Federal prosecutors told a federal judge that they’re prosecuting an elderly man because his actions constitute a “ significant threat” to the legal system.
Guess what he did?
(a) He smuggled stolen FBI documents to a suspected Al-qaeda prisoner in the NY jail.
(b) He attended court hearings and made belligerent outbursts.
(c) He wrote nasty letters to prosecutors and judges accusing them of corruption.
Actually, all he did was distribute pamphlets outside the courthouse. And in the view of federal attorneys, if such pamphlets express an opinion, or quote our second president saying jurors can and should vote according to their conscience, then the distributor must be arrested and jailed—at least if he gets too close to the courthouse.
Previous coverage here.