Fox Judicial Analyst: “If Every Unconsented-To Touching Could Be A Crime, You Couldn't Get In The Subway”

Andrew Napolitano: The Prosecutor “Did The Right Thing” In Not Charging Trump Campaign Manager With Battery

From the April 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): You actually predicted this. Our headline in politics today is Corey Lewandowski, who is Donald Trump's campaign manager. Whatever happened in the room at Trump National in Jupiter on March the eighth, the Palm Beach County state attorney Dave Aronberg has decided not to press charges. This after Jupiter police last month filed charges after reporter Michelle Fields claimed that she was roughed up by the campaign manager. Judge Napolitano, you predicted this would be the outcome. 

ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Well, if you take the politics out, the prosecutor's a Hillary Clinton supporter. Corey Lewandowski and Donald Trump taunted Michelle Fields. Michelle Fields has written a lot of anti-Trump -- 

DOOCY: You mean after the fact?

NAPOLITANO: After the fact. Right. Michelle Fields has written a lot of anti-Trump material. If you take all that politics out and just look at this through the lens of a judge or a law enforcement, there was no crime. You do this to me to get aside, push me aside, when there are a ton of people crunching and I'm trying to get to Ainsley behind you. Technically, technically, that might be a civil battery. If there's harm to the arm -- 

DOOCY: Well she tweeted out a picture that showed that she had bruises. 

NAPOLITANO: But it is not a crime. It does not involve law enforcement. Every, if every unconsented-to touching could be a crime, you couldn't get in the subway. You'd be filing complaints against people every time you were jostled.


NAPOLITANO: So this got entirely out of control. And I'm making a non-political statement here. The prosecutor did the right thing. The police must accept every complaint they receive. Even if there's no evidence for it. They evaluate it, the prosecutors evaluate it. They decide whether to prosecute or whether to dismiss it. This prosecutor did the right thing. 


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