Disappointed by the actions of District Attorney Seth Williams, Michael Coard, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, suggest that tax-payers vote for Daniel Alvarez this Tuesday, November 5th, in the General Election.
Although he proudly supported the liberal democrat four years ago in his attempt to become Philadelphia’s first African-American District Attorney, a prominent Center City lawyer is now urging tax-payers in the nation’s fifth largest city to vote this Tuesday for the republican candidate for district attorney, not because he likes the challenger, but because he dislikes the incumbent more.
Michael Coard—currently the lead attorney on the class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, filed on behalf of Heeding’s Cheyney’s call—was one of Seth Williams’ (D) biggest supporters when he ran, and won—with more than 75% of the vote—in 2009. Crediting Williams for being the only serious candidate with major cross-over appeal, Coard admittedly says he gave Williams the benefit of the doubt, but then he changed, “just like Obama,”and now “I’m hater number one,” he says.
Coard is disappointed in Williams for ignoring police brutality and for his handling of the Tomayo McDuffy case, among many others. While he says personally, Williams is a nice guy, Coard says as a politician, Williams has become the persecutor instead of the prosecutor.
“As much as I blame Seth Williams, I blame the black community even more. Sadly, the people who are most affected by this corrupt system, don’t give a sh*t about the corrupt system. Black people and the Democratic Party remind me of the woman who gets beat up every Friday after her thuggish boyfriend comes home drunk. The police come, but she refuses to press charges, because she loves him, and because the man pays the gas bill and the rent. The Democratic Party needs a wakeup call; they need to know they can’t take our vote for granted.”
Coard says Williams could do more for the black community, but he doesn’t. While he doesn’t believe Williams is racist against black people, he does say, unashamedly, that Williams is the “blackface of white supremacy,”comparing him to the black overseers during slavery.
Referring to the 2010 story of Robert Ralston, a former Philadelphia police sergeant who made up a story about being shot by a black man, Coard says Williams didn’t prosecute Ralston, but said that if the phantom black man who Ralston blamed actually existed, then that black man would be on death row.
If he was the District Attorney, Coard said he would enforce the law across the board—prosecuting thugs, corrupt cops, drug dealers, and everything in between—aggressively and equally. Coard mentioned he would also get rid of mandatory sentencing and fight to abolish the death penalty.
As egregious as the things Seth Williams has done— including not forcing the judge in the Lt. Josey case to recues himself after he became aware the judge was married to a cop—Coard says, without question, the Tomayo McDuffy case is the worst act of inhumanity by the self-proclaimed Roman Catholic, far worse than the injustices in Mumia Abu-Jama’s case.
“At least in the case against Mumia Abu-Jamal you had otherwise creditable witnesses lying, and Mumia was at the scene. With the case of Tomayo McDuffy, you don’t even have good liars working for the prosecution, just a crazy woman, who can’t see, with a dog making phone calls – why would you arrest and prosecute a young black boy with no criminal record based on those facts? I can’t quite put my hand on it, but Williams definitely has something personal against this kid. Without question, the case of Tomayo McDuffy is the real-time example of a prosecutor becoming a persecutor.”
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