Twin Falls: First amendment experts’ responses to Idaho US Attorney were “swift and severe”
Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 28, 2016
The story is a long way from being dead especially after the Idaho US Attorney Wendy Olson issued a threatening press statement about the case that took weeks to see the light of day because (we can only assume) the details went against the narrative officials have been portraying about the joys of multiculturalism being forced on Twin Falls, Idaho by the US State Department and its contractor, the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants with hundreds of refugees being placed there in recent years.
Legal experts pulled no punches in excoriating Olson as reported by Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily who begins his latest report with a summary of what allegedly happened:
Reaction to threatening comments from President Obama’s U.S. attorney in Idaho following the release of two Muslim boys accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl have been swift and severe.
Wendy J. Olson, the U.S. attorney for Idaho, indicated in a statement Friday that Idahoans who spread “false or inflammatory information” about the alleged Muslim perpetrators may be subject to prosecution. The boys accused are ages 14, 10 and 7, and their families have been evicted from the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls, where the assault allegedly took place.
The two older boys are immigrants from Sudan and the youngest is from Iraq. They are believed to be refugees*** but the government has yet to say exactly how they entered the country, only that they have come “within the last two years.”
The Olson statement that is drawing fire from First Amendment advocates is as follows:
“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.”
She made the comment after some websites published erroneous information that the girl was “gang raped” at “knifepoint” by “Syrian refugees.”
While the boys likely are Muslim refugees, they are not Syrian. No knife was found at the crime scene.
While the girl may indeed have been “raped” – as reports of one boy urinating inside her mouth have yet to be debunked – she was not “gang-raped.”
First amendment attorneys contacted by WND left nothing to the imagination in their sweeping condemnation of the Idaho U.S. attorney appointed by Obama in 2010.
I’m not going to tell you what the attorneys said because I want you to read it all! They pulled no punches! Click here for the rest of the story.
We have been writing about Twin Falls since early 2015, click here for our archive.
*** For inquisitive reporters, there is one person who knows whether the alleged abusers from Sudan and Iraq are refugees resettled in Idaho or elsewhere (and who might have moved to Idaho) and that is Jan Reeves. Reeves likely knows where the evicted families are now living as well. Reeves is an Obama-designated “Champion of Change” and, as the state refugee coordinator, has been calling the shots on who goes to Idaho for 25 years. (In Idaho, a Wilson-Fish state, the state government has no say in how the program is run, Reeves runs it.)
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