Man gets 25 years in jail for "South Park" threats

This is great to read.  I've always said that one of the worst things to me was to watch the insufficient reaction of the world to the threats against Rushdie.  If somehow we were to get going in a different direction, such that death threats were actively prosecuted by legal authorities, it would go some way to turning us toward a better path.

I particularly liked this quote:

""Zachary Chesser will spend 25 years in prison for advocating the murder of U.S. citizens for engaging in free speech about his religion," U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said Thursday. "His actions caused people throughout the country to fear speaking out -- even in jest -- to avoid being labeled as enemies who deserved to be killed."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110225/us_nm/us_southpark

Man gets 25 years in jail for "South Park" threats

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – A Virginia man who encouraged the murder of Matt Stone and Trey Parker over an episode of "South Park" that portrayed the Muslim prophet Muhammed dressed as a bear was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday.

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homophobes and non's that need help, meds, can blame Nixon and Regan for this wave of crazy

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