On Friday, the Policemen has been arrested and charged a 54-year-old man named Chad Christopher Stark of Leander, Texas for threatening Georgia government election officials, report says.
According to reports, it was revealed that on Jan. 5 2021. Chad Christopher Stark posted on craigslist “Georgia Patriots it’s time for us to take back our state from these Lawless treasonous traitors, It’s time to invoke our Second Amendment right it’s time to put a bullet in the treasonous Chinese [Official A]. Then we work our way down to [Official B] the local and federal corrupt judges.” The court document reveals.
Attorney General Merrick Garland, spokesman for Justice Department’s Election Threats Task Force says, “There is no First Amendment right to unlawfully threaten to harm or kill someone, The Justice Department will continue to do all it can to hold accountable those who target public servants with violence.”
John Keller, a lawyer in the Justice Department’s public integrity section, said threats against election officials have traditionally been considered a matter for local officials, but that view has changed because of the surge in threats following the 2020 presidential election.
Kenneth Polite Jr., head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, said the election threats task force has received more than 850 referrals of potentially harassing and offensive statements, resulting in dozens of open investigations or efforts to mitigate danger. “During the 2020 election cycle, and the events that followed, these unsung heroes came under unprecedented verbal attack for doing nothing more than their jobs,” Polite said.
According to Washingtonpost, Georgia, though, was hardly an anomaly. Election officials across the country have warned about an ongoing barrage of criticism and personal attacks — many of them fueled by Trump repeatedly raising doubts about the 2020 election. Some elections workers and officials have left their posts in fear. A study by the Brennan Center released in June found that 1 in 3 election officials feel unsafe because of their jobs.
Some election workers and observers have worried the Justice Department was not moving aggressively enough to prosecute those making the threats, noting that — until Friday — the task force that was launched on June 25 had not brought a single case.
“There is an impression that bad actors are not being held accountable, and they can use threats to try to intimidate election officials,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) said in an interview before Stark’s arrest.
“I do appreciate them launching the task force, but I do think there’s a lot of work to do,” she said.