Web radio talker jailed and unbailed


Hal Turner, blogger and internet talk show host, first asked his listeners and readers to take up arms against certain legislators in Connecticut. He was booked for that offense, but he wasn’t done. About a month later, he said three judges in Illinois deserved to be killed because of a ruling in a handgun ban case. The FBI picked him up after that episode, and he is now being held in jail without bail. Each of his cases could lead to a ten year sentence.

RBR/TVBR observation: To shock jocks and vitriolic observers of society and/or the political scene, be warned. Despite the First Amendment, it is possible to go over the line.