11/21/2012

Judge orders $300,000 bail for blogger who threatened police

To the judge, the blogger's internet witticisms were worth a trial for criminal solicitation to commit murder, terroristic threats, and harassment

By Joseph A. Slobodzian
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Joshua Scott Albert's Facebook posts calling for the killing of police and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams were clearly satire, his lawyer said.

Granted, they were stupid satire, unfunny, and in bad taste, said defense attorney Lloyd E. Long III, but constitutionally protected free speech nonetheless.

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