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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 06:54 AM

'Words have meaning': Man accused of threatening to kill Cleaver will remain detained

A federal judge found Monday that there’s adequate reason to detain a southwest Missouri man accused of threatening to assault and kill Rep. Emanuel Cleaver.

“Mr. Hubert, words have meaning,” Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush told Kenneth R. Hubert during a detention hearing at the federal courthouse in Springfield. “And your words rise to the level of posing a danger.”

Hubert, 63, of Marionville, was charged with threatening to harm Cleaver, a Democrat who represents Kansas City, on Jan. 7 with the “intent to impede, intimidate and interfere” with his official duties, the Justice Department announced last week.

On Monday, Hubert pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors allege Hubert left a voicemail Jan. 7 at Cleaver’s Independence office, in which he used a racial slur and said, “How about a noose ... around his neck?” He has made similar threats before, including one in 2019 aimed at Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, the FBI said.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article249779728.html

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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 08:23 AM

1. It's so not fair to not get home detention. He promises to be nice!

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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 09:29 AM

2. And he seems so nice

When he was questioned about his alleged voicemail to Cleaver, Hubert told FBI agents he was also previously investigated by the U.S. Secret Service for saying President Barack Obama “needed to be hanged from a light post,” according to prosecutors.

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