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Crooks & Liars: Indiana Deputy AG's Solution to Labor Protests: "Use Live Ammunition"

February 23, 2011- As the pro-labor protests spread across the nation, right-wing frustration emerges in veiled Twitter threats and calls for counterprotesters to come bearing arms.

Adam Weinstein at Mother Jones tells the tale:

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."

Only later did we realize that JCCentCom was a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana.

Um, wow. Read the whole post at Mojo for a sense of how over-the-top dangerous this guy's remarks were, and how he stands behind them wholeheartedly. It's been updated with a statement from the state attorney general's office saying they're reviewing his comments and will take 'appropriate personnel action.'

According to IndyStar he's been fired, which is worrisome, too. After all, this is a guy who clearly despises liberals with more than political passion. He thinks we ought to be shot with live ammunition for exercising our first amendment rights. I shudder to think what his next moves will be now that he's free to 'use live ammunition' without fear of losing his job.



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