Last week’s national controversy in which Prof. Henry Lewis Gates of Harvard was confronted at his Cambridge doorstep by a Boston police officer got the Blogster wondering about racial profiling.
From there, he’s reminded that it’s been a while since he heard an update on Hal Turner, the 47-year-old Jersey blogger with ties to white-supremacist and neo-Nazi organizations who was arrested on a felony charge last month after suggesting that two Connecticut lawmakers ( Rep. Mike Lawlor, D-East Haven and Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford) and a state ethics officer should be shot.
Harold Charles Turner of North Bergen was arrested by Connecticut State Capitol Police for inciting injury. But a couple days later, he was busted by FBI agents for alleged threats to three federal judges. The feds allegedly seized firearms in Turner’s home.
So even though Turner’s Connecticut arraignment is scheduled for August 4, he’s under federal custody in Chicago, where he’s being charged with threatening to kill three the judges, who recently upheld a ban on hanguns in a ruling Turner didn’t like. Check out this phone call from the slammer.