Gas Line Cut at Home of VA Rep.'s Brother

@anniepa (26613)
United States
March 24, 2010 1:47pm CST
NOW this is getting way out of hand and I certainly hope nobody here tries to justify this kind of action! The FBI is now investigating after a gas line was severed at the home of the brother of Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA), who voted for the health care bill on Sunday. This happened after the brother's address was published online as Rep. Perriello's by a tea party organizer. The blog post urged anti-health reform activists to "drop by". : http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/fbi_investigating_cut_gas_line_at_home_of_dem_reps.php This comes on the heels of several incidences of vandalism at the Congressional offices of those who voted for the health care bill as well as death threats against several Representatives. Any comments? Do you think the person who posted the blog and gave the address, albiet the WRONG address, should be charged with a crime? Annie
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
24 Mar 10
I think that a lot of people have been listening to too much Beck lately. Those awful right wing bloggers should just been ashamed of themselves (well of course isn't that what we would hear if it was a liberal blogger talking about the beloved Palin?)
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Mar 10
Beck told people to cut a congressmans gas line?
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
24 Mar 10
No. He and all of his "colleagues" have been riling up the unthinking right wingers with BS about communism and socialism. So when you throw fire on gasoline guess what happens.
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Mar 10
lol...couldn't resist :D But in all seriousness...if someone has a clip og beck calling people to violence, encouraging it or advocating it...put it up. He no more icnites violence than any other commentator on any network.
• United States
24 Mar 10
This is getting stupid. If you don't like how your representative voted...then call, or write and let them know (without threatening them). Also if you are THAT ticked off you could start a recall..or a petition demanding his or her resignation. Maybe have some peaceful protests.All those are non-violent ways to deal with it. There is no need for this kind of immature BS. I heard on the news today that SEVERAL members of the house and congress have requested additional security because of threats to themselves and thier families. Things are getting out of control and scarey. People need to take BIG DEEP breath. Calm down and deal with things calmly, rationally and like mature adults. I am worried someone is going to end up getting hurt.
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• United States
24 Mar 10
No the blogger should not be charged. He did not tell anyone to actually hurt him or his family. But I do feel like X that this guy should be tossed out of the liberty movement. We don't need people like him.
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@jerzgirl (7804)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
24 Mar 10
If someone can be charged with inciting a riot, then this person should be able to be charged with inciting trespassing and criminal behavior! There is NO excuse to "invite" people to go to someone's home who they oppose - NONE whatsoever. They don't have to agree with their politics, but to 'sic' others on them is very incendiary! Absolutely - charge them with a crime. There are plenty of statutes that could be used against them.
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Mar 10
There is NO excuse to "invite" people to go to someone's home who they oppose - NONE whatsoever. I couldn't agree more! http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/ACORNs-Muscle-for-Money-does-the-bidding-of-SEIU--50091427.html
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
24 Mar 10
My first instinct was, hell yess, he should be charged, but then I remembered that politicians are public officials so I their home address is out there in the public domain. Since this was an unintentional mistake on the part of the blogger, he shouldn't be charged with a crime but, I agree with xfahctor, that he should be shunned. There are too many idiots on the internet but that's the price we pay for living in a free society. They can write what they like but anyone who chooses to take action against someone based on what they read on the web should face severe charges.
@Latrivia (2890)
• United States
24 Mar 10
Charged with a crime? No. Belittled, degraded, and considered incredibly irresponsible - yes. I can understand being angry with the Reps that voted 'yes', but to actually try to physically harm them and their families is BEYOND disgusting.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
24 Mar 10
I would have to agree with you that violence is not the answer and so far the Tea Parties have been peaceful and it is just a few malcontents that are giving the whole group a bad name. We can not and should not judge the TEA Party movement by a few bad apples As we learned in the Anti War movement of the 60s and 70s violence only breads anger and wounds that don't heal. We had two examples close to home for me. In Minneapolis the picked up a Dr Wife who was a former member of the SDS or Weathermen and was taken back to California for trial in the killing of a police officer. The other was the return of one of the the UW Madison Sterling Hall bombers. In both cases the media was all over anyone connected to the incident or were around at the time of the incidents. We need to learn from the mistakes of the past and move beyond that.