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The Star reported on an  inmate of the Calhoun County Jail being charged with making a “terrorist threat” for murderous comments he allegedly made about a rehab director when speaking to his mother on a phone from within the jail. The charge brought with it a $1 million bond.

A small-town Alabama newspaper publisher printed a rambling wish that the Ku Klux Klan ride again and raid the communities where Democrat and Republican “tax raisers” live. When asked by a reporter for clarification of his intent, he responded with a call to gather hemp rope and “hang all of them.”

I wonder if this public call for political assassination by a free man will warrant the same level of law enforcement attention in Alabama as an incarcerated man’s blustering to his mama.

James R. (Jim) Moore

Anniston

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