ACLJ will represent conservative bloggers targeted by anti-free speech thugs


Conservative bloggers targeted by muzzling tactics like SWAT-ing and vexatious litigation have a new ally today: the American Center for Law and Justice.

“Free speech is under attack,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “Conservative writers are now facing threats against themselves, their families, and their livelihoods merely because they’ve aggressively investigated the history and funding of radical liberals. The ACLJ has a long history of successfully defending free speech, and we look forward to defeating this latest attempt to threaten and intimidate conservatives into silence.”

The issue involves targeting a number of conservative bloggers with a dangerous and illegal tactic that’s become known as SWAT-ing (making false 911 calls sending police to the homes of bloggers, claiming a crime has occurred.) The tactic is used in retaliation for posts the conservative bloggers have written.

The ACLJ is representing Ali Akbar, a top blogger and president of the National Bloggers Club, a coalition of 300 conservative bloggers who reach millions of readers…

…Reminder: Donate what you can to support bloggers fighting against harassment

The complete article is at Twitchy.

Update…and the media dam cracks in the US on “Swatting”

…while the MSM might have ignored bloggersthis is a different kettle of fish to wit:

ABC News spoke with two prominent conservative bloggers who were victims of SWAT-ting, a hoax tactic used by some hackers to infiltrate a victim’s phone system, often through voice over IP (VOIP) technology to make calls appear as if they are coming from a residence. The perpetrators call police to report a violent crime at that home to which the police respond, sometimes with SWAT teams…

Update 2: Sen. Chambliss asks Black Panthers’ Lawyer to Investigate SWAT’ing Felonies

Update 3: MORE SWATTING SUPPORT: Marchant Stands for Free Speech and with Conservative Bloggers Under Attack….

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