This is a follow up to an article I wrote in December of last year, about Hal Turner, white supremacist blogger, radio “shock jock” and erstwhile FBI informant. He was charged with threatening three federal judges on his blog. Threatening a federal official to “influence, impede or retaliate against” is a violation of US Code TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 7 > § 115 (a)(1)(B). Turner was recently convicted of the these charges and could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
This is what Turner published (along with the names and addresses of the judges):
The tree of liberty must be replenished from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots. Let me be the first to say this plainly: These judges must die. Their blood will replenish the tree of liberty.
Threats are not protected speech.
Turner was perhaps better known for his threats of some unspecified mass violence during the Obama inauguration, but he also claimed that Democratic (sic) governor Lingle of Hawaii was covering up the fact that Obama is ineligible to be president. Turner wrote in 2008:
Obama is a Democrat. He was born in Kenya and is thus ineligible to be President of the United States.
Turner’s various web sites have been turned off by his providers for obvious reasons. Some older archives of his sites are available at archive.org.