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Free Speech, Not Hate Speech

As the entire country mourns the recent shooting in Tucson, Arizona, it is a good time to look at what got Judge Roll killed and Congresswoman Giffords shot.  Below is a link to a good article discussing the two court cases that Judge Roll heard.  After just one of those cases, Judge Roll got over 200 calls including several death threats. 

Free speech is protected by the Constitution and vital to a strong democracy.  Speech that includes death threats is not.  That killed of violent rhetoric caused people to die.  That is wrong.  Those who do it should be prosecuted. 

Here is a link to the story: http://www.thepoptort.com/2011/01/judge-john-m-roll-violent-threats-for-doing-his-job.html

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