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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:05 PM

Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill CNN Reporter As Trump Continues Attacking Network

BY DANIEL MORITZ-RABSON ON 11/8/18 AT 2:35 PM

An Arkansas man was arrested on Tuesday after placing more than 40 calls to CNN's Atlanta headquarters and threatening the life of a reporter.

Benjamin Craig Matthews, 39, faces five felony counts of terroristic threatening, nine misdemeanor counts of harassing communications and four misdemeanor counts of second-degree terroristic threatening, according to a news release from the Baxter County Sheriff's Office.

"On November 2nd, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an Investigator with the Atlanta Police Department who is assigned to the Homeland Security Investigation Unit. The Investigator stated they had taken a complaint report from the CNN Headquarters in Atlanta that telephone calls had been received at CNN Headquarters making threats against CNN staff between October 31st and November 2nd," the news release said.

"The content of these calls ranged from general harassment, threat of bodily injury, and calls threatening the life of a CNN journalist. More than 40 such calls had been received by CNN from the same person."


https://www.newsweek.com/arkansas-man-arrested-cnn-death-threat-donald-trump-fake-news-1207602

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Reply Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill CNN Reporter As Trump Continues Attacking Network (Original post)
workinclasszero Nov 8 OP
dixiegrrrrl Nov 8 #1
workinclasszero Nov 8 #2
YessirAtsaFact Nov 8 #3
uponit7771 Nov 9 #11
world wide wally Nov 8 #4
spanone Nov 8 #5
GReedDiamond Nov 8 #6
C Moon Nov 9 #8
Sunriser13 Nov 8 #7
UTUSN Nov 9 #9
uponit7771 Nov 9 #10
sinkingfeeling Nov 9 #12

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:12 PM

1. So they waited after 40 calls to grab him???? n/t

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:14 PM

2. They gave him plenty of rope huh?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:27 PM

3. I'm making a guess that he was calling Atlanta from Arkansas

And there wasn't an immediate threat.

Unfortunately, with Trump lying on twitter and his rallies, I'm sure CNN gets bullshit harassing phone calls ever day.

Sounds like they waited until he made an actual threat before picking him. He is more likely to actually go to jail that way.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:49 AM

11. +1

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:38 PM

4. What about his mob boss in DC?

Any word on him?

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:41 PM

5. so glad the 'president' is inciting violence

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:46 PM

6. Here is a portrait of hatred, as painted by Twitler...

Benjamin Craig Matthews, 39

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:07 AM

8. Enjoy prison, #M249370

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:50 PM

7. Guess it took a few days to locate him

Guess it took a few days to locate him "trumpeting" from under the Oval Office desk.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:27 AM

9. K&R

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:45 AM

10. More MAGA Terrorism coming our way

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:12 AM

12. Funny, I hadn't heard a word about the arrest and I live in AR.

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