Monday, June 25, 2012

A New Threat to Free Speech

Fox News alerts us in this article to a new threat being posed by the Left against conservative free speech.

Conservative bloggers say they are being terrorized by a potentially deadly prank in which phony 911 calls bring armed cops to their doors in search of criminals, all in retaliation for their blog posts.
At least two conservative Internet pundits have reported being victims of "SWAT-ing." In at least one incident, the caller claimed to be the resident of the home and confessed to shooting his wife, according to a recording of the call posted online. 
"It's a phone call that could have gotten me killed," Patrick Frey, a deputy district attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, wrote of the July, 2011 incident on his blog, Patterico's Pontifications.
The most recent incident involved blogger Erick Erickson, who claimed on his Red State site that sheriff's deputies arrived at his Macon, Ga., home Sunday night as his family gathered for dinner. He said the episode was unnerving, particularly considering one deputy had his hand on his pistol. But Erickson admitted it could have been worse had he not warned officials - in light of Frey's experience - that he anticipated being a victim.
The Left is becoming more unhinged as time goes on.  With their favorite president under fire for his abysmal record and facing a election that he stands a good chance to lose thanks to the efforts of conservatives to oust him, the radicals are looking at a new tactic; intimidate the opposition into silence by using law enforcement against them.  

This is dangerous, and it's going to get someone killed.  I doubt the hardcore Left will care, but all concerned citizens should be worried about this latest assault against freedom of speech.  We must support a Congressional investigation into this, pronto!