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kilo
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Fri May 15 10:54:07
https://www.newsweek.com/michigan-closes-down-capitol-face-death-threats-armed-protesters-against-gov-whitmer-1504241?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2FoI-8oFTpkDxvp2s367u9bP1Z5ooOFQweuQvZwKh5PdUGPbjgNR1R3BQ#Echobox=1589501588

MICHIGAN CLOSES DOWN CAPITOL IN FACE OF DEATH THREATS FROM ARMED PROTESTERS AGAINST GOV. WHITMER
BY DANIEL VILLARREAL ON 5/14/20 AT 7:57 PM EDT

On Thursday, Michigan closed down its capitol building and canceled its legislative session after online death threats made against Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The threats were made by protesters who planned to attend a "Judgement Day" protest at the capitol. The protesters ostensibly oppose Whitmer's statewide shutdown orders meant to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Dozens of posts in private invitation-only Facebook groups called for Whitmer to be hanged, lynched, shot, beaten or beheaded. One suggested crowdfunding sources to hire a hitman to kill her.

"We haven't had any bloodshed yet, but the populous [sic] is counting to three, and yesterday was day two," wrote Dave Meisenheimer in a 385,000-member Facebook group called Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine. "Next comes the watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants," he concluded.


Numerous other posts referred to Whitmer as a "Nazi," "spawn of the devil," "wicked witch," "Soros puppet," "baby killer tyrant" and more, according to the Detroit Metro Times. Others promised to attend upcoming protests "armed to the death" and without face masks, threatening to attack any police officers who dared confront them.
Paramount
Member
Fri May 15 11:12:52
I think it depends on the race/ethnicity whether it is terrorism or not.
sam adams
Member
Fri May 15 11:17:32
A few of those are crossing the line, ya.
hood
Member
Fri May 15 11:22:20
Yes, that is terrorism. Lock them up in a covid-infested prison.
Paramount
Member
Fri May 15 11:51:06
If it is terrorism then the US anti-terror squad would come and kill them. But since that hasn’t happened yet we can be pretty sure that it isn’t terrorism.
Habebe
Member
Fri May 15 19:59:19
If 1980s films have taught me anything its that terrorists are only brown muslims or steroid laden Soviet ex military.
Habebe
Member
Fri May 15 19:59:20
If 1980s films have taught me anything its that terrorists are only brown muslims or steroid laden Soviet ex military.
Forwyn
Member
Fri May 15 20:06:12
Oh no! The government, which exercises its will through threats of violence, received threats of violence!
jergul
large member
Sat May 16 03:55:10
Set Forwyn's people free!
Rugian
Member
Sat May 16 05:39:57
Man, 32, who made death threats against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is arrested and charged on terrorism count

http://www...eats-Michigan-governor-AG.html
patom
Member
Sat May 16 07:56:25
Rugian, you can bet if he made the same threat on Trump he would already have been tried and in a Federal pen.
Rugian
Member
Sat May 16 08:07:28
patom

Well yes, the Secret Service doesn't tend to screw around with threats against the president.

Other than that, do you have a complaint here?
Paramount
Member
Sat May 16 09:31:47
Will they arrest or detain his family also for questioning, and search his home for clues if he has friends that might have encouraged him or agreed to help him to commit this crime?
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