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Man charged with threatening Iowa governor defends himself citing free speech

Man charged with threatening Iowa governor defends himself citing free speech

Harvey Hunter Jr, a 48-year-old man charged with threatening Iowa’s Governor Kim Reynolds by saying she ’should be hung for treason,’ defended himself citing free speech. He said he was voicing his opposition to the Covid restrictions that Reynolds had imposed on the state. Hunter is charged with first-degree harassment for the message he left on a governor’s office phone line on January 5.

Timothy
Timothy
GreenPartyFTW
GreenPartyFTW 1 weeks

First degree harrassment!? I bet the people in power are making up laws and regulations to prevent the commonwealth from criticizing those in power?

Jones
Jones 1 weeks

I live in Iowa, the restrictions have been pretty lax, to be honest... Still, he should be allowed to voice his opinion, if he thinks the governor should be hung then good for him... That wasn't even a threat, what a waste of resources going after the guy.

RunningBetween
RunningBetween 1 weeks

There's a difference between Twitter and leaving a phone call. That's like someone burning a cross on my.lawn or me graffitiing someone's house

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 1 weeks

You see this kind of speech all the time on the internet. I think they're just trying to make an example out of him.

Ethan
Ethan 1 weeks

I'm getting sick of this. Freedom of speech doesn't mean you should threaten peoples lives. It is a responsiblity. I hate how these people bastardized it.

Iam
Iam 1 weeks

The Nazi/Communist rule is beginning where you will be imprisoned for speaking against the government.

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