Besides the thinly veiled threat from the Herald, that does have the potential to bring violence upon the Somali American community, the Herald appears to be violating section 11H of the Massachusetts Anti-bullying law. In Minnesota, the current MMR vaccination push by the state's public health department is not mandatory and the Somali parents have the freedom to choose whether or not to consent to the medical procedure for their child. In Massachusetts, where Cohen and the Herald issued their pubic threat, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Section 11H: Violations of the Constitutional Rights; Civil Actions by Attorney General states:
"Whenever any person or persons, whether or not acting under color of law, interfere by threats, intimidation or coercion, or attempt to interfere by threats, intimidation or coercion, with the exercise or enjoyment by any other person or persons of rights secured by the constitution or laws of the United States, or of rights secured by the constitution or laws of the commonwealth, the attorney general may bring a civil action for injunctive or other appropriate equitable relief in order to protect the peaceable exercise or enjoyment of the right or rights secured."
If you believe that the Boston Herald violated Section 11H, CLICK THE LOGO BELOW to file civil rights complaint with the Massachusetts Attorney General:
"If the attorney general prevails in an action under this section, the attorney general shall be entitled to: (i) an award of compensatory damages for any aggrieved person or entity; and (ii) litigation costs and reasonable attorneys' fees in an amount to be determined by the court. In a matter involving the interference or attempted interference with any right protected by the constitution of the United States or of the commonwealth, the court may also award civil penalties against each defendant in an amount not exceeding $5,000 for each violation."
Given the Herald's article was written by "Boston Herald Editorial Staff" it appears reasonable that the outlet's entire staff listed as authors shall be named in the action.