Brooklyn, NY – (http://family-of-hal-turner.blogspot.com) Changing lawyers has started out well for radio host and blogger Hal Turner. On Thursday, Turner’s new attorney won a significant easing of Bail restrictions that had been placed on Turner since his release from federal prison last October.
Upon posting $500,000 bail, Turner was confined to house arrest, forbidden from going back on the radio or the internet, unable to earn a living, prohibited from talking to the media and from speaking to anyone but his immediate family about his case. Turner suffered these draconian restrictions for five months despite the best efforts of his two attorneys.
When Turner’s second trial ended in a hung jury in early March, Turner announced he was releasing his attorneys so that “a new set of eyes” could take a look at his case, hopefully with better results.
At a Bail Hearing on Thursday, April 8, Turner’s new attorney, Peter Kirchheimer, convinced Judge Donald Walter that Turner should be able to leave his home and work. Judge Walter agreed – kind of.
After hearing government objections which included the government fear that Turner would “be able to express his views directly to people” Judge Walter modified Turner’s terms of release to permit him to leave his home for twelve (12) hours a day, 7 days a week to work. A nighttime curfew still applies.
The judge placed no geographic limitations on Turner, saying “I don’t care where he goes as long as he is back in his home by (a specified time.)”
Assistant US Attorney Diane MacArthur repeatedly argued that Turner was dangerous simply because the government said so, and told the judge “easing the restrictions this way is like having no restrictions at all.” MacArthur went on to tell the judge that the government “. . . . . doesn’t trust Mr. Turner. . . . .” and expressed concerns that Turner could “communicate his views about judges and other views, directly to people” without government control.
The argument was quite remarkable because it made clear the case against Turner is political in nature; the Obama administration sees Hal Turner as a threat to their socialistic goals. Turner proved to be the single most effective voice opposing the changes being forced upon America by the government.
At the height of his political effectiveness, Turner single-handedly stopped the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 by publishing the names, home addresses and unlisted home telephone numbers of 63 US Senators who defied the American people by supporting Amnesty for illegal aliens. Turner released the list on his web site during his radio show just twelve hours before the final Senate vote.
Without staff at their homes to intercept (and ignore) constituent calls, Senators were swamped with calls and personal visits to their houses by voters. Twelve hours later, 18 of those Senators - who had supported the Bill just 3 days earlier - changed their votes, sending immigration reform down to crushing defeat.
THE FBI HELPED
What no one knew at the time was that for years prior, Hal Turner had been an Intelligence Operative for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. Although the official relationship with the FBI ended, the Bureau stayed n touch with Turner and it was the FBI that supplied the home addresses and unlisted home and cellular telephone numbers of those US Senators, to Turner!
The FBI knew from past experience that Turner was willing to publish home address info of government officials. More importantly, a sizeable portion of the FBI did not take kindly to Congress granting another Amnesty to millions of people who broke our laws to come to the United States. Moreover, many in the FBI were outraged that the Senate was ignoring the Will of the American People.
The morning before the final Senate vote, the FBI dropped off a computer USB memory stick to Turner’s home in North Bergen. The memory stick contained the names, home addresses in the home state and secondary addresses for Senators who also had homes around Washington, DC. It also contained the home telephone numbers, secondary home telephone numbers and private cellular telephone numbers of those Senators. Once Turner got the Memory Stick, he knew exactly what to do with it.
That night, during his radio show, Turner talked about the Immigration Reform Bill, outlined how the Senate was ignoring the Will of The People; ignoring literally millions of phone calls, faxes letters and e-mails. Turner then dropped an information-bomb-shell by publishing the private address info on his web site.
In twelve hours, the site got more than 1.4 MILLION unique visits, including over 1,400 visits from computers from “Senate.gov” the official US Senate servers at the US Capitol! It worked. A Tsunami of Constituents called and paid personal visits to the Senators throughout the night. The next morning, 18 of those 64 US Senators had been thoroughly reminded who they work for.
Despite fierce support by the leaders of both political parties in both houses of Congress, and despite support by then-president Bush, the Immigration Reform Bill went down to defeat. Hal Turner made very powerful enemies when he did this.
So devastatingly effective was Turner’s work that no less than the President of the National Council of La Raza, appeared on CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” and blamed Turner BY NAME, for “creating a wave of hate” which defeated the Immigration Reform Bill. A clip of that CNN Video appears below. They quote Hal at 1:53 into the video!
Lately, there’s been talk from the Obama regime about resurrecting Immigration Reform. With Hal Turner sidelined by court restrictions, they might think they can get Amnesty through this time. They should think again. We, the Family of Hal Turner, have the list of home addresses and we will publish that list again if the Congress dares to attempt to pass Amnesty for illegal Aliens again.
In the mean time, we’re pleased to announce that Hal’s new attorney is making progress and thankfully, Hal will be able to leave home and work. We’re not certain if he’ll go back to driving a truck, but whatever he does; at least he has won some freedom back.
BACKGROUND ON THE SITUATION
For those unfamiliar, last June, Hal Turner published an editorial which was critical of three federal Judges in Chicago. The Editorial accused the Judges of violating the Constitution of the United States by upholding a ban on handguns and also accused the judges of ignoring a recent US Supreme Court ruling which overturned Handgun bans.
The editorial went on to call the Judges “traitors” to the United States. Tyrants. It quoted Thomas Jefferson who said “The tree of Liberty must be replenished from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots.” It then said “Let me be the first to say this plainly, these judges deserve to be killed.”
The US Attorney in Chicago claims that saying the judges “deserve” to be killed is a threat to actually kill them. Hal Turner knows that saying someone “deserves” something is an opinion.
The US Attorney charged Hal Turner with “threatening to assault and murder three United States Judges.” Hal was held in federal prison, without bail, for 119 days. He was later released on $500,000 bail.
Hal went on trial on December 1 and the Jury voted 9 to 3 in favor of ACQUITTAL. A mistrial was declared and a second trial took place on March 1, 2010. That second Jury was also unable to reach a unanimous verdict so another mistrial was declared. A third trial was scheduled for April 12, but has now been rescheduled until August 9.
Legal costs and being jailed for four months severely impacted Hal and his family. Being held under house arrest for five more months once he got out on bail drove Hal into Bankruptcy. Such is the price for freedom of speech under the Obama regime.
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