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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:23 PM

Sanders supporter charged for threatening to cut out Rep McDermott's tongue

A Seattle man accused of threatening to cut out U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott’s tongue now faces felony charges.
King County prosecutors claim Jasper K. Bell made the threat because he was upset that McDermott, D-Seattle, was supporting Hilary Clinton for president. Currently jailed, Bell, 27, has been charged with intimidating a public servant and telephone harassment.

Bell had been fixated on McDermott for some time before the April 22 incident that saw him charged, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Susan Storey said in court paper. Bell is alleged to have made threatening calls to McDermott before arriving at his Seattle office that day.
“In one phone call he demanded the congressman’s home address and threatened to cut his tongue out,” Storey said in charging papers. “In another call he stated that the congressman would not be safe, even after he retires.”
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Witnesses at McDermott’s downtown Seattle office told police Bell was yelling and spitting, and banging his fists against the office windows. He was arrested hours after that 1 p.m. incident.

McDermott canceled a public appearance due to the threats, Storey said, and had his staff take extra security precautions.
According to charging papers, McDermott told investigators he brought a shovel into his office “to use in self-defense if necessary.” The shovel was hidden behind several flags.
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According to charging papers, Bell told police he was angry that a supporter of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had been arrested earlier in the day at McDermott’s office. McDermott has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/article/Threatened-Rep-Jim-McDermott-armed-himself-7381914.php


Jim is my representative, one of the most liberal in Congress. He is, by all accounts, the sweetest, nicest man. This is so upsetting.

I'm just stunned.

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Reply Sanders supporter charged for threatening to cut out Rep McDermott's tongue (Original post)
Rose Siding Apr 2016 OP
Buzz Clik Apr 2016 #1
DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #2
Stand and Fight Apr 2016 #3
Rose Siding Apr 2016 #4
Stand and Fight Apr 2016 #6
LisaM Apr 2016 #8
Rose Siding Apr 2016 #10
LisaM Apr 2016 #14
sufrommich Apr 2016 #5
revmclaren Apr 2016 #7
Walk away Apr 2016 #31
ladym55 Apr 2016 #9
Rose Siding Apr 2016 #13
puffy socks Apr 2016 #35
Haveadream Apr 2016 #11
Rose Siding Apr 2016 #15
workinclasszero Apr 2016 #12
fleabiscuit Apr 2016 #16
enid602 Apr 2016 #17
Rose Siding Apr 2016 #18
displacedtexan Apr 2016 #19
okasha Apr 2016 #20
SunSeeker Apr 2016 #33
sheshe2 Apr 2016 #21
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2016 #22
Rose Siding Apr 2016 #23
FloridaBlues Apr 2016 #24
Starry Messenger Apr 2016 #25
RandySF Apr 2016 #26
Koinos Apr 2016 #27
bluestateguy Apr 2016 #28
Cha Apr 2016 #29
Walk away Apr 2016 #30
SunSeeker Apr 2016 #32
nrutas Apr 2016 #34
wysi Apr 2016 #36
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2016 #37
NastyRiffraff Apr 2016 #38

Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:24 PM

1. Some of these berners aren't right in the head. I'd like to see some our residents sound off.

 

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:27 PM

2. Jeezus

Someone is going to end up hurt by one of these nimrods

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:27 PM

3. Of course, the Berners will dismiss it as an isolated incident. "It's just a lone nut."

That may well be the case, but that lone nut isn't the only one and he is a symptom of a larger problem with Bernie Sanders and some of his supporters. Sick fucking cretins like this guy should be locked up. Absolutely disgusting. Much like the assholes harassing people online and by phone. Who will be the next one to show up spitting and screaming?

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:29 PM

4. This guy was said to be "upset" because another one had already been arrested

Not. Isolated.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:32 PM

6. Bingo. Add this to the fact of them harassing an old woman online -- Anne Rice. They're disgusting.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:35 PM

8. Good Lord.

Jim McDermott is the most liberal member of Congress (and he's retiring). I think the first guy was arrested because he wouldn't leave the office and campaigning is not permitted at the office.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:36 PM

10. This is the result of that stupid Super D hit list

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:39 PM

14. Yup.

You'd think that it would give Sanders' supporters some pause as to why Jim McDermott supports Hillary.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:31 PM

5. Jesus.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:32 PM

7. Im not a bit surprised

after putting up with the vile hate thats been posted at DU since sanders entered the campaign.

And it still continues because... Why again Skinner is it still continuing???



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Response to revmclaren (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:31 PM

31. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Bernie Bucks!!!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:35 PM

9. Bernie and his supporters need to knock it off

The Bernie supporters have a bad habit of proclaiming that anyone not with Bernie is a "corporatist" or a "sellout." I've been told that my Senator (that would be Sherrod Brown) is a sellout for supporting Hillary. To elevate this now to threats of violence is just super nuts.

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:39 PM

13. They're convinced everyone outside The Revolution is corrupt

I really hate to see this in Jim's last year. He is so beloved.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 11:16 PM

35. That almost sounds cult like. nt

 

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:37 PM

11. Bernie HAS to do something!

He needs to show he is a leader and that this is NOT what he wants. He can't keep winding his followers up into a frenzy, the same way Trump does, and not expect them to take the "revolution" into their own hands. I will 100% blame Bernie if he doesn't say something.



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Response to Haveadream (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:40 PM

15. Didn't Bernie say he didn't want to be a leader?

I won't hold my breath waiting on him to wind them down.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:37 PM

12. Sick fuc*** bastard!

 

Crazy asshole! Lock his butt up for a long while!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:41 PM

16. Out of bounds. n/t

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:48 PM

17. bell

Vanguard of the proletariate.

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Response to enid602 (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:50 PM

18. This could get uglier

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:51 PM

19. I love Jim McDermott!

I hate that he has to put up with this sh*t!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:55 PM

20. Zealot. He's an idiot.

Sanders is another idiot for not forseeing the consequences of his demagoguery.

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Response to okasha (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 11:08 PM

33. Exactly. Weak minds are susceptible to the over the top hateful rhetoric Sanders has been spewing.

It is only a matter of time before one of these nuts actually harms someone.

Thanks, Bernie.


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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:02 PM

21. They lit a match...

Then doused it with gasoline. It's like a raging inferno now and there will be a scorched swath left behind. It is out of control now, people are going to get hurt.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:10 PM

22. One of the three people Sanders has done fund raising for

Pramila Jayapal plans to run for McDermott's Congressional seat.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:23 PM

23. Can't wait to read the statement that candidate rushes to make

on behalf of such a worthy predecessor.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:27 PM

24. I wouldn't look to sanders to be a leader on this he has to high of an ego

That's how I see him at every speech and interview. Perhaps he should tone down all his anger he has at the world first

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:50 PM

25. I'd bet cash money this person was probably pissed when BLM protested Bernie

because it "alienated allies" in liberal Seattle.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 09:28 PM

26. Is anyone surprised?

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 09:39 PM

27. Bernie's campaign is fueled by anger.

Very disturbing. The pope was right. Some need a psychiatrist.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 09:52 PM

28. Disgusting

Typical Bernie Bro behavior.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:25 PM

29. That's crazy shite.. where the fuck do these people come from?

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:29 PM

30. Bernie Followers are really going crazy! I won't be surprised if there is violence in California...

during the convention. They really remind me of Trump supporters.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 11:06 PM

32. Well, at least changes were filed.

Unfortunately, most get away with making such threats on the internet.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 10:56 PM

34. Really?

So Hillary has paid trolls literally caught in the act, fully affiliated with the campaign -- sometimes paid staffers and delegates... the FBI has an active investigation into the distribution of child pornography by paid trolls... David Brock releases a statement and swiftly quits the SuperPAC responsible for funding those caught with the images... "these are bad apples!" "Not all Hillary supporters..."

One random person flips out at McDermott's office after a constituent (who had a scheduled meeting canceled on her, by the way) was wrongfully arrested and suddenly "all Bernie bros act like this?"

I've been HEAVILY involved in the Bernie campaign in Seattle since spring of 2015 and I've never heard of this man. His Facebook profile has zero mention of Bernie Sanders or anything political. What's more likely is he is mentally disturbed.

But sure, let's politicize everything!

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Response to nrutas (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 11:31 PM

36. Get out of the Hillary supporters group

n/t

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Response to nrutas (Reply #34)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 07:44 AM

37. Say what?

There you have it boys and girls. A Berniebro in action. Sanders must be so proud.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:01 PM

38. Horrible

but I'm glad he was arrested. It's not surprising that there are threats, and I'm afraid there will be more. Meanwhile, Sanders strongly condemns...oh,wait.

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