Pinkney's all over the blogs. Here's one entry:
if all it was, was calling on God to smite...
....the judge, then sorry yo, that's protected speech.
If this case is what it appears from the diary, it's an outrage, and it hardly rises to the level of Coulter's talk about poisoning judges, much less Gordon Liddy's call for his radio audience to shoot ATF agents in the head in case they were wearing bullet proof vests.
And nowhere in the diary is there mention of a conviction for threatening a public official in any case. This appears to be discretionary and outside of any charge that was brought or conviction for a relevant crime, which makes it doubly offensive.
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." Emiliano Zapata Salazar
"Dissent is patriotic." Anon.