In Florida, apparently an email is more threatening than a loaded pistol


In Florida (where else?), temporarily-gone-Police Chief Bill Lee got a threatening email. He's the same police chief who was overseeing the Trayvon Martin investigation, but botched it so badly that he's been replaced.

But back to the story. A man named John Carnduff Stewart, who lives about 70 miles from Sanford, sent Lee an email saying that the ex-chief and his family should be killed.

The sender has a history of sending threatening emails.

Hmm, what does this remind us of? Oh! I know! George Zimmerman, Trayvon's killer, who also had a checkered past, but instead of threats, he actually, you know, pulled the trigger.

He hasn't been arrested yet. But you know what?

Stewart was placed on electronic monitoring as a condition of his $10,000 bond.

But George Zimmerman still carries a gun and is free to come and go as he pleases.

Probably because Zimmerman wasn't wearing a hoodie. Yeah, that has to be it.

H/t: @HnstyNgov

  • Well, it seems to me that EVERYONE on some sites...such as FOX or Breitbart...... Continue to " voice their opinions based either NO facts or INTENTIONAL lies, and it's considered good form.
    I believe you just take your misplaced " outrage" elsewhere.

  •  Thank you, majii.

  • majii

    Why attack Matt Perkins for his comments on a blog when you're being allowed to have your say so on the same blog?  Someone could be just as offended by your comment as you are by Matt's.  I'm fairly certain that neither GottaLaff nor Paddy need anyone's help in policing their blog.  And, before you get your knickers in a twist, I'm not trying to be sarcastic or mean in any way.  I'm only trying to get you to see that if it's fair for one person to express his/her opinion, it's fair for another person to be able to do the same.  To demand otherwise would mean that freedom of speech is a one way street.  I don't think this is what the Founders meant when they included it in the Constitution while they were suffering through that sweltering heat in Constitution Hall in Philadelphia in September 1787.

  • It figures.

  • In case we hadn't noticed? Yes, we've noticed: Scroll through. : )

  • Misterblaine

    It's against the law to send threatening e-mails to private citizens as well as law enforcement. In case you haven't noticed, there is an active criminal investigation into Mr. Zimmerman and the incident from 27 days ago, as well as an inquiry into how the Sanford Police Department handled the matter.

    But a despicable cretin like "Matt Perkins" is free to voice his opinion, even if it is based on no facts whatsoever.

  • Threaten black youth, no problem. Threaten a pig, get chained up.