HATEWATCH: NEO-NAZI BLOGGER SURRENDERS TO POLICE

Come on. What does it take? There is free speech, and there is hate speech.
  
Free speech does not include words and statements that advocate harm of any kind to any individual, or group.
  
“Though many people may not agree with Mr. Turner’s views, his First Amendment right must still be protected,” the statement says.”
  
No.
 
It is cheap cop-out statements like that which has  created environments for monsters like Turner, Terry McNichols, and Timothy McVeigh, to harm, or take the lives of American citizens. Turner’s threat to release personal information on his intended targets is not protected by the U.S. Constitution. Any weak-minded believer who reads Turner’s blog can take the addresses and phone numbers of the officials Turner was venting his rage against, and carry out violence against those people, and “to foment direct action against these individuals personally.”
 
Free speech does not mean you can say anything, and not live with the consequences of those words.
 
Any speech that implies, advocates, or promotes the destruction of anyone is never free speech. It is hate speech plain and simple.
 
A hateful tongue, like Turner’s, can destroy just as much as the hands that assemble a bomb, or pick up a gun and fire it, or throw a Molotov cocktail.
 
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N.J. NEO-NAZI BLOGGER, HAL TURNER, CHARGED WITH INCITING INJURY, POSTS BAIL IN HARTFORD
By HILDA MUÑOZ | The Hartford Courant
June 12, 2009
Police said the 47-year-old Hal Turner was angry over controversial legislation dealing with Roman Catholic parish finances. (HANDOUT / CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE / June 11, 2009)

 

New Jersey Internet radio host Hal Turner, wanted by Capitol police for encouraging Connecticut residents to “take up arms” against three state officials, surrendered Thursday.

“I am pleased that Mr. Turner was able to turn himself in today to the Capitol police in Hartford without incident,” said Matthew R. Potter, one of Turner’s Connecticut attorneys.

Turner has been charged with inciting injury to person or property, a Class C felony. He was able to post $25,000 bail, and his case is scheduled for an initial appearance June 22 at Superior Court in Hartford.

Turner, who has been called a white supremacist and an anti-Semite by several anti-racism groups, hosts an Internet radio program from his home. The publishing service Blogger has pulled Turner’s blog and is reviewing it for possible terms of service violations.

His attorney in New Jersey, Michael Orozco, issued a statement saying Turner was practicing his right to free speech when on his website June 2 he described certain conduct by Connecticut officials as tyrannical and encouraged residents of the state to “put down this tyranny.”

“Though many people may not agree with Mr. Turner’s views, his First Amendment right must still be protected,” the statement says.

Turner’s blog included a post that promised to release the home addresses of state Rep. Michael Lawlor, D- East Haven; state Sen. Andrew McDonald, D- Stamford; and Thomas Jones of the State Ethics Office.

“It is our intent to foment direct action against these individuals personally,” the blog post said. “These beastly government officials should be made an example of as a warning to others in government: Obey the Constitution or die.”

The June 2 blog post reacted to the recent controversy over a bill before the legislature’s judiciary committee that would have changed the way the Roman Catholic Church is governed, taking power away from church officials and turning it over to lay members.

The bill was pulled in mid-March following an outcry from Catholics across the state and questions about its constitutionality. Lawlor and McDonald are co-chairman of the committee.

In his post, Turner also wrote about a letter from Jones that told church officials his office was investigating whether the diocese had violated state statutes by failing to register as a lobbyist before a rally protesting the legislature’s bill.

Capitol police learned of the June 2 blog posts that same day from one of the targeted lawmakers.

 
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4 responses to “HATEWATCH: NEO-NAZI BLOGGER SURRENDERS TO POLICE

  1. cry babies. The police state loves you.

    • Ann

      “cry babies. The police state loves you.”

      In other words, the police state loves those racists and haters of the Constitution and the Bible, and those haters of the right of all humans to be dealt with justly—–in other words, the police state loves and supports those like the neo-nazi blogger?

      Is that what you mean?

  2. TDS 5

    You are still advocating a position that defies our constitutional rights. The fact that you are offended by it gives zero credibility to your support of quashing free speech rights of persons with whom you disagree- mostly whites. By hijacking the constitution and claiming that rhetoric kills not people, you underwrite the slavishly evil political correctness this country has chosen to embrace, and to which Americans who understand the true threat will take cause against.

    The problem with liberal whites and the minorities they connive with often results in creating an oppression and hypocrisy at least equal to that which “the oppressed and aggrieved” claim to be victim of. It is unchristian, and unjust.

    • Ann

      “You are still advocating a position that defies our constitutional rights.”

      Oh, how so?

      “The fact that you are offended by it gives zero credibility to your support of quashing free speech rights of persons with whom you disagree- mostly whites.

      No, I disagree with ANY human who hates what exists on this planet—–Whites, Blacks, men, women, foreign-born, and native-born, etc., etc., etc.

      “By hijacking the constitution and claiming that rhetoric kills not people, you underwrite the slavishly evil political correctness this country has chosen to embrace, and to which Americans who understand the true threat will take cause against.”

      Wow, you have a hard-on for political correctness.

      As for the Constitution, show me where it protects hate speech, defamation of character speech, slander, libel, inciting riots/mayhem/massacres/murder/bodily injury/or terroristic threats—against another human or group? Please, show me. This I have got to see.

      “The problem with liberal whites and the minorities they connive with often results in creating an oppression and hypocrisy at least equal to that which “the oppressed and aggrieved” claim to be victim of.”

      The only oppression that continues in this country is from those who see their racist oppressive reins of power slowly slipping from their hands—and they are doing everything they can do to cling to those abominations of race hatred.

      “It is unchristian, and unjust.”

      Hmm, “unchristian”, eh?

      Well, when America decides to truly become a “Christian” nation (whatever that means to America), call me, okay?

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