Public defender John Stawicki told a Hartford Superior Court judge on Tuesday that charges against Harold "Hal" Turner should be dismissed because he was exercising free speech rights and didn't intend to cause harm.
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Stawicki said during pretrial arguments that the comments were as harmless as baseball fans shouting, "Kill the umpire!"
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