November 3, 2014 7:11 am -


Christopher Perkins O’Brien, of Annapolis, was arrested on Sunday after threatening to kill President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. He detailed his plans in an explicit email littered with racist remarks and standard Tea Party rhetoric, and was charged with making a violent threat against the President and threatening bodily harm against the first…


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21 responses to Secret Service Arrests Man Who Threatened To Behead Obama

  1. Roctuna November 3rd, 2014 at 7:21 am

    If you were to ask him, no doubt he’d tell you he’s not a racist. I’m also curious, how exactly do you strangle someone involuntarily?

    • raincheck November 3rd, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Why is he even out of prison?
      “The charges were later reduced to involuntary manslaughter’… WTF??
      This is what happens when you let a MURDERER out of prison…Who are these people that made the decision to let him out??

      • Bunya November 3rd, 2014 at 1:56 pm

        They needed to make room for all the black guys arrested for possessing a joint.

        • Hank Kelly November 3rd, 2014 at 5:17 pm

          Bunya, that comment is so frickn beautiful and right on. And, sadly, true.

        • JSebastian November 3rd, 2014 at 6:26 pm

          Yes, the prisons are full of harmless black guys who never victimized anybody. LOL.

          • OldLefty November 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 pm

            People of color face harsher treatment in court.

            Blacks are more likely to be
            sentenced to prison for the same crime than Whites. One third of people of
            color sentenced to prison would have received a shorter or non-incarcerative
            sentence if they had been treated in court the same way as White defendants
            facing similar charges.

            Racial Inequalities in our
            criminal justice system

            Black Americans make up only 12.7% of the U.S. population, they make up 48.2%
            of adults in federal, state, or local prisons and jails. According to the 1998
            federal National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), 72% of users were
            White and 15% were Blacks.

            represent just 11.1% of the U.S. population and only 10% of U.S. drug users,
            yet are 18.6% of the U.S. prison population and 22.5% of those convicted for
            drug offenses.

            average, 1 in 25 adult American Indians is under the jurisdiction of the
            nation’s criminal justice system – more than twice the number of White adults
            in the system.

            of prisoners on Death Row are Black, more than three times the percentage of
            Black Americans in the national population.

            2003, in the United States, White people were imprisoned at a rate of 376 per every
            100,000 in the population, compared to 709 per 100,000 American Indians, 997
            per 100,000 Latinos and 2,526 per 100,000 Blacks in the population.

            males have a 32% chance of serving time in prison at some point in their lives;
            Hispanic males have a 17% chance; White males have a 6% chance. If
            current rates of incarceration continue, about 1 in 3 Black males, 1 in 6
            Hispanic males and 1 in 17 White males are expected to go to prison at some
            point during their lives.

            Black youth are more likely to be detained than White
            youth. Moreover, Black youth with no prior admissions were six times more
            likely to be incarcerated in a juvenile facility than a White youth with a
            similar history. Latino youth were three times more likely to be imprisoned.

            Among persons over age 24, Blacks (11.2%) were
            significantly more likely to be pulled over while driving than Whites (8.9%).

            Among drivers stopped for speeding, Blacks (75.7%)
            and Hispanics (79.4%) were more likely than Whites (66.6%) to be ticketed

            Police were more likely to conduct a search of the
            vehicle and/or driver in traffic stops involving Black male drivers (15.9%) or
            Hispanic male drivers (14.2%), compared to White male drivers (7.9%).



            To some in Paris, sinister past is back

            In Texas, a white teenager burns down
            her family’s home and receives probation. A black one shoves a hall monitor and
            gets 7 years in prison. The state NAACP calls it ‘a signal to black folks.’


            There’s big money in the incarceration biz.

            Look a the Cash for Kids scandal.

          • Tammy Minton Haley November 3rd, 2014 at 9:08 pm

            don’t be an idiot…

            oops…too late!

    • Douglas E. Berry November 3rd, 2014 at 11:18 am

      The prosecutor couldn’t prove intent. Without looking the case up, I’m willing to bet that the defense claimed that this was a “heat of the moment” incident where anger overcame judgement.

      • Tammy Minton Haley November 3rd, 2014 at 9:10 pm

        …she had no advocacy in that courtroom…she has no justice…

        • Douglas E. Berry November 4th, 2014 at 10:32 am

          She did have an advocate in the prosecutor. But our system of justice isn’t predicated on vengeance and “sounds good to me”, it is built on the presumption of innocence and the burden of proof falling on the prosecuting authority.

  2. rg9rts November 3rd, 2014 at 9:00 am

    If the SS had clamped down years ago on this type of nonsense, the extremes on both sides would put a lot of thought into their words before spewing venom, hate and mayhem on those they don’t agree with. This isn’t a right or left thing but a wingnut thing

  3. causeican November 3rd, 2014 at 9:01 am

    “as I drive off into Maryland” He forgot that Maryland’s 10 electoral votes went to Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

  4. red-diaper-baby 1942 November 3rd, 2014 at 9:30 am

    This is of course just the tip of the iceberg. While I prefer not to follow the rightwing media (due to the general ugliness of their rhetoric), I’m pretty sure this kind of threat is a constant trickle. What it must be like for the President and First Lady to live under such an onslaught of hatred! I know that all public figures are subject to this to some extent, but the hatred for this President probably (for obvious reasons) exceeds anything seen before. I admire both of them enormously for remaining calm and cool, and continuing to do their job as well as they can in the face of GOP obstruction.

  5. Foundryman November 3rd, 2014 at 10:17 am

    The secret service finally arrests one of those wackjobs?? They need to go through youtube and arrest some more…

  6. The Goat November 3rd, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Hummm liberal policies that allow murderers out among us by reducing their sentences and pleading down their crimes along with allowing seriously mentally ill people with track records of dangerous behaviors to roam the streets because institutionalizing them is mean… People on here calling for the secret service to restrict the right to free speech… Not very sound or logical ideas if you lover your rights to be both free and secure.

    I’ve never seen anything on any real Tea Party site with any racist statements or threats as mainly those folks are about reducing government interference in our lives by returning to following our Constitution and having as much individual freedom as possible while demanding personal responsibility and accountability by enforcing our laws equally without giving politicians “royal” status to pick and choose which laws they will choose to follow. We all should have an equal chance to succeed or fail based on our individual choices we make in life.

    I think the current state of our nation is showing the liberal policies aren’t working so great while the Republicans haven’t been doing much better. Ultimately it seems the main problem we have is the bloated political class and our bloated government system that are doing a great deal of harm to the middle class backbone of our country. We have to enforce our immigration laws and bring jobs back to America for American citizens! Some folks might need a hand up but no more lifetime hand outs as all but the most severely disabled can be be put to some useful task. Politicians stealing our Social Security for other purposes and the manipulation of our financial system by the Federal Reserve along with using the IRS to terrify regular citizens hasn’t made our lives a shining example the home of the free lately.

    • tracey marie November 3rd, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      you are a goat, thick headed and you are a teabagger, a liar.

    • Tammy Minton Haley November 3rd, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      liar–every right-wing site has death wishes and threats, racist insults, and more lies and disrespect concerning a POTUS than i’ve experienced in my lifetime…

      you do yourself no favor with outright lies and stupidity…

      • Helene November 4th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        This man threatened both the President AND the First Lady. It’s time to stop downplaying Michelle Obama and the equally heinous and unacceptable threats to her life. Or the endless personal attacks on her person that would have brought many to their knees by now. A Maryland police officer assigned as a detail to her motorcade, threatened to kill her if given the chance to use his gun. He’s still at his job – as a police officer. As a matter of fact, Michelle Obama has been more personally attacked, threatened, demeaned and insulted than her husband, but that seems to be completely overlooked, or casually dismissed. Read through any right-wing site or right-wing comments on mainstream articles, and as much as they mock and disrespect President Obama, it is the black First Lady for whom they reserve the vilest and most vicious attacks, hateful insults and dehumanizing treatment ever meted out to any public figure. The racist attacks on her go bone deep. They’re hateful, personal, cutting, palpable. They tear her apart, attack her physically, root against her marriage, want her dead. They smear and slander her in the most vicious ways. They’ll even side with President Obama for a moment if only to savage his wife. But where there’s immediate outcry, fury, expressions of disgust and concern over threats to his life, where’s the same for her? Where’s the outcry, concern or support for his unfairly maligned and equally threatened wife who never asked for or wanted this life for herself or her young family in the first place?

        • Tammy Minton Haley November 7th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

          oh, my god…why haven’t i heard about this cop threatening her? do you have a link? that’s beyond the pale–why is he still a cop?
          i am completely appalled–and stunned, really–about the full-blown racism directed toward her–and the girls…the most vicious rumor is that she’s actually a man, and they “stole” the kids from africa—i actually saw that written down, with a name attached to it…unfuckingbelievable…i was terribly naive and apparently blind to the deep-seated thread of ugliness that exists in this country–and i’m southern! i never knew there were so many–they have hidden it well…

    • Hass November 3rd, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      You sir, are deluded and full shite.

    • CherMoe November 3rd, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Republicans are stealing the country blind and giving it to themselves and their rich cronies. The country is FILLED with Republican judges who keep taking our rights away, INCLUDING THE SCOTUS. We currently have the worst Congress EVER and Republicans collecting paychecks for having spent at least 6 YEARS of OBSTRUCTING this President and destroying the country. Actually, throw in the additional 8 years of the Bush regime and give him his title of “King George” because that’s what we had. REPUBLICANS have been stealing from the Middle Class and moving the money all to the 1%. Get educated. The people with the “lifetime handouts” is the do-nothing politicians who continue to protect their opportunity to continue to RAID our Treasury, RAID Social Security, TAKE BAILOUTS, TAX CUTS, OIL SUBSIDIES, FARM SUBSIDIES, etc. Believe me, it’s NOT the little people who are draining this country. IT’S THE REPUBLICAN WELFARE QUEENS. People who call themselves “Patriots” yet REFUSE to pay taxes to America and hide their money in off-shore accounts AND ship jobs overseas. The problem is with YOU people, not the poor peons trying to eke out a living at LESS wages than we used to have decades ago. And the IRS SHOULD terrorize the lying, thieving Republicans who turn political organizations into so-called “charities” so they can be tax-exempt, and then funnel the money into the GOP to BUY elections. Rid the country of these LYING, THIEVING, GREEDY S.O.B.’s and the country will again flourish. Put our tax money into jobs, infrastructure and renewable energy and let our country go FORWARD rather than take us (and WOMEN) back into the dark ages.