Indiana Official On Wisconsin Protestors: ‘Use Live Ammunition’
"Jeffrey Cox is a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana, and he has some strong views about the protests in Wisconsin. In response to a Mother Jones tweet this weekend reporting that riot police might be used to clear protestors from the capitol building in Madison, Cox tweeted back: “Use live ammunition."
Cox remained steadfast in his position that the protestors should be killed when confronted on Twitter by Mother Jones’ Adam Weinstein, writing that 'against thugs physically threatening legally-elected state legislators & governor? You’re damn right I advocate deadly force.' (There have been no reports that the protestors have physically threatened any elected officials)."
Why would any rational, law-abiding citizen, let alone a deputy attorney general, suggest this deadly force as a reaction to peaceful protesters exercising their rights? Why would Cox suggest that Wisconsin kill Americans for that? Is he channeling Ghdafi? Where did this guy, who was elected by the people of Indiana, get the idea that murder is the appropriate reaction to peaceful assembly? Who is this nutjob? And why did he think that the GOP would be the political party that would welcome his insanity?
When the TPs ran their protest rallies, we saw the threatening signs, we saw the people who came locked and loaded, we saw how they promised Second Amendment remedies if they didn't get their way.
Now we see one of their own touting murder as a way to answer legal protests.
"Mother Jones contacted the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, and a spokesman told the magazine that Cox’s statements were “inflammatory” and that there would be “an immediate review” Cox’s online statements. 'We do not condone any comments that would threaten or imply violence or intimidation toward anyone,' he added."
As someone posted in the comments on the ThinkProgress page: "...notice how NOBODY on MSM is mentioning this? If it were a Democrat making these kinds of threats, Faux News and CNN would be all over it."