Hal Turner is to be sentenced after being convicted of threatening three federal judges in Chicago. This was originally supposed to be on Dec. 3, but it was postponed. It is subject to postponement again, and given this being a few days before Christmas, that just might happen. Location : United States District Court, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201
No reason for the delay has been given, and I found no other recent information about Turner on the web. No updates are being provided on the Family Of Hal Turner blog.
To recap: On Friday August 13th, 2010, after just two hours deliberations, a Federal jury of four men and eight women ended a four-day trial by convicting former Internet radio host and FBI informant Hal Turner on a single count of threatening to assault or murder judges. The targeted judges, all from the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals, were Richard Posner, William Bauer, and Frank Easterbrook. Two previous trials on December 7th, 2009 and on March 10th, 2010 ended in mistrials. He still faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, although I suspect he'll be sentenced to no more than two years plus the time he's already served. Complicating the issue is the fact that Turner still has Connecticut state charges to deal with; in that case, Turner is accused of inciting injury to persons for urging blog readers to "take up arms" against state lawmakers there who proposed legislation to give Roman Catholic lay members more control over parish finances.
It's tempting to say that Hal Turner got his just desserts, since he was an informant and his constant begging for money really began to grate on people's nerves towards the end. But it's almost unheard of to try someone THREE TIMES for the same offense, even though all three trials were legal since the first two ended in mistrials. It's obvious that the Feds were out to get Turner.
The lesson learned -- if you're thinking of forming a relationship with the Feds -- DON'T!!! To them, you will be just another tool, no different than a car, a gun, a pencil, or a condom. And when they're done with you, they'll chew you up and spit you out.