Cop Resigns After Saying He'd Volunteer to Kill Obama
Sam Koivisto had been on the Jacksonville force for 26 years
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2012 10:11 AM CST
Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night party at McCormick Place, in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Newser) – Another entry in the "things you shouldn't do if you want to keep your job" file: A 26-year veteran of the Jacksonville, Florida, police force resigned last week after telling co-workers that he'd volunteer to kill Barack Obama. The Florida Times-Union reports that Sam Koivisto made the comment—"If an order was given to kill Obama or something, then I wouldn't mind being the guy"—in the department's auto theft office after the election.

And while he told the paper yesterday that it was an idle threat, and that the whole thing had been "blown out of proportion," the 57-year-old called his decision to leave the force five months earlier than he had planned "best for everybody." And "everybody" might also include residents of the Northeast. Koivisto apparently told the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office integrity unit that he didn't care if a nuclear explosion "killed them all," with "them" referring to the Hurricane Sandy victims who supported Obama.

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$28919642
Nov 26, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Question: why was this man permitted to be a cop? At all?
gmcft
Nov 24, 2012 5:47 PM CST
In 2008, candidate Obama called Bill Ayers an "English Professor" who he knows and runs into in his neighborhood. He condemned "despicable acts" Ayers committed when Obama was "eight years old." http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2d4_1333223471 In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has Released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a "foreign student" from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for "foreign students" from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim "foreign citizenship". This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking. Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim. The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as President article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned," leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K. In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey . This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president.. Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president. Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. Attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.
HANKHILL
Nov 24, 2012 11:32 AM CST
talk about a nut! and he is still out there?