Cops Study Death Threats to Jerry Brown Via Graffiti

Two cases are being treated as a 'terrorist threat'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2011 4:23 PM CST
Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at the League of California Cities conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

(Newser) – California police are treating graffiti threatening Governor Jerry Brown's life with the utmost seriousness, calling it a "terrorist threat." One spray-painted scrawl in Santa Ana said, "We gonna kill Gov. Brown 2/14/11," and the other "26 more days 4 Brown"—with a swastika thrown in for good measure.

"At this point," said a police commander, "we have no clue, other than it's Valentine's Day." Police are looking into other graffiti in the area indicating plots to kill Catholics, the LA Times reports. Adds the LA Weekly, citing the "elephant in the room" of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting: "Senseless or otherwise, we're spooked."

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