to the Editor
Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, February 10, 1999
In a Jan. 19 column, Robert Scheer suggests I am closely associated
with a group known as the Council of Conservative Citizens. As
a former U.S. attorney who has prosecuted white supremacists and
racially motivated police violence, I find this charge so offensive
and inaccurate that I cannot ignore it.
the racial views of this group repugnant and would never have
spoken there if I had known of their views beforehand. In fact,
I have told the group in writing that I disagree with its ridiculous
opinions on race and have urged others to disassociate themselves
from the CCC. It is absurd and irresponsible for anyone to suggest
that one speech--during which I discussed only the impeachment
process, as I was asked to do--implies that I in any way share
or support this group's views.
believe the color of a person's skin, the church they worship
in or the country where they were born should have absolutely
nothing to do with the opportunities they have in society or the
status they hold under the law.
forward to the day when our law and society are completely colorblind.