(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Tweeting that police should "use live ammunition" against protesters in Wisconsin has cost an Indiana deputy attorney general his job.
Jeff Cox was fired by Attorney General Greg Zoeller after a staff member at the political news website Mother Jones communicated with Cox about the protests.
Cox called the demonstrators in Wisconsin "thugs" and "political enemies," adding, "you're darned right I advocate deadly force."
Zoeller's office released a statement saying, "we respect individual's First Amendment right to express their personal views on private online forums, but as public servants we are held by the public to a higher standard, and we should strive for civility."