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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #qanon, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages

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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

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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

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Ex-eBay Workers Sent Critics Live Roaches and a Mask of a Bloody Pig Face, U.S. Says

Six former employees of the site sent threatening messages and deliveries to a couple after the e-commerce newsletter they published wrote about a lawsuit involving eBay.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #e-commerce, #ebay-inc, #newsletters, #stalking-crime, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #wenig-devin-n

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‘Credible Threats’ to Kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Lead to Charges, Police Say

Robert S. Tesh made “credible threats” via social media messages to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, the authorities said.

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