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  •  There Are No Childish Remarks (0+ / 0-)

    when it comes to voicing violence against women or men.

    •  Re. Lax. (0+ / 0-)

      If that was an actual threat of violence, I'll eat this Pepsi can sitting beside me.  

      Calm down.

      •  Okay, I'm understanding some context now, maybe. (0+ / 0-)

        A supporter of Scott Brown referenced a case where Martha Coakley was slow to press charges against a rapist who violated a toddler with a curling iron.

        http://rawstory.com/...

        Thanks, RAW STORY.  

        But in the aftermath of the crime, a Middlesex County grand jury overseen by Martha Coakley, then the district attorney, investigated without taking action.

        It was only after the toddler’s mother filed applications for criminal complaints that Coakley won grand jury indictments charging rape and assault and battery.

        Even then, nearly 10 months after the crime, Coakley’s office recommended that Winfield be released on personal recognizance, with no cash bail. He remained free until December 2007, when Coakley’s successor as district attorney won a conviction and two life terms.

        Not exactly her finest hour, I would assume.  And that is an assumption.  I obviously don't know intricate details of the case.  

        We can assume the heckler in the crowd was referencing this case, and may have been angry that--in his perception--she didn't go far enough in punishing the guilty.  

        Then again, it could have been a sexist comment about professional women.  

        Still, do I think it was an honest threat of violence?  No.  Do I think we're making a mountain out of a molehill here?  Probably.  

        (Yes, even you, Raw Story.)

        •  He should have... (0+ / 0-)

          If he heard the remark, and reports indicate that he may have, he probably should have said something to chasten the heckler.  I'll give it that.  

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