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.