Marines Accuse Dem Rep of Trampling First Amendment Rights – Dem Rep Has Them Punished
US Marines accused Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of trampling on First Amendment rights. In response, she notified federal officials and had them punished.
USA Today reported:
Federal law enforcement officials are investigating a former Marine and several active-duty Marines after they allegedly posted threatening and lewd messages on social media sites that targeted President Obama and a California congresswoman, according to a government official informed of the investigations.
The former Marine was interviewed last week by the Secret Service for the threatening post against President Obama, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigations are ongoing.
The Secret Service does not discuss its protective actions, said spokesman George Ogilvie…
…The Marines have received complaints about a number of social media sites, Flanagan said, including the Facebook page F’N Wook, which prompted Speier, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, to write letters of complaint to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos. Facebook took down the page, but similar postings have been made elsewhere.
Some of the posts suggest female Marines achieved their rank by performing sex, another shows a female Marine on her knees with a snake being put in her mouth. A recent post about Speier refers to her in vulgar terms and accuses her of trampling First Amendment rights.