Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Judge Jones Received Threats

Via Red State Rabble, the York Daily Record reports that Judge Jones received enough threatening emails after his ruling in the Dover trial that the US Marshall Service took copies of them all and guarded the Judge and his family:

In the days after U.S. Judge John E. Jones III issued his decision in Dover’s intelligent design case, outraged people sent threatening e-mails to his office.

Jones won’t discuss details of the e-mails, or where they might have come from, but he said they concerned the U.S. Marshals Service.

So, in the week before Christmas, marshals kept watch over Jones and his family.

While no single e-mail may have reached the level of a direct threat, Jones said, the overall tone was so strident, marshals “simply determined the tenor was of sufficient concern that I ought to have protection.”

Praise the Lord.


  1. #1 RBH
    March 25, 2006

    Jones comments on the threats (and the Kitzmiller case in general) including some remarks on politicians’ shooting off their mouths about judicial decisions in a recent interview. The link is to the RealPlayer file. Archive directory here — it’s the March 22 show.

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