Skip to comments.Lawrence man allegedly threatened to 'kill Obama'
Posted on 08/02/2014 11:33:56 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
LAWRENCE When confronted by Secret Service agents, Stephen Perrotti said he wasn't going to lie and admitted to threatening U.S. President Barack Obama, according to police.
One threat specifically threatened "I am going to kill Obama even if it takes a lifetime," a prosecutor said yesterday.
Perrotti, 28, of 118 Byron Ave., was arraigned Friday in Lawrence District Court on nine criminal firearms charges associated with this threats against Obama.
He was ordered held without bail on the charges, which led to police seizing an AR-15 assault rifle, three scopes and four high-capacity magazines and ammunition, according to police and court records.
Secret Service agents, along with Lawrence police, went Perrotti's home on Thursday. According to a police report, Perrotti said "from the outset he wasn't going to lie and yes, he made some threats to the President through Twitter ..."
Perrotti said he wasn't sure of the "time line" of the threats, however.
A search of the social media site Twitter revealed several accounts Perrotti may have used. On one account, a man identified as Stephen Perrotti is described as "just a jobless 26-year-old with the mindset of genius." On the accounts, Stephen Perrotti repeatedly tweets at Obama, swearing at him, criticizing decisions or calling for him to be impeached.
On Thursday, Perrotti told the agents and police they could search the Byron Avenue home where he lives with his mother, Lori Distasio. Distasio also gave authorities permission to search her home, noting she was "disturbed" her son was in possession of any weapons.
"Also Mrs. Distasio expressed concern for her son's mental health, indicating she has done her best to get him help," according to a report by Lawrence Detective Thomas Burke.
Police subsequently searched the home and seized an AR-15 assault rifle, high-capacity magazines and ammunition, according to Burke's report.
Perrotti was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm without an FID card, illegal possession of a large capacity firearm, improper storage of large capacity firearm, illegal possession of a ammunition without an FID card, illegal possession of an assault weapon and four counts of illegal possession of a large capacity firearm or feeding device.
Prosecutor Anna Zalewski asked that Perrotti be held without bail pending a hearing to determine if he's a danger to the community and others. Judge Lynn Rooney granted her request and scheduled a dangerousness hearing for Aug. 8.
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We don’t need another Martyr.
That fakery Camelot romance is based on nothing more than their looks.
You kill the black president, you’ll start a race war, set equality back to the 1960’s, etc...
“We dont need another Martyr.”
Exactly. May he live a long and healthy life, otherwise we’ll NEVER be rid of him.
Agreed. After he’s out of office, I wouldn’t mind seeing him gettin a full blown case of AIDS, but nothing would be worse than if someone murdered him.
The is a 99.99999% chance Friends of Osama bin Laden will
I hope Obama dies of old age many years from now - either bitter that he failed to destroy our country or remorseful after finally understanding how precious the freedom he tried to destroy really is. Why kill him when (besides being illegal and immoral) that would just create a martyr and a false narrative that the communist “died tragically just when his policies were finally overcoming Bush’s legacy”? No, thank you. We have endured six terrible years under that drug-addled thug, and it’s better to finish our eight year sentence than to take that particular shortcut.
If he’s going to die of man made causes, let it be a hanging after a fair trail for treason.
“,,,otherwise well NEVER be rid of him.”
Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton disappeared without a trace, too.
I actually do NOT wish a “long and healthy life” on the Current Occupant once he leaves the White Hut. But whatever there is of it, I would very much want him to spend in exile from the US altogether.
“just a jobless 26-year-old with the mindset of genius.”
I guess the world will never have a chance to buy and read a book titled “Killing Obama”, written by Bill O’Reilly. Too bad because it would likely have outsold all of his previous “Killing” books.
The best advice I’ve heard from a movie.
I hope he dies of old age, preferably with early onset dementia.
Sick pervert serves Moslems, who we have been at war with since their inception, some 1,400 years ago.
They don't make movies or actors like they used to.
I think the doosh has already accomplished that i.e. setting race relations back 50 years.
Nice sentiments but a lot of people already resent people of ‘color’.
Wouldn’t be much lost.
I agree some nut does this and the tea party gets blamed. It won’t matter if Obama destroyed the country the left will shape the narrative that “extremist racists killed our historic progressive black president”.
I mean if Obama decides to destroy the tea party himself than maybe desperate times call for desperate measures, even then I wouldn’t advise it.
Doe ANYONE really want Biden in the WH?
Considering how obama is recklessly destructive and the influential media covers up for him, an innefectual biden along with a media who could care less about him would be nowhere near as bad.
No kidding. Even the worst Kool-Aid drinker cannot tout O’s successes, all he/she can do is try to minimize it or try to shift blame. Don’t squander this conservative victory.
"Free Republic is here to continue fighting for independence and freedom and against the unconstitutional encroachment of ever expanding socialist government...
We believe in the founding principles with all our hearts and mean to defend them to our dying breath..."
I had to hunt to find out where Lawrence was located since it didn’t say in the article. Now that I know it’s in Massachusetts, the story makes sense.
He was charged with illegally possessing an “assault rifle” along with scopes and magazines, lol. Being from Arizona, the “crimes” he’s accused of sound ridiculous. There’s no indication WHY he’s not allowed to possess a weapon, but in Massachusetts, I guess its okay for citizens’ rights to be taken away arbitrarily. That’s pretty sad right there.
Of course, now he’s definitely lost the right to own a weapon due to his own stupidity, but apparently law-abiding people in Massachusetts can be denied the right to defend themselves by the state, and it seems that they are OKAY with that concept. It boggles my mind!
For years I have been waiting for the fatwa on this apostate, but, it never comes. It is more like OdumBO is part of war on the Great Satan than the Great Satan.