Skip to comments.Email Threats Giffords-Style Attack on New York Lawmakers
Posted on 04/03/2011 11:16:42 AM PDT by SandRat
Albany, NY (WBEN) -- State Police in the Capitol region are investigating a series of threatening emails that were sent to numerous state and local lawmakers in Albany on Friday.
The emails are "similar in content," according to investigators. Troopers are not officially releasing any further information, citing the sensitivity of the investigation.
But an Albany-area television station obtained a copy of the email Friday evening, from Assemblyman James Tedisco. (Click here read the entire text of the email, courtesy of WTEN-TV). [email Text near the bottom of the WTEN page that opened]
In it, the writer expresses outrage over government power, and the perceived arrogance of politicians and those who support them. The person threatens a mass-shooting like the one in Tucson earlier this year, in which Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was critically wounded and several other people, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, were killed.
"It is obvious to me that the wealthy in this country are so well insulated that nothing will pull them off task and that, in order to deal with them, I need to incite people to violence. In a day where those in power are bold enough to eliminate labor unions and the government conducts surveillance on Americans whenever they speak out, the response must be violence," the email opens.
The author claims to work in a state office, and promises to exploit that connection.
"I personally am going to use my position and contacts in State government to gather information about the vulnerabilities of public and private targets in New York. The idiots that I work with don't have the slightest idea about my extracurricular activities," the writer says.
"There is one legislator who should immediately recognize the writer of this message because 3 years ago, I spoke to him in person and warned him about these very topics, including the school attacks. But you know what - I bet he wasn't paying attention. We're going to get his attention," the person taunts.
The writer also threatens to attack school busses full of children, as a way to create a public uproar, and says that print and broadcast journalists who "do the bidding for those in power and side against unions and the working class in favor of pro-corporate nonsense" will be targeted, as well.
The message ends with a chilling reference to the Tucson shooting.
"Come visit my agency. Give me a chance to pull a Gabby Giffords."
Investigators are now trying to trace the obscure Yahoo account from which the messages were sent.
Trooper Maureen Tuffey, the public information officer for State Police Troop G, would not comment Friday on whether additional security is being provided to legislators.
Ah, yes, the peace-loving left. “No war” unless their handouts are threatened.
There’s nothing to worry about. New York’s anti-gun laws will ensure that such an event never happens.
Actually he sounds almost identical to the killer in Dirty Harry.
The paragraph above, plus the headline, seeks to give the impression the threat comes from a far-right crazy, when buried later in the article we read the threats come from a far-LEFT crazy.
Sounds like a term paper.
Isn’t it Ironic that NY information comes first from an AZ Freeper.
How is a yahoo account ‘obscure’.
An aside here: Giffords’ (sp) seat should be up for grabs soon since she has been absent for a long time. I belive the time limit is something like 60 days? If so, it has been much longer now.
Who is the Tea Party’s challenger?
All feelings aside, we have to get real and have to get going here.
Life continues with or without one.
he writer also threatens to attack school busses full of children, as a way to create a public uproar, and says that print and broadcast journalists who “do the bidding for those in power and side against unions and the working class in favor of pro-corporate nonsense” will be targeted, as well. >>>
Not like the left has or had any regard for children anyway so no big loss to them. I welcome a civil war at this point...I know I am ready and so are my friends.
That’s all being dicussed now at the state level and within CD-8. Stained BLUE Dress Tucson is not happy about it either.
Let’s get the Civility Police.
The Tea Partiers are on the move. We know how they support higher taxes and labor unions.
I’m surprised they haven’t tried to blame me for this, after all I get blamed for everything else in this state. : )
Please keep us posted. I for one do not live in Arizona.
My best wishes to you.
Has Ma been picking on you in the Canteen again? LOL
As things get more solid I will. Jesse Kelly (USMC NCO, no longer active) was Gabbies opponetin a very tight election.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.