Computer stickers may have been used in attack against Trump rally
A federal jury on Friday found that the makers of computer stickers used at a political rally in Florida that targeted Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in March had a legal duty to prevent the sticker from being used in a malicious manner.
The jury deliberated for more than an hour and found that at least two members of the U.S. Secret Service, which protects the presidential candidate and her family, had failed to take steps to prevent a malicious act from being committed.
The jurors also found that in April, the Secret Service did not take appropriate action against an employee of a company that produced the stickers, which were sold for $25 and had a $25 shipping fee.
The case was one of three cases brought by the National Security Archive and others challenging the legality of the stickers.
“The Supreme Court has long recognized that a reasonable person would conclude that it is a reasonable expectation to prevent unauthorized dissemination of political or other materials,” said NSC Legal Director Jennifer Lynch.
“There is nothing in our case that would prevent a law enforcement officer from stopping someone from distributing the stickers in a way that violates federal law.”