Massachusetts – A Massachusetts man is on trial after allegedly promising $500 cash prizes to anyone who would be willing to kill a federal immigration official, according to a report from WHDH.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that the trial for Brandon Ziobrowski began in federal court on Monday and is expected to continue through the rest of the week.
Ziobrowski is on trial for his tweet that appeared to offer cash for the spilt blood of members of the federal law enforcement agency.
“I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills an ICE agent,” Ziobrowski’s tweet reportedly said.
Additionally, the then-33-year-old also tweeted about fantasies of wanting to “slit” the late John McCain’s throat.
Ziobrowski has pleaded not guilty to using interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person.
The Cambridge resident and his attorneys are arguing that his speech is constitutionally protected.
But when does free speech become hate speech?
Federal prosecutors argue that Ziobrowski’s vulgar comments are a “true threat” and should not technically be protected by the first amendment.
Well, if Ziobrowski wants to make light of his aggressive and threatening tweets, he probably shouldn’t have included the next part.
“Seriously anyone else who can pledge get in on this let’s make this work,” his tweet finished.
Ziobrowski’s tweet didn’t exactly reach the masses, as he probably intended. He had 448 followers at the time of the post, and it got only two likes after it was posted to the platform.
The subject of abolishing the federal immigration agency is something being pushed for by members of the progressive left.
Earlier this week, an open border lobbying group, which is partially funded by billionaire George Soros, stated online that “we need to abolish” the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to protect foreign nationals accused of visa fraud.
It seems a little odd we need to protect people from committing crimes by getting rid of the people who arrest them.
Last week, ICE had announced additional arrests in the case of a fake university that was set up by the Department of Homeland Security years back. The singular purpose of the fake school was to keep foreign nationals on student visas in the United States under the disguise that they were enrolled in real school.
In total, roughly 250 foreign nationals have been arrested in the scholarly scheme. Justice Department officials stated that “100 percent of the foreign citizen students never spent a single second in a classroom” because the fake university had no teachers and provided no educational services. In a sense, the students who enrolled there were likely very hip that they were pretending to go to school so as to extend their stay in the country.
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A fair amount of the foreign nationals attributed to the case had transferred to the fake university after leaving schools that had lost their accreditation.
Federal agents mentioned that the foreign students simply registered at the fake university to keep their student visa and eventually land a diploma, knowing that they would not be getting an actual education. Along with the enrollees, there were also people arrested who were accused of trying to recruit foreign students to engage in fake university scheme.
The group United We Dream wrote in a post that the case highlights why ICE must be eliminated in order to end all interior immigration enforcement. In a post on Twitter, the group wrote:
“All year, ICE has been running a fraudulent university to bait and arrest (mostly Indian) immigrants looking for a chance at higher education. They’ve arrested 250 people. This agency is vile. We need to #AbolishICE!”
The only thing better than the triggered posting of the group being upset about laws being enforced, were some of the reply’s sent to their post.
This kind of activist group is right up Soros’s alley when it comes to their agenda and what he invests in.
United We Dream is partly backed by Soros’s Open Society Foundation. The group also works closely in endorsing an end to national borders, as well as amnesty for all criminal aliens in the country, with the Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
The “diploma mill” fiasco has been a long going issue within the country.
For those not familiar with the fake universities that are not being secretly run by Homeland Security, they’re institutions that pose as universities to provide foreign nationals with student visas and diplomas.
Apparently, there’s approximately 40,000 students in the U.S. at any given time who are at these “diploma mills”. Hopefully this sends a clear message to those thinking about taking the easy route for fulfilling their visa requirements.
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