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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:45 PM

Is Trump Committing a Felony Offense?

18 U.S. Code § 2102. Definitions

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(b) As used in this chapter, the term “to incite a riot”, or “to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot”, includes, but is not limited to, urging or instigating other persons to riot, but shall not be deemed to mean the mere oral or written (1) advocacy of ideas or (2) expression of belief, not involving advocacy of any act or acts of violence or assertion of the rightness of, or the right to commit, any such act or acts.

(Added Pub. L. 90–284, title I, § 104(a), Apr. 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 76.)

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Reply Is Trump Committing a Felony Offense? (Original post)
queentonic Mar 14 OP
walkingman Mar 14 #1
alwaysinasnit Mar 14 #2
onecaliberal Mar 14 #3
PJMcK Mar 14 #4
RKP5637 Mar 14 #5
MyOwnPeace Mar 14 #6
RKP5637 Mar 14 #10
Atticus Mar 14 #7
onenote Mar 14 #8
smirkymonkey Mar 14 #9
RKP5637 Mar 14 #11
MyOwnPeace Mar 14 #12
backscatter712 Mar 14 #13
leftyladyfrommo Mar 14 #14
Blue Owl Mar 14 #15

Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:47 PM

1. The guy has no morals - that is obvious. From what I read the POTUS can basically do anything.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:48 PM

2. Yup, that definition is as clear as mud.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:52 PM

3. One of many

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:58 PM

4. Since the day ends in a "y"

I'd say yes, he is.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:00 PM

5. What did the asshole do now? n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:04 PM

6. I think....

he put on his leather jacket, brass knuckles, and pulled whatever hair is left WAY back into a pony tail, and told the world that "HIM & THE BOYS are BACK IN TOWN!!!"

Here's what it's all about:

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/03/trump-warns-critics-it-would-be-bad-for-you-if-the-military-and-police-were-provoked-into-getting-tough/

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:38 PM

10. Ravings of a madman and a wannabee dictator. n/t

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:12 PM

7. Does it matter? Why wouldn't this felony be ignored like the others? Everything in his tone

and body language say " What the fuck you gonna do 'bout it?" So far, the answer has been---(crickets)----.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:16 PM

8. No.

The Supreme Court has made it clear that the incitement provision is very narrow and only applies to speech that is "directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action".

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:27 PM

9. He's gotta go.

He has gone too far with this. It is not acceptable to threaten a majority of the people in your nation with bodily harm or death because they disagree with you politically. I am tired of these republican cowards in congress, they need to act by working toward his impeachment and conviction. He needs to be removed from office in order to save what is left of our democracy.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:42 PM

11. Absolutely true, congress is filled with cowardly republicans and sycophants. Disgusting! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:46 PM

12. Yep!

And those 11 (or so) Repugs that voted against his "Emergency" are going to claim that they are against (........... pick the latest whatever F-up IQ45 has done) until it comes time that the vote MATTERS!

CHICKENSHITS and TRAITORS - every one of them!

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:08 PM

13. See if it passes the Brandenburg test.

Now any law squelching speech has to pass the Brandenburg test - it has to have intent to produce lawless action (notoriously hard to prove, though given Trump's tweeting, it may actually be possible), be able to produce imminent lawless action (given the nature of stochastic terrorism, a statistician may help with this) , and it has to be likely to produce lawless action (again, consult the statistician, and show some video of Trump's Nuremberg rallies).

Difficult, but given Trump's arrogance and stupidity, not impossible.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:13 PM

14. Which felony? There have been so many. Nt

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:59 PM

15. Fuck Donald Trump

n/t

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