December 23, 2014 9:00 am -

Charles DiRosa,  a Chicopee, MA man, was charged for putting the words ‘Put wings on pigs” on Facebook. The suspect in the killing of two New York cops put those words on Facebook before also taking his own life. Local residents alerted police to the “very disturbing” post.[su_center_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

23 responses to Charged For Posting ‘Put Wings On Pigs’ On Facebook

  1. mea_mark December 23rd, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Jeeze, I wonder if we can get in trouble here for talking about it? Things are getting a little carried away I think.

    • tracey marie December 23rd, 2014 at 9:24 am

      I agree, I find it offensive but until teabaggs and militias are arrested for all their threats as well and tundratart this is once again oppression

      • Potfry December 23rd, 2014 at 9:51 am

        Help! I’m being repressed!

      • granpa.usthai December 23rd, 2014 at 10:12 am

        you’d think that ‘freedom of speech’ would apply ,as the ‘fredum lovin’ teabaggers’ is always talking about how the POTUS needs to be drug out and LYNCHED.
        But, I agree with you, as offensive as the remarks are, under the 1st Amendment, [as written] this misfit can claim his rite to offend.

        Doesn’t mean he’s not a candidate for being drug off into the woods and beat upside the head with a ball peen hammer though.

    • granpa.usthai December 23rd, 2014 at 10:22 am

      that’s the problem with the ‘master race’ that once again forgot to install a ‘master switch’. As long as they direct the spotlight, they can rant, rave, threaten and assault all who stand in their way – but try shinning a light where they don’t want and you’re an auto enemy of the state.

      this will of course vary from situation to situation depending on the COLOR of the issues at hand.

      One of the main problems that Americans have with the white racist republican teabaggers and their obstinacy of refusing someone with an Excellent Maui tan from Hawaii living in the WHITE House.

    • William December 23rd, 2014 at 11:10 am

      Yeah no kidding. I’d hate to see social media repressed. It’s often funnier than cable and way cheaper.

  2. uzza December 23rd, 2014 at 11:13 am

    So begins the war that the NYPD promised us. To see where it’s going, look at how our buddy the IDF treats Palestinians.

  3. StoneyCurtisll December 23rd, 2014 at 11:22 am

    For some reason I kept reading it as, “put wigs on pigs”..

    • Mephistophiles December 23rd, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Nah, you’re thinking of Mama June…different story.

      • StoneyCurtisll December 23rd, 2014 at 11:54 am

        I dig your Radiohead art avatar.

  4. StoneyCurtisll December 23rd, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Hey Charles DiRosa..
    Ease up on the Jerry Curl amigo.

  5. edmeyer_able December 23rd, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I am no way defending what he posted but it’s important to remember how the “ARAB SPRING” began in 2010, from wikipedia.

    The level of Internet censorship in the Arab Spring was unprecedented. Lack of Internet freedom was both a cause of the uprisings and a tactic employed by authorities to quell protests. Rulers and governments across the Arab world utilized the law, technology, and violence to control what was being posted on and disseminated through the Internet. The peoples of Egypt, Libya, and Syria witnessed full Internet shutdowns as their respective governments attempted to quell protests. In Tunisia, the government ofZine El Abidine Ben Ali hacked into and stole passwords from citizens’ Facebook accounts. In Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, bloggers and “netizens” were arrested and some are alleged to have been killed. The developments since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2010 have raised the issue of Internet access as a human right and have revealed the type of power certain authoritarian governments retain over the people and the Internet.

  6. R.J. Carter December 23rd, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Waaah! I wanna incite people to kill cops, and I’m being censored! Sniffle!

  7. Mainah December 23rd, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I’m failing to see what charge they could put on him. Claiming a phrase is now a threat would mean that anyone who even says “I’m going to kill you” would be a terroristic threat since people have actually killed after saying it. What a cluster that would be. I find it more bizarre that local residents found it disturbing. His choice of tattoo placement is disturbing, but you can’t charge someone for that statement. You just can’t.

    • ChrisVosburg December 23rd, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      According to the article referenced, the charge is “Threat to Commit a Crime.”

      • Mainah December 23rd, 2014 at 12:31 pm

        That’s going to be difficult to prosecute.

        • ChrisVosburg December 23rd, 2014 at 12:39 pm

          Agreed. Personally I don’t think it rises to the level of intent, and is merely words in an angry man’s mouth.

          A little shithead of an angry man to be sure, but still. And the court may agree, as the article states:

          “Police will file a complaint in court seeking a show-cause hearing. If the court determines the complaint is valid, a trial will be scheduled.”

          • Mainah December 23rd, 2014 at 12:45 pm

            That’s really odd. Usually that’s used in civil procedures. They still aren’t going to be able to do it. That’s a slippery slope. Then anyone who says “I’m going to kill you.” would be arrested.

          • ChrisVosburg December 23rd, 2014 at 12:53 pm

            Again, agreed. I don’t get the part about “Police will file” because, hey, that’s what DAs are for.

          • Mainah December 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 pm

            It doesn’t make sense to me either. A show cause hearing compels someone to a court usually in Contempt or a person looking for relief against a defendant, but without the DA pushing charges …

  8. GreatLakeSailor December 23rd, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    So, are Very Serious Concerned Authorities going to arrest Matt Groening?

  9. tracey marie December 23rd, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    palin….don’t retreat reload
    teabaggers…we will make the streets run red with our enemies blood
    teabagger militias…let’s string up Obama on the WH lawn

    to the teabaggs this is freedom of speech,as well as threatening with a gun. Let someone on the left make a comment and the whining and calls for action begin from them