I took a closer look at this writer’s rhetoric.
He also questioned the validity of Justice Department investigations of police departments that routinely brutalize black people.
This is called “begging the question,” because it assumes the answer “police departments that routinely brutalize black people” to be true, and not require investigation.
He is a staunch supporter of civil asset forfeiture, which strips people of their property and disproportionately impacts black people and Latino Americans.
Crime disproportionately impacts black people and Latino Americans. This means that a disproportionate number of blacks and Latino Americans accuse a disproportionate number of Blacks and Latino Americans of murder, rape, robbery, theft, etc. This argument would disqualify most minority victims of crime from serving in the criminal justice system.
This piece argues like the lawyer who plays upon the jurors’ ignorance and appeals to their prejudices. Contrast this with Mr. Sessions’ appeal-
“Let us perform [our duty] in a way that builds harmony, unity and justice.”