Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Outing" or Extortion on Sen. Craig

Hot stuff, fresh from Redstate:

Several months ago, we noted this story, which involved a threat by Mike Rogers of BlogActive to out a closeted United States Senator if he voted the wrong way on Alito. Rogers at the time promised that he would wait until a politically opportune time to out the individual in question.

d) Whoever, with intent to extort from any person any money or other thing
of value, knowingly so deposits or causes to be delivered, as aforesaid, any
communication, with or without a name or designating mark subscribed thereto,
addressed to any other person and containing any threat to injure the property
or reputation of the addressee or of another, or the reputation of a deceased
person, or any threat to accuse the addressee or any other person of a crime,
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
If such a communication is addressed to a United States judge, a Federal law
enforcement officer, or an official who is covered by section 1114 [18 USCS §
1114], the individual shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than
10 years, or both.
18 USCS § 876 (d)

According to this Kos diary, Rogers has followed through on his extortionary threat, and apparently outed Senator Larry Craig (R-ID)

Sure would like to know how to turn OFF the damn "quotes" on Blogger...

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