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Man gets 15 months prison
for threatening Obama

Orlando Sentinel (FL), by Amy Pavuk

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 8/1/2013 5:34:24 PM

A Melbourne man was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Thursday for threatening to kill President Barack Obama, the U.S. Attorney´s Office said. Christopher Castillo, 28, posted a comment on Facebook stating that if Obama were re-elected he would hunt him down and kill him. After the U.S. Secret Service learned about the online threats, they visited Castillo. When interviewed by agents, Castillo admitted to making the comments. During his trial, jurors had to decide if the comment was a true threat or simply empty and idle words. The panel convicted Castillo in early February.

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Some heavy time for a Facebook post.
0bama is easily the worst this nation has ever seen, but you don´t threaten anyone´s life.
And out of respect for the office (not the man), the president´s life should never be threatened.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 8/1/2013 5:48:25 PM     (No. 9453685)

Best to plead insanity. Only an insane person would want Biden to step in as President.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/1/2013 6:06:53 PM     (No. 9453712)

Looks like to me he got 15 months for utter stupidity.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: right-turn, 8/1/2013 6:06:59 PM     (No. 9453713)

Now how about arresting those who threatened to kill Zimmerman. His life is worth a lot more than what´s his name.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 8/1/2013 7:03:27 PM     (No. 9453803)

How about an all expense paid trip to Kenya to see the birthplace of Barack Obama instead?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: franq, 8/1/2013 7:10:45 PM     (No. 9453815)

I am Spartacus.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 8/1/2013 7:16:24 PM     (No. 9453820)

I assume the people who made the video about assassinating Bush while he was in office also received jail time. No? Huh.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 8/1/2013 7:27:31 PM     (No. 9453832)

Even in a ´bar fight´ or a ´mugging´, never threaten.

My respect for the office and my love of personal freedom prevents me from saying anything more.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: I want to be president, 8/1/2013 7:54:07 PM     (No. 9453854)

What about the 4 dead in Benghazi Libya. Can´t find them dudes can we.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/1/2013 7:54:39 PM     (No. 9453856)

Hmmm. I could get the death penalty for the threats I think. At least I´m smart enough not to voice them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/1/2013 8:45:16 PM     (No. 9453900)

Everybody on the internet needs to be made aware that joking around like this is like joking around about bombs in the airport. You will not get a laugh out of it.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bpl40, 8/1/2013 8:59:03 PM     (No. 9453914)

We have come to a time when respect for the occupant has automatically become disrespect for the office. As the caller to the Limbaugh show said - What has become of this country and what do we do now?

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