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GOP speakers lead chants of "Lock her up!" at RNC. Did they cross a line?

Several speakers, most notably Lieut. Gen. Michael Flynn, led the Republican National Convention audience in chants of "Lock her up!" (in reference to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton).

Did the RNC speakers cross a line? Is "Lock her up" kinda funny—or kinda scary?

Many think the chant is hilarious (and much deserved by its target) while other political observers are aghast,  calling it extreme, uncivil, and over the line. What do you think? #TooFarGOP? Or #OnPointGOP?

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Lieut. Gen. Michael Flynn speaking amidst the chant.
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Veteran political observer Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo thought the repeated chants went too far. To put this in perspective: The chant is about a former first lady and Senator who has been elected to lead the Democratic party. To suggest locking her up before the election seems draconian at best.
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But many insist Clinton has committed many crimes. The chant isn't over the line, Clinton went over the line with illegal behavior and jail would just be the just consequences of her actions.
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Some observers found the chant authoritarian and unsettling—out of bounds for mainstream political critique.
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At this writing, #LockHerUp is trending.
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GOP speakers lead chants of "Lock her up!" at RNC. Did they cross a line?
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