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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Not a Joke, But a Threat

Ann Coulter has gone too far.

"We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said. "That's just a joke, for you in the media."

No. It isn't a joke. It's a threat against a Supreme Court Justice that, because he doesn't toe her ideological line, she can openly call for his assassination.

According to federal law:

Whoever threatens to assault, kidnap, or murder, a United States official, a United States judge, a Federal law enforcement officer, or an official whose killing would be a crime under such section, with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with such official, judge, or law enforcement officer while engaged in the performance of official duties, or with intent to retaliate against such official, judge, or law enforcement officer on account of the performance of official duties, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).

And just to be clear:

“United States judge” means any judicial officer of the United States, and includes a justice of the Supreme Court and a United States magistrate judge;

But this isn't a law that people actually get sent to jail over, right?


THIS is only one such case that resulted in a conviction and jail time.

"Threats to members of the bench will never be tolerated," stated United States Attorney MAUSKOPF. "We will expend every resource to immediately apprehend any and all individuals responsible for such brazen attempts to interfere with the administration of justice. I would like to thank the United States Marshal's Service and the FBI for their extraordinary efforts in bringing this series of threats to a rapid conclusion."

It isn't funny and it isn't a joke.

Acting FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge KLOCHAN stated, "Threatening the life of any human being is a grave offense, but threatening a federal judge is also an assault on the rule of law...A free society cannot and will not tolerate such threats to its citizens or such an affront to its judiciary."

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And in contacting both the UPS, who syndicates Coulter's column, and any local paper that carries her column and ask them to censure Coulter by pulling her column for no less than one full month. We can't tolerate such hatred and blatant disrespect for the law. We can't force the Bush Administration to enforce the law. But we can let the media know that feeding the cesspool from which Coulter crawled will not be supported.


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