Rightwing nutter convicted of threats against federal judge.
This fuckwad nutter blogger had his day in court and a jury of his ‘peers’ convicted him of making serious death threats against three, count em,THREE federal judges that upheld our nations gun laws in their rulings.
Hope ole Hal baby looks good in prison orange…and enjoys all the free time his disgusting ass will have cooling his heels in a federal pen. From Jurist:
A right-wing blogger from New Jersey was convicted by a federal jury Friday for death threats made on his blog against federal judges who upheld a gun control law. Harold “Hal” Turner, a one-time FBI informant on white-supremacist groups, was convicted in Brooklyn of a single count of threatening to assault and murder federal judges. Prosecutors alleged that Turner wrote on his blog that federal judges should die and posted the courthouse address and a map which prosecutors claimed showed his intent to intimidate and impede the judges from doing their job. Turner faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Federal prosecutors had tried twice before to convict Turner but both efforts ended with mistrials. The charges stem from comments Turner made on his blog against three judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit who ruled in June in favor of two municipal gun control laws in Illinois: William Bauer, Frank Easterbrook and Richard Posner.
Threats against judges, US attorneys, and assistant US attorneys have more than doubled over the last six years, according to a report [PDF] released in January by the US Department of Justice. The report found that judges, US attorneys, and assistant US attorneys received 1,278 threats in 2008, compared to 592 in 2003. Additionally, the report found that threats are not always consistently and promptly reported. In December 2008, Brian Nichols was sentenced to seven life terms to be served consecutively in addition to other punishment for shooting and killing a federal judge and other personnel in an Atlanta courthouse in an attempted escape. In April 2008, Ohio resident David Tuason was indicted for allegedly threatening to blow up the US Supreme Court building and attack black men, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Other death threats have been reported in recent years against Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and now-retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
He faces up to ten years…and I pray to Buddha he gets all ten. These cocksuckers all need to feel the wrath of all Americans. They are extremists who many times own weapons and we all know how that shit can end…don’t we?