A judge decided that Martin Shkreli is a ‘danger to society’ Wednesday after posting a $5,000 ‘bounty’ on a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair in a Facebook post.
So Madonna can say that she wants to blow up the White House and Kathy Griffin can hold up a bloody severed head of Trump and they aren’t considered dangers to society?
Many others have also called for the assassination of President Trump yet NONE of them are in jail.
A federal judge ordered “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli to prison Wednesday after the disgraced former CEO offered $5,000 to anyone who could bring him a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
Shkreli had been out on a $5 million bond since being convicted last month of two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
Judge Kiyo Matsumoto declared Shkreli a “danger to society” and ordered him to jail. Shkreli left the courtroom flanked by U.S. Marshals, but was not in handcuffs.
In a letter to Judge Matsumoto Thursday, Shkreli apologized for what he called an “awkward attempt at humor or satire” and insisted he was not threatening Clinton.
Shkreli’s attorney, Ben Brafman, argued in court papers that Shkreli’s comments were merely a tasteless joke comparable to some of President Donald Trump’s derisive comments, not a threat worthy of putting him behind bars.
“Indeed, in the current political climate, dissent has unfortunately often taken the form of political satire, hyperbole, parody or sarcasm,” Brafman wrote. “There is a difference, however, between comments that are intended to threaten or harass and comments — albeit offensive ones — that are intended as political satire or strained humor.”
Below is a screenshot of Shkreli’s ‘threatening’ Facebook post. Shkreli said, “The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL to protect its secrets. So on HRC’s book tour, try to grab a hair from her. I must confirm the sequences I have. Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton. Payment after the sequence matches. Good luck, patrollers.”
Martin Shkreli is being sent to jail purely because powerful people wanted to “protect” Hillary Clinton.
He’s lucky they didn’t suicide him. pic.twitter.com/qG1SNkgNJQ
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