Man Who Threatened State Rep on Social Media Acquitted by Judge in Clermont County

Man Who Threatened State Rep on Social Media Acquitted by Judge in Clermont County

On today's News in Focus, State Rep John Becker of Ohio's 65th District discusses the case pertaining to the serious threat that was made against him on social media when a Columbus resident, in a Facebook post, called for someone to kill the Representative.  Jacob Bragg was arrested by Columbus police last October when he wrote "someone kill this piece of sh--" with a picture of Rep John Becker.  The man then attempted to contact Rep Becker through social media, and that's when the threat became known. A grand jury in Clermont County indicted Mr. Bragg on a charge of telecommunications harassment. The case was heard on February 19th. On Tuesday, Judge Jerry McBride gave a full acquittal to Jacob Bragg, the Columbus resident who made the threat. Many believe that this sends the wrong message pertaining to the safety and security of our elected officials. Also joining the discussion is OCA legal counsel Josh Brown. 

Part 2: The Ohio Heartbeat Bill, SB 23, is on the move after having passed the Senate last week. Hearings are now being conducted in the Ohio House Health Committee. Ohio Christian Alliance is arranging for proponent testimony to be submitted. Legal Counsel Josh Brown will be presenting on behalf of Ohio Christian Alliance in support of S.B. 23. OCA is also arranging for Dr. Kathi Aultman, Associate Scholar at the Lozier Institute, and board-certified OB/GYN and fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, to present testimony, as well. 

 

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