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News :: Human Rights
U.S. Postman Threatens to kill activist in Newton
16 Apr 2005
Today during the weekly Newton Dialogues on War and Peace tabling event at the Newton free library a U.S. postman threatened to kill an activist collecting signatures on an anti war petition.
This author was with a half dozen others distributing literature, collecting signatures on Newton dialogues "declaration of moral outrage" and also displaying a board counting the number of US and civilian causalities in Iraq. A man in a U.S. Postal Service shirt declined to sign the petition because he said his son was in Iraq. I asked him if his son was dead yet and he completely wigged out, got in my face and shouted "I’m going to kill you!" The post man then slammed the board and easel displaying US military and Iraqi civilian body counts to the ground and stormed off.
A vigorous dialog ensued about the question and its reaction with this radical pointing out that the post man's son was trespassing, murdering, stabbing, blowing up, raping or torturing people and that the liberals present were confronting me and not him.

Newton Dialogs vigils in Newton Center on every thursday at 5:30pm and tables most saturdays at 12:30pm in front of the Newton free library across from town hall.
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