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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:08 AM

Trump protege arrested & charged with making violent threats against Boston Globe employees

BREAKING / NBC News: The FBI has arrested Robert Chain, 68, from Encino, California for threats they say he made to The Boston Globe following their recent editorial about the press.










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Reply Trump protege arrested & charged with making violent threats against Boston Globe employees (Original post)
kpete Aug 2018 OP
Atticus Aug 2018 #1
peekaloo Aug 2018 #2
gratuitous Aug 2018 #3
llmart Aug 2018 #19
TlalocW Aug 2018 #4
C_U_L8R Aug 2018 #5
smirkymonkey Aug 2018 #6
dchill Aug 2018 #14
calimary Aug 2018 #7
struggle4progress Aug 2018 #8
Caliman73 Aug 2018 #23
SWBTATTReg Aug 2018 #9
sinkingfeeling Aug 2018 #11
SWBTATTReg Aug 2018 #12
Bromwell Aug 2018 #10
dalton99a Aug 2018 #13
GulfCoast66 Aug 2018 #21
dalton99a Aug 2018 #22
elmac Aug 2018 #15
vlyons Aug 2018 #16
paleotn Aug 2018 #17
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2018 #18
Beaverhausen Aug 2018 #20
Caliman73 Aug 2018 #24
ck4829 Aug 2018 #25

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:16 AM

1. It is just a shame that they are passing up the opportunity to "reason" with

Mr. Chain. I'll bet the poor soul feels "economically disadvantaged" or---whatever.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:29 AM

2. Chain, Chain, Chain

Chain's a motherfuckin' fool.

No disrespect to the Queen intended.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:36 AM

3. He called the Globe the enemy of the people?

I wonder where he learned that? I don't usually think of 68 year old men as impressionable, but I suppose on the spectrum of humanity, there's bound to be a few of them out there.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:02 PM

19. You don't?

A hell of a lot of Trump's cultists are old, white men. He fits the stereotype.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:37 AM

4. Would have loved to have been there to see him get arrested

"But, I'm one of the good guys! I support Trump!"

Idiots like him and all those racists getting filmed honestly think they're bulletproof and can let their true selves show without consequences.

TlalocW

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:04 PM

5. Trump and rightwing media

are stirring these morons up and encouraging violence.
Dumb dupes are just gonna end up in jail.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:23 PM

6. These people really belong to the lunatic fringe.

They are not sane by normal standards and Trump has brought them out of the woodwork. Except I am beginning to believe it's looking like more of a big, fat wide band than a fringe.

He, and people like him, should be locked up for the sake of society.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:36 PM

14. The problem is, the lunatic fringe is almost half of the coat, now.

ANYONE who believes a tenth of the Asset's baseless, flop-sweaty Tweetatribes is a lunatic, making longer the slits in the fabric of perceivable reality.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:25 PM

7. GOOD. Well-deserved and certainly earned.

There SHOULD BE consequences for this shit.

There MUST BE consequences for this shit.

And not just for this particular crank, but all the way up the crank food chain.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:33 PM

8. Some coverage:

A California man has been charged with threatening to kill Boston Globe employees over a Globe-coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning President Trump’s suggestion that journalists are the enemy, according to federal prosecutors. Robert Chain, 68, of Encino, made more than a dozen threatening phone calls to the Globe’s newsroom between Aug. 10 and Aug. 22, prosecutors said Thursday ... https://www.wcbi.com/man-charged-with-making-death-threats-to-boston-globe-over-trump-editorials/

A California man was arrested Thursday after he threatened to kill staff members at the Boston Globe following the newspaper’s recent editorial piece calling for publications nationwide to take a stand against President Trump's attacks on the media ... http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/30/man-arrested-after-threatening-to-kill-boston-globe-staffers-following-editorial-against-trump-officials-say.html

A man who allegedly threatened to shoot and kill reporters at the Boston Globe following its highly publicized effort to promote the free press has been arrested in California, officials say. Robert Chain, 68, of Encino, was arrested Thursday after an investigation linked him to specific threats against the media outlet, which had called for a nationwide response in newspaper editorials to President Trump’s rhetoric labeling the media “the enemy of the people” ... https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2018/08/30/man-arrested-threatened-boston-globe/

A Californian man has been charged with threatening to kill employees of US newspaper The Boston Globe for its role leading a mass defence of press freedoms against attacks by President Donald Trump. Prosecutors say Robert Chain, 68, called journalists "the enemy of the people" in a series of threatening phone calls that echoed the same words Trump has used to criticise unflattering news coverage through his campaign and years in office ... https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/08/31/01/55/us-man-threatened-to-kill-journalists

A man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill employees of the Boston Globe newspaper, in messages repeating Donald Trump’s claims that journalists are the “enemy of the people” and “fake news”. Robert Chain called the Globe’s newsroom and claimed he would shoot staff members in the head, according to the FBI, which said Chain later specified that he was retaliating against the newspaper’s criticism of Trump’s attacks on the news media ... https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/aug/30/boston-globe-man-arrested-death-threats-fbi-robert-chain

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:31 PM

23. That is good. They need to link this back to Trump.

Though I am sure to him and his ridiculous supporters it is just more of the "baseless and defamatory attacks". Yes, how dare they use Trump's own words which he tweets and says frequently to show how he is influencing the idiots out there that are in the same bubble he is in.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:58 PM

9. Wow...some people sure get wired up, way too much, and seem to think that mouthing off ...

like this is okay, threatening to kill folks/hurt people...it's scary and we see it far too much. Kudos to the police for protecting the Boston folks...

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:16 PM

11. Welcome to Trump's America.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:25 PM

12. Yes, and it's sad...but then I think of the positive...that there's at least 70 of us on the ...

other side of the fence from this nut, and these people don't realize that they are getting the silent majority (us) slowly mad and upset that they seem to feel like they can infringe on our rights too, and that we have the right too to defend ourselves. This guy in particular (and the case in FL w/ the stand your ground situation where a angry guy pulled in front of an uber driver and his fare, and threatened them/driver with his pistol...the uber driver (I think) did the right thing and defended himself and his passenger from potential harm and shot the guy. This seems like a valid case of stand your ground...as a result of this, my thinking is perhaps changing about stand your ground...but it's got to be an open and shut case in using a gun, anytime.

Take care!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:10 PM

10. Actual violence is on the horizon...they arrested this clown, but one of these deplorables IS

going to go off and hurt/murder people in the name of the dear leader.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:27 PM

13. And how did they find Robert Chain?

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-encino-boston-globe-threats-20180830-story.html
Robert D. Chain was charged with one count of making threatening communications and will appear in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts.

Chain began making phone calls threatening to travel to the Globe’s offices and shoot employees shortly after the paper announced Aug. 10 that it was launching a coordinated campaign with other newspapers to publish editorials calling on Trump to end his rhetoric about the news media, prosecutors said.

Chain made 14 threatening calls, both from his home phone and his wife’s cellphone, to the newspaper between Aug. 10 and Aug. 22, according to prosecutors. He called the Globe “the enemy of the people” — repeating one of Trump’s most-used phrases for the media — and threatened to kill newspaper employees, prosecutors said.

In one profanity laced call made Aug. 13, Chain allegedly said, “We are going to shoot you … in the head, you Boston Globe … . Shoot every … one of you,” according to court documents.

On the day the editorials ran in newspapers across the country, Chain called the Globe newsroom and threatened to shoot Globe employees in the head “later today, at 4 o’clock,” prosecutors said.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:18 PM

21. Think his preferred drink is Bourbon scotch or bud?

Cause surely he got all liquored up to use his home phone and wife’s cell phone when threatening to kill someone.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #21)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:30 PM

22. Maybe malt liquor

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:37 PM

15. like the fascist robo call in Iowa

 

saying kill them all. These monsters are what the fascist gop is all about.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:43 PM

16. He was mean-spirted angry asshole long before age 68

I feel pretty certain of that. I just want to ask all my pals here at DU not to be too angry back at him. Anger is poison. I am sure, for certain, that guy's mind is filled with habitual anger that he nurtures from the time he awakes til he falls alseep again at night. When we automatically go straight to anger and hatred at every little instance to which we are averse, for every little inconvenience and disappointment, that habitual unmindful anger is what keeps all the shit in place and going. That guy has absolutely no peace of mind. He never looks at the real cause of his unhappiness and dissatisfaction. Pretty difficult to practice peace with a mind filled with rage and hatred. Please, I ask you to just think about what it would mean to walk around with peace of mind, no matter what came your way.

This guy, BTW, will probably be prosecuted, as he should be. Hopefully he will meet Lady Justice. I feel very sad that this old fart has made such a stupid decision, and so late in life. Actions have consequences.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:56 PM

17. Make an example of him.

You want to pull this shit? You go to jail. Period.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:01 PM

18. Finally, an Encino Man instead of a Florida Man. NT

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:05 PM

20. Trump protege?

How so?

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:36 PM

24. Trump protege in the sense that he is also wanting to attack the media.

Not typically what we think of with the term protege, but I am sure the OP is using it to show how these people are being mentored in their hatred of the Press, by Donald Trump's own frequent words.

Trump, but continuing his ridiculous attacks on the Press is in a sense, guiding idiots like Chain, in taking more and more aggressive steps toward attacking the "Fake News" and "Enemy of the People" as Trump likes to tweet and say.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:06 AM

25. K&R

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