Thursday, February 24, 2011

UPDATE: 'Deadly' Use of Force Against WISC Protestors

Mother Jones reports
Update: Indianapolis-area TV station WLFI reports that the Indiana deputy attorney general “is no longer employed by the agency.” Mother Jones will provide continuing updates and screen captures of the now-defunct blog here.
On Saturday night, when Mother Jones staffers tweeted a report that riot police might soon sweep demonstrators out of the Wisconsin capitol building—something that didn’t end up happening—one Twitter user sent out a chilling public response: “Use live ammunition.”
From my own Twitter account, I confronted the user, JCCentCom. He tweeted back that the demonstrators were “political enemies” and “thugs” who were “physically threatening legally elected officials.” In response to such behavior, he said, “You’re damned right I advocate deadly force.” He later called me a “typical leftist,” adding, “liberals hate police.”