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Man Arraigned in Jackson for Online Obama Threats

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In honor of a fallen 9-year-old, President Barack Obama called on the nation to raise the level of discourse in the nation, to live up to the expectations of our children. Photo by Kenya Hudson/File photo

Steven Joseph Christopher of Wisconsin was arraigned today in federal court in Jackson for making threats against President-elect Barack Obama on the Internet chat forum on Jan. 11 and 15. "Threats against the president-elect will be taken very seriously. Use of chat rooms to express those threats is as much a crime as uttering the words. Threats of this nature will be pursued swiftly and vigorously," U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton said in the courtroom. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The judge advised Christopher would be held in isolation for his own safety. Christopher was arrested without incident in Lincoln County by sheriffs working with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, thus his appearance in court here.

The U.S. attorney released the following statement about the arrest, verbatim:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2009
WISCONSIN MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING
TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA
Jackson, Miss - STEVEN JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER was arrested by agents of the United
States Secret Service today for making threats against President-Elect Barack Obama, U.S.
Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. Christopher, who is from Wisconsin, was arrested in
Brookhaven, Mississippi. Christopher made threats against President-Elect Barack Obama on an
internet chat forum on January 11, 15 and 16, 2009.

According to an Affidavit filed by Special Agent Kelly Adcox with the United States
Secret Service, Christopher posted the following on the website http://www.alien-earth.org on January
11, 2009:

ok we have 6 days until my Presidential Assasination.
Yes, I have decided I will assasinate Barack Obama. It's really nothing
personal about the man. He speaks well, has a loving although controlling
wife and two cute daughters. But I know it's for the country's own good
that I do this. And I'm not racist either, my family is a little, but isn't all
Italian and european families? I mean how many times have you heard the
word (racial slur) in the comforts of your home? I have a lot, and it really
bothered me and I would confront them about it. No, it's not because I'm
racist that I will kill Barack, it's because I can no longer allow the Jewish
parasites to bully their way into making the American people submit to
their evil ways. How many of you Obama supporters are now
disappointed after some of his arm-twisted Jewish appointee decisions???
Make's you think he's not really in charge(which he isn't). No it's the same
old, same old filthy (expletive) kikes who are poisoning America, who
have murdered thousands of innocent lives on 9-11-01, and are thinking
that they are going to get away with it again.

Barack, I view more as a sacrificial lamb, but the sacrifice MUST take
place. He had good intentions, but like the Steve Taylor song goes, "a
politician next door, swore, he'd set the Washington arena on fire, thinks
he'll gladiate them, but they're gonna make him a liar."

So, I'm stuck here in Mississippi, and I'll need bus fare or some way of
getting to Washington. I don't own a gun, so maybe someone can give me
one. And I'll need a leak in the secret service to get a close up shot,
somewhere close to the podium, since I've never fired a gun, so I need to
get an easy shot off. Wattdysay fellas? Any help?

You all know we can't live with the jewscum anylonger, dont cha? You
got a better solution? I'm all ears.
Stevie

Also, according to the Affidavit, on January 15, 2009, Christopher posted the following:

RE: ok we have 6 days until my Presidential Assasination.
Why is your heart so wicked?
I can get away with actually murdering Barack Obama OR just threatening
to do it.
hth

The Affidavit also sets forth the following post which was entered today, January 16, 2009:
To those who still think I'm a nobody, who antagonize me, who seek for my capture
and arrest.....
I wll have you found, arrested and executed, if you push me too
far.

Christopher was arrested without incident by agents of the U.S. Secret Service and
members of the Lincoln County, Mississippi Sheriff's Department and agents of the Mississippi
Bureau of Investigation pursuant to a criminal complaint charging Christopher with a violation
of Title 18, United States Code, Section 871 which makes it a crime for anyone to threaten to kill
the President-Elect of the United States. The maximum penalty for this offense is 5 years in
prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Lampton said, "Threats against the President-Elect will be taken very
seriously. Use of internet chat rooms to express those threats is as much a crime as uttering the
words. Threats of this nature will be pursued swiftly and vigorously."

Lampton praised the efforts of local law enforcement for their assistance in this matter,
particularly the Sheriff of Lincoln County, Steve Rushing, and his deputies, along with the
agents from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.
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Previous Comments

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142962
Comment

Clearly not the brightest bulb in the billboard. My favorite part is that he claims he is not racist and then immediately launches into a diatribe about the "Jewish parasites." Or maybe my favorite part is that our super-assassin has all the tools he needs to carry out his mission except a) bus fare, b) a gun, and c) any plan of any kind for getting anywhere near Obama. This is not good advertising for the Magnolia State.

Author
Brian C Johnson
Date
2009-01-18T16:12:11-06:00
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142963
Comment

My favorite part is that he claims he is not racist and then immediately launches into a diatribe about the "Jewish parasites." Let me guess: some of his best friends are Jewish, too. At least the guy is from Wisconsin, so it shouldn't reflect poorly on Mississippi. Not that all Wisconsinites are bad people, of course (Brian, aren't you from there?).

Author
golden eagle
Date
2009-01-18T16:51:55-06:00
ID
142966
Comment

I think my favorite part is where he reaches out to the secret service for assistance because he needs to be close since he has never fired a gun. I pray that all of the would be assassins out there gunning for our new president are half as smart as this guy.

Author
WMartin
Date
2009-01-19T07:22:30-06:00
ID
142969
Comment

GE, you're assuming they'll report his birthplace/residence. All they'll say is "Mississippi", over and over again.

Author
Ironghost
Date
2009-01-19T11:50:48-06:00
ID
142973
Comment

Ah, there's no place like home. It used to be that Lincoln County could make itself look bad without having to rely on outside help. Perhaps having to import our crazies from Wisconsin is a sign of progress (not likely).

Author
dvc
Date
2009-01-19T13:01:34-06:00
ID
142976
Comment

Chin up! It's nice that the fine citizens of Lincoln County have to import Crazies now. Much better that the domestic crop has dried up in these cases.

Author
Ironghost
Date
2009-01-19T14:48:50-06:00
ID
142980
Comment

Ironghost! Long time no see, my friend. How are you?

Author
Tom Head
Date
2009-01-19T16:06:17-06:00
ID
142981
Comment

Doing fine. I'd say there's nothing to complain about, but that's clearly not the case. :)

Author
Ironghost
Date
2009-01-19T17:28:17-06:00
ID
142987
Comment

Yo, Iron! How are you and LH?

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2009-01-19T20:13:34-06:00
ID
142988
Comment

CBS led off with "Wisconsin man arraigned in Mississippi" in their report on the news tonight. They know we don't have anybody that stupid from Mississppi..lol

Author
BubbaT
Date
2009-01-19T22:23:16-06:00

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