U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson shied away from, but nor rescinded her threat to prosecute Americans protesting the policies, which led to a 5-year-old being sexually assaulted by Sudanese and Iraqi refugees in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The little girl was cornered by a 14-year-old and 10-year-old Sudanese child and a 7-year-old Iraqi. The 14-year-old filmed as the other two children stripped her clothes off, touched her and urinated on her clothes and moth until they were found.
On June 24, Olson said, “The United States Attorney’s Office extends its support to the 5-year-old victim of assault, and her family, at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls,” says Breitbart.
“The United States Attorney’s Office further encourages community members in Twin Falls and throughout Idaho to remain calm and supportive, to pay close attention to the facts that have been released by law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney, and to avoid spreading false rumors and inaccuracies,” she added.
“The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements about the perpetrators or the crime itself reduces public safety and may violate federal law. We have seen time and again that the spread of falsehoods about refugees divides our communities. I urge all citizens and residents to allow Mr. Loebs and Chief Kingsbury and their teams to do their jobs.”
And now it seems that harassing politicians is a crime, despite being constitutionally protected under the right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
This was her new statement:
“Many in the press, public and online bloggers are misinterpreting the statement I issued on Friday, June 24, 2016, in support of the 5-year-old victim of an assault in Twin Falls, Idaho, and in support of the law enforcement authorities there who are prosecuting the case.
“The statement was not intended to and does not threaten to arrest or prosecute anyone for First Amendment protected speech,” she now claims.
“I issued the statement because public officials in Twin Falls have received threats. Certain threatening or harassing communications may violate federal law and will be investigated,” she added, without providing a single specific example. “I am also concerned that intentionally false and inflammatory rumors are creating an unsafe environment in Twin Falls.”
In other news, according to The Washington Post consultant Eugene Volokh, “harassing communications” toward public officials aren’t illegal.
“In this case, it appears that the threats have resulted from false and inflammatory information spread about this crime, often times by those from outside of the community. I encourage all to be patient while the juvenile justice system works. I also encourage all to support this victim and her family,” Olson concluded.
Volokh concluded that “The revised statement strikes me as much better than the original.”