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  •  these comments have been reported to the S. S. (5+ / 0-)

    what happens when someone tries ?

    comments posted by robertquentincobb to youtube of the President speeches

    Will somebody PLEASE! "Lee Harvey Oswald" this guy in his Head!! I can't take it anymore. Thanks.

       September 18th, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Would someone please put a Bullet in this Guys Head!!!

    September 2, 2010 at 5:39 am

    A bigwig please Shoot-a-Bullet at this Huge eared Jackass!!

    "I want to be in Kentucky when the end of the world comes, because it's always 20 years behind" -Mark Twain

    by vet on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 04:50:03 AM PDT

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    •  first thing is, thanks for reporting that. (3+ / 0-)

      Chances are the Secret Service said the same thing when you called them:-)   (And that's all they can say, so as not to put any possible criminal investigations at risk.)

      Second, whoever wrote that stuff is going to get a visit from two guys in suits with a lot of questions and a low tolerance for bullshit.  Given how flagrant those remarks were, there's a chance he could face charges.  

      Third, if charges are filed, the case will be handled low-key, so as not to attract attention that attracts copycats.  The usual search warrants will be issued to search his place, where evidence of other crimes may be found, and charges may be filed on those as well.  

      If the investigation shows that the guy has the capacity to do harm (e.g. illegal firearms, explosives, etc.), then he'll be doing serious time: something over 5 years.  Otherwise he might get 2 - 5.  

      Folks, this is what we all need to do:   When you see stuff like that posted somewhere, do not interact with the person who posted it, and don't even call the service provider to have the posts deleted.  Take screen shots of what you see, make sure they have a date/time stamp on them, and then call your local Secret Service office.  

      Threatening elected officials is a crime for good reason.  And the people who do it need to be dealt with by the law, otherwise it will become more and more common and eventually stir up a climate that leads to some lone wolf doing the evil deed.  Preventing that is up to all of us.  

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