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Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:59 AM

Charges: Bernie Sanders supporter threatened to cut out Seattle congressman’s tongue

A Seattle man accused of threatening to cut out U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott’s tongue now faces felony charges.

King County prosecutors claim Jasper K. Bell made the threat because he was upset that McDermott, D-Seattle, was supporting Hilary Clinton for president. Currently jailed, Bell, 27, has been charged with intimidating a public servant and telephone harassment.

Bell had been fixated on McDermott for some time before the April 22 incident that saw him charged, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Susan Storey said in court paper. Bell is alleged to have made threatening calls to McDermott before arriving at his Seattle office that day.

“In one phone call he demanded the congressman’s home address and threatened to cut his tongue out,” Storey said in charging papers. “In another call he stated that the congressman would not be safe, even after he retires.”

McDermott, a long-serving liberal, announced in January that he would be retiring after 14 terms in Congress. A competitive primary contest is underway for the seat representing Washington’s deep-blue 7th District.

Witnesses at McDermott’s downtown Seattle office told police Bell was yelling and spitting, and banging his fists against the office windows. He was arrested hours after that 1 p.m. incident. McDermott canceled a public appearance due to the threats, Storey said, and had his staff take extra security precautions.

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/article/Threatened-Rep-Jim-McDermott-armed-himself-7381914.php

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Reply Charges: Bernie Sanders supporter threatened to cut out Seattle congressman’s tongue (Original post)
Blue_Tires Apr 2016 OP
Thinkingabout Apr 2016 #1
cherokeeprogressive Apr 2016 #2
NurseJackie Apr 2016 #3
TheCowsCameHome Apr 2016 #4
DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2016 #5
SidDithers Apr 2016 #6
beachbum bob Apr 2016 #7
DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2016 #8
corkhead Apr 2016 #11
grossproffit Apr 2016 #9
corkhead Apr 2016 #10

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:02 AM

1. Feelings running amok

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:03 AM

2. Not enough threads about this guy yet...

 

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:05 AM

3. Sick fuck. (And those who cheer him or defend him are equally contemptible.)

They're cesspool sludge. (See Fig. 1)


Fig. 1

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:06 AM

4. Is anyone cheering him or defending him?

Thankfully, I see no evidence of that.

The man clearly has serious mental health issues.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:07 AM

5. I find this development very disturbing.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:08 AM

6. Oh my...nt

Sid

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:21 AM

7. I would call this sander supporter out for what he is. along with all the other sanders supporters

 

who support/participate in the same tactics of threats and intimidation but my post would be reported and hidden....because...well...because it actual reflects the truth concerning them

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:23 AM

8. Every movement has its fantasists and fanatics.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 10:45 AM

11. Well, you still get an "ignore" as a consolation prize.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:25 AM

9. I hope no one ends up getting killed. Very scary.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 10:43 AM

10. He is from Seattle just like Starbucks, making them accessories to this crime.

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