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Man Faces up to 15 Years in Prison for Facebook Protest Against U.S. Gov't

Jason Mick (Blog) - October 16, 2012 4:00 PM
(Source: Nation States)
Speechcrime charges on the rise in the U.S., marine is also involuntarily committed for his protest speech

Frustrated with the U.S. "War on Drugs", which he believed was a farce, and with a seeming increase in police violations of U.S. citizens' civil liberties, Matthew Michael created a group on Facebook, Inc.'s (FB) social network targeting the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency with angry statements.

I. Protest the U.S. Government? Think Again

In one post, he reportedly wrote, "War is near. Anarchy and justice will be sought...I'll kill whoever I deem to be in the way of harmony to the human race...BE WARNED IF U PULL ME OVER!!"

The posts -- while threatening in a vague manner -- did not name any specific DEA agents, or even make any clear plan for violent action.

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