Jeff Cox is a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana. This weekend he took to Twitter to go after the protestors in Wisconsin:
On Saturday night, when Mother Jones staffers tweeted a report that riot police might soon sweep demonstrators out of the Wisconsin capitol building—something that didn't end up happening—one Twitter user sent out a chilling public response: "Use live ammunition."
From my own Twitter account, I confronted the user, JCCentCom. He tweeted back that the demonstrators were "political enemies" and "thugs" who were "physically threatening legally elected officials." In response to such behavior, he said, "You're damned right I advocate deadly force." He later called me a "typical leftist," adding, "liberals hate police."
Does one of the state’s attorneys for Indiana not understand due process? If people are threatening violence against legal officials then they should be arrested and prosecuted, not shot. This was totally uncalled for and something we hear coming out of Libya.
And here comes the totally hypocritical nonsense of this moron:
Early Sunday, Mother Jones sent an email to Cox's work address at the Indiana attorney general's office, asking if the Twitter and blog comments were his, and if he could provide context for some of them. He responded shortly after from a personal email address: "For 'context?' Or to silence me? All my comments on twitter & my blog are my own and no one else's. And I can defend them all.
When you try to question a Republican you are quickly accused of trying to “quiet them”. Even if that was the goal of Mother Jones’ question, at least they are doing it with words and not bullets, as Cox is advocating.
Cox should be fired at the minimum, but disbarment sounds a lot more appropriate.
And again, I would like proof of a government official or mainstream politician from the left advocating violence. I have asked this time and time again and all I ever get is war protestors holding sings saying Bush should be targeted and similar type items. These are not mainstream politicians or government officials, like I want. With these positions comes a higher level of responsibility, so it is very much relevant.