Emotions are running high and police across the nation are on high alert after the killing of two NYPD officers on Saturday afternoon.
Emotions are also running high with the huge portion of Americans who have been watching police kill and brutalize with impunity, and of course people have taken to social media to vent their frustrations, hurt, and anger.
Sometimes, people express themselves in a strong way, so in this age of Orwellian spying and rights disappearing before our eyes- how far is too far? Where does freedom of speech end and when does venting become a threat to commit a crime?
As Charlie Dirosa has just learned, for the Chicopee Police Department all it took was a quote.
Dirosa did not say “I am going to put wings on pigs,” “Please friends, go put wings on pigs,” or even “All I want for Christmas is wings on pigs.” He simply quoted the now infamous caption from the NYPD killer’s instagram.
Chicopee police is comparing the post to yelling fire in a crowded theater and claiming the post “scared a lot of the guys.”
The police have filed a criminal complaint and Dirosa will have to appear in court for “threatening to commit a crime.”
–Free Thought Project With The Tea, and more proof of freedom of speech violations.