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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:18 AM
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NEWS BLACKOUT? Every USSC Justice Received Poison Via Their Mail in '05 !!!
Edited on Fri Nov-17-06 11:19 AM by elehhhhna
Coulter: "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said. "That's just a joke, for you in the media."
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/01/27.html#a6885

A discussion of recent threats to judges' safety, at a bar association conference in suburban Dallas last week, became startlingly specific when Sandra Day O'Connor, the retired Supreme Court justice, recounted that each justice had received in the mail "a wonderful package of home-baked cookies" that contained "enough poison to kill the entire membership of the court."

Justice O'Connor's remarks were reported on Thursday in The Star-Telegram in Fort Worth.

Although the episode was not publicly disclosed when it occurred in April 2005, it had a public, although little-noticed, denouement last month when the sender of the poisoned cookies was sentenced in federal court here to 15 years in prison.

The sender, Barbara Joan March of Bridgeport, Conn., pleaded guilty to 14 counts of "mailing injurious articles." The 14 recipients included the nine justices; the chiefs of staff of the Army, Navy, and Air Force; and the director and deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The packages, containing either candy or baked goods, were laced with rat poison.

http://politicalskullduggery.blogspot.com/
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:20 AM
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1. Probably another freeper and Coulter fan nt
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:21 AM
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2. To hurry along "retirements" no doubt. Bridgeport is a RevMoon owned town, isn't it?
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:35 PM
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13. I lived in B-port for a couple of years, and don't think
its revmoon owned. Its a very strong democratic town. Runs about 90% dem. Haven't seen anything about what the story is with this woman. She could be a coulter wanna be, but I think she is just insane.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:38 PM
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14. Is it just Bridgeport University that is owned by Moon?
I figured he would have gone after the town, too, by now, since he's such a control freak.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:04 PM
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18. It would only be Bridgeport U.
Forgot about them, he does own them. The rest of B-port is very industrial and VERY Democratic. I think there was some trepidation in b-port about letting the moonies in. Nothing else in b-port is controlled by the moonies.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 02:39 PM
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22. But that wouldn't explain the same to the military chiefs of staff or
the director and deputy director of the FBI.
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democrat in Tallahassee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:22 AM
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3. sounds like a terrorist attack on our soil to me. Thought Bushie
was protecting us?
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:22 AM
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4. Time to find out what her Freeper identity was
Doncha' think?
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 01:10 PM
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19. I like how you think
:D
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:23 AM
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5. .
Well, I'm glad that there are some who obviously check the things these people receive via mail.

And secondly, isn't it time that the despicable Coulter is finally held accountable when she says things like that? I know, free speech and so on, but without any doubt, there are enough maniacs who obviously follow her lead when she engages in that hate speech or when she asks people to do stupid things.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:24 AM
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6. Only fifteen years for fourteen counts of attempted murder?
Where is the justice? I know a guy who's doing twenty to life for two friggin' joints!
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:25 AM
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7. Well the rat poisoning happened before she said it,
but I think it should be noted she joked about something a terrorist (the lady who sent the poison) did.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 02:11 PM
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20. Makes you wonder if Anne had heard about the mailings, doesn't it?
Interesting timing, to say the least. Odd that Anne apparently wasn't brought in for questioning after she called for the poisoning of a USSC Justice so soon after an attempt had been made, then covered up. Hmmm.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:42 AM
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8. She sounds like a nut nut:
"Seven of the letters to Supreme Court justices contained rat poison, according to the indictment.

March used the names and addresses of her ex-husband and childhood friends to sign the letters, according to the plea agreement.

Investigators used postmarks on the letters, clothing fibers and a typewriter ribbon at March's local library to trace the letters to her.

Not clear was why March sent the letters. She was convicted in 1985 of mailing poisonous bottles of wine to several relatives."

http://www.boston.com/news/local/connecticut/articles/2...
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:45 AM
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9. Here's the FBI press release:
Department of Justice Seal United States Attorney
District of Columbia
News Release

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2006


For further information contact
the U.S. Attorneys Office
202-514-6933
Connecticut Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Mailing Threats and Poison to Government Officials

Washington, D.C. - A 60-year-old Bridgeport, Connecticut woman, Barbara Joan March, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for mailing threats and poison to numerous government officials in 2005, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor and Joseph Persichini, Jr., Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office, announced today.

March was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia before the Honorable Emmet J. Sullivan. On March 1, 2006, she pled guilty to a 14-count information charging her with mailing injurious articles to the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Director and Deputy Director of the FBI, and the Chiefs of Staff of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

The government's evidence established that on or about April 22, 2005, March mailed 14 threatening letters, each containing either a baked good or a piece of candy laced with rat poison to each of the Supreme Court Justices, the Director and Deputy Director of the FBI, and the Chiefs of Staff of the Army, Navy and Air Force, at addresses in Washington, D.C. Each envelope contained a one-page typewritten letter stating, either "I am" or "We are," followed by "going to kill you. This is poisoned." Each of the letters bore the handwritten signature(s) of the purported sender(s), whose name(s) and return address were typed both in the body of the letter and on the envelopes. Many of the envelopes bore legible postmarks, dated April 22, 2005, in New York, New York.

The purported senders of the letters live throughout the country, including in Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Missouri. The purported senders are associated with March in the following ways: three of the purported senders attended elementary and/or high school with March; seven attended college with her; one is a former co-worker; one lived with her while the two were studying abroad in Spain; one lived with March's brother; and one has the same name as her former husband.

Numerous handwritten documents recovered in searches of March's apartment in Bridgeport, Connecticut, reflect that she engaged in considerable planning in order to prepare and send the letters. One document contains a list, numbered one through fourteen, that includes the first name, and in some cases, the first initial of the last name, and the state of residence of each of the purported senders. Another consisted of an apparent "to do" list that included entries for "type letters," "candy & tape - no fingerprints - plastic gloves," and "r.p."

The letters have undergone multiple scientific analyses at the FBI Lab in Quantico, Virginia. The edible contents of each letter were analyzed chemically and found to contain rat poison, specifically, bromadiolone. Numerous fibers recovered from the tape that was used to seal the envelopes and to affix the baked good or candy to five of the letters were found to be consistent with clothing recovered from March's residence. A typewriter ribbon seized from a typewriter located at a public library in Bridgeport, Connecticut, near March's residence, was found to have been used to prepare the typewriting on five of the letters and envelopes.

In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Taylor and Acting Assistant Director in Charge Persichini commended the excellent work of the lead investigator in the case, FBI Special Agent Monica Patton. They also commended the numerous FBI agents and laboratory personnel who assisted in the investigation of the case, particularly FBI Special Agent Michael Syrax of the New Haven, Connecticut Field Office. Finally, they commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Reynolds of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Connecticut, who handled the search warrants and March's removal hearing, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Schmidt, who prosecuted the case.
Washington Field Office Home Page
Press Releases

http://washingtondc.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel06/wfo1...
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:00 PM
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10. In 1985, the suspect tried to shoot her brother & his wife, and prepared poison for her mother...
In 1985, Barbara March tried to kill her brother and his wife, and had possibly planned to kill her mother.

Article below is from a Lexis-Nexis search, so I can't link to it:
The Associated Press State & Local Wire
July 1, 2005, Friday, BC cycle
SECTION: State and Regional
LENGTH: 314 words
HEADLINE: Bridgeport woman charged with threats to Supreme Court justices, FBI officials
DATELINE: BRIDGEPORT, Conn.

BODY:
The FBI arrested a city woman accused of mailing death threats, some laced with rat poison, to each of the U.S. Supreme Court justices and FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Barbara March, 59, was charged with one count of mailing a threatening letter. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington said Thursday the charge could change with a federal grand jury investigation.

Laboratory results determined that seven of the letters mailed to Supreme Court justices were laced with rat poison, the FBI said in an affidavit. The contents of two other letters sent to justices and two letters sent to Mueller and Deputy Director John S. Pistole are being analyzed by the FBI.

March, also known as Barbara McMahon and Bonnie McMahon, is being detained without bond at the York Correctional Institution in Niantic. A probable cause hearing has been set for July 11, but it will be canceled if an indictment is returned in Washington.

In 1985, March entered a no-contest plea and was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder and one count of carrying a pistol without a permit. She was charged with shooting at her brother, Richard March, and his wife.

Diane March was shot in the chest, and survived.

Richard March contacted U.S. postal inspectors several days later and turned over a bottle of wine mailed to his 65-year-old mother. Tests by the State Toxicology Laboratory determined it was laced with Benadryl, which, mixed with alcohol, could be lethal.

Investigators at the time found rat poison among March's belongings.

March has been in state custody, the longest from Dec. 9, 1985, to June 29, 1989, except for two months during that time, said a spokesman for the state Department of Correction. She was incarcerated in 1992 for about a month and again in 1994 for a month.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:14 PM
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11. My jaw dropped when I read this
WHY didn't we know about this when it happened or, at the very least, when Barbara Joan March pleaded guilty? And why was she just charged with "mailing injurious articles" instead of attempted murder?

:wtf:

Fucking psychotic freepers. Wow.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:52 PM
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16. Because she told them in the letters that the food was poisoned
At least that's what I figure.

If she had sent letters praising them and encouraged them to the eat the cookies then that would be different. Not that I think an of the recipients would actually eat food sent them from some stranger but at least she told them she wanted them to die and told them that the cookies were poisoned.

:shrug:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 02:36 PM
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21. I don't know if she was a Freeper
but this was just after the Schiavo mess created by Rethugs. It is they who whipped up lunatics like this one.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:25 PM
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12. there was a March 1 press release from the govt.
blackout indeed. This is Unabomber type stuff, no reason for this not to be a big story, especially with the Ann Coulter angle.

And Coulter is still all over our TV on a regular basis.

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/dc/Press_Releases/2006_Archiv...

Washington, D.C. - A 60-year-old Bridgeport, Connecticut woman, Barbara Joan March, has pled guilty to a 14-count information charging her with mailing injurious articles to the Justices of the United States Supreme Court, the Director and Deputy Director of the FBI, and the Chiefs of Staff of the Army, Navy and Air Force, announced United States Attorney Kenneth L. Wainstein and Joseph Persichini, Jr., Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office.

<snip>

The purported senders of the letters live throughout the country, including in Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Missouri. The purported senders are associated with March in the following ways: three of the purported senders attended elementary and/or high school with March; seven attended college with her; one is a former co-worker; one lived with her while the two were studying abroad in Spain; one lived with March's brother; and one has the same name as her former husband.

Numerous handwritten documents recovered in searches of March's apartment in Bridgeport, Connecticut, reflect that she engaged in considerable planning in order to prepare and send the letters. One document contains a list, numbered one through fourteen, that includes the first name, and in some cases, the first initial of the last name, and the state of residence of each of the purported senders. Another consisted of an apparent "to do" list that included entries for "type letters," "candy & tape - no fingerprints - plastic gloves," and "r.p."

more...
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:44 PM
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15. That would have been from the abortion foe nutcases
In other words, Bush's base
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mirandapriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:54 PM
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17. Why is Coulter allowed to get away with "jokes" like that?
We are constantly warned against making jokes about doing bodily harm or wanting to do bodily harm to *, and can actually get arrested for doing so. Why is it OK that she does especially when it looks like someone took it to heart?
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let us vote Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 02:44 PM
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23. I don't believe that
The GOP is behind the poisoning and they liked some of the justices.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 02:52 PM
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24. huh? Not sure I understand.
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