A petition is gaining massive support online to arrest and prosecute Donald J. Trump for inciting violence. The petition on WhiteHouse.gov reads:
Arrest and prosecute Donald J. Trump for incitement to violence. Legal precedent: Brandenburg v. Ohio.
Investigators are considering filing a charge of inciting a riot against Trump for Fayetteville Rally – Cumberland Co Sheriff’s office
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) March 14, 2016
Via USUncut: “We are looking at the totality of these circumstances, including any additional charges against Mr. McGraw, including the potential of whether there was conduct on the part of Mr. Trump or the Trump campaign which rose to the level of inciting a riot,” Sheriff’s Office lawyer Ronnie Mitchell said to The Fayetteville Observer.
As of now there are 101,000 signatures – with 100,000 needed for The White House to Respond
Donald J. Trump has been inciting violent acts amongst his supporters. He should be arrested and prosecuted for this. Legal precedent: Brandenburg v. Ohio. To wit, the Court held that government cannot punish inflammatory speech.
UNLESS that speech is directed to inciting, and is likely to incite, imminent lawless action.
Clearly, he is doing exactly that.
The White House has refused to do anything, releasing the following statement
Via WhiteHouse.GovWe decline to comment on the specific request raised in the petition, which falls outside the scope of the We the People Terms of Participation. You can read the full Terms of Participation