NY Judge Declares Mistrial in NJ Blogger Trial

Dec 12, 2009 Full story: www.freerepublic.com 16

A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case against a New Jersey blogger accused of making death threats against three federal judges in Chicago because they wrote a ruling supporting gun control.

The mistrial came after the jury sent two notes - one during its first day of deliberation on Friday and another on Monday - saying it was hopelessly deadlocked over charges Hal Turner threatened to kill or assault a federal judge. A retrial was scheduled for March 1 in Brooklyn, where the case was moved based on a change-of-venue request.

Prosecutors had argued that Turner knew his Internet tirade, which insisted the judges "must die," could provoke violence by members of his radical audience. The defense likened Turner to a "shock jock" and argued he was expressing an opinion protected by the First Amendment.

The only juror to speak to reporters afterward, truck driver Richard Gardiner, said the jury voted 9 to 3 in favor of acquittal, with the majority seeing the government's case as weak. He said he held out for a conviction because he "did think it was a threat."

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jimmy farter

Tampa, FL

#2 Dec 12, 2009
leave it to 3 corrupt chicago judges & friends of socialist presidunce obama to attack freedom of speech!!!
Lance Winslow

San Francisco, CA

#5 Dec 12, 2009
jimmy farter wrote:
leave it to 3 corrupt chicago judges & friends of socialist presidunce obama to attack freedom of speech!!!
Leave it to a violent radical right winger to get educated the hard way about death threats to judges.

“JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD!!”

Since: Nov 07

Repent and trust Jesus!

#6 Dec 12, 2009
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>Leave it to a violent radical right winger to get educated the hard way about death threats to judges.
He will be acquitted.
Chockmah

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Dec 12, 2009
What is The Global Province Network?
Chockmah

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Dec 12, 2009
The Audubon society? non-profit?
Chockmah

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Dec 12, 2009
Or a drive by?
Chockmah

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Dec 12, 2009
Lance Winslow

San Francisco, CA

#11 Dec 12, 2009
Hesed wrote:
<quoted text>He will be acquitted.
With a change of venue to Brooklyn? For every hung jury, he will be re-tried. Hal Turner stepped over the line; he's dog meat.
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#12 Dec 12, 2009
Chockmah wrote:
What is The Global Province Network?
Your meth dealer?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#13 Dec 12, 2009
I think another mistrial would be the best. Doesn't open the flood gates, not stifle free speech (although this is not, IMO, free speech)
stooopix is pricessso

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#14 Dec 12, 2009
Hesed wrote:
<quoted text>He will be acquitted.
U b de jury foo Poot boo plater vs. nineMan, NJ? very funny Hessed!
B+ 4 u on this uno!:-oooooooo
stooopix is pricessso

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#15 Dec 12, 2009
Chockmah wrote:
What is The Global Province Network?
Hessed, is jealous Poopoo Plate n Eightman, NJ!!! he wil b da jury and U wil b Chef Justeeth :-ooooooo
stooopix is pricessso

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#16 Dec 12, 2009
Chockmah wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jl-ZIo-WztcXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
:-oooooooooo
stooopix is pricessso

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#17 Dec 12, 2009
Zombie Corpse Rental wrote:
<quoted text>Your meth dealer?
y u mad at Hello? he just ? GPS vs. GBN:) globle ball nutwork:-oo
stooopix is pricessso

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#18 Dec 12, 2009
mike_lee wrote:
I think another mistrial would be the best. Doesn't open the flood gates, not stifle free speech (although this is not, IMO, free speech)
:-ooooooo used yo remote condom :) sorry controlll u r missso push door?:)
Lance Winslow

San Francisco, CA

#19 Dec 13, 2009
mike_lee wrote:
I think another mistrial would be the best. Doesn't open the flood gates, not stifle free speech (although this is not, IMO, free speech)
Another mistrial would mean another trial. They're not going to let this guy walk.

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