Skip to comments.Judge Refuses To Throw Out Bush Threat Case Against Purdue Student-(Anti-Bush Internet Spammer)
Posted on 06/04/2007 9:28:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf
HAMMOND, Ind. -- A Federal judge refused to throw out a Purdue University student's indictment on charges alleging he urged the assassination of President George Bush and made threats against other administration officials.
Friday's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Moody clears the way for Vikram Buddhi's trial to begin June 25 in Moody's Hammond courtroom.
Buddhi, an Indian national who was attending advanced engineering classes at Purdue's West Lafayette campus, faces an 11-count complaint for alleged comments he made in an Internet chat room in 2005 and 2006.
The indictment alleges that he made threats against the president, Vice President Dick Cheney and their wives. He also made threats against then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and called for the bombings of the American infrastructure, it alleges.
"It is now legal under international law to bomb key sites in the USA. Iraqis! Give Anglosaxons the tit reaction for the tat action of Bush and the Republicans," Buddhi wrote in one posting, according to federal court records.
Buddhi's federal public defender, John Martin, has argued that Buddhi's comments were protected speech under the First Amendment because they were intended as "political banter" in opposition to the war in Iraq.
For example, on a message board pertaining to defense contractor Halliburton, Buddhi posted that "Bush is a President of Mass Destruction" and "should be electrocuted."
Martin compared the comments to a 1969 U.S. Supreme Court case in which an 18-year-old war protester told a crowd at the Washington Memorial, "If they ever make me carry a rifle, the first man I want to get in my sights is LBJ (President Johnson)."
The high court ruled the protester's comments were simply crude political speech and overturned his conviction.
Buddhi's messages were posted on Yahoo! Finance messages boards on the Internet, although prosecutors say Buddhi attempted to conceal his actions by using someone else's digital identity.
Buddhi has also argued that his indictment was too vague and that his exhortations for someone to "Kill GW Bush" and "Rape and Kill Laura Bush" were not "true threats" because Buddhi was not threatening to do it himself.
The judge rejected all of these arguments, saying the indictment was strong enough that a jury should decide whether Buddhi's threats of violence were illegal.
HE ESPECIALLY hated the evil Haliburton, spamming that board with over 10,000 hate-Bush postings...
my question is why hasn’t he been deported by now?
Put him in Gitmo. I’m sure the other inmates would love him.
We forget those countries have a much higher tolerance for assassination than we do. It’s practicaly their primary system.
My bet would be he was/is also a DUmmie.
Why was this POS in this country in the first place, if that’s how he feels? And when will he be deported back to his natal hell hole? I can’t believe these bastards hate us so much, yet can’t wait to come here to study and live among us. After he serves his prison sentence, he should be deported and permanently banned from entering the U.S., along with the rest of his family.
Happens at Liberty Post every week.....
Hillary will love to see this guy get convicted.
I am only asking because this article says nothing about the motive of a foreigner wanting to kill our President.
Vikram wrote his M.Sc. dissertation on Affine and Projective Varieties, which was completed in 1994. Currently he is doing Ph.D. in Algebraic Geometry at Purdue University, USA.
Mailing Address : Department of Mathematics
West Lafayette, IN 47907
E-Mail Address : email@example.com
Was he a member of FR?
So let’s see, he can be charged with assault and “hate” for his rant about Anglosaxons. Sounds like this judge is doing the right thing.
Another damn foreign invader.
This is what we are “educating”
Is he in school now, or sitting in jail?
The story says India. Do you have a source for the contra?
I think (and hope) they are holding him in jail. One of the other wire stories said he was in jail, and one whining Lib website said he was being held “in an unknown location.” Unknown, no doubt, becase whiner has no knowlege of Indiana’s criminal justice system. Please see my tagline.
Well, I was wondering if he was sitting in class and getting a PHD in math while he hates America so frakkin much?
I wrote our guest an email:
If youre the person referenced here
U.S. District Court Judge James Moody clears the way for Vikram Buddhi’s trial to begin June 25
I am pleased that the case against you proceeds and I hope a jury finds you guilty and you go to Federal prison.
Thank you for visiting the United States and disrespecting our Leaders and laws. Now pay the price for the abuse of your presence.
If you are not that person, then I apologize for this message and wasting your time.
He probably learned all this hate by our own American born and raised university professors. But then, if he’s a Pakistani, he’s probably a fundamentalist Muslin.