Monday, March 28, 2016

A Fine Line

US Code - Section 879: Threats against former Presidents and certain other persons

(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm upon
(1) a former President or a member of the immediate family of a former President;
(2) a member of the immediate family of the President, the President-elect, the Vice President, or the Vice President-elect;
(3) a major candidate for the office of President or Vice President, or a member of the immediate family of such candidate; or
(4) a person protected by the Secret Service under section 3056(a)(6); shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

When will the various threats against Donald Trump cross the line into “knowingly and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm”?

Just wondering when the arrests will begin.


  1. since trump is a political outsider who may not play ball with the corrupt presently ensconced in power, it is not difficult to understand the 'why' of the question you raise.

    in fact, since our politics and political actions seem more like third world activities on a daily basis, it is likely there is a HOPE that someone, somewhere will end the problem the corrupt now face by eliminating Trump for them.

    the deterioration continues.

  2. I was wondering the same thing myself. I was dumbfounded to see the guy who stormed Trump on stage then get a national interview with Anderson Cooper. What the heck? Why not some jail time?

    Thanks for for being there for all of us who wonder just how we got stuck in this parallel universe.

  3. On the positive side, when the arrests do begin, they will be fairly easy since the threats were recorded or made via Twitter. Should be pretty easy to track the perps down.