U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson has been receiving around-the-clock protection since he ruled last week to block the Trump/Bannon Muslim ban 2.0 travel restriction, citing “significant” evidence of “religious animus.” For the people calling in these threats, that means the travel restrictions are bigoted and anti-religious “freedom.”
The U.S. Marshals Service has flown in about a dozen deputies from the mainland to provide 24-hour protection for U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson.
"The U.S. Marshals service will do a critical risk assessment, look at the threat, make an analysis, and determine the level of protection needed," he said.
Before we blame Donald Trump and others’ rhetoric for the vitriolic atmosphere surrounding this unpopular regime’s edicts, let’s remember what Trump said after his first Muslim ban executive order was blocked by a federal judge one month ago.
The FBI has told Hawaii News that they are investigating the death threats but did not elaborate. The Republican Party’s national security plan seems to consist of weaponizing and inciting all kinds of domestic terrorism while also making us less safe from actual foreign threats. Greed and power is one hell of an addictive cocktail.