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Thursday, June 25, 2009

From the dept. of what took you so long?

Hal Turner has been an odious little pustule of hate for many years now, but you can't arrest someone for that. You can arrest them for publically calling for someone to murder a federal judge though, and today Turner got popped for exactly that. And before any free speech absolutists start in with the "I disagree with what he says, but I'll defend to the death his right to say it" stuff, let me point out that Turner didn't merely shout "fire" in a crowded theatre, he stood out front and begged people to set fire to the theatre. Inciting violence or making threats is not an excercise of free speech, it is illegal.

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