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Mark Levin: GITMO Terrorists 'Apparently Have More Due Process Rights' Than U.S. Police

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | May 7, 2015 | 2:46 PM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin took Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to task yesterday on Hannity questioning her decision-making and saying, “How can it be that terrorists in Guantanamo Bay apparently have more due process rights, apparently are released even though they go back to the battlefield and they kill Americans and others, how can it be that they are treated one way and police officers another?”

 “Joining us now, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, I call him the great one, Mark Levin,” said Sean Hannity, introducing Levin to his show. “We have 50 plus years, Mark, of Democratic rule in the city of Baltimore, dominating politics in that city, $40 trillion spent on poverty programs since the great society, $1.8 billion in stimulus money to Baltimore alone, $1.2 billion a year in education. The president, Elijah Cummings, everybody else lecturing America, well, we’re not doing enough for Baltimore. Is that the real cause?”

“Well, liberalism doesn't work,” said Levin. “I guess we need to spend another $20 trillion and maybe that will have some effect.

“First of all I want to say this. Where are the civil libertarians? Where's the ACLU? Where are the real lawyers in America, every single one who should be speaking out about what is already a travesty of justice. The mob in the street is in that state attorney's office. The charge of second-degree murder, false imprisonment, she didn't use a grand jury, she didn't take time to read the medical examiner's report. This is a disgrace. And the entire legal community should be rising up over this. Whatever happens in the courtroom, whatever happens with the judge and the jury, so be it. But the way this prosecutor has conducted herself is outrageous.”


 

“Furthermore,” continued Levin, “they want to have a civil rights investigation from the Department of Justice? I can support that. Support this -- investigate this state attorney. Investigate what's taken place here, her comments, her politicization of a prosecution. These are six cops. This isn't white cops with a black suspect. This is three blacks, three whites. It has nothing to do with race. And, in fact, it has nothing to do with poverty, either. It's just that people are projecting as usual their radical, their left wing agenda on top of these events. But the bottom line is, and we must not forget this, these police officers are being railroaded, in my view.”

“I agree with you,” interjected Hannity, “but she addressed all of your cries of no justice, no peace, quote, "This is our time." Then you got the conflict of interest in the case of this woman. You got her husband in his position. You got the defense attorney in the position of giving her money and working on a transition team. For me if these cops want a fair trial, don't they have to have a change in venue? Shouldn't there be a recusal in her case?”

“Well, maybe so, and there's no doubt a motion will be filed for that, and I suspect it will be turned down,” stated Levin. “It will be very difficult.”

“But all of that said, we should be focusing on injustice here,” Levin said. “The mob is in the state prosecutor's office, the mob mentality. I don't care. Look, I'm a conservative. I don't run around defending mass murderers and terrorists and so forth, but I do believe in the constitutional system. How can it be that terrorists in Guantanamo Bay apparently have more due process rights, apparently are released even though they go back to the battlefield and they kill Americans and others, how can it be that they are treated one way and police officers another?”

“There is a mentality in this country,” continued Levin, “and I'm sorry if people don't agree with me. I don't much care. There's a mentality in this country trashing law enforcement, like law enforcement has to be perfect. Law enforcement is not perfect. Reporters aren't perfect. Obama is not perfect. That's not the test. The fact of the matter is, if we lose order, we lose liberty and we lose the society. You saw anarchy in Baltimore, that's what you saw.”

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