Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pro-gun Activist: "Judges Deserve to be Killed"

The right-wing crazies continue to rant and rave, finding enemies wherever they turn. The latest is a pro-gun activist who advocates the murder of federal judges he doesn't like.

A little hint to the gun nuts out there: this is not the way to deal with your real or imagined opponents. In a civil society, citizens don't urge the murder of duly appointed officials because they might rule against their own interests from time to time.

If everyone behaved this way, civil society wouldn't last very long and the result would not be good for anyone.

Here's the story of one sadly misguided doofus:
A federal complaint filed in Chicago said that Hal Turner, 47, had posted "outrage" on his Web site over the handgun decision by Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook and Judges Richard Posner and William Bauer of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to the complaint, Turner described the court decision in a June 2 posting and said, "Let me be the first to say this plainly: These judges deserve to be killed."

The postings included photos, contact information and room numbers of the judges along with a picture and map of the building in which they work, the complaint said.

"We take threats to federal judges very seriously. Period," said Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.


Tulsan said...

These low rent freaks are the death rattle of the far right.

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