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 The following plots all occurred within the calendar year of 2010. While some of these cases may in fact have been legit threats to Barack Obama, most if not all of them appear to be staged events conducted to give the appearance that Obama is in tremendous danger. Subsequently, almost all suspects charged have never had a trial or been convicted of any  crime. An evaluation of the weapons, plots, and rhetoric contributed to these men and woman appear to be ripped from a bad comic book. After almost four years and more than 45 blatantly unsuccessful assassination plots, mental deficiency or retardation must be attribute to these suspects unless they are indeed patsies in a bigger scheme orchestrated by intelligence agencies. 

01. Louisiana (January 4, 2010)
02. Unknown (March 21, 2010)
03. Washington (March 21, 2010)
04. England (March 26, 2010)
05. North Carolina (April 25, 2010)
06. Texas (April 29, 2010)
07. Kentucky (July 6, 2010)
08. Michigan (September 13, 2010)
09. Maryland (October 6, 2010)
10. Oregon (October 12, 2010)
11. Vermont (October 14, 2010)
12. South Carolina (November 26, 2010)
13. Pennsylvania (December 16, 2010)


1. LOUISIANA (January 4, 2010)
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Date: January 4, 2010
Suspect: John Turnpaugh
Age: 47
Ethnicity:
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Weapons: Firearm
Info: Turnpaugh allegedly stated that, "The next American with a clear shot should drop Obama like a habit."






Title:
John Turnpaugh Obama Death Threat: New Orleans Man Arrested And Charged
Date: January 4, 2010
Source: Huffington Post

Abstract: A New Orleans man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama.

In a court filing Monday, a Secret Service agent said 47-year-old John Turnpaugh dialed 911 early last Friday and told a police dispatcher that he planned to kill the president and first lady Michelle Obama.

The agent said he used telephone records to trace the call to Turnpaugh's cell phone. Police arrested him Saturday and he was booked into jail on state charges that included illegal possession of a firearm and drug possession.

Turnpaugh remained in custody Monday. He's scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court Friday.

Kathy English, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, said it wasn't known if Turnpaugh has an attorney (Huffington Post, 2010).

Title: John Turnpaugh, Man Who Sent Obama Death Threats, Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison
Date: May 11, 2010
Source: Huffington Post

Abstract: A 47-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced for making death threats against President Obama.

U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey on Tuesday sentenced John Turnpaugh to three years in prison for that charge and another five years for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute it and possession of four firearms to aid his drug trafficking.

According to court records, Turnpaugh admitted calling a New Orleans Police Department 911 operator on Dec. 30 and saying he was going to kill the President and his wife. A subsequent investigation by the police and U.S. Secret Service determined that the caller was Turnpaugh.

He pleaded guilty to the charges Feb. 2 (Huffington Post, 2010).

2. UNKNOWN (March 21, 2010)
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Date: March 21, 2010
Suspect: Solomon "Solly" Forell
Age: ?
Ethnicity: Black
Location: ?
Weapons: N/A
Info: Forell allegedly stated that, "The next American with a clear shot should drop Obama like a habit".





Title:
Angry Over Health Reform Vote, Conservative Blogger Posts Twitter Call For Obama Assassination
Date: March 22, 2010
Source: New York Times

Abstract: FBI officials are investigating a self-proclaimed conservative blogger after he used his Twitter account to call for the assassination of President Obama on Sunday night.

Solomon "Solly" Forell tweeted: "ASSASSINATION! America, we survived the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy. We'll surely get over a bullet 2 Barack Obama's head."

Another post said, "The next American with a clear shot should drop Obama like a habit."

Forell, who has several anti-Obama blogs, including one called "Anybody But Barack Obama 2010," quickly backtracked after several tweeters protested (New York Times, 2010).




3. WASHINGTON (March 21, 2010)
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Date: March 21, 2010
Suspect: Jay Martin
Age: ?
Ethnicity: Black
Location: Federal Way, Washington
Weapons: N/A
Info: Martin allegedly stated, "FUCK YOU You should be Assassinated!! @BarackObama".





Title:
Obama Gets Another Twitter Death Threat
Date: March 22, 2010
Source: Newser

Abstract: 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” (Newser, 2011).





4. ENGLAND (March 26, 2010)
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Date: March 26, 2010
Suspect: MI5, MI6
Age: N/A
Ethnicity: N/A
Location: London, England
Weapons: All
Info: England 
allegedly wants to assassinate Obama. 




Title:
Stop British Obama Assassination Plot
Date: March 26, 2001
Source: LaRouchePAC

YouTube Video



5. NORTH CAROLINA (April 25, 2010)
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Date: April 25, 2010
Suspect: Joseph Sean McVey
Age: 23
Ethnicity: White
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Weapons: Gun, Law enforcement vehicle with working lights and sirens
Info: McVey was allegedly arrested with a gun in a police uniform at an airport that Obama had just flown out of. 






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Title:
Man Arrested After Obama Leaves North Carolina

Date: April 25, 2010
Source: CNN

Abstract: Police in Asheville, North Carolina, arrested a man they said was impersonating a police officer at the city's airport after President Obama flew out of town on Sunday.

Joseph McVey, 23, was being held on a charge of going armed to the terror of the public, according to the Buncombe County jail's booking office. McVey's bail was set at $100,000, Officer Donna Player told CNN.

Journalists saw police put the handcuffed man into an Asheville Regional Airport police car in the facility's parking lot after Obama's plane departed following the first family's weekend vacation in the western North Carolina mountains.

Airport police Capt. Kevan Smith said the suspect was driving a car that was made to look like a law enforcement vehicle with working lights and sirens. He would provide no further details about the suspect, but emphasized that the president was never in any danger.

Additional charges were pending Sunday evening, he said (CNN, 2010).

Title:
Joseph McVey, Armed Man, Arrested At Airport Where Obama Was Leaving
Date: April 26, 2010
Source: Huffington Post

Abstract:
An armed man spotted at a North Carolina airport parking lot just after Air Force One departed Sunday told an officer he wanted to see the president and had a car equipped with police gear, including a siren and flashing lights, authorities said.

Joseph Sean McVey, 23, of Coshocton, Ohio, is charged with going armed in terror of the public, a misdemeanor, said Asheville Regional Airport Police Capt. Kevan Smith.

Security was heightened at the airport because President Barack Obama was leaving after spending the weekend vacationing in Asheville. He was headed to a memorial service for 29 West Virginia coal miners killed in an explosion.

At about 2 p.m., airport police saw McVey get out of a maroon car with Ohio plates and that he had a sidearm, Smith said. Both airport police and the Secret Service questioned him and he was taken into custody. The suspect was nowhere near the president's plane, which had just departed, and was in a rental car return lot that is open to the public, Smith said.

His car was equipped with clear LED law enforcement-style strobe lights in the front and rear dash, Smith said. The car also had a mounted digital camera in the front window, four large antennas on the trunk lid, and under the steering wheel was a working siren box. Smith said McVey was not in law enforcement.

When McVey got out of the car, he was listening to a handheld scanner and radio that had a remote earpiece, Smith said. Police said he was monitoring local agencies and had formulas for rifle scopes on a note in his cup holder. Police did not immediately elaborate on what the formulas might mean and Smith was not available to comment late Sunday.

McVey gave authorities an Ohio driver's license, but a computer check failed to show the number was valid, police said. His hometown of Coshocton is about halfway between Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio.

When Officer Kaleb Rice asked him what he was doing, McVey told him he heard the president was in town and wanted to see him.

Rice removed the firearm and took McVey into custody. He was being held at the Buncombe County jail on $100,000 bond.

The investigation into what McVey was doing with a gun, with formulas for rifle scopes and why his car was equipped with police gear was continuing, Smith said. The Secret Service had no comment on the arrest, deferring to airport police.

A jail officer said it didn't appear McVey had an attorney (Huffington Post, 2010).

Title: Joseph McVey, Armed Man, Arrested At Airport Where Obama Was Leaving
Date:
April 25, 2010
Source: Huffington Post

Abstract: An armed man spotted at a North Carolina airport parking lot just after Air Force One departed Sunday told an officer he wanted to see the president and had a car equipped with police gear, including a siren and flashing lights, authorities said.

Joseph Sean McVey, 23, of Coshocton, Ohio, is charged with going armed in terror of the public, a misdemeanor, said Asheville Regional Airport Police Capt. Kevan Smith.

Security was heightened at the airport because President Barack Obama was leaving after spending the weekend vacationing in Asheville. He was headed to a memorial service for 29 West Virginia coal miners killed in an explosion.

At about 2 p.m., airport police saw McVey get out of a maroon car with Ohio plates and that he had a sidearm, Smith said. Both airport police and the Secret Service questioned him and he was taken into custody. The suspect was nowhere near the president's plane, which had just departed, and was in a rental car return lot that is open to the public, Smith said.

His car was equipped with clear LED law enforcement-style strobe lights in the front and rear dash, Smith said. The car also had a mounted digital camera in the front window, four large antennas on the trunk lid, and under the steering wheel was a working siren box. Smith said McVey was not in law enforcement.

When McVey got out of the car, he was listening to a handheld scanner and radio that had a remote earpiece, Smith said. Police said he was monitoring local agencies and had formulas for rifle scopes on a note in his cup holder. Police did not immediately elaborate on what the formulas might mean and Smith was not available to comment late Sunday.

McVey gave authorities an Ohio driver's license, but a computer check failed to show the number was valid, police said. His hometown of Coshocton is about halfway between Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio.

When Officer Kaleb Rice asked him what he was doing, McVey told him he heard the president was in town and wanted to see him.

Rice removed the firearm and took McVey into custody. He was being held at the Buncombe County jail on $100,000 bond (Huffington Post, 2010).

6. TEXAS (April 29, 2010) 
OBAMACSI.COM
Date: April 29, 2010
Suspect:
Brian Dean Miller
Age:
43
Ethnicity:
White
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Weapons:
?
Info:
 Miller allegedly stated that,“Obama must die...I am dedicating my life to the death of Obama and every employee of the federal government.".





Title:
Texas ‘Terrorist’ Arrested For Posting Obama Death Threat
Date:
April 29, 2010

Source:
National Terror Alert

Abstract: A Dallas man describing himself as a terrorist threatened to kill President Barack Obama in an online posting because he was upset about health care reform, according to a criminal complaint.

Brian Dean Miller, 43, faces one count of making threats against the president, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He is scheduled for arraignment in federal court Friday.

His public defender and his mother did not return phone messages Thursday.

According to a criminal complaint, Miller made the death threats March 21 on Craigslist under a posting titled “Obama must die.” The posting said he was following through on a promise to become a terrorist if the federal health care bill passed (National Terror Alert).

Title: Dallas Man Who Wanted Obama Dead Faces Arraignment
Date:
April 30, 2010
Source
: NBC

Abstract: A Dallas man who posted a death threat against President Barack Obama online is set to be arraigned in federal court Friday.

Brian Dean Miller was apparently upset over the new health care law. A criminal complaint says the 43-year-old man admitted to a Secret Service agent that he threatened to kill the president in a post on Craigslist March 21.

Calling for a revolution, the post in part reads: "I am dedicating my life to the death of Obama and every employee of the federal government."

Agents subpoenaed Craigslist and AT&T to track down the originating e-mail address.

Agents arrested Miller and seized his computer March 25. They found no weapons at his home.

If convicted, Miller faces a maximum five years in prison and $250,000 fine (NBC, 2010).


7. KENTUCKY (July 6, 2010) 
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Date: July 6, 2010
Suspect: Johnny Logan Spencer Jr.
Age: 28
Ethnicity: White
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Weapons: Words
Info:
 Spencer allegedly wrote a poem with the words, "DIE negro DIE". 





Title:
Johnny Spencer Pleads Guilty To Threatening Obama With Poem

Date: July 7, 2010
Source: KSDK

Abstract: Dropping his First Amendment defense, a 28-year-old Louisville man pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening the president of the United States in a poem.

Johnny Logan Spencer Jr., had said he would contest the charge on free-speech grounds. But appearing in U.S. District Court in Louisville, he entered a guilty plea to a single count of threatening to inflict bodily harm on the president through a poem titled "The Sniper," which he posted on the Internet earlier this year.

Spencer, who admitted the offense without a plea bargain, will be sentenced Nov. 2 by Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The poem, which was posted on a white supremacist website, describes a sniper killing the president and includes the language "DIE negro DIE."

Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin had previously ruled that the threat wasn't protected merely because it appeared in a poem, saying it wouldn't have mattered if Spencer "carved the message into a stone sculpture" or "cross-stitched it on a pillow."

Whalin noted that the 16-line poem is "entirely dedicated to the assassination of the current president of the United States based solely on his race" and "expresses no larger theme or commentary on social or political issues of the day."

Spencer's lawyers didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. However, in a motion to change his plea, one of them, Laura Wyrosdick, said that Spencer was incarcerated while awaiting trial and "eager to resolve his case." The trial was set for Aug. 3.

Spencer had apologized to the Secret Service for writing the poem and said he never intended to assassinate the president. But Whalin said that doesn't matter because the question is whether reasonable people to whom the message is addressed would construe it as an intention to harm the president.

Spencer was arrested after the poem was posted on the website NewSaxon.org, which purports to be "An Online Community by and for White Americans."

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney's Marisa J. Ford and Lettricea Jefferson-Webb and investigated by the Secret Service (KSDK, 2010).


8. MICHIGAN (September 13, 2010)
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Date: September 13, 2010
Suspect: Richard Scott McLeod
Age: 48
Ethnicity: White
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Weapons: A loaded gun, a bullet-proof vest and information on how to build bombs
Info: McLeod was allegedly arrested with a loaded gun, bomb material and a photo of Obama. 






Title: Michigan Man Arrested With Bomb Materials, Loaded Gun, Bullet-Proof Vest And Picture Of Obama
Date: September 16, 2010
Source: WJBK Fox 2

Abstract: Richard Scott McLeod of Brighton was arrested Monday in Webberville on weapons charges and is under suspicion for potential threats against President Barack Obama.

On the outside of the 48-year-old's vehicle were bumper stickers quoting Adolf Hitler. On the inside, police say there was a picture of Obama, a loaded gun, a bullet-proof vest and tips on how to build bombs.

The incident caught the attention of federal law enforcement. McLeod faces charges for illegally possessing body armor and a loaded gun.

He's currently behind bars in the Ingham County jail (WJBK, 2010).


9. MARYLAND (October 6, 2010)
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Date: October 6, 2010
Suspect: Unknown
Age: 51
Ethnicity: White
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland
Weapons: N/A
Info: An unidentified man held a sign at a protest stating, "Death to Obama". 






Title:
"Death To Obama" Sign Holder Detained By Secret Service
Date: October 6, 2010

Source: NBC

Abstract: There were signs comparing President Barack Obama to a Nazi and showing him with an Adolf Hitler-style mustache, but federal officials believe another sign referencing the president and his family went too far.

A man who was holding a sign reading "Death to Obama" Wednesday outside a town hall meeting on health care reform in Hagerstown, Md., has been turned over to the Secret Service.

Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Peter Lazich said the sign also read, "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids."

Lazich said U.S. Secret Service agents took the unidentified 51-year-old man into custody Wednesday afternoon after deputies detained him near the entrance to Hagerstown Community College.

Obama was not at the meeting held Wednesday by Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin.

Barbara Golden, special agent in charge of the agency's Baltimore field office, said Thursday that an investigation is ongoing but declined further comment. A spokesman at the agency's Washington headquarters also declined to discuss the investigation.

Police said there were no other arrests among the nearly 1,000 people, some carrying protest signs, who came to the college for the meeting or demonstrated off-campus.

Cardin's national communications director, Sue Walitsky, called the incident "unfortunate." She said she was unaware of it until
Thursday morning (NBC, 2010).


10. OREGON (October 12, 2010)
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Date of Incident: October 29, 2009
Date Reported: October 12, 2010
Suspect:  David Earl Anderson
Age:  27
Ethnicity: White
Location:  Portland, Oregon
Weapons: N/A
Info: Anderson allegedly stated that, “I feel it is my right to feel the way I do, and if I want to kill the president like I plan on doing that is also my right.”



Title:
Oregon Inmate Admits Threatening To Kill President
Date:
October 12, 2010
Source: KVAL News

Abstract: A prison inmate who sent letters proclaiming his "100% serious" intent to kill President Obama faces up to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to mailing a letter threatening to kill the president.

David Earl Anderson Jr., 27, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown scheduled sentencing for Jan. 10, 2011. The offense carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine of $100,000.

According to prosecutors, in August 2009, Anderson was serving a sentence in the custody of the Oregon Corrections Department in a secure unit for criminal defendants at the Oregon State Hospital.

Anderson broke out of the hospital on August 15, 2009, and fled to Utah with the help of a girlfriend, prosecutors said. Police arrested him on August 16, 2009, in Ogden, Utah.

After his return to Oregon, he was placed in the Oregon State Penitentiary.

In October 2009, Anderson mailed a series of letters from the penitentiary claiming he was part of a group that intended to kill President Obama.

The letters, sent to the Oregon State Police, his girlfriend in Idaho and a family in Utah, proclaimed Anderson’s white separatist beliefs and his “100% serious” intent to kill the president for racial reasons.

The U.S. Secret Service interviewed Anderson at the Oregon State Penitentiary on Oct. 29, 2009. He acknowledged sending the letters and expressed his desire to see the president killed, prosecutors said. He reiterated his white separatist views and admitted a fascination with firearms.

A federal grand jury indicted him on December 8, 2009. On December 10, 2009, the U.S. Attorney’s Office received a letter from Anderson stating, “I feel it is my right to feel the way I do, and if I want to kill the president like I plan on doing that is also my right.”

In a second letter received by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Dec. 21, 2009, Anderson withdrew his threat and apologized.

The Secret Service investigation revealed that the white separatist group mentioned by Anderson did not exist, prosecutors said (KVAL News, 2010).

Title: Judge Gives Inmate Four More Years For Obama Threat
Date:
August 3, 2011
Source:
OPB News

Abstract: A federal judge in Portland Wednesday sentenced an inmate to four additional years in prison for making threats against President Obama.

David Earl Anderson has spent much of the past four years at the State Penitentiary. He's serving a five-year state sentence for identity theft, but he's been in federal custody while this case got sorted out.

In October of 2009, he started writing a series of letters from prison saying he would not take orders from a black man, and that he wanted President Obama to die. Anderson pleaded guilty last fall to charges he threatened to kill the president of the United States. His attorney, Renee Manes argued he was delusional. She says Anderson wanted a transfer to a federal prison.

But Judge Anna Brown says she believes mental illness alone did not account for Anderson's threats. She noted Anderson made additional death threats against a Marion County deputy prosecutor just days after entering his guilty plea.

Anderson will serve his federal sentence after his state sentence is complete (OPB News, 2011).

11. VERMONT (October 14, 2010)
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Date: October 14, 2010
Suspect: Chris King
Age: 43
Ethnicity: White
Location: Rockingham, Vermont
Weapons: N/A
Quote: King allegedly stated "Death to Obama" on Twitter. 





Title:
Chris King Charged With Obama Death Threat
Date:
October 14, 2010
Source: Nashua

Abstract
:
The United States District Attorney's office in Vermont today announced the indictment of Christopher King, 43, of Rockingham, Vt., on charges that he threatened to kill President Barack Obama.

The grand jury sat in Burlington, Vt., and handed up the indictment on Oct. 7.

According to court documents, King maintained an Internet blog and a Twitter account.

On the blog, he posted the following threats to kill President Obama: "I am dying inside.

And I am plainly stating to you that I am going to kill the president" and "So since I intend to kill the president, should I set the timer? Huh?" 

If convicted, King faces a maximum term of five years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000 (Nashua, 2010)
.

12. SOUTH CAROLINA (November 26, 2010)
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Date: November 26, 2010
Suspect: Michael Stephen Bowden
Age: 51
Ethnicity: White
Location: South Carolina
Weapons: N/A
Info: Bowden allegedly stated that he'd
 like to put President Obama up against a wall and shoot him. 





Title: Threats Against Obama: Michael Stephen Bowden Is Just The Latest
Date: November 26, 2010
Source: Christian Science Montitor


Abstract: The arrest of former New York City cop Michael Stephen Bowden for telling a Secret Service agent he'd like to put President Obama up against a wall and shoot him underscores the daily threat matrix for a job that is much more dangerous than, say, the harrowing experience of Bering Sea fishermen as dramatized on the popular TV show "The Deadliest Catch."

Nearly 1 in 10 presidents have been assassinated or shot while in office (the last being Ronald Reagan, in 1981), with another 11 escaping assassination attempts unscathed.

The Secret Service has been particularly busy chasing down threats to Mr. Obama, who faced a barrage of death threats and at least one credible assassination plot while a presidential candidate and since taking office in January 2009.

Last summer, author Ron Kessler wrote that Obama was receiving 30 death threats a day. Other reports state that federal agents had seen a 400-fold increase in threats from President George W. Bush's last year in office. Secret Service head Mark Sullivan later pushed back at that assertion, saying "threats are not up" in the Obama era.

Nevertheless, in the past two years the Secret Service has arrested more than a dozen Americans for posing credible threats to the president. Because of concerns about his safety, candidate Obama received Secret Service protection earlier than any other presidential hopeful in US history. The Secret Service doesn't publicize most threats, fearing that they could inspire copycat attempts.

The most famous Obama assassination plot involved two neo-Nazi skinheads in Tennessee, who were accused in late 2008 of planning to shoot 88 black people, behead another 14, and then kill Obama. Both men pleaded guilty this year to charges of conspiring to kill Obama.

According to the law, "Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits for conveyance in the mail or for a delivery from any post office or by any letter carrier any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States ... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."

Vermont comedian Chris King was arrested Oct. 8 for tweeting: "I am dying inside. And I am plainly stating to you that I am going to kill the president.” Such "death tweets" on the social media network Twitter have figured in several high-profile threat arrests (Christian Science Monitor, 2010)
.

13. PENNSYLVANIA (December 16, 2010)
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Date: December 16, 2010
Suspect: Gregory Dale Brockman
Age: 32
Ethnicity: ?
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Weapons: N/A
Info: Brockman allegedly stated that he wanted to, "Kill President Barack Obama and eat his flesh.
"





Title:
Gregory Dale Brockman, Pennsylvania Inmate, Accused Of Threatening To Kill & Eat Obama
Date: December 17, 2010
Source: Huffington Post

Abstract: A career burglar from Pennsylvania is accused of writing a prison letter in which he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and eat his flesh.

Secret Service agents say 32-year-old Gregory Dale Brockman also threatened first lady Michelle Obama and former President George W. Bush.

Brockman pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday before a federal magistrate in Philadelphia. His public defender, Mara Meehan, declined to comment.

Prosecutors say Brockman told Secret Service agents that his anger stems from the U.S. involvement in Iraq. The agents say he also admired cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer and other serial killers, and vowed to act on his threats if released.

Brockman, formerly of Lehighton, is serving 30 months for burglary and other crimes (Huffington Post, 2010).