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Thu May 27, 2021, 02:25 PM

Lawyer: Las Cruces resident denies threatening to kill Biden

Source: Associated Press

an hour ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A defense lawyer for a New Mexico man accused of threatening to kill President Joe Biden says texts the man sent were taken out of context and were “simply political expression.”

According to court records, 39-year-old John Benjamin Thornton of Las Cruces was arrested Monday and a criminal complaint alleged he violated federal law by threatening in communications in interstate commerce to injure another person.

Thornton’s phone was in Las Cruces when the texts were sent May 18 to people in Florida and Texas, the complaint said.

Bernadette Sedillo, a assistant public defender representing Thornton, said Thursday that he denies allegations made in the complaint by an FBI agent.


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/las-cruces-6923c985309f1745c0af9638fe20f440



New Mexico Man Charged With Threatening To ‘Execute’ Joe Biden
BY : NIAMH SHACKLETON ON : 27 MAY 2021 17:49

A man has been charged with threatening to kill Joe Biden after sending texts detailing his alleged plans.

John Benjamin Thornton, from New Mexico, was arrested by the FBI on Monday, May 24, and has been charged with using interstate commerce communications to send a threat to injure another person.

Thornton sent the texts to four unidentified people in two different states where he claimed to be ‘taking leadership’ of the far-right anti-government militia movement Three Percenters (3%ers), according to the criminal complaint.

He also dubbed himself a ‘revolutionary war general’ and bragged that he’d receive five stars once he had ‘execute[d] Joe Biden for Treason’.

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The criminal complaint also details Thornton’s allegations against a Canadian computer company that is supposedly using a device to ‘tunnel into the Brainwaves of ALL Methamphetamine users Brainwaves, globally’, reported KFOX14. He also threatened to ‘execute’ the company’s staff.

More:
https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/new-mexico-man-charged-with-threatening-to-execute-joe-biden/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:28 PM

1. Well, something tunnels into the brain waves of methamphetamine users

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:30 PM

2. Nice try...

Criminal defense lawyers can come up with some of the most creative fiction.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:40 PM

3. pretty but dangerous. And stupid

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:51 PM

4. With Generals like him on the other side, I sleep well at night.

He is a goddamn fool. He won't fare well in prison.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #4)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:25 PM

13. He's got white power written all over him.

He'll fit right in with the bikers and supremacists.
He'll have to run errands and pay some dues, but then he'll be fine. They're outnumbered and they need the beef.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:06 PM

5. He denies threatening Biden but that is EXACTLY what he did. Words have consequences.

And there needs to be consequences. White men like him get away w murder and they know it. They should not be able to hide behind a thin veil of deception.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:29 PM

6. Isn't that what Lee Harvey Oswald's attorney would have said if Oswald would have been ...

arrested by the FBI on Nov 21.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:12 PM

7. He is entitled to a fair trial by a jury of his peers.

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Response to twin_ghost (Reply #7)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:29 PM

8. I Hope The Jury

Is NOT filled with his peers. His PEERS would likely not convict him. Lol

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:31 PM

9. Sounds like a threat to me.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:58 PM

10. Just joking, kidding, sarcasm, don't cha know. C'mon. Cancel Culture!! Lock him up. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:13 PM

11. This has "not competent to stand trial" written all over it.

Based on some of the things he has said, I think this could be a bonafide case of someone whose elevator really does not go all the way to the top, at least not currently. In which case, keep him locked up and treat him with antipsychotic meds until he is back in touch with reality, hen put him on trial.

Dude definitely sounds dangerous.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:21 PM

12. Ahhh. 1st amendment....

...also 2nd Helping, 3rd Eye Blind, 7th Heaven, 5th Dimension, and Last resort.

I'm innocent I tell ya.
That's the ticket!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:53 PM

14. Gonna have to exit magical Los Cruces for federal prison.

Dumb ass.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 12:44 AM

15. this guy is survive real good in the pen !!! not !

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