Indiana Deputy Attorney General Fired For Recommending Police Use 'Live Ammo' On Wisconsin Demonstrators
"Jeff Cox, deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana, suggested via Twitter that riot police "use live ammunition" against demonstrators outside Wisconsin's capitol building on Saturday night, reports "Mother Jones."
Tweeting as JCCentCom, Cox was responding to a report tweeted by staffers of the political magazine regarding riot police possibly called to sweep out demonstrators (they weren't).
Taking issue with this response, "Mother Jones" staffer Adam Weinstein called out JCCentCom from his own Twitter account:
I confronted the user, JCCentCom. He tweeted back that the demonstrators were "political enemies" and "thugs" who were "physically threatening legally elected officials." In response to such behavior, he said, "You're damned right I advocate deadly force." He later called me a "typical leftist," adding, "liberals hate police."
Only later did we realize that JCCentCom was a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana."
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