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John Nuthall


February 3, 2015

PBA President on threat against police

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“This miscreant sent a message through social media that was easily interpreted by any reasonable person as a call for violence against police officers.  These types of calls for violence have been acted upon by the fanatical and unhinged.  Ultimately, the grand jury disagreed that it was a terrorist threat and we have to respect their conclusion, however, he was found in possession of an illegal handgun and a significant amount of marijuana for which he should face charges.  A Legal Aid attorney claims that a police emoji with a gun emoji pointed at it was not a threat but he might feel differently if there was a Legal Aid attorney emoji with a gun pointed at it.”

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