"epithet" avoidance once again ...

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 20 03:15:59 UTC 2011

>From Wired:


> “Re: Obama fk the niggar, he will have a 50 cal in the head soon,” read one
> of the messages posted on the Yahoo finance site by Walter Bagdasarian.

 From LA Times:


> The observation that Obama "will have a 50 cal in the head soon" and a call
> to "shoot the [racist slur]" weren't violations of the law under which
> Bagdasarian was convicted because the statute doesn't criminalize
> "predictions or exhortations to others to injure or kill the president,"
> said the majority opinion written by Judge Stephen Reinhardt.

I haven't checked other coverage so far.


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