STATEMENT OF GERALD B. LEFCOURT, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS (NACDL)
Washington, DC (May 12, 1998) -- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers released the following statement from President Gerald B. Lefcourt, of New York, in response to President Clinton's speech today announcing his international crime control strategy goals.
"As the President points out, crime is a global problem. In the international arena, the United States must lead by example, encouraging other nations to emulate our respect for individual and human rights, fairness, and due process of law, while respecting their sovereignty. To the extent the Administration seeks to wage an extraterritorial war on crime, we trust that U.S. law enforcement officials abroad will act, and encourage their foreign counterparts to act, with the utmost regard for cherished American principles of justice and fairness. I look forward to seeing the actual proposals."