Today the New York Times published an op-ed by Kate Cronin-Furman who states:
“The identities of the individual @CBP agents who are physically separating children from their families & staffing the detention centers are not undiscoverable.”
To the government: Please implement protections for CBP, ICE, USCIS and all personnel associated with immigration and border enforcement. This is urgent.
Cronin is not an American citizen but her words, if she were, could encompass a number of crimes, including sedition.
Here is a simple definition of sedition.
"Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent towards, or resistance against established authority."18 U.S. Code Section 2384 defines the crime of seditious conspiracy.
"If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both."Separately, the New York Times should be investigated for publishing a threat against Federal officials (118 USC section 115).
The newspaper is using its publishing platform to threaten the safety of law enforcement and interfere as well.
Just like Backpage.com was enabling child sex trafficking and was seized, the New York Times can’t hide behind "it's free speech, we're not responsible" anymore.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain. NY Times logo via Wikimedia.