After 20 Years, Feds Crack Hate Mail Case
Clarence Thomas among targets of racist threats
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2008 4:14 PM CDT
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas addresses the Federalist Society in Washington, in this Nov. 15, 2007, file photo.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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(Newser) – An Ohio man who authorities believe sent threatening communications to black and mixed-race recipients over the course of 20 years was indicted this week, the Plain Dealer reports. David Tuason, 46, threatened to blow up the US Supreme Court and kill Clarence Thomas in 2003 but eluded capture from the late 1980s until a few months ago, when he switched from postal mail to email.

Tuason, the son of a Filipino immigrant, targeted mostly black males—pro and college athletes, entertainers, and even students at his high school alma mater—especially those with white wives or girlfriends. He was charged with transmitting threatening communications, the AP reports. "The FBI was collecting these letters from all over the country," said an investigator. "The letters were pretty disturbing."