Judge Murphy Featured on Good Morning Washington to Discuss Charlottesville
Judge William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr. was featured on Good Morning Washington to discuss the aftermath and implications of the white nationalist rally and subsequent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. White nationalists took to the city streets with torches the night of Friday, August 11th, apparently in protest to a February City Council decision that would remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the city. By the time the weekend concluded, three deaths were reported as well as 33 injuries.
Along with three other expert panel members, Judge William Murphy Jr. discussed the situation on the show in detail. He opened the discussion with noting that part of the conclusion of World War II included the insistence that Germany teach its future generations that Nazism and all similar forms of hate ideology were “morally reprehensible.” He also mentioned that a similar teaching had to be integrated into schooling in Japan, and provided the intriguing counterpoint that no such insistence of teaching was ever used in America. Indeed, he argued that American children learn a falsified history of the country that supports white nationalism.
The panelists discussed how reflecting on the true history of America exposed a trend of white nationalism and white supremacy with the centuries of slavery and the many decades of Jim Crowe oppression. Judge Murphy continued by mentioning that he believed President Trump was raised with “white male supremacy” ideals that continue to influence him while he stays in the White House. In discussing President Trump’s remarks that the violence and bigotry was the blame of “many sides,” the panelists spoke of the importance of keeping youths aware of intentionally slanted statements and how crucial it is for youths of America to not be desensitized to ideals based in hatred. The promotion of these tolerant, progressive teachings will need to fall upon lower-level government leaders and the average citizen, the panelists noted.
If you would like to view the full news piece on ABC 7 WJLA Washington, D.C. that featured Judge Murphy, you can click here to be taken to the newsgroup’s official website.
About Judge William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr.
Upon founding Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, Judge William H. Murphy, Jr. knew he must always stand for justice and use his legal knowledge and abilities to protect the rights of those who cannot protect themselves. With more than 40 years of legal experience both in and out of court, he has played an integral role in guiding the law firm to be the prominent name in civil rights violation cases, personal injury claims, and much more throughout Baltimore and beyond. He also holds an impressive 90% success rate in state court cases and a federal court case success rate that is 400% greater than the national average.
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