Expatriate Owl

A politically-incorrect perspective that does not necessarily tow the party line, on various matters including but not limited to taxation, academia, government and religion.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Freedom of Speech? Freedom of Violence?

Freedom of Speech? Freedom of Violence? Another instance of Zimmerman Derangement Syndrome, a disease caused by the Jackson-Sharpton-Obama virus.

 Remel Newson posted on his Facebook page, using the "killallwhites"hashtag, some verbiage such as "BLAC NIGGAS CNT GET NO TYPE OF JUSTICE FUCCIN WIT DESE CRACCER'S #KILLALL WHITES DATS DA TYPE OF SHIT I'M ON FUCK DIS BEEF SHIT LET'S KILL COPS ND NEIGHBO RHOOD WATCHER #FACTS DAT."

 A sharp-eyed NYPD detective caught it, and Newson was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats. Newson had claimed that he is just an aspiring rapper, and that what he posted were just lyrics (which are, of course, protected under the First Amendment).

 Now the charges have been dropped.

 Without in any way trying to promote Newson as anything resembling a productive and contributing citizen (he does, after all, have a prison record for a crime of violence, and he is only 20 years old), I would have to say that the dropping of the charges was the correct decision. There really wasn't enough evidence to make the charge stick, what with all of the reasonable doubts as to his true intention ("reasonable doubt" being a legal term, and not necessarily based in common sense/street sense/cop sense logic). Why strain the public resources any more with a futile trial, when there is every reason to expect that Newson will once again have a further encounter with the criminal justice system, and where there is a good chance that the evidence in the next case will be far better?


 Query: Would similar charges have been dropped so quickly against a white Facebook poster of "lyrics" advocating the killing of police officers and Black people?

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