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Armed Man Busted for Obama Email Threat

He greeted Secret Service with shotgun

(Newser) - If you're going to email threats against President Obama to the FBI you can expect the Secret Service at your door—which is exactly what happened to a man in Washington state. Anton Caluori, 31, was apparently expecting the knock. He brandished a shotgun at a Secret Service agent... More »

Miami Man Arrested for Threatening Obama

Joaquin Amador Serrapio pleads not guilty after house raid

(Newser) - Federal agents arrested a 20-year-old Florida man for allegedly threatening President Obama during a presidential fundraising trip to Miami last week, NBC Miami reports. Agents raided the home of Miami resident Joaquin Amador Serrapio on Thursday and took him into custody, where he pleaded not guilty to a federal magistrate.... More »

Secret Service Probes Pic of Obama With Bullet Holes

Image was posted on policeman's Facebook page

(Newser) - The Secret Service is investigating an online image of Arizona men showing off an Obama T-shirt full of bullet holes, it said yesterday. The seven young men in the picture are holding guns as one displays a T-shirt bearing President Obama's face and the word "hope." The... More »

Court: Call to Shoot Obama Is Free Speech

Court clears Walter Bagdasarian for exhorting people to 'shoot the [racial slur]'

(Newser) - The First Amendment protects even racists calling for the president’s assassination, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today, overturning the conviction of Walter Bagdasarian. Bagdasarian was convicted of threatening to kill a presidential candidate two weeks ahead of the 2008 election for an online rant in which he... More »

Asked at Town Hall: 'Who's Going to Shoot Obama?'

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun responds by citing frustration with president

(Newser) - At a town hall meeting hosted by a Georgia Rep. Paul Broun on Tuesday, the first question asked was, "Who is going to shoot Obama?" The question "got a big laugh," writes Blake Aued in the Athens Banner-Herald . But Rep. Paul Broun is catching some flak for... More »

Math Teacher's Bad Lesson: How to Shoot Obama

He was teaching them about angles

(Newser) - Remember word problems? Those cute math class constructions where you learn a skill through real-world examples? Well an Alabama geometry teacher got a little too real for the Secret Service, when he used the hypothetical assassination of Barack Obama to teach his high school students about angles. “He said,... More »

Obama Gets Another Twitter Death Threat

Man says he's 'dead serious,' has been reported to FBI

(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... More »

Man Charged With Threatening Obama in Web Poem

Kentucky's Spencer posted 'The Sniper' on white supremacist site

(Newser) - A Kentucky man has been arrested and charged with posting a poem threatening President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on a white supremacist website. The Secret Service said Johnny Logan Spencer Jr. of Louisville wrote and posted the poem, titled "The Sniper," on a site called... More »

Fla. Man Held in Obama Death Threat

(Newser) - Federal authorities today arrested a Florida man on charges of threatening to assassinate Barack Obama. Raymond Hunter Geisel was ordered held without bail today at a brief court hearing. The Secret Service says Geisel made the threat during a training class for bail bondsmen in Miami in late July. More »

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