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Racisim/Violence/Death Threats in The 2008 Presidential Election
Edited on Wed Oct-29-08 11:22 AM by Maine-ah
Bill Maher threatened; show goes on - and letters sent to LA Times

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/entertai...

Riverside County sheriff's Cpl. Matt Spain said the letter was addressed to Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." His new documentary "Religulous" skewers organized religion, and recently opened in movie theaters.

"It contained specific threats made against Bill Maher," said Spain, who did not provide details and did not say whether the threats mentioned the movie.

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force was continuing to investigate the incident, Eimiller said.

The letter received by The Times mail room on Friday was addressed to two reporters and had no return address, according to The Times.

"Save the Babies" was handwritten on the front of the envelope and "Kill All Obama Supporters" was written on the back, The Times reported.


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College Suspends Four Students Over Obama Display

Source: US News & World Report

October 01, 2008 03:05 PM ET | Alison Go | Permanent Link


Four George Fox University students have admitted to hanging a cardboard cutout of Sen. Barack Obama from a tree last week, the Oregonian reports. The students face long-term suspension, and authorities have not disclosed any motivations for last week's incident. The display featured the Obama likeness with an "Act Six Reject" sign, referring to a Portland scholarship program targeted to low-income stude

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/paper-trail/2008/10/01/coll...


The investigation had closed in on the students late last week, but officials at the small Oregon Christian college stopped short of expulsion. The students' names are not being released; they may be allowed to re-enter school after completing community service and multicultural education ...

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Shouts of "Kill Him" at McCain rally

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvXf9AUHTqM

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Tires slashed during Obama rally
http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=307949

Someone slashed the tires of at least 30 vehicles parked outside the Crown Coliseum on Sunday during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating. The tires were cut while people were inside the Crown Coliseum listening to speeches, said Maj. E. Wright of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Many of the damaged vehicles were parked on Wilkes Road. Representatives from Obama and Sen. John McCain’s campaigns said they were unaware of the acts.

Susan Lagana, the North Carolina communications director for Obama, said it was extremely disappointing and unfortunate that “people would have to experience something like that.”

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Racist Mike Lunsford of Ohio Hangs Obama Effigy from Noose in Tree!
original DU Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbbcVNOMqSk

also here:
http://www.local12.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_i...

Surprise, shock and some fear in a local neighborhood, after an anti-Obama display is hung from a tree. The display is at a home at Symmes and Hicks Road in Fairfield.

And the person who put it there says the message isn't political, it's racist. Shawn Ley spoke with the man who isn't shy about his views.

There it is, right above the "McCain-Palin" sign: a make-shift ghost, hanging from a noose. A Barack Obama sign attached upside down. Obama's middle name: "Hussein" spray painted and misspelled above.

Mike Lunsford hung the ghost in his yard. He spoke to us off-camera, saying his views could hurt his employers business ... but he says make no mistake: He doesn't want an African American running the country.

Lunsford says he believes Barack Obama is not a "full blooded American." And he says the United States is a white, Christian nation - and only with white Christians should be in power. With Lunsford not willing to share his views on-camera:

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Bear found dumped at WCU with Obama signs
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

dead bear was found dumped this morning on the Western Carolina University campus, draped with a pair of Obama campaign signs, university police said.
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Maintenance workers reported about 7:45 a.m. finding a 75-pound bear cub dumped at the roundabout near the Catamount statute at the entrance to campus, said Tom Johnson, chief of university police.

“It looked like it had been shot in the head as best we can tell. A couple of Obama campaign signs had been stapled together and stuck over its head,” Johnson said.

University police called in N.C. Wildlife Resources officials to remove the body and help in the investigation. Bear season is currently under way in Western North Carolina.

Read more: http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID= ...

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74 yr old Obama supporter recieves death threats for displaying Obama sign
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

A 74-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man with Obama signs in their front yards near the 600 block of South Villa Avenue received similar letters that had a Villa Park Village Hall return address. "Get the Obama signs off your property—now," the letter reads. "Failure to obey this order will result in the immediate death of all family members." Both residents said they will not remove their signs, though the man, who had voted Republican for 25 years before switching parties this year, said his wife is worried about letting their 7-year-old son play alone outside.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-villa_park...


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Source: Pol Watchers

Obama effigy found on UK's campus

University of Kentucky police are investigating who hung an effigy believed to be Democrat Sen. Barack Obama from a tree on the Lexington campus Wednesday morning.

UK President Lee Todd, after a press conference Wednesday, said that UK police have notified federal authorities of the incident. Todd said a professor saw the effigy on the tree near the Rose Street parking garage across from the Mining and Minerals building this morning and called police. The professor then sent Todd an email notifying him of the incident.

Read more: http://polwatchers.typepad.com/pol_watchers/2008/10/oba ...



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