Skip to comments.Deputy Attorney General fired over tweet
Posted on 02/23/2011 2:09:01 PM PST by digger48
The internet was a-buzz today over an article written in Mother Jones about comments made by an Indiana Deputy Attorney General.
Jeff Cox, a deputy attorney general in the Indiana Attorney General's office, made a comment about riot police clearing out protestors in Wisconsin. Cox tweeted, "Use live ammunition."
The Attorney General's office released the following statement about the incident, and said Cox is no longer employed by the agency:
"Civility and courtesy toward all members of the public are very important to the Indiana Attorney General's Office. We respect individuals' First Amendment right to express their personal views on private online forums, but as public servants we are held by the public to a higher standard, and we should strive for civility."
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Not very wise. Any opponents of the left had better be careful - they are lashing out at their enemies like a cornered warthog.
Well, on the positive side, he is famous now. Don’t those 15 seconds count for something?
There were protestors on both sides. Which side was he referring to? Must have been the left, because if he had urged using live ammunition on the right, he would have gotten a promotion.
Don’t worry buddy, we are.
things are going to get interesting
This isn’t terribly clear, but I presume he is a holdover of some kind, who doesn’t qualify as one of Holder’s thugs.
If he were a leftist It would written off a passionate about politics.
This is an Indiana Deputy Atty General
“There were protestors on both sides. Which side was he referring to? Must have been the left, because if he had urged using live ammunition on the right, he would have gotten a promotion.”
“From my own Twitter account, I confronted the user, JCCentCom. He tweeted back that the demonstrators were “political enemies” and “thugs” who were “physically threatening legally elected officials.” In response to such behavior, he said, “You’re damned right I advocate deadly force.” He later called me a “typical leftist,” adding, “liberals hate police.”
Only later did we realize that JCCentCom was a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana.
As one of 144 attorneys in that office, Jeff Cox has represented the people of his state for 10 years. And for much of that time, it turns out, he’s vented similar feelings on Twitter and on his blog, Pro Cynic. In his nonpolitical tweets and blog posts, Cox displays a keen litigator’s mind, writing sharply and often wittily on military history and professional basketball.
But he evinces contempt for political opponentsfrom labeling President Obama an “incompetent and treasonous” enemy of the nation to comparing “enviro-Nazis” to Osama bin Laden, likening ex-Labor Secretary Robert Reich and Service Employees International Union members to Nazi “brownshirts” on multiple occasions, and referring to an Indianapolis teen as “a black teenage thug who was (deservedly) beaten up” by local police. A “sensible policy for handling Afghanistan,” he offered, could be summed up as: “KILL! KILL! ANNIHILATE!””
You can’t fix stupid.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller fired him.
Zoller became Ag in Indiana in 2009.
Thanks for the background to this story.
The one I posted was the first I’ve heard of it.
All in all...... I’d have to say I pretty much agree with him.
Should have said.....don’t fire blanks.....still, the twitter idiots just have to “text their mouth off!
Thanks, I guess that makes it clear. He was conservative, so therefore he’s open to attack. I bet that if the shoe had been on the other foot and he had been a leftist, there would have been no comment on anything he said, posted, tweeted, you name it.
Ah, Mother Jones, everyone’s favorite batsh-t insane lib/conspiracy site.
Sounds like he gets it right MOST of the time!
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