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Legislators, aides and FBI take threats seriously
www.thedaily.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Daniel Libit

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 Loughner’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lawmakers; media; reporters; threats
This seems serious. I'm more concerned that kooks may start targeting liberal reporters (99% of them?!) and media talking heads.
1 posted on 12/01/2012 7:05:24 AM PST by SF Geo
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Yet not a single investigation into the thousands of death threats against Candidate Romney.


2 posted on 12/01/2012 7:09:20 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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How are they going to look into 49 million threats? Or, just going to try and make an example of 2-3 to scare everybody? lol ... might take a few years.

Barking dogs don't bite.

3 posted on 12/01/2012 7:27:06 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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I'm more concerned that kooks may start targeting liberal reporters (99% of them?!) and media talking heads.

Ask and ye shall receive. :)

4 posted on 12/01/2012 7:31:27 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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““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 didn’t 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?


5 posted on 12/01/2012 7:43:20 AM PST by DBrow
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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.


6 posted on 12/01/2012 7:48:54 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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