Obama Gets Another Twitter Death Threat
Man says he's 'dead serious,' has been reported to FBI
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 22, 2010 5:30 AM CDT
A screenshot from Jay Martin's Twitter page.

(Newser) – Meet Jay Martin, the latest level-headed individual to tweet to the world that he’d like to see Barack Obama shot. “FUCK YOU You should be Assassinated!! @BarackObama,” he tweeted last night after the health care vote, with a subsequent tweet adding, “If I lived in DC i’d shoot him myself.. Point Blank. Dead Fucking Serious.” And soon thereafter came the inevitable follow-up: “And…I’ve just been reported to the FBI….”

It’s Obama’s second Twitter-borne threat in as many days; yesterday, conservative blogger Solly Forrell came under investigation for tweeting that the “next American with a clear shot” should kill Obama. So is Martin worried about the authorities? Not really. He tells Gawker he was “speaking out of anger,” and doesn’t really want Obama killed. But he added: “As for the FBI? I don’t really care about them. I said what I said.”

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WikkidLilGrrrl
May 18, 2010 7:58 PM CDT
I cant stand the president...but i wouldnt say something like that when i could get reported to the FBI for it...what a dumbass.
BlahBlahBlah
Mar 23, 2010 4:44 PM CDT
People sure are stupid. We all need to actually read the protection of free speech. Just as @ cunomor suggested, there are limits on free speech. The Supreme Court has indicated that the government can investigate and yes, limit speech if it is intended to cause a breech of peace or to incite violence. It does not take a constitutional professor to see that these simpletons words certainly fit the bill. Free speech is NOT all inclusive and people need to realize that wearing the 1st like a hat won’t do you any good. In other, simpler words....... don’t say stupid things.
cunomor
Mar 23, 2010 2:50 PM CDT
There ARE limits to free speech under the constitution. Threatening the President is one of them.