Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Indiana Deputy Attorney General Fired Over Tweets

Indiana Deputy Attorney General Fired Over Tweets
By and wire service reports

Tweeting that police should, quote, "use live ammunition" against protesters in Wisconsin has cost a deputy attorney general his job in Indiana.

Jeff Cox was fired by Attorney General Greg Zoeller after a staff member at the political news website Mother Jones communicated with Cox about the protests.

Cox called the demonstrators in Wisconsin "thugs" and "political enemies," adding quote, "you're darned right I advocate deadly force."

Zoeller's office released a statement saying quote, "We respect individual's First Amendment right to express their personal views on private online forums, but as public servants we are held by the public to a higher standard, and we should strive for civility."

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