Thursday, June 11, 2009
Pro-White Blogger Hal Turner Surrenders Peaceably To Connecticut Authorities To Face "Incitement" Charges; Turner's Blog ToS'd By Google
Pro-White Internet radio host and blogger Hal Turner surrendered himself peaceably to Connecticut State Capitol Police on June 11th, 2009 to face charges of inciting injury against three officials in that state. Fox News now reports that Turner has been charged with one count of inciting injury to persons or property, and released after posting a $25,000 bond. He is due in court on June 22nd.
On his own blog, Turner noted that police created a security perimeter to handle crowds gathered for his arrival; there were no protesters and no extra security visible. However, it now looks like Turner's blog has been "privatized" by Google for possible ToS violations, meaning that only he can read it. However, he can easily remove the re-direct script from his other blog, HalTurnerShow.blogspot.com and continue to get his message out. Instead, Turner has now activated another site, TurnerRadioNetwork.com, which is still under construction.
All previous posts about Hal Turner's arrest can be read HERE, with the most recent post appearing first.
Turner was originally arrested at North Bergen, NJ police headquarters by Connecticut State Capitol Police on June 3rd on a fugitive from justice warrant based on the Connecticut charge of inciting injury. Turner denies ever having been notified of this existence of this warrant; if Connecticut officials cannot prove successful prior notification, it will undermine this warrant and weaken their overall case.
The charge stems from posts Turner put on his blog regarding two elected officials and a state employee in Connecticut who took the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport to task for failing to register as a lobbyist before staging a large protest against a bill aimed at changing how Catholic parishes incorporate.
What remains to be seen is how the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington by decorated World War II veteran James Von Brunn will impact this case and affect jury selection. Undoubtedly, Turner's lawyer, Michael Orozoco, will quiz prospective jurors closely to determine if any have been biased against Turner's politics as a result of the Von Brunn case.
Turner got a slight boost today from the First Amendment Center. In a post entitled "Pundits Should Be Judged In Court Of Public Opinion", Gene Policinski makes the case that the proverbial "court of public opinion" is the better forum to determine the acceptablity of public speech, and reminds us that one of our Founding Fathers, Patrick Henry, proposed two centuries ago “to execute any legislator who so much as proposed a bill to issue paper money and make it legal tender.” This actually goes beyond what Hal Turner proposed on his blog.
Hal Turner is still soliciting donations to help pay his legal costs. Those interested in helping can send cash, check, or money order to:
1906 Paterson Plank Rd.
North Bergen, NJ 07047-1900
Discussion continues on the Vanguard News Network Forum and Stormfront.