Social Media Shooting Threats Against Elite Schools Sow Fear

A tactic using social media sites to direct threats at individual students unsettles schools in New York City and around the country.

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Armed Man Is Arrested Near Home of Justice Kavanaugh

The man, Nicholas John Roske, told the authorities that he traveled from California to kill a Supreme Court justice, according to court documents. He was charged with attempted murder.

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Alaska Man Who Threatened to Kill U.S. Senators Gets Nearly 3 Years in Prison

Prosecutors said that Jay Allen Johnson left 17 threatening and expletive-laden voicemails over five months for Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both of Alaska.

#alaska, #jay-allen-johnson, #justice-department, #murkowski-lisa, #sullivan-dan, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-capitol-police

Ex-Wife of Eric Greitens, Missouri Senate Candidate, Accuses Him 

Sheena Greitens said in an affidavit that her former husband, Eric Greitens, knocked her down during an argument in 2018. Mr. Greitens, a former governor of Missouri, denied the accusation.

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Mother of Children Killed by Their Father Said She Lived in Fear

The woman obtained a restraining order in 2021 after telling a California court, “He has not killed me because he would not know where to go with the children.”

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Florida Girl Arrested Over Threats She Didn’t Make Sues Her School

Nia Whims, 13, was held in juvenile detention for 11 days after a classmate impersonated her on Instagram. Information proving her innocence was “available at the press of a button,” a lawsuit claims.

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How Threats Against Politicians Are Surging

A review of threats against members of Congress shows how a mainstreaming of violent political speech has prompted a growing number of Americans to target elected officials.

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Six Juveniles Are Persons of Interest in Threats to Historically Black Colleges

The F.B.I. said it was investigating the bomb threats, which disrupted life on more than a dozen campuses, as racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism and hate crimes.

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Historically Black Colleges Disrupted by Bomb Threats

At least 17 historically Black colleges and universities said they received bomb threats in the past two days, though no explosives have been found.

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Officials Charge Man Who Said He Was ‘Coming for’ Biden

A Kansas man also described members of the Secret Service as “agents of darkness” and threatened one agent with a bullet, according to court records.

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SWAT Team Responds to a Synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

A man could be heard shouting on a livestream from Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. F.B.I. crisis negotiators and heavily armed police have converged on the building.

#colleyville-tex, #jews-and-judaism, #synagogues, #threats-and-threatening-messages

Robert Lemke Sentenced to 3 Years Over Threats to Journalists and Politicians

The same day that Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Robert Lemke told a congressman’s brother that he was with “armed members near your home,” prosecutors said.

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Some U.S. Schools Close After Shooting Rumors on Social Media

Security was heightened after vague warnings of threats circulated on TikTok and other social media platforms, police and school officials said.

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Democrats Press for House Censure of Gosar for Violent Anime Video

The House is expected to vote to formally rebuke the Arizona Republican and strip him of his committee seats for the video depicting him attacking two Democrats.

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Menace, as a Political Tool, Enters the Republican Mainstream

Threats of violence have become commonplace among a significant part of the party, as historians and those who study democracy warn of a dark shift in American politics.

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School Board Members Face Rising Threats Across the U.S.

Across the country, parents have threatened board members and vandalized their homes. One board member scans his driveway before walking to his car.

#education-k-12, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #oregon, #threats-and-threatening-messages

Republicans Assail Garland Over Justice Department Schools Memo

Republicans said the Biden administration was seeking to intimidate parents concerned about school policies. The attorney general cited a spike in threats.

#education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-politics-and-government

Iowa Democratic Chair Says He Received Lynching Threat After Criticizing Trump

Ross Wilburn, the first Black person to lead Iowa’s Democratic Party, said he received several racist messages after writing a column in The Des Moines Register.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #des-moines-iowa, #discrimination, #iowa, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Public Health Is in Crisis: Threats, Departures, New Laws

An examination of hundreds of health departments around the country shows that the nation may be less prepared for the next pandemic than it was for the current one.

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Talk of Iraq Recognizing Israel Prompts Threats of Arrest or Death

A conference promoting normalization, organized by a little-known American group, prompted a furor, pointing to the volatility and danger in Iraqi politics.

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Man With Assault Rifle Pleads Guilty to Threatening Pelosi

Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. wrote the day after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that he would put “a bullet in her noggin on Live TV.”

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Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Lynch 2 Members of Congress

Kenneth R. Hubert, of Marionville, Mo., had threatened Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and Steve Cohen in 2019, prosecutors said.

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Has Vitaly Borker, Online’s Biggest Bully, Returned?

Outraged customers of Eyeglassesdepot.com sound like the victims of a man who’s already spent years in prison for terrorizing consumers.

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Has Online Retail’s Biggest Bully Returned?

Outraged customers of Eyeglassesdepot.com sound like the victims of a man who’s already spent years in prison for terrorizing consumers.

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When Is Online Nastiness Illegal?

Deciphering between political rhetoric and dangerous threats online isn’t always easy.

#cyberharassment, #law-and-legislation, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages

California Man Admits He Threatened Baseball Players

Benjamin Tucker Patz, who has a history of sports gambling, faces a maximum of five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines, according to federal prosecutors in Florida.

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Man Threatened to Lynch 2 Congressmen, U.S. Says

A judge on Monday ordered Kenneth R. Hubert of Missouri held in jail, saying his words rose to the level of posing danger.

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T.I. and Tiny Accused of Sexual Assault; Lawyer Seeks Investigation

The Atlanta superstar rapper and his wife have denied allegations that they drugged and sexually assaulted women, and their lawyer called it a “shakedown.”

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sex-crimes, #tameka-harris, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #ti-1980

White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary for Threatening Politico Reporter

T.J. Ducklo said he would “destroy” a Politico journalist who asked about his romantic relationship with a reporter who covered President Biden.

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Man Is Charged With Threatening to Kill Biden

David K. Reeves of North Carolina made the threats over a period of several days ending on Feb. 2, in calls to the White House, the U.S. Capitol Police and a Secret Service agent, prosecutors said.

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He Threatened Pelosi. Agents Didn’t Wait to See if He Really Meant It.

After a “9/11 moment,” federal authorities have begun arresting people for domestic threats they might have just monitored in the past.

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9-Year Sentence for Man Who Threatened to Kill President Trump

Gary Joseph Gravelle, who has a history of mental illness, also targeted federal probation officers, mental health providers and a credit union, prosecutors said.

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Man Charged With Threatening Congressman’s Family as Riot Raged

Relatives of Hakeem Jeffries and George Stephanopoulos received threatening text messages as rioters stormed the Capitol, federal prosecutors said.

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Son Tipped Off F.B.I. About His Father, Who Is Charged in Capitol Riot

“I put my emotions behind me to do what I thought was right,” said Jackson Reffitt, who weeks before the siege alerted the F.B.I. that his father was planning “something big.”

#bryan-tex, #cnn, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #guy-reffitt, #jackson-reffitt, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages

Man Threatened to Assassinate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Officials Say

Garret Miller, who was among those who stormed the Capitol, also threatened the officer who fatally shot a Trump supporter, saying he would “hug his neck with a nice rope,” prosecutors said.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #garret-miller, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #richardson-texas, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-politics-and-government

Man With Assault Rifle Charged With Threatening Pelosi, Officials Say

The Department of Justice said on Friday that Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. was one of 13 people who had been charged in federal court after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.

#cleveland-grover-meredith-jr, #conspiracy-theories, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #pelosi-nancy, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-politics-and-government

Man Who Stormed Capitol With Assault Rifle Charged With Threatening Pelosi

The Department of Justice said on Friday that Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. was one of 13 people who had been charged in federal court after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.

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As Trump Rails Against Loss, His Supporters Become More Threatening

The president’s baseless claims of voting fraud have prompted outrage among his loyalists and led to behavior that Democrats and even some Republicans say has become dangerous.

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Here Are the Threats Terrorizing Election Workers

Incendiary rhetoric by President Trump and his followers is fueling a wave of threats against election workers. Some have received death threats and images of nooses and been told “You’re a traitor.”

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Despite Fears of Violence, Election Day Proceeds Smoothly as Millions Line Up to Vote

There were reports of robocalls providing misinformation meant to keep people from the polls, but none of the widespread intimidation that had been feared.

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Woman Who Mailed Threat to Susan Collins Gets 30 Months in Prison

Suzanne Muscara, 38, sent a threatening letter to the senator’s home in 2018 after becoming upset with her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, the authorities said.

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Outcry in Philippines Over General’s ‘Warning’ to Female Celebrities

Accusing a women’s rights group of ties to Communist rebels, the general told an actress she could be killed if she associated with the organization.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking Tulsa Mayor Before Trump Rally

Adam Maxwell Donn, 40, of Norfolk, Va., sent dozens of harassing and threatening emails to try to get President Trump’s campaign rally canceled, officials said.

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Voters in Two States Report Threatening ‘Vote for Trump’ Emails

One of the emails, obtained by The Times, seemed to suggest that it was sent by an American far-right group, but its metadata showed that it originated from an Estonian server.

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What I Learned When QAnon Came for Me

I’m a gay, Jewish Democrat — the perfect target for an internet cult obsessed with pinning pedophilia on gays, Jews and Democrats.

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Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks

Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor Brandon Whipple said.

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False G.O.P. Ad Prompts QAnon Death Threats Against a Democratic Congressman

#conspiracy-theories, #house-of-representatives, #malinowski-tom, #national-republican-congressional-committee, #new-jersey, #political-advertising, #qanon, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ricin Suspect Threatened to Kill Trump Over Re-election Campaign, Prosecutors Say

The woman was found with a loaded gun and knife when she was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter the United States from Canada.

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Woman Suspected of Sending Ricin to Trump Is Arrested

Envelopes with ricin were intercepted last week on their way to the White House, a sheriff’s office and a detention facility in Texas.

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Ricin Is Said to Have Been Sent to White House

Letters with the lethal substance also were sent to federal offices in Texas, an official said. Investigators were trying to track down who sent them and whether more were circulating through the postal system.

#republican-party, #ricin-poison, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government