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Acquittal for man who tweeted he would pay $500 to kill an ICE agent

WBZ reports on today's verdict by a jury in Boston federal court in the case of Brandon Ziobrowski of Cambridge, for a tweet in July, 2018. He'd been charged with use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person.

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Trump puppet Andrew Lelling gonna teach us all a lesson!

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It should be ok to threaten to murder people you don't like and offer others $ to commit murder! Especially if the white intended victim(s) are federal gubmint employees. I don't see why some people think it's wrong.

And it's obvious he was targeted for prosecution due to heteronormative homophobia.

Sarcasm off.

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How many threats via tweet against Ayanna Pressley has this deepstate operative prosecuted to date?

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So you would support criminal prosecution of Donald J. Trump for all the tweets where he is clearly calling for the violent assassination of our own state rep and other state reps?

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Why I re registered as an independent. I voted for Hillary in 2016, as if today I’m voting for Trump. ‘It’s the economy stupid”.

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I'm sure many are very moved by your personal story, anon. Almost exactly like anonymous comments read elsewhere - complete with the misspellings!

So you like Mr. Reefer Madness going all nanny state just so long as he harasses people you don't like? But I suppose we can just ignore the constant stream of hate-driven threats on several of our congressmembers ...

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‘It’s the economy stupid”

Actually....
It's the growing deficit in a good economy, stupid
It's the destroying of public lands, stupid
It's the tax cut for the .1 percenters and businesses, stupid
It's the total shredding of the state department and a foreign policy that alienates our allies (ok, except for N. Korea and Russia), stupid
It's the total ignorance of science and climate change, stupid

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His tweet didn't sound jokey. I'm glad it was prosecuted.

Probably should have been plea-bargained out before trial, but still glad it was prosecuted. I can appreciate satire ,but his tweet didn't sound satirical to me.

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"Probably should have been plea-bargained out before trial, but still glad it was prosecuted"

Yeah, this article demonstrates exactly why people shouldn't be intimidated into taking pleas. This guy refused and got acquitted at trial.

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