Election Riot threats keep coming
Obama supporters continue threats to riot, kill Romney
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:2AM GMT
Despite the issue garnering a significant amount of media interest as well as the attention of the Secret Service, Obama supporters continued their threats to riot and assassinate Mitt Romney if Obama loses in the aftermath of last night’s presidential debate.
As we reported last week, Twitter has been flooded recently with violent comments from Obama supporters. The increase in volume of the comments seemed to coincide with Romney’s poll numbers edging higher against Obama.
Not only have Obama voters been making open threats that they will riot and cause mayhem, they have also been caught making direct threats to assassinate Mitt Romney, prompting the Secret Service to announce that it was “aware” of the threats and would “conduct appropriate follow up if necessary.”
Despite the fact that the media reported extensively on threats made against Obama prior to the 2008 election, their silence on the threats made against Romney has been deafening. Indeed, the act of a few old guys hanging up empty chairs in reference to Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech garnered substantially more coverage and concern from the press compared to hundreds if not thousands of tweets threatening violence against Mitt Romney.
Americans who simply display political signs expressing opposition to Obama’s policies have been treated as potential violent threats by authorities in the past, and yet not a single Twitter user has faced retribution for making direct and sometimes graphic death threats against Romney. Prison Planet
Death threats like these violate federal law and Twitter’s rules. Twitter, unfortunately, does not appear too concerned with death threats made against the GOP nominee, but the Secret Service tends to take threats like these a little more seriously. Examiner.com
According to federal law, those making threats against a presidential candidate can face fines and five years in prison. Examiner.com
Given the fact that Americans routinely riot in response to results of sporting events that don’t go their way, the notion that civil unrest could ensue if Obama is defeated is perfectly plausible. infowars.com