Florida Sun-Sentinel-South Florida 100- Opinion September 28, 2018

Clarence V. McKee-President, McKee Communications, Inc.

Looking ahead: As a black American, I have a particular sensitivity to the concept of the presumption of innocence and due process of law. Thousands of blacks in Florida and the old American South were tortured and lynched based only on an accusation of sexual assault—they were presumed guilty! There was no presumption of innocence! This same old standard is being applied to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The allegations against him are uncorroborated, without proof, suspiciously political and reek of the weaponizing and politicizing of sexual assault. Any husband, father, or son could be targeted.