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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:46 PM

One arrested in threat to kidnap and kill Wichita mayor over COVID-19 mask mandate

Source: Wichita Eagle

A Wichita man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple over frustrations with the city’s mask ordinance, the mayor and police said Friday afternoon.

Meredith Dowty, 59, was booked into Sedgwick County Jail at 6:05 p.m., Friday, booking reports show. Police confirmed he is the suspect and said he could face a charge of criminal threat.

Whipple said he had been read a series of text messages received by another city official that asked about Whipple’s address and contained a detailed threat against his life.

The apparent motive was the suspect’s opposition to “masks and tyranny,” Whipple said.



Read more: https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article246513655.html

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Reply One arrested in threat to kidnap and kill Wichita mayor over COVID-19 mask mandate (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 16 OP
AllaN01Bear Oct 16 #1
frazzled Oct 16 #2
HubertHeaver Oct 16 #3
LymphocyteLover Oct 16 #5
intheflow Oct 17 #9
onetexan Oct 17 #11
LymphocyteLover Oct 16 #4
Blue_playwright Oct 17 #6
Initech Oct 17 #8
robbob Oct 17 #12
Initech Oct 17 #7
Illumination Oct 17 #10
murielm99 Oct 17 #13
obamanut2012 Monday #18
tormadjax Oct 17 #14
Maxheader Oct 17 #15
Progressive Jones Oct 18 #16
ck4829 Monday #17
Progressive Jones Monday #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Monday #19

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:54 PM

1. stupid is stupid does sir.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:58 PM

2. The logic of this is beyond comprehension

Railing against “masks and tyranny,” because his “freedom” has been curtailed. So his response is to kidnap an individual and kill them: the very definition of tyranny over someone and a total decimation of their freedom—their freedom to exist.

Mind boggling

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:05 PM

3. What is the genesis of this bull-shit?

Where are these idiots getting their information. They are really not intelligent enough to use the word "tyranny" in a coherent sentence.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:18 PM

5. Facebook forums probably, or youtube

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:36 AM

9. Trump.

His "Liberate Michigan" and "Liberate Virginia" posts were taken to heart. They really think they're a liberation movement. Pisses me off no end.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:16 AM

11. RW media, QAnon, 4chan, etc.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:17 PM

4. all thanks to fucking Trump

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:34 AM

6. Oh good lord...

... the crazy is getting worse around here. Had some security guard at a client's business not wearing masks and talking about how we were all stupid for wearing them. He was an off-duty cop. It was a fucking restaurant. I don't get it.

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Response to Blue_playwright (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:21 AM

8. We're all getting crazy and restless. Pandemics suck.

They suck more than anything that has ever sucked. I get it, but we all have to play by the rules if we want to live to see this pandemic be a thing of the past.

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Response to Blue_playwright (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:31 PM

12. "Stupid" for taking a precaution?

Amazing. So I gues we are all “stupid” for; wearing seatbelts? Wearing a bike helmet? Looking both ways before crossing a street? Washing our hands?

It’s amazing Darwin hasn’t caught up with this guy yet...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:19 AM

7. Hate to break it to you but if you hate the mask, you're going to really hate the ventilator.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:10 AM

10. See what the problem is. Had to read this several times. Who names their male child

Meredith?

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Response to Illumination (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:49 PM

13. Someone who l likes The Music Man?

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Response to Illumination (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 09:11 AM

18. And you think this comment of yours is funny why, exactly?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:37 PM

14. JFC! n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:55 PM

15. Tyranny?




They call it tyranny...They don't know tyranny. Yet...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:16 AM

16. There is much more mental illness in the US than we like to think. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:25 AM

17. If this guy was a Muslim, this would be called a "thwarted terrorist plot"

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 06:38 PM

20. Absolutely. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 12:37 PM

19. Another Trumper

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