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Online threats, Rupert Murdock and Dangerous Obama Policies

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As reported by the Roanoke Times, A Roanoke, VA man faces charges of making online threats against two police officers -- one in Oakland, Calif., and one in Martinsville -- after reading newspaper accounts of incidents in which they used deadly force. the Newspaper reports Jeffrey L. Weaver, 47, made the threatening comments in January on a news Web site called infowars.com, according to a complaint filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. Weaver, who was ordered held without bond Friday, logged onto the site using the name "F---ThePIGS," the complaint states. After reading a newspaper article on infowars.com that described how a 17-year-old boy died after being shocked with a Taser by a Martinsville police officer in January, Weaver wrote: "this makes my blood boil." "Maybe I should drive to Martinsville with my 9mm Glock and some Teflon coated armor-piercing Black Rhino hollow point rounds and do the world a favor by ridding the world of this piece of s--- pig," the message read. Authorities traced the post to Weaver's Internet protocol address, which they say was used several days earlier to make even more menacing comments about the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by police officers on a train platform in Oakland. The New Year's Day death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant led to violent street protests and was also featured on infowars.com On May 29, federal agents searched Weaver's Roanoke home. He told them he frequents infowars.com and admitted making the postings, according to the complaint. Weaver said he was angry at the time but insisted he did not intend to harm anyone. After hearing testimony Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski ruled there was probable cause to support the charges and ordered Weaver held without bond. Urbanski rejected an argument by public defender Fay Spence, who said Weaver's actions were protected by the First Amendment. Meanwhile, Rupert Murdock is hating on Barack obama, thi