(FOX NEWS) A New York man who tweeted an offer of $500 to anyone willing to kill a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer was acquitted Friday.
The case against Brandon Ziobrowski, 35, centered on whether a threatening social media post is protected speech under the First Amendment.
A federal jury in Boston cleared Ziobrowski of using interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat after a week of testimony. He had faced up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
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