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Attorney: FBI trained NJ blogger to incite others

Post by KnightOfTheOldeCode » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:07 pm

Well.. Isn't that wonderful..

Attorney: FBI trained NJ blogger to incite others
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A New Jersey blogger facing charges in two states for allegedly making
threats against lawmakers and judges was trained by the FBI on how to be
deliberately provocative, his attorney said Tuesday.

Hal Turner worked for the FBI from 2002 to 2007 as an "agent
provocateur" and was taught by the agency "what he could say that
wouldn't be crossing the line," defense attorney Michael Orozco said.

"His job was basically to publish information which would cause other
parties to act in a manner which would lead to their arrest," Orozco

Prosecutors have acknowledged that Turner was an informant who spied on
radical right-wing organizations, but the defense has said Turner was
not working for the FBI when he allegedly made threats against
Connecticut legislators and wrote that three federal judges in Illinois
deserved to die.

"But if you compare anything that he did say when he was operating,
there was no difference. No difference whatsoever," Orozco said.

Special Agent Ross Rice, a spokesman for the FBI in Chicago, said he
would not comment on or even confirm Turner's relationship with the FBI.

Orozco spoke to reporters after a court hearing in Hartford on Tuesday.
Turner, 47, of North Bergen, N.J., did not appear, because he is in
federal custody in Illinois. His arraignment on the Connecticut charges
was rescheduled to Oct. 19.

In June, Turner urged his readers to "take up arms" against Connecticut
lawmakers and suggested government officials should "obey the
Constitution or die," because he was angry over legislation-later
withdrawn-that would have given lay members of Roman Catholic churches
more control over their parish's finances.

He wrote in Internet postings the same month that the Illinois federal
appeals judges "deserve to be killed" because they issued a ruling that
upheld ordinances in Chicago and suburban Oak Park banning handguns. He
included their photos and the room numbers of their chambers at the

Orozco officially joined Turner's defense team in the Connecticut case
on Tuesday, with approval from Superior Court Judge David Gold. Orozco
said his Newark, N.J.-based firm has been representing Turner for the
past five years, including during his FBI informant years.

Turner's Connecticut attorney, Matthew R. Potter, said it's too early to
tell which trial will move forward first. Orozco said he plans First
Amendment defenses in both cases.

Randall Samborn, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago,
said the office would not comment on Orozco's statements.
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Re: Attorney: FBI trained NJ blogger to incite others

Post by zack991 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:26 am

Alex Jones and others have advised the patriots in this country to be ready, but to do it with out advertising. That we need to be VERY careful what we say to people who we know little about.
"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."

-Samuel Adams

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