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Email Threats Giffords-Style Attack on New York Lawmakers
WBEN 930 AM News ^ | Rachel Kingston Reporting

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Arizona; US: New York
KEYWORDS: arizona; email; giffords; goonions; goonionthugs; hate; newyork; terror; threats
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1 posted on 04/03/2011 11:16:49 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

Ah, yes, the peace-loving left. “No war” unless their handouts are threatened.


2 posted on 04/03/2011 11:19:14 AM PDT by NYpeanut
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To: SandRat

There’s nothing to worry about. New York’s anti-gun laws will ensure that such an event never happens.


3 posted on 04/03/2011 11:20:14 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: SandRat

Actually he sounds almost identical to the killer in Dirty Harry.


4 posted on 04/03/2011 11:20:32 AM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: SandRat
In it, the writer expresses outrage over government power, and the perceived arrogance of politicians and those who support them.

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.

5 posted on 04/03/2011 11:22:11 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: PapaBear3625
Typical Urinalist writing style from the Cockroach media.
6 posted on 04/03/2011 11:25:16 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat
Here, let me be the first...

SARAH ROCKS
7 posted on 04/03/2011 11:28:10 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: SandRat

Sounds like a term paper.


8 posted on 04/03/2011 11:29:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NYpeanut

Isn’t it Ironic that NY information comes first from an AZ Freeper.


9 posted on 04/03/2011 11:29:52 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

How is a yahoo account ‘obscure’.


10 posted on 04/03/2011 11:30:50 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen
Weak State Police Forensic minds investigating.
11 posted on 04/03/2011 11:32:58 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

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.


12 posted on 04/03/2011 11:34:07 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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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.


13 posted on 04/03/2011 11:37:03 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

That’s all being dicussed now at the state level and within CD-8. Stained BLUE Dress Tucson is not happy about it either.


14 posted on 04/03/2011 11:38:39 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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Let’s get the Civility Police.

The Tea Partiers are on the move. We know how they support higher taxes and labor unions.

/sarc


15 posted on 04/03/2011 11:40:23 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: SandRat

I’m surprised they haven’t tried to blame me for this, after all I get blamed for everything else in this state. : )


16 posted on 04/03/2011 11:44:08 AM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: SandRat

Thank you.

Please keep us posted. I for one do not live in Arizona.

My best wishes to you.


17 posted on 04/03/2011 11:45:59 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: SandRat
The right should take care not to sink to their level, otherwise how would we look? We're deader.. er, I mean we're better than they are!

18 posted on 04/03/2011 11:47:16 AM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: The Mayor

Has Ma been picking on you in the Canteen again? LOL


19 posted on 04/03/2011 11:47:37 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

As things get more solid I will. Jesse Kelly (USMC NCO, no longer active) was Gabbies opponetin a very tight election.


20 posted on 04/03/2011 11:51:26 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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