A U.S. congressman inciting violence? Yes, “US Representative Michael E. Capuano, who decried violent political rhetoric after last month’s fatal shooting rampage in Tucson, said today he regrets urging union workers at a rally in Boston yesterday to ‘get a little bloody’.” His “regret” is solely hypocritical political relations damage control. Incitement to violence is a criminal offense in many jurisdictions. I doubt he had any qualms about inciting violence when he was stirring up a very receptive mob of union thugs. From The Boston Globe:
… Capuano was referring to remarks he made at a raucous rally of about 1,000 union workers who were outside the State House, protesting Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and his plan to limit public employees’ collective bargaining rights.
“I’m proud to be with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an e-mail that gets you going,” Capuano had declared. “Every once in a while you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”
The union crowd greeted Capuano’s exhortation with cheers, whistles, and applause.
But his remark raised eyebrows elsewhere because Capuano was among the lawmakers who were calling for cooler political rhetoric after his Democratic colleague, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in the Tucson rampage that killed six other people last month. …
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