Skip to comments.People Openly Promoting Murder Of Police In Florida
Posted on 01/06/2018 6:29:34 AM PST by MarvinStinson
The Clay County Sheriff's Office said that there's nothing they can do.
Orange Park, FL - Attention is being drawn to an unknown man or men who have been holding "Kill A Cop" signs in Orange Park.
The signs are being held by the men near schools, and one witness is concerned, according to WJAX.
Janice Gibson said she saw the man with the sign at the corner of Moody Avenue and Filmore Street on Monday, Dec. 18, and she took photos of the man.
People need to know about this. Its in my back yard. To me thats not freedom of speech. Thats like a terrorism, Gibson said.
The Clay County Sheriffs Office said this has been going on for two years and that multiple people have been spotted holding the sign.
Dale Carson, law and safety expert for WJAX, said law enforcement has limited options because speech is protected by the First Amendment.
In evaluating whether the threats against police rise to the level of criminal charges, prosecutors look for specificity that would make a threat legitimate rather than general, according to Ken Paulson, First Amendment specialist.
"For something to be a true threat, it has to be clearly targeted and imminent so that someone learning of the threat would be reasonably concerned for their safety," Paulson said.
In 2016, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office in Michigan warned citizens after Detroit police officers received online threats that although freedom of speech is protected, direct threats against another individual, group, or location are not protected, according to The Washington Times.
Once threatening speech is directed toward a specific person; a group of people, including law enforcement agencies or ethnic communities; or specific locations in a community, it can be viewed as a credible threat. Individuals who communicate threats may be subject to prosecution," according to the joint statement issued by the FBI and the Michigan U.S. Attorney's Office.
Do you think that these signs are protected speech? Or is this making criminal threats? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.
Arrest the nut holding the sign...It will stop
You can’t arrest him just for holding the sign. But there’s no reason you can’t stand next to him with a sign that says “Kill a douchebag” and has an arrow pointing in his general direction. The same freedom of speech that protects him also protects him. And makes him a laughingstock.
A sign saying something like F*ck the Police would be offensive. But it would be protected speech, as it does not openly call for violence.
But Kill the Police, no way is that protected speech. No more than Kill the ________ would be (fill in with any group of people).
Do we have a better perp picture. Similar signs are carried by black klan members.
You cant arrest him unless he himself threatens to kill cops. This dooooshbag needs to be taken for therapy sessions by concerned citizens. Perhaps therapy should involve burlap sacks and H&B Louisville sluggers.
Someone needs to beat him to a pulp.
Additionally, in most states that sign would be seen as 'making terroristic threats', constituting at least a mid-level misdemeanor.
These people are cowards. Show them that you are shooting their picture and tell them that you will be posting it on the Internet.
However, be careful. Liberals and leftists can be very violent.
If I were a cop, I would feel my life was being threatened, and naturally...need to defend myself.
Don’t they have the baker act down there?
I kinda think maybe cops should stop murdering unarmed Americans.
If you were a cop these days, you wouldn't need any reason at all to murder him. "He reached for his waistband" is all that's required.
So, why have a carload of Patriots not yet pulled up, jumped out and beat the crap out of him? None around, or just too darned law-abiding?
Multiple people is evidence of a conspiracy to murder police. That is sedition
* A Rope
* A Lamp post
* A Lawful Republic
Which of these things is not like the others?
A few years ago, someone snuck the words “kill all n******” into a school yearbook. The fbi investigated. The cops investigate today when someone writes “it’s OK to be White.”
No reason not to arrest this guy.