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Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)
Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:59 AM Apr 2016

Charges: Bernie Sanders supporter threatened to cut out Seattle congressmanís 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.”

McDermott, a long-serving liberal, announced in January that he would be retiring after 14 terms in Congress. A competitive primary contest is underway for the seat representing Washington’s deep-blue 7th District.

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.

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

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Charges: Bernie Sanders supporter threatened to cut out Seattle congressmanís tongue (Original Post) Blue_Tires Apr 2016 OP
Feelings running amok Thinkingabout Apr 2016 #1
Not enough threads about this guy yet... cherokeeprogressive Apr 2016 #2
Sick fuck. (And those who cheer him or defend him are equally contemptible.) NurseJackie Apr 2016 #3
Is anyone cheering him or defending him? TheCowsCameHome Apr 2016 #4
I find this development very disturbing. DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2016 #5
Oh my...nt SidDithers Apr 2016 #6
I would call this sander supporter out for what he is. along with all the other sanders supporters beachbum bob Apr 2016 #7
Every movement has its fantasists and fanatics. DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2016 #8
Well, you still get an "ignore" as a consolation prize. corkhead Apr 2016 #11
I hope no one ends up getting killed. Very scary. grossproffit Apr 2016 #9
He is from Seattle just like Starbucks, making them accessories to this crime. corkhead Apr 2016 #10

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
3. Sick fuck. (And those who cheer him or defend him are equally contemptible.)
Fri Apr 29, 2016, 09:05 AM
Apr 2016

They're cesspool sludge. (See Fig. 1)


Fig. 1

TheCowsCameHome

(40,169 posts)
4. Is anyone cheering him or defending him?
Fri Apr 29, 2016, 09:06 AM
Apr 2016

Thankfully, I see no evidence of that.

The man clearly has serious mental health issues.

 

beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
7. I would call this sander supporter out for what he is. along with all the other sanders supporters
Fri Apr 29, 2016, 09:21 AM
Apr 2016

who support/participate in the same tactics of threats and intimidation but my post would be reported and hidden....because...well...because it actual reflects the truth concerning them

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