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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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How has Donald Trump avoided the mug shot?

Aug 04, 2023

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Former President Donald Trump will likely have to take his first mug shot if he’s indicted in Georgia for his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election. If Trump is charged for a fourth time, Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat stated that his office would stick to standard procedures for booking suspects, irrespective of his social status or level of fame.

Straight Arrow News contributor Dr. Rashad Richey argues Trump is not above the law and must be treated to an overdue mug shot like any other defendant.

Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat said if Donald Trump gets indicted, he will not receive special treatment. He will get a mug shot, he will get fingerprinted, this is our process.

People who support Trump got outraged by the notion of fairness — fairness, fairness made them mad. The same treatment that would be allocated to anybody else who received felony indictments — that same treatment will be given to Trump.

Trump has no constitutional protections. Trump has zero statutory protections. Donald Trump is a regular person, like you and I. He’s only one human being — nothing more and nothing less.

Trump is innocent unless proven guilty. This is true. But that doesn’t mean he avoids the mug shot, because that would mean everyone who gets arrested would avoid a mug shot. What is outrageous to me is that he has been able to avoid this very normative process up until this point, and I do hope the Fulton County sheriff keeps his word because, yes, Fulton County is going to indict Trump. No question about it.

The campaign of Trump, if you remember, Trump’s own campaign made a fake, a fake Donald Trump mug shot. Well, I think it’s time to give them a real one.

Okay, let me talk to you about the potential of Donald Trump having an actual mug shot. People seem outraged by the idea that Trump would get a mug shot. At some point. I’m outraged by the fact that this man has damned at indictments actually more. He has all these indictments and he still doesn’t have a mug shot because we’re supposed to be, you know, a nation that believes in laws. Nobody’s above the law. Nobody gets special treatment. At least that’s what was said. When black people in particular were being prosecuted by the same justice system. Those who are protecting Trump say that the justice system was inherently fair, not adverse to people of color. That somehow America is not a racist country. But I digress. Let’s go back to this mug shopping. Recently, the Fulton County Sheriff for the county is in the state of Georgia. It is where the city of Atlanta is located. Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labatt said of Donald Trump gets indicted. He will not receive special treatment, he will get a mug shot, he will get fingerprinted. This is our process. People who support Trump got outraged by the notion of fairness, fairness, fairness made them mad. The same treatment that would be allocated to anybody else who received felony indictments. That same treatment will be given to Trump. Trump has no constitutional protections. Trump has zero statutory protections. Donald Trump is a regular person, like you and I is only one human being nothing more and nothing less. Trump is innocent unless proven guilty. This is true. But that doesn’t mean he avoids the mug shot, because that would mean everyone who gets arrested would avoid a mug shot. What is outrageous to me is that he has been able to avoid this very normative process up until this point, and I do hope the Fulton County Sheriff keeps his word because yes, Ford’s account is going to indict Trump. No question about it. The campaign of Trump if you remember, Trump’s own campaign made a fake a fake Donald Trump mug shot. Well, I think it’s time to give them a real one.

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