Tuesday, January 31, 2006
"We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said. "That's just a joke, for you in the media."
Mr Harris Bierhoff feels this is criminal and wrote to the Arkansas Attorney General. Here is the AG's reply:
Thank you for contacting the office of the Arkansas Attorney General.
We share your view that the comments, even if made in jest, were reprehensible. It is difficult enough to be a public servant, and safety and security of public officials is a big enough concern, without having highly paid media figures encouraging violence against those public officials.
Unfortunately, there has been some miscommunication about prosecuting crimes in Arkansas. Under the Arkansas Constitution, the Attorney General has no power to bring criminal prosecutions. That power is given only to the local elected prosecuting attorneys. Because the event to which you refer occurred in Pulaski County, it would be the Pulaski County prosecuting attorney who would have to decide what crimes were committed and what charges should be brought. You can contact the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney's Office at (501) 340-8000