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‘Kill Romney’ FB Page Removed After 17 Days

From the Philadelphia Daily News:

Blogger’s cop-killer support page removed from Facebook

BY JULIE SHAW | Mon August 27, 2012

A FACEBOOK page called "I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones" – the two alleged cop-killers who gunned down Officer Moses Walker Jr. on Aug. 18 – sparked outrage among law-enforcement authorities before it was taken down Sunday.

It was created by former Philadelphia restaurant worker Joshua Scott Albert, who became infamous as the creator of the Staph Meal blog, which criticized the restaurant industry.

Note that neither the headline nor the first two paragraphs of this piece mention the threat to Mitt Romney. Even though supporting alleged cop killers, while disgusting, is not a crime, as far as we know. But calling for the death of a man running for office is.

And, as if that’s not enough, Albert also launched a Facebook page earlier this month called "Kill Mitt Romney."

The U.S. Secret Service in Washington said that it was aware of the "Kill Mitt Romney" Facebook page. An employee said no one was available Sunday to comment further.

Note that we aren’t even told how long the Secret Service has been away of the Facebook page, which had been up since at least August 10th. Or what they intend to do about it.

The anti-police page, which showed two gruesome images of police officers, one headless and the other with no hands, outraged Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby.

"It’s disgusting," he said Sunday. "He’s a little punk. He’s going to get his day." …

McNesby said that he talked with District Attorney Seth Williams on Saturday, and that Williams’ office will look into whether it could charge Albert with harassment or terroristic threats.

Regarding his support of the alleged cop killers. Not his for calling for killing of Mitt Romney.

McNesby said that he tried to reach out to Facebook to get the page taken down, and another page, "Remove The Cop Killers Support Page," drew more than 10,000 followers Sunday before Albert’s page was removed…

The ‘Kill Romney’ Facebook page was also removed on Sunday, after having been online for 17 days. And where is the outrage from our media guardians?

Try to imagine the firestorm if something like this had been on Facebook about the other candidate. They probably would have called for the closing of Facebook.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

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