In reading the saga of Travis Corcoran, the Boston-area comic-book dealer who called for the assassination of federal lawmakers, I'm left wondering--how is this guy still a free man?
Think about it, folks. Here's a guy who specifically called for politicians to be targeted for assassination. Per WBZ's writeup on the story, law enforcement considered this a credible enough threat to bring in the Capitol Police and alert the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation. And yet, Corcoran is still out on the streets?
About the only reason I can think of for why Corcoran isn't sitting in prison is that the police in his town are afraid of coming off like they're punishing speech. Sorry, but to my non-lawyer's mind, his blog post sounds like the very definition of "overt incitement" (in other words, the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater). And when you consider that congressional spouses are frightened enough to yank their kids out of daycare, it's even more reason to come down with hobnail boots on this guy.
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