Man pleads guilty to threatening governor’s son on Twitter

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man has pleaded guilty to threatening Gov. Scott Walker’s adult son on Twitter.

Online court records show Robert Peffer pleaded guilty Friday to four misdemeanor counts of using a computer to send threatening or obscene messages.

Judge Dennis Flynn sentenced him to 90 days in jail and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine on the first count. He stayed 90-day jail stints on the other three counts in lieu of probation. The judge also banned Peffer from using social media for anything besides looking for work.

Prosecutors have said the tweets to Matthew Walker, a Marquette University student, in June 2014. Over a span of six days Peffer sent 36 tweets threatening violence to Matthew Walker or making lewd sexual references about him and his family.


This guy is a real peach

…and the liberals wonder why we recently changed the cyber stalking laws in our state?

The measure approved by the Senate on a voice vote Tuesday would allow judges to issue restraining orders against people in other states. “This bill strengthens legal protections for victims . . . and empowers Wisconsin law enforcement officers and courts to extend protections of these victims from abusers located outside of Wisconsin,” said state Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine),

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