Jan 21 2016
CALIPHORNIA Judge ‘doubles the prison sentence’ recommended by prosecutor for a man who sent threats to designated terrorist group CAIR
La Mesa resident John David Weissinger pled guilty to making email and telephone threats to CAIR’s San Diego and Washington, D.C. offices, for which he was sentenced to one year in jail – twice the usual time this crime warrants. But even that doesn’t satisfy the perpetual whiners from CAIR, who can’t understand why the FBI didn’t get involved.
TPM Defense lawyer for a California man sentenced to one year in jail for making threats towards Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) said his client was provoked by alcohol and a week of binge-watching Fox News coverage of the Charlie Hebdo massacre by Muslims in Paris.
His lawyer, Michael Malowney, attributed his behavior to alcohol abuse and to having spent a week watching Fox News coverage of the 2015 terrorist attacks at the Paris headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left 11 dead. “He was reeling from depression and anxiety.”
Weissinger had pled guilty to hate crime allegations, making a criminal threat, and possession of an illegal assault rifle.