POLL: Should Lawyers Take Anti-Racists' Cases Pro Bono?

At least four of six lawyers representing the "Tinley Park 5" have agreed to take on the cases without pay. We want to know what you think about those decisions and whether you sympathize with the Anti-Racist Action plight.

The "" are due back in court for arraignment on Thursday, when they'll have their six private defense attorneys by their side.

Cody Sutherlin, 23; Dylan Sutherlin, 20; Alex Stuck, 22; John Tucker, 26; and Jason Sutherlin, 33; all of Indiana, are May 19 at a in . Each has been indicted on 37 total counts of mob action, armed violence, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. And at least four of their attorneys have agreed to take on the suspects' cases for free, according to a Chicago Tribune report

READ: Our extensive local coverage on the Ashford House Attack.

Attorney Stuart Smith said he accepted Tucker’s case without pay because he sympathizes with . Aaron Goldstein, who is representing Jason Sutherlin told Patch earlier this month that taking the case pro bono was "just the right thing to do."

Two people are representing Alex Stuck but . However, one in the duo, defense attorney Larry Jackowiak, reportedly told the Tribune that the decision to take the case was an easy one because he believes in fighting racism.

These attorneys have not been shy about their sympathy for the anti-racist cause.

Now, what do you think?

Shannon_Friend June 20, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Won't these far-left lawyers be trying to persuade the 5 who have been captured not to take a plea deal and turn in the other 13, since these lawyers will be rooting for the radical organization to survive? (And maybe even colluding among themselves.) If I were in the thugs' shoes, I would rather have a public defender who would look out for my interests rather than a private radical lawyer looking out for the radical organization (which presumably wants them to keep quiet and do long hard time.)
Kyle June 20, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Four of the victims, included one of the three hospitalized. Were not even at the "meeting." Two are elderly, one is the manager who was stomped in the back of the head while on the ground. A retired police officer was having lunch with relatives and hit in the head with a hammer. He was hospitalized and required staples in his head. How do these Marxist/Far-left lawyers justify all that?
David June 20, 2012 at 10:23 PM
It's not their views that were the problem it was their actions. Why is it a hate group for the people that don't like them but it's not a hate group for them to not like the fascists? They were both wrong and I don't believe either side should have any privilege. They didn't care who they hurt that day. Hate is hate. The difference needs to be in how we respond to their actions. Now they've brought attention to a group most have NEVER heard of.
jonathan June 21, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Hate is Hate David?? Puhleaaseeee. There is an ethical gulf between the violence of fascism and racism and the violence that ends racism and fascism. I'm sureee singing Kumbiyah would have brought down the third reich (sarcasm).
Daniel Genseric June 22, 2012 at 02:57 AM
They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.
Al June 22, 2012 at 03:03 AM
So Jonathan, fascist tactics against so-called fascists is okay? White people sitting down at dinner to discuss white things is fascist/racist? What about other groups that get together to discuss their groups' interests? Are those groups fascist/racist, too? And you didn't even mention the collateral victims. I guess it's just too bad for them, or maybe they were "closet racists" for even being in the same restaurant at that particular time.
Bob June 22, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Violence against people having a meal? It's ok because they were racists? Some of the victims weren't, but those actions may have made them a little more sympathetic. There was no hate, there was no violence, by anyone but the ARA thugs. Violence against what you perceive to be a crime (white people eating together) isn't justified, no matter what you call it. Anti-Racist is just a code word for Anti-White.
Svenn Brengard June 22, 2012 at 03:48 AM
They say all things White must become “diverse” or it is “racism”. They say there should be no White countries,no White communities,no White schools,no White sports,no White social gatherings etc,etc. The anti-Whites give us Whites two choices:Accept White geNOcide or you are a “racist”. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.
Unspoken minority June 22, 2012 at 03:59 AM
How is any group wrong for sitting down to have dinner? I don't care who you are in this world, or what you believe in, you have the right to sit down and have dinner.
Jon Potash June 22, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Are ARA members required to supply their own weapons, their own hoodies, or do behind-the-scenes organizations supply such? Too, I've been unable to learn the condition of the 80-year-old woman attacked in that diner. Kinda concerned, though I probably shouldn't be. No doubt the punishment she incurred was well deserved.
Sgt. USMC June 22, 2012 at 05:04 AM
They hurt people who weren't linked to the group they were trying to attack. I can see someone standing up for what they believe in, but these guys went in with reckless abandon. Don't defend your cause when you attacked people who were not in the group you wanted to assault.
ClemRichards June 22, 2012 at 05:21 AM
You mean the anti-white criminals who attacked peaceful white people at lunch,they should have the book thrown at them. and we need to discuss Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY! which is a)Genocide
katarina heimdall June 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Absolutely not. These people are violent criminals. If you are against racism, fight it in a positive way - attacking people in a restaurant w/ hammers and bats is just wrong! I read that several of those who were seriously injured weren't even part of the group they were targeting - they were just regular innocent bystanders, workers at the restaurant, etc. That is not acceptable. These people seem like thugs to me and they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. On their OWN dime. On a side note, I notice these ARA groups only ever attack WHITE racists. Why do they never go after the black panthers? Why do they never say a word about the deliberate genocide of the Boervolk of South Africa? It's sheer hypocrisy.
Alexander Holmes June 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Attacking Panthers and La Raza would require spine the ARA will never have. Middle-aged and elderly white patrons of dining establishments are the ARA's speed.
spencer kirkland June 23, 2012 at 01:48 AM
National Union MK Michael Ben Ari and Likud MK Danny Dannon have both (amongst others) called for the removal of African asylum seekers from Israel. "Israel is only for White people". Why aren't ARA members demonstrating at Israeli consulates or attacking ADL/B'nai B'rith meetings with baseball bats and hammers? In a confidential ADL memo it was stated that they had 'worked with the ADL' in the past and apparently supported the ARA financially. Think that might have anything to do with a half dozen pro bono lawyers popping up to defend the ARA thugs? Naw, just another amazin' coincidence.
spencer kirkland June 23, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Typo: The ADL had worked with the ARA in the past.
Dogmom5957 July 30, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Dogmom5957 July 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Obviously racism is a huge issue even now in 2012.It shouldn't be but is. Most people choose not to see how it is unless it directly affects their lives.Aleast they were willing to bring this to light,daylight instead of cross burning in the middle of the night.
Dogmom5957 July 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM
There is no such thing as pure white people. We are all mixed. We are Americans, coming from all sorts of mixed races. Get a clue & be kind to people all people. Just because you are special doesn't mean anything except in your own minds. We are all human. It's time you get that and move on. Anti-racist is NOT a code for anti-white. Tha's just a load of bull manure! Have a great life!
Mimereader2 September 05, 2012 at 01:14 AM
There's nothing in the 'Pioneer Little Europe Prospectus' that advocates something called "White Supremacy," but the term is a clever propaganda tactic developed by some leftwing think-tank for obstructing anyone who even peacefully sits down to dinner and asks "Why is it that only Whites are not permitted to be a community?"
whats right is right October 13, 2012 at 12:39 AM
if blacks sit together and talk about black unity its ok. if hispanics sit together and discuss hispanic issues its ok. if jews sit together and talk about jewish unity its ok. if Whites sit peacefully together and talk about there issues. They get there heads bashed in. And the attackers are not charged with a hate crime ? instead they get free legal counsol ? Why is it so hard to understand that european Americans can also be victims of racism and hate crimes.


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