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Report: Unprecedented Number Of Death Threats Against Obama – And Secret Service Overwhelmed

The Boston Globe reports that a new internal Congressional Research Service report and government sources say there are an unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama – and that the Secret Service is insufficiently funded and staffed to deal with them.

According to The Globe, a report issued by the Congressional Research Service shows that the Secret Service is investigating more threats against government officials than ever before, and questions whether the 144-year old agency should continue probing financial crimes, as was its original mandate.

As Bryan Bender at The Boston Globe reports, some government officials are calling for a review of the way the agency is run, and suggesting that some of its financial investigations be transferred to the Treasury Department so the Secret Service can focus on terrorist and assassination threats.

The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report back in August that found that the number of white supremacist militia groups has spiked by 35% since 2000. The Secret Service has, in turn, increased its employees from 6,700 two years ago to a projected 7,055 in the coming fiscal year, almost entirely devoted to protecting national leaders. But that’s a staff increase of just 5.3 percent – nowhere near the 400 percent increase in threats to the president’s life.</em>

I would bet that more people objected to, and loathed George Bush than Obama…and we didn’t hear anything about the Secret Service being overworked then…wonder what’s the difference?

Oh yeah. We as a nation have a bad tendency to demonize brown people, be them here or in the Middle East. Apparently that tradition extends to threatening the president.


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