Monday, June 22, 2009

Free Speech On Trial: Accused "Hate" Blogger Hal Turner Arraigned In Connecticut, Next Court Hearing On July 14th

On Monday June 22nd, 2009, Hal Turner, described on June 12th by the Jersey Journal as a "hate" blogger, was arraigned before a judge in Hartford Superior Court on a felony charge of inciting injury to persons. The crime Turner is charged with, inciting injury to persons or property, carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 10 years.

Turner, who asserts that his words are protected by the First Amendment, did not enter a plea. He and his Connecticut attorney, Matthew Potter of Manchester’s Beck & Eldergill P.C., declined to comment. Turner's next court hearing is scheduled for July 14th. WTNH Channel 8 news video via YouTube embedded below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvdwPL8UBMY



Additional stories posted by the Hartford Courant and WTIC 1080 AM. All previous posts on this case available HERE.

Turner, of North Bergen, N.J., was angry over legislation that would have given lay members of Roman Catholic churches more control over their parishes' finances. The bill, brought by state Sen. Andrew McDonald and Rep. Michael Lawlor, was withdrawn in March. But the case roared back to life after the Roman Catholic diocese announced their intent to sue, and Turner targeted McDonald, Lawlor and Thomas Jones, an enforcement officer at the Office of State Ethics with comments considered by police to be incendiary. The specific blog post which got him into trouble can be viewed HERE. Lawlor filed the police complaint, and McDonald and Jones told officers they were worried about their safety.

According to the Connecticut Law Review, Connecticut's statute under which Turner is charged is murky. Daniel Klau, a partner at Pepe & Hazard, whose practice focuses on First Amendment issues, says the state doesn't have a slam dunk case against Turner because they would have to prove that Turner actually intended to bring about the harm he’s describing or inciting. Consequently, this case sets the scene for a dispute between what the statute seems to prevent and a question about the permissible limits of constitutional speech.

Turner also discussed his court appearance on his TurnerRadioNetwork.com website. In a post, he described it as a 90-second court appearance. And in another post published before Monday's court appearance, Turner opined that Connecticut does not have a legal leg to stand on, because his opinion is protected free speech by virtue of the fact that it was uttered in a context that did not lend itself to imminent lawlessness.

But here's the money shot. Turner points out that this case has severe ramifications for anyone who uses the Internet. If the state of Connecticut can have someone in another state arrested for posting an opinion on a blog, then everyone who posts opinions on the internet can be hauled into court by anyone else in any other state. "I do not know how the state of Connecticut deems to apply its law to me over something I wrote in New Jersey." Turner said.

And this is why we need to close ranks behind him. Hal Turner is still soliciting donations to help pay his legal costs. Those interested in helping can send cash, check, or money order to:

Hal Turner
1906 Paterson Plank Rd.
North Bergen, NJ 07047-1900

3 comments:

apollonian said...

Hal Turner, Hero And Patriot, Must Build Christian Army By Means Of Videos
(Apollonian, 23 Jun 09)

Excellent story AA, once again, for WhiteReference which keeps patriots most excellently informed. What we're witnessing is the obvious harassment, oppression, and persecution of heroic patriots and heroes, not to mention citizens, like Hal Turner by Jews and their accomplices.

"Inciting injury to persons or property" is an obvious lie and CONCLUSION which the corrupt state of Connecticut is attempting to impose. Judge must simply throw this case out as an outrage upon law and people.

But what it does show is the intent and overwhelming ability of Jews and corrupt accomplices among gentiles to deliberately harass and persecute citizens and heroes like Hal Turner, once again.

Heads are going to roll once we patriots get our Christian act together and take power--it will be like French Revolution when we get going. All people responsible for these outrages are going to pay supreme penalties for their TREASON.

But Hal Turner, heroic patriot as he is, must FACE FACTS: state and Judeo-conspirators (see TheNewAmerican.com and AugustReview.com for expo/ref. on CFR-Bilderberg conspiracy) are now demonstrably determined to persecute and jail patriots and citizens and show they're capable of successfully bringing off this harassment WITH IMPUNITY.

Thus Hal Turner must acknowledge it's necessary for leadership such as his to remain free and effective for the info and organization of the volk--especially by means of the Christian orientation of the people. And I've gone into this Christian aspect in detail.

CONCLUSION: Patriots need make a greater effort especially against foremost ENABLERS of Judeo-conspiracy, the "Judeo-Christian" (JC--see Whtt.org and TruthTellers.org for expo/ref.) hereticalists, dupes, and suckers, this in manner of another hero and patriot, the good Pastor Carlson of Whtt.org. Hal Turner can do his part by means of his absolutely tremendous ability in videos, as he's so well demonstrated already. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Apollonian

David Drury said...

Hal Turner is no heroic patriot. Turner and White have a suicidal tendency ans don't care for anyone around them or themselves. Both belong in a mental institution. The pro-White movement is better off without them and their harmful antics. Too bad greedy Duke and race-mixer Schoep couldn't join them.

apollonian said...

Thanks To "Dave Drury," The Queer
(Apollonian, 23 Jun 09)

Okay, there's the opinion of "Dave Drury," famous queer who babbles and asserts but can never say why. I wonder what a queer like Drury really knows about the "pro-white" movement? Death to u, queer Dave Drury, and all queers. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Apollonian