How absolutely disgusting.
The Secret Service is investigating two Twitter uses who made death threats to President Obama after the health care reform bill passed on Sunday.
User Solly_Forell posted these despicable messages:
"ASSASSINATION! America, we survived the Assassinations and Lincoln & Kennedy. We'll surely get over a bullet to Barrack Obama's head."
"The next American with a Clear Shot should drop Obama like a bad habit. 4get Blacks or his claims to b[e] Black. Turn on Barack Obama."
The second user in question, Jay Martin, under the username THHEE_JAY, tweeted:
"You Should be Assassinated!! @Barack Obama."
"If I lived in DC. I'd shoot him myself. Dead fucking serious."
WTF is wrong with people??
Immediately the posts went viral and the Secret Service became involved.
They said in a statement:
"We are aware of the comments and are taking the appropriate investigative action. We respect the right of free speech, but in such instances we have a right and an obligation to ask questions and determine intent."
"We have removed this profile due to violation of Twitter's Rules, specifically listed under "Content Boundaries and Use of Twitter": *Unlawful Use: You may not use the service for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activities. It is against the Twitter Terms of Service to use the service to commit illegal acts. Threatening the life of the president (or president-elect) is a federal offense under Title 18, USC, section 871. All accounts in violation of our Terms of Service are permanently suspended and we report to legal authorities accordingly."
Of course, because of all the well-deserved backlash, the douchebags are retracting their comments.
"Let us all renounce the harsh rhetoric about POTUS"
"Several including myself have used inappropriate language. Let's remain civil!"
"For the record, I NEVER said I would do harm to the president. I simply expressed my anger."
IDIOT. What happened to being 'dead fucking serious?!'
WTF is wrong with people?
People like that are an embarrassment to this country.
You don't have to agree with our politicians, but violence, even just as threats, is NEVER acceptable. Never.
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