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SheltieLover

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Thu Jan 21, 2021, 06:23 AM Jan 2021

Feds: NY Court Worker Called for 'Public Executions' of Top Dems in Online Posts

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-accused-of-threatening-elected-officials-online-is-arrested-in-queens-source/2837459/

By Jonathan Dienst, Marc Santia and Joe Valiquette • Published January 19, 2021 • Updated on January 19, 2021 at 11:14 pm

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The man, identified as Brendan Hunt, was arrested in Queens following a raid by the FBI -- but he wasn't at the siege in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, officials said Tuesday. The alleged threats were made in a series of posts on various social media websites under the alias "X-Ray Ultra" between Dec. 6 and Jan. 12.

Various posts indicated Hunt, a full-time employee of the New York State Office of Court Administration who dabbles part-time in acting in filmmaking, believed President Donald Trump's widely disputed claims of a "rigged election" and wanted to exact revenge on Democrats involved in the process. He listed several by name in at least one Facebook post, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

"Start up the firing squads, mow down these commies, and lets take america back," that December post read. It also called for "public execution" of those officials. Another early December post ranted about the coronavirus "lockdown" and encouraged people who felt similarly to "go after a high value target." Again, he listed the names Pelosi, Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez, documents show.

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Feds: NY Court Worker Called for 'Public Executions' of Top Dems in Online Posts (Original Post) SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
Posting on a public social media site? this idiot is not the sharpest tool in the shed...nt mitch96 Jan 2021 #1
Their excuse is "it's just talk. That's how we talk to let off steam" Iris Jan 2021 #2

Iris

(15,613 posts)
2. Their excuse is "it's just talk. That's how we talk to let off steam"
Thu Jan 21, 2021, 06:47 AM
Jan 2021

Seriously - that's how a Ga attorney, who has since been arrested, tried to explain it away.

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