Sunday, August 16, 2009

Meant no harm? Say what?

Blogger's Case May Test Limits of Political Speech - "CHICAGO -- Internet radio host Hal Turner disliked how three federal judges rejected the National Rifle Association's attempt to overturn a pair of handgun bans.

'Let me be the first to say this plainly: These Judges deserve to be killed,' Turner wrote on his blog on June 2, according to the FBI. 'Their blood will replenish the tree of liberty. A small price to pay to assure freedom for millions.'

The next day, Turner posted photographs of the appellate judges and a map showing the Chicago courthouse where they work, noting the placement of 'anti-truck bomb barriers.' When an FBI agent appeared at the door of his New Jersey home, Turner said he meant no harm."

And now he is in custody awaiting his trial. After somebody really tried to kill a Chicago-based federal judge and instead murdered her husband and mother, you would think people would understand that this is the wrong subject for unleashing your internet personality. When he says he "meant no harm," he means that in the real world he would never kill anybody or solicit anybody's murder. But like many other people, he has this rageaholic activist internet personality that says all kinds of irresponsible things.

1 comment:

Beth said...

This is even dumber than committing "contempt of cop."