(IntegrityPress.org) – A man from Michigan has been charged with making threats against President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Russell Douglas Warren, 48, from Prudenville is alleged to have posted multiple threatening claims on X (Twitter). Prosecutors accuse Warren of suggesting that Biden and Harris should be imprisoned and hanged for their crimes.
Warren is also alleged to have posted suggestions that Washington, D.C. should be evacuated due to his threat to bomb the city. He also suggested FBI headquarters would be bombed and all members of the agency were “condemned.” He wrapped that post up with the phrase “shoot to kill.”
Political violence is expected to intensify as the year progresses toward November. Election years tend to inspire more shenanigans from activists, crazy people, and the military industrial complex. Folks may recall how 2020 had many countries under lockdown rules by March and the George Floyd riots by June.
A new form of political violence called “swatting” has become increasingly more common in the last few years, and phone over internet technology makes the anonymous reports hard to track and prosecute. Swatting is the practice of making a false report of a violent crime in progress to an address of the victim hoping they will be raided by police.
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and independent journalist Tim Pool have been swatted dozens of times over the last few years by people who despise their political opinions.
A 72-year-old man from Florida was arrested and charged with making threats to kill Democratic Rep. Eric Swallwell (CA) and his children earlier this month. Michael Shapiro is out on bail and was arraigned on January 24th.
Shapiro is alleged to have left threatening voicemails at Swalwell’s D.C. office from his home in Florida wherein he said he was going to “come after” and “kill” Swalwell. He also added an extra threat to murder Swalwell’s children. He repeatedly referred to Swalwell as a Chinese spy, citing a prior scandal.
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