Skip to comments.Legislators, aides and FBI take threats seriously
Posted on 12/01/2012 7:05:18 AM PST by SF Geo
The number of FBI investigations into threats against members of Congress spiked in the wake of former Rep. Gabby Giffords shooting, according to documents obtained by The Daily.
In the nine months following Jared Lee Loughners murderous rampage, the FBI opened up at least 38 cases based on threats against specific members of Congress, as well as a handful of generic threats against unnamed members. This was a notable increase from the previous year, when the bureau opened 26 cases over a 12-month span, according to FBI documents. A 2010 analysis by Politico found that investigations into threats against members of Congress had steadily declined over the decade following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The 2011 documents were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Daily.
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Yet not a single investigation into the thousands of death threats against Candidate Romney.
Barking dogs don't bite.
Ask and ye shall receive. :)
“One of the many things we did after the Giffords shooting was really ping on the staffs, especially in state offices, to report anything and everything to us, even if it didnt hit your concern radar before, Gainer said.”
THIS is why investigations have spiked, there is no increase in threats, only in REPORTED threats.
Now when will they collar all the people on Twitter who threatened Romney or threatened to riot?
So, different standards for Ambassadors and consulate staff than Congressional staff... So how’s about “fair share” in security. Let’s take security from the top two percent and re- distribute it for all. Sounds like Chicago could use a little help Mr Fair Share.