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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:11 PM

Franklin Sain Attorney Says Alleged Death Threats To Rep. Rhonda Fields Over Gun Bills Are Just Free

Source: Huffington Post

Franklin Sain Attorney Says Alleged Death Threats To Rep. Rhonda Fields Over Gun Bills Are Just Free Speech (POLL)

The Huffington Post | By Matt Ferner Posted: 02/28/2013 2:43 pm EST | Updated: 02/28/2013 2:51 pm EST



Booking photo of Franklin Sain.
(Denver Police Dept.)

The attorney for Franklin Sain, the 42-year-old Colorado Springs man who was arrested last week for allegedly threatening Rep. Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) over gun bills that she currently sponsors and which passed in the state House, says that his client's messages to Rep. Fields were simply free speech and protected under law.

Siddhartha Rathod, Sain's attorney, spoke to 9News's Will Ripley on Tuesday but didn't say much except for a single phrase that he kept repeating to Ripley as an answer to nearly every question asked:

Mr. Sain is a decorated Iraqi war veteran who fought for our First and Second Amendment rights and his First and Second Amendment rights are being trampled upon. Nothing he said was illegal.

Also on Tuesday, Rathod's law firm, Rathod Mohamedbhai, released this statement about Sain's messages to Fields:

Mr. Franklin Sain has retained the law firm of Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC. We are deeply concerned about the government's retaliation against Mr. Sain for his protected First Amendment political speech. We appreciate Representative Rhonda Fields's service to our community; however, we remind you that Mr. Sain valiantly served his country as a decorated Iraqi war veteran. Representative Fields appears to be furthering her political agenda by trampling on Mr. Sain's constitutionally protected free speech in order to infringe on all Coloradans' Second Amendment rights.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:15 PM

1. Sain is guilty as hell, and will be punished appropriately

 

Doing time in Fremont County, in Colorado State Prison, where he belongs, for the next 15-20 years.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:15 PM

2. I don't agree with Sain's idiot attorney. There are restrictions on speech, such as you

can't threaten to kill someone.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:13 PM

3. That might be free speech for the Taliban

or some third world rebels. But it's violent racist garbage here.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:24 PM

4. ummmm nobody who went to iraq fought for any of our fucking freedoms

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:24 PM

5. Earlier story:Firm suspends executive accused of sending racist threats to Colo. lawmaker over gun c

Firm suspends executive accused of sending racist threats to Colo. lawmaker over gun control bills
Suspect's attorney: Fields 'trampling' his rights
Posted: 02/25/2013
Last Updated: 1 day ago

DENVER - Two state lawmakers supporting gun-control legislation have received threats against themselves and their family members, 7NEWS has learned.

An Englewood high tech firm executive was arrested Friday on suspicion of harassing State Rep. Rhonda Fields, one of the state lawmakers leading the charge on gun control legislation in Colorado.

Franklin Sain, 42, was arrested on investigation of harassment and attempting to influence a public official. He has been released on $30,000 bond.

His employer, SofTec Solutions, announced Tuesday through Facebook that Sain was suspended.

"SofTec Solutions, Inc. has been informed of allegations against our employee, Mr. Frank Sain. We are shocked to learn of these allegations and are taking this matter very seriously. If true, these actions are highly inappropriate and will not be tolerated. Pending SofTec’s investigation into this matter, Mr. Sain has been suspended immediately from further duties at SofTec. SofTec Solutions is a minority-owned, small business and we employ a large diverse workforce. We will absolutely not tolerate any racial, sexual, gender-based slurs or threats of violence by employees."

More:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/police-man-arrested-for-harassing-state-representative-rhonda-fields

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:59 PM

6. This guy is/was the Chief Operating Officer of a high tech firm..SoftTec Solutions in Colorado..

Their web site:

http://www.softecinc.com/index.html

I would personally add that he will get jail time...lots of it ..
He will get a fair trial, but will lose. No jury will aquit him in my opinion.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:37 PM

7. Aw, Sid, did ya miss this in Law School

Specific threats are different from stating one's displeasure. This isn't even a fuzzy line you've got here. Might I suggest getting your client a psych exam real fast and trying for an insanity plea. You've got more of a chance there.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:29 PM

8. Hope they do put this guy away...

...he's got that "George Zimmerman" look bout him. Just saying...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:56 PM

9. Here's some free speech for ya, you fucking ass:

FUCK OFF AND DIE, SAIN

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