Skip to comments.Illinois Woman Charged With Making Death Threats Against Mackinac Center
Posted on 02/21/2012 4:58:46 PM PST by MichCapCon
Last spring, a caller to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy unleashed a profane series of death and bomb threats in phone messages left at the Center's headquarters in Midland, Mich.
On Feb. 2, a Laura Campbell of Waukegan, Ill., was charged with making death and bomb threats against the Mackinac Center on April 1, 2011, according to court documents. She was to be arraigned on those charges Feb. 15, but the arraignment was rescheduled until next week, according to Kim Nerheim of the U.S. Attorneys Office.
The U.S. Attorney charged that Campbell used a telephone to make an alleged attempt to be made to kill, injure, and intimidate an individual and unlawfully to damage and destroy a building by means of an explosive, according to the documents filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Campbells attorney, Rosalie Lindsay Guimaraes didnt return a phone message seeking comment.
A series of threatening voice messages was left on the Mackinac Center's voice mail after national news outlets reported that the Center had filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the labor studies departments at three public universities in Michigan for emails of professors that were suspected of being more political than scholarly.
The request also asked for emails that contained the words, "Rachel Maddow," who is a liberal talk show host on MSNBC. Her name was used to narrow the request because she had been a regular critic of Gov. Rick Snyder and his labor-related legislation.
As a result of the Mackinac Center's request, Wayne State University in Detroit abruptly removed several pages from its website.
Scotty Walker is dead. So are you, one voice message said. "We are going to just destroy you and take you down. We will destroy you. You are on Main Street. You are the first place to be bombed, another message said.
Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman said the organization focuses on civil discourse and persuasion.
The very root of our philosophy is avoiding the use of force to achieve political ends, Lehman said. Our work is open to public scrutiny. We will welcome all those who have a legitimate critique of our work. But using force or threat of force is exactly what we are not about and what no one should be for.
Another Obama voter going to jail. Others are getting themselves killed in home-invasions/burglaries. Stack ‘em high and wide!
I’ve seen otherwise good people turn into violent goons when the union prodded them
destroying property, theft, and assaulting former friends simply because they were company men.
Really opened my eyes about some people I thought I knew.
How tolerant of her. She’s obviously one who embraces diversity.
Funny thing is that they call Rick Snyder a nazi and he’s about as far left as he could get and still be called a moderate republican. In fact he got plenty of union votes himself.
Awright, my governor, Rick Scott made the final four.
Believe it or not, that poster hung in a taxpayer funded museum in Marquette Michigan and they had the audacity to claim that they don’t allow political exhibits.
Northern Michigan U?
Your tax dollars, hard at work for the Lefty taxeaters...
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