Friday, February 25, 2011

Indiana AG Calls For Live Ammo Against Protestors, Loses Job

The battle over the future of organized labor in the state of Indiana is so heated that one deputy attorney general suggested that "live ammo" be used against the protesters in Madison.The deputy Attorney General, Jeff Cox (pictured here) sent the following to Mother Jones editor Adam Weinstein:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    "[A]gainst thugs physically threatening legally-elected state legislators & governor? You're damn right I advocate deadly force"

The statement, in addition to being inflammatory and inappropriate, cost Cox his job.  The Indiana Attorney Generals Office offered the following statement:
"We respect individuals' First Amendment rights to express their personal views on private online forums, but as public servants we are held by the public to a higher standard, and we should strive for civility."
Cox's statements to Weinstein appeared to be the last straw for the agency.  On Cox's personal blog, Pro Cynic (now deleted), he compared former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich to a Nazi, and suggested that President Obama is an "enemy" ruling his people the same way Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq. FULL STORY

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