Indiana Deputy Attorney General Fired For Twitter Comment

by Graham Shelby on February 23, 2011

Indiana’s Deputy Attorney General Jeff Cox has been fired for using incendiary language on his personal Twitter account.

Cox—who tweeted under the name JCCentCom—got into an exchange on Twitter over pro-union protesters in Wisconsin. Upon hearing a report that police might clear demonstrators from the Wisconsin capitol building, Cox responded that police should, “Use live ammunition.”

The Indiana Attorney General’s office issued a statement Wednesday that after a “thorough and expeditious review” of the situation, Cox would no longer employed by the state and that public servants should strive for civility.

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wilson February 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm

where are the other comments you wont see this on
msnbc

Mary Milan February 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I normally don’t care for censorship, but these kind of jokes or satirical comments are pretty much beneath an Asst. Attorney Gen. or anyone for that matter. What’s going on with people nowadays? This is just not funny, even when it is said in jest. Sorry he lost his job, but really, what would be the appropirate response?

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