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Alex Libman

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Public burning of cops in the center of every town
« on: March 13, 2008, 01:10:21 AM »

From the AP via Breitbart.com -- Blogger Charged in Russia --

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MOSCOW (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Russian blogger who wrote on a popular Internet site that police should be publicly incinerated in what is believed to be the country's first such case against a blogger.

Savva Terentyev said Wednesday he was charged with inciting hatred in a court in the northern city of Syktyvkar. The charges filed Tuesday stemmed from his posting on a Web forum in February 2007 that criticized police in the wake of a raid on an opposition newspaper.

"They're trash - and those that become cops are simply trash, dumb, uneducated representatives of the animal world," he wrote. "It would be good if in the center of every town in Russia ... an oven was built, like at Auschwitz, in which ceremonially, every day, and better yet, twice a day ... the infidel cops were burnt. This would be the first step toward cleaning society of these cop-hoodlum scum."

The case comes at a time of growing concerns in Russia that authorities have begun to tighten control over the Internet.

Web logs, online newspapers, chat rooms and other Internet sites have emerged as a vibrant source of critical news and commentary in Russia, compared with much of the national media.

During outgoing President Vladimir Putin eight years in office, much of the once-critical mainstream media has been brought to heel. Major television stations have been taken over by the state, or by state- owned corporations. Reporters often resort to self-censorship fearing retribution by officials.

The RIA-Novosti news agency said Terentyev could face a $12,600 fine if convicted.

Internet experts say Terentyev's case is the first time criminal charges have been brought against a blogger.

The Internet's unfettered nature and people using it to challenge the government has long worried the Kremlin. Though access is still relatively uncommon in the country, Russians have quickly taken to using the Internet for sharing often biting commentary, or even to organize political demonstrations.

As a result, Russian lawmakers and authorities are discussing ways to tame the Web.

Galina Kozhevnikova, an expert at the SOVA center which studies hate crimes in Russia, said Terentyev's prosecution stemmed directly from new legislation on allegedly extremist literature, which she said was seriously flawed.

"To prosecute a person for a private commentary written on a not-very- popular blog that no one takes seriously in any way whatsoever—this is clearly an abuse of the law and discredit to the law," she said. "This is clearly a signal to the blogosphere, which in Russia people now read like the free press, for real information."

Parliament's upper house is considering legislation that would make Web sites with more than 1,000 readers daily subject to the same regulations as print media.

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Re: Public burning of cops in the center of every town
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 06:22:49 PM »

Violence begets violence. It's best to avoid it when possible, and only use as much as necessary to fend off an attacker.
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Re: Public burning of cops in the center of every town
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 06:43:49 PM »

Oh, REALLY burning cops? Crap.

I thought it was going to be about burning a cop in effigy, which I think is a great idea. In fact, I think we should do that and YouTube it and talk about all the escalating abuses of their power. Talk about the stanford prison experiment and the corrupting influence of creating authority figures and social hierarchies. Talk about destroying symbols of power that are used to enslave us.

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Re: Public burning of cops in the center of every town
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 07:32:42 PM »

I thought it would be humorous to turn this into a poll based on the remarks in question, but I regret it in hindsight, because it does take emphasis away from the issue of growing Internet censorship in Russia...
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Re: Public burning of cops in the center of every town
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 07:34:35 PM »

In Soviet Russia, Tom Alciere owns YOU!

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Re: Public burning of cops in the center of every town
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 07:59:57 PM »

The guy who calls himself the "First Rabbi" of "the Libertarian church"?  :?
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Re: Public burning of cops in the center of every town
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 01:53:47 PM »

Even though a lot of cops are the scum of the earth, I just think this activity is too barbaric. I rather see a bunch of old ladies wearing babushkas slapping them across the head and spitting on them.

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Re: Public burning of cops in the center of every town
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008, 03:26:32 PM »

The guy who calls himself the "First Rabbi" of "the Libertarian church"?  :?
Tom's calls lately have been really fun. The other day he didn't even explicitly call for violence. It was a first, and it was rather refreshing.
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