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U.S. Capitol Police investigating e-mailed threat to Cohen; FBI alerted
The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/6/10 | Bartholomew Sullivan

Posted on 04/06/2010 7:04:52 PM PDT by Sybeck1

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating an E-mailed threat to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen's campaign committee, and the FBI in Memphis is aware of the threat and is taking it seriously, spokesmen for both agencies said today.

Someone with a Yahoo.com address sent the message to a Cohen for Congress website saying, "If our tea parties had hoods, we would burn your ass on a cross on the White House front lawn." The reference to hoods followed a Cohen interview last week in which he described TEA Party activists using racial epithets "without robes and hoods" of the Ku Klux Klan.

The law enforcement scrutiny occurred on the same day federal agents arrested a Yakima, Wash., man for making death threats against Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., for her support of health care reform. No arrests have been made in connection with the Cohen threat.

"The FBI takes seriously any threat to a congressman and would definitely investigate to the fullest," FBI spokesman Joel E. Siskovic said this afternoon.

But he said the FBI, relying on guidance from the Attorney General, has to take into consideration "constitutionally protected freedom of speech and any other protected activities under the Constitution" and "is not going to initiate any kind of investigation that's based solely on that kind of activity."

Beyond that, Siskovik said he could not comment on "any potential or ongoing investigation with regard to the threat to the congressman."

U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said the threat is being handled as "an open case."


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: cohen; memphis; stevecohen
Grasping straws IMO.....
1 posted on 04/06/2010 7:04:52 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: Sybeck1

Probably emailed it to himself.


2 posted on 04/06/2010 7:06:52 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: Sybeck1

Donut gets you a dollar the perp is a leftist.


3 posted on 04/06/2010 7:07:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Donut gets you a dollar the perp is a leftist.”

I am sure there will be plenty of bogus mails and threats
made by leftist.
I would not be surprised if Cohen sent it to himself.


4 posted on 04/06/2010 7:11:47 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mmm... donuts!


5 posted on 04/06/2010 7:12:18 PM PDT by Humble Servant ( See y'all in the gulag.)
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To: Sybeck1

I’ll send one of my staffers to send you death threats if you send one of yours to spray-paint a swastika on my district office...


6 posted on 04/06/2010 7:12:41 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Sybeck1

All part of their plan, folks.


7 posted on 04/06/2010 7:12:53 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Sybeck1

More empty headlines to stir with.


8 posted on 04/06/2010 7:12:59 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sounds more like a ‘leftist’ than a tea partier.


9 posted on 04/06/2010 7:13:08 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak true, right wrong, follow the King Tennyson)
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To: AlexW

Yup. I’ll bet they’re busy even now having their interns cut and paste letters from magazines.


10 posted on 04/06/2010 7:13:42 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Sybeck1

I kicked a bees nest.

....they’re stinging me? What the....???


11 posted on 04/06/2010 7:13:45 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Sybeck1

‘Tain’t the tea party, folks. There is a long and distinguished tradition of lib AA’s mailing threats to themselves. Makes ‘em feel important.

This’ll turn out to be a bunch of bull-Obama.


12 posted on 04/06/2010 7:14:33 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sybeck1
He could have simply done the Walking Fake Bait March like the other African American Congressmen.

Why go to all this trouble to make up fake racial slurs?

13 posted on 04/06/2010 7:14:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Sybeck1

If its from the KKK they should check over at Robert Byrds office.


14 posted on 04/06/2010 7:16:07 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Sybeck1

Give me a break. Liars.


15 posted on 04/06/2010 7:20:52 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Sybeck1
"If our tea parties had hoods, we would burn your ass on a cross on the White House front lawn."

Oh sure, the tea partiers aren't any smarter than to threaten a U.S. Congressman, in writing, and making that extra special effort to ID themselves that written threat.

This is felony stupid which means it has to be a Democrat.

16 posted on 04/06/2010 7:23:47 PM PDT by Kenny
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"If our tea parties had hoods, we would burn your ass on a cross on the White House front lawn."

That's a threat?? THAT'S no threat!

A straight-up rendering in standard English reveals the unmistakable intent to imply that the inverse is actually the truth. Roughly: "The very reason, Mr. Arrogant Congressman, that your ass ISN'T going to be burnt on a cross on the White House front lawn, is NOT that we don't have hoods, but that we're NOT the kind of people your persistently-racist heart thinks we are. We are not guilty of racism; YOU are guilty of slander. We are not the haters; YOU are the hater. We don't need to go away; YOU do."

17 posted on 04/06/2010 7:25:13 PM PDT by HKMk23 (The Democrat Legacy: Hoax and Chains)
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To: Sybeck1

18 posted on 04/06/2010 7:33:45 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Sybeck1
This Death Threat Drama, like AIG Hate Week last year, is a White House orchestrated campaign to paint ObamaCare opponents as fanatics. The main actors are the more buffoonish Democrats in Congress who publicly taunt and bait the opposition in hopes of attracting hate mail. When it doesn't work they fabricate, then alert the news media. It's free publicity during campaign season.
19 posted on 04/06/2010 7:36:17 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Sybeck1

This is probably bogus - all part of the strategy to marginalize and besmirch the Tea Party movement further.


20 posted on 04/06/2010 7:38:28 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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21 posted on 04/06/2010 7:42:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Sybeck1

He’s now saying he was misunderstood and not apologizing for poking people with sticks.


22 posted on 04/06/2010 7:55:32 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: HKMk23
"If our tea parties had hoods, we would burn your ass on a cross on the White House front lawn."

That's a threat?? THAT'S no threat!

My take on this "threat" was similar to yours. I would like to see the email in its entirety, as I suspect that the quote up top there is clipped, and there is more that we aren't seeing. Something like this:

"If our tea parties had hoods, we would burn your ass on a cross on the White House front lawn. We don't wear hoods, as your colleague in the Senate, Robert 'KKK' Byrd did; we aren't the KKK, he is. Proof of our peaceful nature is that your slimy ass is still alive. We do, however, plan to do everything in our power to unseat you in November."

23 posted on 04/06/2010 8:14:08 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: Sybeck1

“parties”


24 posted on 04/06/2010 8:16:51 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Sybeck1

So the Congressman can say what he wants about the American Public but we don’t have the right to defend ourselves?


25 posted on 04/06/2010 8:20:21 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would bet a cool million it was sent by a lefty. Hell Obongo probably sent it himself.


26 posted on 04/06/2010 9:24:40 PM PDT by mojitojoe (I don't care what you passed. you are irrelevant. I'll NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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To: mojitojoe

That’s a lot of donuts.


27 posted on 04/06/2010 10:26:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: AlexW

No surprise here, either.


28 posted on 04/06/2010 10:33:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: HKMk23

At least one person here passed reading comprehension. You have it exactly right. I can’t believe how long it took someone to get it. Do so many people just fly off the handle without comprehending what is being said.


29 posted on 04/06/2010 11:36:00 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Sybeck1
“If our tea parties had hoods, we would burn your ass on a cross on the White House front lawn.” The reference to hoods followed a Cohen interview last week in which he described TEA Party activists using racial epithets “without robes and hoods” of the Ku Klux Klan.

So this e-mailer ties himself to the Tea Parties, makes only racist comments, and then makes reference to comments Cohen made about protesters allegedly using racial slurs at the health care rally, that no one seems to have been able to record. As though confirming what Cohen is probably making up in the first place. But not once does he reference any of the TEA Parties’ actual tenets; like small government, lower taxes, no more corruption, etc?? Instead this e-mail just fits and only fits perfectly the template the MSM just made up 2 weeks ago about the Tea-Parties. It fits the design just a little too perfectly...I hope they catch this lefty poser, even liberals pretending to be Conservatives shouldn't be allowed to threaten Congressmen.

30 posted on 04/07/2010 12:17:21 AM PDT by skully (I'd rather be a Tea-bagger then a Fister)
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To: Sybeck1

Liberals know what they are doing with the race hate game. They are inciting white racists to talk about to them - as they play the role of representatives of black racists.

If they get threats from white racists, they wanted them and they know what they are doing. It has nothing to do with the Tea Parties and everything to do with liberalism’s anti-white race hate spewing. They say that “the tea parties are white racism...” And they know they will get a response from the edges of society where liberals reside.


31 posted on 04/07/2010 12:27:56 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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