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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:53 PM

How do you report someone who says President Obama should be hung?

A friend saw this on a Facebook page: "Obama should be hung by the neck publicly until dead for acts of treason against The United States of America!!" He is a radical bible thumping, gun loving, militia member fundamentalist who hates blacks. There are so many like him, it scares me.

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Reply How do you report someone who says President Obama should be hung? (Original post)
KalicoKitty Nov 2012 OP
brokechris Nov 2012 #1
elleng Nov 2012 #2
Flying Squirrel Nov 2012 #3
FarCenter Nov 2012 #16
Robb Nov 2012 #4
mucifer Nov 2012 #5
elleng Nov 2012 #7
mucifer Nov 2012 #8
DonViejo Nov 2012 #6
LadyHawkAZ Nov 2012 #9
KalicoKitty Nov 2012 #10
uppityperson Nov 2012 #14
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #11
KalicoKitty Nov 2012 #12
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #13
KalicoKitty Nov 2012 #15
dmallind Nov 2012 #17
KalicoKitty Nov 2012 #18
dmallind Nov 2012 #20
jollyreaper2112 Nov 2012 #19
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #21
malaise Nov 2012 #22

Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:55 PM

1. at the bottom of the FB page should be a way

to contact FB.

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:55 PM

2. Contact the Secret Service.

Don't hesitate.

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:55 PM

3. Ask them how they know he ISN'T hung!

sorry, couldn't resist!

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:20 PM

16. Yes, the person should be reported to the grammar police

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:55 PM

5. check out this link:

http://www.secretservice.gov/field_offices.shtml

The site says that email is not for time sensitive stuff. You should call the field office.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:56 PM

7. Thanks for the good contact info.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:57 PM

8. Google is my friend

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:55 PM

6. Do a Google search for the phone number of

the Secret Service and phone them.

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:01 PM

9. Get a screenshot in case they delete the status later

and contact the Secret Service.

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:06 PM

10. Even though...

he didn't make a threat, but suggested the act should be done? Is that breaking the law or is it "freedom of speech?"

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Response to KalicoKitty (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:16 PM

14. "freedom of speech" does not apply everywhere or for everything.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech_in_the_United_States
Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws. The freedom is not absolute; the Supreme Court of the United States has recognized several categories of speech that are excluded from the freedom of speech, and it has recognized that governments may enact reasonable time, place, or manner restrictions on speech.

Criticism of the government and advocacy of unpopular ideas that people may find distasteful or against public policy are almost always permitted. There are exceptions to these general protections, including the Miller test for obscenity, child pornography laws, speech that incites imminent lawless action, and regulation of commercial speech such as advertising. Within these limited areas, other limitations on free speech balance rights to free speech and other rights, such as rights for authors and inventors over their works and discoveries (copyright and patent), protection from imminent or potential violence against particular persons (restrictions on fighting words), or the use of untruths to harm others (slander). Distinctions are often made between speech and other acts which may have symbolic significance.

Despite the exceptions, the legal protections of the First Amendment are some of the broadest of any industrialized nation, and remain a critical, and occasionally controversial, component of American jurisprudence.

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Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall cogently explained this in 1972:

bove all else, the First Amendment means that government has no power to restrict expression because of its message, its ideas, its subject matter, or its content. To permit the continued building of our politics and culture, and to assure self-fulfillment for each individual, our people are guaranteed the right to express any thought, free from government censorship. The essence of this forbidden censorship is content control. Any restriction on expressive activity because of its content would completely undercut the 'profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open.'

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:07 PM

11. FBI has an easy online form.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:11 PM

12. Thanks...

Thank you, I shall do that.
I don't know if he broke a law or not, but I am sure he has many of his ilk on his FB friend list. Lord only knows what they might plot!

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:13 PM

13. Screen cap

And contact the secret service.

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:17 PM

15. Thank you, everyone!

I appreciate all the information!!!

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:21 PM

17. Well I would start with

..the fact that unless they were referring to his specifically male endowment, they are idiots who are unaware that people are hanged as a form of execution, whereas meat is hung in storage.

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Response to dmallind (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:31 PM

18. I did not use proper grammar in my subject question.

I should have said hanged, instead of hung.

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Response to KalicoKitty (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:05 PM

20. No prob - my answer would then be that they are insane.

Lacks a certain elegance, but gets to the gist.

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:45 PM

19. Assassinate the president? That would be a mistake

If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine. JFK meets MLK. If you see someone coming at me with a gun, you'd best jump in front to take that bullet. You think I'm the Messiah now? You don't want to see what happens after I'm martyred. Bitch.
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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:07 PM

21. First, I would correct their grammar to hanged

And then I would take a screenshot and contact the nearest FBI and Secret Service offices. On twitter, they both have their own @ account to report posters who do this.

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Response to KalicoKitty (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:15 PM

22. Are you reporting the person to the language police or the FBI?? n/t

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