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Police complaint filed over ex-Harper adviser's 'assassinate' WikiLeaks founder comment

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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:33 PM
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Police complaint filed over ex-Harper adviser's 'assassinate' WikiLeaks founder comment


[url=http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Police+complaint+filed+over+Harper+adviser+assassinate+WikiLeaks/3931216/story.html]www.edmontonjournal.com[/ url]


A B.C. lawyer has filed a complaint with the Vancouver police, urging them to investigate whether Tom Flanagan, a former campaign manager for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, broke the law when he said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be assassinated.....

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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:33 PM
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Well it is reckless behavour to think you can act outside the law. We have a rule of law in democratic nations for a reason.
Publics figures should act with accord and responsiblity..
This stroy has actualy taken a step further..
Tom Flanagan is now being investigated by police for his assassination crack

"Due to a number of calls we have received from the public regarding this matter, the Calgary Police Service will be compiling all facts and compiling a package that will be forwarded to the Crown prosecutor's office for review," said Supt. Kevan Stuart in a prepared statement. "The Crown's office will then determine if this is a criminal matter."

Read more: www.canada.com...
www.edmontonjournal.com...
Will anything come of it. I hope so.
I hope the salvo of public figures that called for the Assanges execution are held to account..
No-one should be above the law..



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edit on 6-12-2010 by purplemer because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:44 PM
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great news
a crime is a crime no matter who you are
this guy is inciting violence minumim
and murder at the worst
both are crimes
any who is calling for criminal acts to be carry out is a terrorist and must be brought
to justice like our law demands

s+f
xploder



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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Very good.
I hope it is carried through with,
whatever can be done.
sad little man...
he and those like him make me sick.




Thanks for the news.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:48 PM
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I am glad to see people taking action. How about launching a complaint against Bill O Riley for his comments against that professor?



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:48 PM
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they'll weasel out of it just like every other NWO scumbag has



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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As soon as I heard Flanagan say that, I wondered if they don't have any law against such things in Canada. Calling for murder? What's next?



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:38 PM
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Oh boy!

You know this means you have to go after them all? Right? I mean you can't just pick and choose and which loudmouths that says stupid things you go after. Can you?

So - I'm guessing this lady is fair game?

Fox News Guest Openly Calls For Obama Assassination

If we are ok with that - maybe this guy is next? Except he wanted Bush killed.

Euro-Socialists Say: Assassinate Bush

all these folks did too...

Death Threats Against Bush at Protests

Of course, fair is fair and there have been lots of folks with signs wishing harm on Obama too..

Anti-Obama Signs

Now- I just picked Bush and Obama because I knew I could easily find stuff. I'm sure I could find similar regarding Palin and Peolsi too.

People say stupid things. Goodness knows those in power are not exempt from this.

All I'm saying is just be aware - if you bust one guy for saying something stupid, you have to bust them all.

Otherwise you are only going after the ones that you don't like - and that's not what you want. Is it?




edit on 6-12-2010 by Frogs because: me make typo ;(



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:47 PM
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In most western countires there are laws making such behavour illegal..yes
and in the UK people have been prosocuted for such remarks..yes

kx



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:01 PM
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I would imagine that these comments would fall right into the category of free speech. If you intend to prosecute one man for his comments, then, as the poster above said, you must prosecute all for their comments. That in itself is destroying the entire concept of freedom of speech. It is wrong to advocate free speech for one person or group but not another, regardless of what is said. Even if you disagree with the comments, if you believe in free speech you need to uphold that belief for everyone, otherwise you truly do not believe in free speech.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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theres a big difference between free speach and puting out a hit on someone
dont you think?
dont confuse illegal incitement to violence
and free speach
if your on tv when you say it and more people hear it
it can be worse because some nut job might try
that is not free speach
its acually called a criminal act
and criminal acts arent covered by free speach

xp>)



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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Yes! In my country this is a crime. And I guess, it is in your's too, when a Muslim calls for the death of your countrymen.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 09:05 PM
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Here is a quote from CTV website concerning Mr. Flanagan. "I think Assange should be assassinated, actually," Flanagan said on the air. "I think Obama should put out a contract or maybe use a drone or something."

Under this context, you would also need to prosecute almost every single FOX news personality who at some point or another made very similar claims regarding Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, or even Kim Jong Il. And not just FOX news, but anyone who ever made those posters with bin Laden's picture surrounded by a gun target. Anyone who ever bought one even. There is a difference between inciting violence and stating your opinion. This man stated his opinion, one that I strongly disagree with, but I respect his ability to state such an opinion. Now, if he took action based on these remarks, then it's a different story.

But again, if someone says "I think Jong Il should be assasinated, actually." noone makes a sound, nor should they. Is that not the same statement, just with different names? I don't think you would advocate prosecuting that person, would you?



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by XPLodER
reply to post by nwdogg1982
 


theres a big difference between free speach and puting out a hit on someone
dont you think?
dont confuse illegal incitement to violence
and free speach
if your on tv when you say it and more people hear it
it can be worse because some nut job might try
that is not free speach
its acually called a criminal act
and criminal acts arent covered by free speach

xp>)


Last time I checked I think free speech applies to tv. Just we are not used to it as much of anything put on the tv is controlled by someone. In my feelings it was an uncalled for remark to which they should have to step away from their political career because if you can't control your emotions while on the public clock we can find someone who can. On a side note the article includes this:

Section 464 of the Criminal Code of Canada makes it a crime to "counsel another person to commit an indictable offence," regardless of whether the offence is committed.


I am not sure if he was actually counseling Obama or anyone, to me it seemed like a general statement.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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This is just a reverse of the situation wikileaks is confronting - freedom of speech that is not free.
To all you monkeys in the front row clapping, please explain why this guy should be arrested for saying he thinks obama should have this guy killed? Do you not see the difference between assigning someone to do something and telling someone it is your opinion they should do something? While I do not agree with his comments and think he makes a fool of himself and shows a dark side - he is entitled to an opinion and it is not against the law to say you think someone should be killed, robbed, raped or whatever. Freedom of speech is 2 way street in order to let good people safely get out their opinions you have to let bad people get out theirs.

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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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inciting murder is illegal in UK, many muslims for example were jailed just for shouting 'murder' at protests,

so that should work - good for Assange - good lawyers, keep it up



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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Bahahahhaa...
This is Canada,
We don't kill anyone,even they murdered their mother...
He's just another Canadian politician mimicking our southern cousins.
If we brought him here to charge him, he would get better health care than the majority of Canadians and receive a meal that fits 'his' doctors diet...
What more can you ask for...
He's a no body, don't worry about it folks, worry about the information, not some ex federal Canadian employee's opinion.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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scary thing is
he was counciling the veiwers to incite violence
or assination
even calling for assaination from obama or a drone
is counciling for assination

no need to split hairs
council to incite on tv is just as bad as a web site
and im sure you would get done if you said the same thing

xp



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:05 PM
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Like you said no need to split hairs but my feelings on it is that he specifically stated Obama which Obama wasn't present in the interview so it's a grasp at straws to actually link it as counsel, but like you said it could very well be interpreted to mean such. I suppose I could say hang the sob but that could come back to bite one in the arse don't you think!!! Lmao.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by Frogs


All I'm saying is just be aware - if you bust one guy for saying something stupid, you have to bust them all.


No you don't.

You bust the ones you can.

*You need to stop inventing rules for other people to follow. Or invent better rules, because yours are silly.



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