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Thu Oct 26, 2017, 10:10 AM

Trump's America: Frederica Wilson not in Washington due to threats: report

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) reportedly did not return to Washington this week due to threats she's received since her comments about President Trump's call to the widow of a fallen soldier.

“She’s home,” Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) told the Miami Herald.

“I have not spoken with her about it, but I’ve heard that she’s received substantial death threats and I think she is doing everything she can to ratchet down and let some of us, including me, take over.”

The last time Wilson voted was on Oct. 12.

A source told the newspaper that "nothing else would keep her from voting," adding that there are investigations into the threats she has faced.

Wilson last week said she overheard Trump's conversation with the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier. She claimed Trump told the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson that her husband knew what he signed up for.


http://thehill.com/homenews/house/357259-frederica-wilson-not-in-washington-due-to-threats-report

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RandySF Oct 2017 OP
angrychair Oct 2017 #1
RandySF Oct 2017 #4
angrychair Oct 2017 #7
MineralMan Oct 2017 #2
angrychair Oct 2017 #8
muntrv Oct 2017 #3
enough Oct 2017 #5
riversedge Oct 2017 #6
Gothmog Oct 2017 #9

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 10:32 AM

1. I know its not me

We all have to make our own decision on how we would act but I would like to think I would not allow these assholes to dictate where I go and if I go to Congress or not.
It’s not me though and I hope Rep Wilson stays safe and returns to Congress to keep putting the screws to that Asshole in Chief.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 10:53 AM

4. She may be a Member of Congress

But she’s also a black woman in America.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 11:16 AM

7. I get that

I tried to temper my comments because I am very aware it’s not me and I have no ability to actually be in her position but I still hate the idea of giving any ground to these racist assholes but I do understand the reasoning.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 10:42 AM

2. It's about time for a crackdown on death threats to lawmakers.

Some well-publicized arrests and prosecutions might reduce the number of people making such threats, I think.

Threats to lawmakers that are made to intimidate them from doing their jobs should be taken very seriously by law enforcement people who are charged with protecting those lawmakers, and efforts ramped up to put a stop to them.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 11:20 AM

8. That is a fine line to walk

And can be a two-edged sword.
I don’t disagree but it has to be tempered with the understanding that one person’s “threat” could just me ranting against a racist asshole who ”graduated from an Ivy League college.”

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 10:46 AM

3. Tell me why this is not terrorism?

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Response to muntrv (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 11:02 AM

5. Exactly. NT

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 11:10 AM

6. Here are two other articles on this .........



Threats are preventing Frederica Wilson from voting in Washington



http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article180936241.html#storylink=cpy

By Alex Daugherty

adaugherty@mcclatchydc.com

October 25, 2017 8:04 PM
WASHINGTON

Congressional Democrats celebrated Rep. Frederica Wilson on Wednesday by wearing stickers adorned with a red cowboy hat and posing for a group picture on the steps of the Capitol.

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.........Hastings said she expects Wilson to return next week.

One racist threat against Wilson that surfaced on Facebook by a Chicago area man is being investigated by police.

“Need ten good men to help carry out a lynching,” the post read. “Must have own horse and saddle. Rope will be provided. This congresswomen [sic] is a disgusting pig. Someone should take their boot to her face.”

The source close to Wilson said that there are “some” ongoing investigations into threats on the congresswoman................................

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article180936241.html#storylink=cpy



This is from an embedded link in Miami Herald.................***********


Des Plaines police probe alleged lynching threat against congresswoman on Facebook


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-met-lynch-threat-1024-chicago-inc-20171023-story.html


Frederica Wilson




Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Oct. 18, 2017. (Alan Diaz / AP)
Kim JanssenContact ReporterChicago Tribune

Police are investigating allegations that a Des Plaines man threatened to lynch U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson in a racist Facebook post.

But Tom Keevers, 54, says an anonymous “meme-maker” put words in his mouth and that he and his family are now getting death threats.

Screen grabs of a post purportedly made on Keevers’ Facebook page went viral over the weekend after they were shared nearly 4,000 times on Twitter. The alleged post is the subject of a Des Plaines police investigation, Cmdr. Chris Mierzwa said.

The alleged post, which appears to have been captured in an iPhone screen grab, targets Wilson, who has been involved in a high-profile fight with the White House since she gave a deeply unflattering account of a phone call President Donald Trump made to Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger.......................................................

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 12:00 PM

9. Deplorables/trump supporters are all racist assholes

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