RE: Hate Speech/ Hate Mail

Joe Barrera (
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 12:05:01 -0800

Freedom of speech is not absolute. If I threaten to kill you and you believe
that you are in imminent danger of bodily harm, then I am guilty of assault,
a good old fashioned crime based in common law. It doesn't matter if I tell
you face-to-face, via phone, email, or semaphore flags, as long as you
believe that the danger is in fact imminent.

(Is there a lawyer in the house?)

- Joe