So, would you like to see this rule applied universally? Say for instance, redditors making threats to Donald Trump? Or Antifa protestors theatening police?
I'd like to hear your thoughts on that.
all these are judgement calls - just expect it to be handled fairly - very common for politicians to get death threats - the problem is building a case vs just mouthing off , freedom of speech, right to protest.
Do I think Mike Pence would be hanged no - but if they had a noose and placed to hang it - would knows with those riled up loonies.
see my judgement here based on little evidence - not a creditable death threat - but maybe incitement to violence.
Police will generally arrest the most aggro rock throwing protestors no matter their political persuasion or how just the cause.
I'm not American- saying that most Democrats are perfectly happy to see people who purport to be on their side arrested for violence , corruption , child abuse etc - I see far more GOP supporters thinking the insurrectionist were heroes , those that want to kidnap that Senator were heroes - these were not young naive students protesting the Vietnam war at Ohio State.
I personally vote on policies - I do have people preferences - but I don't tie my mast to them - I was very surprised my first time in USA in '88 to see how many people had bumper stickers for politicians - I'll much more likely to wear a big Nike or Coca cola logo on my shirt than do that - unless a personal friend - I don't wear big logos .
ie support the idea not the person - so if person goes bad - it's a shame - but your support is still good for the idea.
With Trump supporters - least the ones who say I like what he's trying to do - but I have to hold my nose for his lies , his ego , his making fun of the disabled etc - I can understand - but the far Christian right equating with Jesus/God - ugh - that he is always right, supersmart - yet contradicts himself again and again - so makes no sense