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Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai
Reuters ^ | May 17, 2019 1:39 PM | Chris Sanders

Posted on 05/17/2019 9:23:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator’s successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules.

The Justice Department said Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, California, sent the email threats “in hopes it would cause (Pai) to reverse his position on net neutrality.”

The FCC did not immediately comment after the sentencing by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. […]

In November 2018, Tyler Barriss pleaded guilty for calling in a bomb threat to the FCC during the December 2017 meeting where the vote to repeal net neutrality was held. …

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: ajitpai; california; deaththreats; fcc; markaraman; netneutrality

1 posted on 05/17/2019 9:23:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I think a lot of us here don’t really understand Net Neutrality, other than the fact that it was DEMOCRATS demanding it - so it had to be bad for both the country and for freedom.

Now we hear of a guy going to jail for a felony over it - makes me wonder more, just what the hell they were going to with Net Neutrality.

2 posted on 05/17/2019 10:08:47 PM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: BobL
...I think a lot of us here don’t really understand Net Neutrality...

I am not a super guru on it, but I think the way things work without it is that content providers can pay more to make their content faster. Notice their competitors will not be slower, they just won't as fast as those who are willing to pay.

With it everyone is the same speed.

I don't understand people getting all worked up over someone paying for an advantage...

3 posted on 05/17/2019 10:30:24 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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Posted on 05/17/2019 9:25:29 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff

4 posted on 05/17/2019 11:16:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ajit Pai? Markara Man? Welcome to the third world...

5 posted on 05/17/2019 11:57:09 PM PDT by northislander
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To: northislander
Pai at least appears to be somewhat like Dinesh D’Souza, albeit born here. Mitch McConnell got him into the FCC during the Obama years, so one can make one’s own opinion, but he voted to repeal net neutrality after all.

As for the defendant, a picture is worth a thousand words, none of them good.

6 posted on 05/18/2019 1:20:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: SunkenCiv

Net neutrality started as a Chinese commie thing ... I’m still not sure why...

7 posted on 05/18/2019 6:54:28 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Elites reflexively exempt themselves from the ravages of their own policies." - nathanbedford)
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