When incitement should mean indictment – Our expert explains why President Trump needs to face charges

When incitement should mean indictment – Our expert explains why President Trump needs to face charges When incitement should mean indictment – Our expert explains why President Trump needs to face charges

January 12, 20211 min read
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The events that led to the storming of the Capitol buildings last week have garnered attention from just about every news organization across the planet.


Pundits and politicians have weighed in on both sides regarding whether President Trump’s words and actions need to be held accountable for the damage to America’s democratic institutions as well as the five people who have since died as a result of the events that occurred on January 6, 2021.


Recently, University of Connecticut’s Richard Ashby Wilson, the Gladstein Chair and Professor of Anthropology and Law and an expert on hate speech and incitement on social media shared his perspective in an Op-Ed published in the Los Angeles Times.



It’s a thoughtful, methodical, and excellent piece outlining why he believes, in his expert legal opinion, that President Trump crossed the line and now deserves to be held accountable for his crimes.


This is a burning topic, and if you are a journalist looking for objective and expert opinion on this topic – then let us help. Richard Ashby Wilson is available to speak with media about this issue – simply click on his icon now to arrange an interview today.



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  • Richard A. Wilson, Ph.D.
    Richard A. Wilson, Ph.D. Gladstein Chair and Professor of Anthropology and Law

    Dr. Wilson is an expert on hate speech and incitement on social media.

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