Friday, August 08, 2008

Man arrested for alleged Death Threats Against Obama

Sadly this probably won't be the last time this type of news is reported. As the election date gets closer, we see more racist come out the wood works.

A Secret Service affidavit alleges Raymond Hunter Geisel uttered the remarks during a training class for bail bondsmen in July. One of his classmates claimed the 22-year-old described Obama using a racial slur, then said, "If he gets elected, I'll assassinate him myself."

Authorities arrested Geisel in Miami on Saturday, saying the man was keeping weapons and military-style gear in his hotel room and car. If convicted of the charge of threatening a major candidate for president or vice-president, Geisel could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Another person in the class quoted Geisel as saying that "he hated George W. Bush and that he wanted to put a bullet in the president's head," according to the Secret Service.

Geisel denied in a written statement to a Secret Service agent that he ever made those threats, and the documents don't indicate that he ever took steps to carry out any assassination. He was charged only with threatening Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, but not for any threat against President Bush.

Source: Washington Post

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