Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Hal Turner Arrested

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 06:18 PM
Original message
Hal Turner Arrested
nternet Radio Talk Show Host Hal Turner Arrested for Threatening Three Federal Appeals Court Judges in Chicago Over Recent Decision Upholding Handgun Bans

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hal Turner, an intermittent Internet radio talk show host and blogger, was arrested today by FBI agents at his home in North Bergen, N.J., on a federal complaint filed in Chicago alleging that he made Internet postings threatening to assault and murder three federal appeals court judges in Chicago in retaliation for their recent ruling upholding handgun bans in Chicago and a suburb.

Internet postings on June 2 and 3 proclaimed "outrage" over the June 2, 2009, 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, further stating, among other things: "Let me be the first to say this plainly: These Judges deserve to be killed." The postings included photographs, phone numbers, work address and room numbers of these judges, along with a photo of the building in which they work and a map of its location.

Turner, 47, of North Bergen, N.J., was arrested this morning after FBI agents went to his residence to execute a search warrant. He was charged with threatening to assault and murder three federal judges with intent to retaliate against them for performing official duties in a criminal complaint filed today in U.S. District Court in Chicago. He is scheduled to have an initial court appearance at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Shipp in U.S. District Court in Newark.

"We take threats to federal judges very seriously. Period," said Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, who announced the charges with Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey and the FBI Office in Newark are providing local assistance.

read more:
http://news.prnewswire.com/ViewContent.aspx?ACCT=109&ST...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Democracyinkind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 06:20 PM
Response to Original message
1. Again? nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 07:18 PM
Response to Reply #1
6. AGAIN.
Edited on Wed Jun-24-09 07:21 PM by backscatter712
This time, he's looking at time in Federal PMITA prison - he made those threats against three federal judges in Chicago. It also means that the crime was committed in Patrick Fitzgerald's turf. Given his very recent history of similar crimes, I'd say he's in a huge heap of trouble...

He posted their photos, their work addresses, phone numbers, and said "Let me be the first to say this plainly; These judges deserve to be killed."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 06:25 PM
Response to Original message
2. Won't hold up...
But its fun to poke at him
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 06:31 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. I don't think so......
You cannot threaten, nor advocate the murder of a federal judge. According to the article that's what he said. And in light of recent rightwing nutjob murderers running around on the loose, I think he's going down. Which is as it should be.

K&R!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 06:48 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. SImilar cases have been dismissed in the past, but given his politics and the post 911 mindset we
shall have to wait and see what happens. Its going to mess with him for a while regardless.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 06:27 PM
Response to Original message
3. YAY! Throw him in a FEMA death camp!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Apr 21st 2014, 07:57 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC