Kentucky Lawyer Arrested Over Facebook Threats to the Governor

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Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

James Gregory Troutman, a lawyer in Kentucky, was arrested for a post on Facebook. “Maybe some should ask Beshear in a press conference on his thoughts on William Goebel,” the lawyer referencing the former governor who was assassinated. He followed it up with a comment on a different post that “with any luck” Andy Beshear would be shot at the rally. He was charged with terroristic threatening, a misdemeanor, and arrested by Kentucky state police. The posts were in response to the virus lockdown measures that have been put in place by governor Andy Beshear, with many feeling that they are over the top.

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