– The Hartford Courant
Internet radio host Hal Turner — accused of inciting Catholics to “take up arms” and singling out two Connecticut lawmakers and a state ethics official on a website — was taken into custody in New Jersey late Wednesday after state Capitol police in Connecticut obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Turner, who has been identified as a white supremacist and anti-Semite by several anti-racism groups, hosts an Internet radio program with an associated blog. On Tuesday, the blog included a post that promised to release the home addresses of state Rep. Michael Lawlor, state Sen. Andrew McDonald and Thomas Jones of the State Ethics Office.
“Mr. Turner’s comments are above and beyond the threshold of free speech,” Capitol Police Chief Michael J. Fallon said in an e-mail announcing the warrant. “He is inciting others through his website to commit acts of violence and has created fear and alarm. He should be held accountable for his conduct.”
The remarks on the blog were a reaction to the recent controversy over a bill 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. It was pulled in mid-March following an outcry from Catholics across the state and questions about its constitutionality.
Comment – If anyone takes the time to listen to Hal Turner or read his blog postings, I think that you would agree, they are simply chilling. I believe in the right of free speech but there are limits. Inciting others into violent acts is not free speech, it is domestic terrorism!
Comments left by readers and listeners on Hal Turner’s blog are also very disturbing, if possible those commenters should be tracked down and questioned as to their intent.
Keith Olbermann suggests that it was Fox News – by emphasizing the phrase “Tiller the Baby Killer”, incited the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller.
Olbermann said an advertiser boycott isn’t enough, a “quarantine” of Fox News is the only way to get Bill O’Reilly and his ilk off the air.
If you were like me today and didn’t get around to watching much T.V., you probaly missed the big news item of the day.
No it wasn’t the second Lonegan-Christie debate, who wants to hear two blowhard promising you everything in the sky but who will be unable to accomplish anything if elected the next Governor of NJ.
The big news item of the day was President Obama’s commencment address to the graduating students at Notre Dame University. Obama addressed the student body amidd anti-abortion protesters,thirty-nine of which were arrested, including Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff identified as “Roe” in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that struck down state laws banning abortion.
If you missed it like I did, then check out the entire address from this CNN video
Embedded video from CNN Video