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Ind. Deputy AG Sacked Over 'Live Ammo' Tweet

Law360 (February 24, 2011, 5:36 PM EST) -- An Indiana deputy attorney general lost his job Wednesday after tweeting that riot police should “use live ammunition” to handle pro-labor protesters at Wisconsin's state capitol.

The Office of the Indiana Attorney General sacked Jeffrey Cox after reviewing messages he sent through Twitter calling the protesters “political enemies” and “thugs.”

“Civility and courtesy toward all members of the public are very important to the Indiana attorney general's office,” the office said in a statement.

“We respect individuals' First Amendment right to express their personal views on...
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