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Indiana Deputy Attorney General Fired Over Tweets

2/23/2011

Tweeting that police should, quote, "use live ammunition" against protesters in Wisconsin has cost a deputy attorney general his job in Indiana.

Jeff Cox was fired by Attorney General Greg Zoeller after a staff member at the political news website Mother Jones communicated with Cox about the protests.

Cox called the demonstrators in Wisconsin "thugs" and "political enemies," adding quote, "you're darned right I advocate deadly force."

Zoeller's office released a statement saying quote, "We respect individual's First Amendment right to express their personal views on private online forums, but as public servants we are held by the public to a higher standard, and we should strive for civility."
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