Bill White Conviction Overturned
A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a jury's conviction of a white supremacist (sic) for using his website to solicit an attack on a jury foreman in a separate trial in Chicago.
In a 66-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman held that prosecutors did not present enough evidence to prove that William White, in his comments on overthrow.com, wanted the foreman harmed. He also ruled that White's postings were protected by the First Amendment. "The First Amendment protects vehement, scathing and even offensive criticism of others, including individuals involved in the criminal justice system," Adelman wrote.
Attorneys representing White during the trial in January said they knew the language on his website would be hurtful and offensive to many. But they argued that White never directly solicited an attack on Mark Hoffman, the foreman of a 2004 jury that convicted another white supremacist for soliciting the murder of a federal judge in Chicago. However, the jury convicted White after deliberating for only about three hours. [Presumably because it was full of niggers from Obongo's home town.]
Adelman, a Milwaukee judge assigned to the trial because of potential conflicts for other judges, had earlier dismissed the lawsuit before it even went to trial. However, an appellate court reversed that decision, resulting in the trial. Now the government is considering an appeal. With Adelman's ruling, White is going to be released from the Metropolitan Correctional Facility, his attorney said. "The First Amendment has been vindicated," said the attorney, Nishay Sanan. [There simply don't seem to be any non-Jewish, White heterosexual people involved in this case at all except for the defendant. Funny how that always works out in "our" cases, eh?"]
Prosecutors argued at trial that in a 2008 Web posting White named Hoffman as the gay Jewish anti-racist juror who had helped convict Matthew Hale for the solicitation of the murder of U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow. White then added personal details about Hoffman on the website, including his color photo, home address, phone numbers and even his cat's name. Prosecutors argued that other angry postings by White on his website showed that he intended harm to come to those who disagreed with his white supremacist agenda. In one 2005 posting, White called for the "assassination" of anyone involved in the Hale trial.
[Now granted, this was dumb. White was one of these guys who got a visit from Mr. Hyde every time he sat down behind a computer keyboard. We've all been there. The thing is that he was NEVER a genuine threat and nobody with two brain cells to rub together ever thought he was. No one would have been more horrified than White himself if anybody had actually taken him up on it and taken a swing at this faggot juror or anything of the kind. The entire body of federal law enforcement and the judicial system knew full well from the very beginning that Bill White wasn't a threat to anyone, he was just an overgrown kid playing with his computer. They prosecuted him anyway, out of purely political motives, in order to silence him, specifically his opposition to the election of Barack Hussein Obama to the presidency in 2008, and that prosecution was disgraceful even if White was acting like a fool. It's the kind of thing that isn't supposed to happen in America. - HAC]
Adelman said that while White's other postings contain violent imagery, they don't affect what he wrote about the foreman. "That defendant may have intended others … be harmed only shows that defendant knew how to speak directly when he wanted to. The absence of any language calling for harm to Hoffman … cuts strongly against a finding of intent," Adelman wrote. "Knowledge, suspicion or even hope that something might happen to Hoffman is not enough."