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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:06 PM

Prosecutors file 12 charges against Santa Clara man accused of threatening Bay Area senator

Source: San Jose Mercury News

Prosecutors filed a dozen charges Friday against a Santa Clara man accused of threatening to kill a Bay Area senator after the discovery this week of a weapons cache and bomb-making materials at his home.

Everett Fred Basham, 45, was charged with 10 felonies: criminal threats with an armed enhancement, two counts of possessing a destructive device, two counts of possessing materials with intent to make an explosive, one count each of forging and possessing a fake driver's license and three counts of illegally possessing an assault weapon. He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts for allegedly carrying a concealed and loaded firearm in a vehicle.

State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, said Thursday that Basham sent him an email about four weeks ago threatening to "assassinate" him out of objection to his proposals to tighten state gun laws.

Among the assault weapons Basham was said to own include a Barret 416 high-powered rifle and a Franchi SPAS 12 combat shotgun. One of the explosives counts claims he illegally modified a bird bomb: a firecracker round with a delayed explosion typically used to scare off birds gathering in an undesired location like an airport runway. The modifications Basham made were not disclosed.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/rss/ci_22599542



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Reply Prosecutors file 12 charges against Santa Clara man accused of threatening Bay Area senator (Original post)
alp227 Feb 2013 OP
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #1
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #2
Grins Feb 2013 #5
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #6
atreides1 Feb 2013 #3
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #4
formercia Feb 2013 #10
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #7
Nanjing to Seoul Feb 2013 #8
alp227 Feb 2013 #9
Overseas Feb 2013 #12
City Lights Feb 2013 #11
roseBudd Feb 2013 #13
Paladin Feb 2013 #14
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 #15

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:33 PM

1. Info regarding more threats to other elected Democrats below


Brandon Rittiman @BrandonRittiman

From @MarkFerrandino: Several house D's have gotten death threats amid #Gun debate. Including Fields, Salazar, & Kagan. #COleg

https://twitter.com/BrandonRittiman/status/302549777638383616



Brandon Rittiman @BrandonRittiman

Transcript of threat that Rep. Salazar just read. #GunControl #COleg pic.twitter.com/zcgjr0at

Photo of the threat (transcript) here: https://twitter.com/BrandonRittiman/status/302559180831735808/photo/1

https://twitter.com/BrandonRittiman/status/302559180831735808

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:52 PM

2. Another law-abiding responsible gun owner, just like Chris Dorner was. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:23 PM

5. Ahem......

Not "gun owner". The correct term is that he is a member of our "well regulated militia".

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Response to Grins (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:28 PM

6. Or shorter yet, 'patriot.'

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:33 PM

3. I don't get it

Why give someone a warning?

If you're actually serious about "assassinating" someone, you don't tell them, you do it!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:14 PM

4. It's called "terrorism" for a reason. These people are the very

definition of domestic terrorists. They use violence and threats of violence to cause fear and influence politics.

It's pretty much the opposite of democracy. I just can't figure out why so many of these types rave about how much they love the Constitution, and then they engage in this BS.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:17 AM

10. The M.O. of the Village Idiot

This guy is not the smartest Hammer in the bag.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:51 AM

7. How did I know that the threatened official was a Democrat?

It's always the right wing whackos who threaten people.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:53 AM

8. i don't know. i got threatened with a beating at my university

 

because i was eating a hamburger and accidentally walked past a PETA protest about something (i think it was kfc chickens), i really didn't care, i was late for class.

one of them yelled "we should kick that carnivore's ass to show him the pain that cow felt on the farm." Not taking the threat lightly, i turned around, looked at the twerp who said it, and said, "if you feel froggy, jump. i support animal rights. . .but i will not give up my hamburgers to make you happy."

i went to class.

i am assuming that guy wasn't a wing nut.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:21 AM

9. Yee also has the added benefit of being Asian thus the target of white supremacists' threats

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Response to alp227 (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:12 PM

12. +1

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:22 AM

11. Another day, another kook with a weapons cache.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:39 PM

13. Go forth DUers and spread this via social media

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:46 PM

14. Glad They Got This Guy.


Too bad there are so many of them out there.....

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:19 PM

15. Only one from an endless stream of right-wing sociopaths.



Everett Fred Basham

Posted: 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
Santa Clara man charged with threatening state Senator Yee

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The 12-count complaint states that Basham made the threat while he was armed with a Barrett .416-caliber rifle and also possessed a Franchi SPAS-12 rifle and other illegal assault weapons with detachable magazines and center-fire cartridges.

Basham is also accused of having a "modified bird bomb" that was greater than .60-caliber, which is a felony, prosecutors said. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives describes bird bombs as explosive pest control devices.

Basham also allegedly had other materials with the intent to make explosives, prosecutors said.

He is further alleged to have a forged driver's license he intended to use to commit a forgery and carried a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer pistol while in a vehicle in a public place, prosecutors said.

Basham allegedly emailed death threats four weeks ago to Yee. The state senator said in a statement that the email said, "If I did not cease our legislative efforts to stop gun violence that he would assassinate me in or around the Capitol."

More:
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/santa-clara-man-charged-threatening-senator/nWQhq/

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