Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits for conveyance in the mail or for a delivery from any post office or by any letter carrier any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States. . . shall be fined . . . or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
This group is currently on Facebook. “Kill Obama” This speaks for itself. As of the posting of this blog it was still up and has apparently been up since at least November 2009
There are 122 members of this group.
**Update As of this morning, the Kill Obama Page Has Been Removed By Facebook. If the Secret Service is going to investigate a “Should President Obama Be Assassinated” Facebook Poll, I do not see how they can let this go.
**Update 1/6/10 Yesterday I spoke with the local Dallas office of the Secret Service and The Washington D.C office. I subsequently provided them the screen-caps of the group and the individual FB pages of the group administrators. This morning I received an email from Facebook’s Washington D.C. spokesperson Andrew Noyes stating that Facebook reported the threat to the Secret Service Tuesday evening. Will update if anything further develops.