Someone alerted me to the presence of this video, posted in 2010 by Franklin Delano Jeffries II, an Iraq War veteran and beleaguered father whose teenaged daughter wasn't spending time with him. Apparently, Jeffries wrote and sang a song, posted it on YouTube, and proceeded to get in huge trouble with the law because he threatened a judge's life.
The judge was not amused and Mr. Jeffries was sentenced to 18 months in jail for making those death threats. But he didn't go quietly. Jeffries fought his case all the way to the Supreme Court, which declined to hear his final appeal. His case is now over; though it was significant, since it raised questions as to whether or not threats are protected under the First Amendment.
Having listened to Jeffries' little ditty, I have to say I understand his frustration. However, what he did was colossally stupid and only proved that his ex wife had reason to keep his daughter from him. Making death threats to public officials is not exactly the best way to prove one's fitness as a parent.
I don't know if Mr. Jeffries has served his time yet... but I bet he's now sorry he posted that video, even if it was only up for 25 hours. And his daughter is probably a young adult now anyway. Wonder what their relationship is like...