firm in 2020, alleging that he was fired due to his raising concerns about alleged racial and gender biases. K&L Gates denies this claim. The criminal case put that lawsuit on hold.
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Notice the anti-Semite hires a “Jew lawyer”.
Threats of violence are legally assault. Why the lesser charges?
Bierce, not every threat rises to the level of an assault.
Even if you make the threat in person and place a hand on your sword hilt, the more so if you make the threat over the internet.
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Besides, isn’t this a tougher sentence than a couple of NY lawyer-activists got for planning to firebomb police cars?