Man Gets Visit From Secret Service For Racist Threat Against President Obama
An eldery Maine man who posted a blatantly racist message to accompany one of his Facebook photos got an unexpected surprise when the Secret Service showed up on his door step.
via Huffington Post
A Maine man is in hot water over a Facebook post containing a news story about President Barack Obama and a racially-charged threat.
The Portland Press Herald reported Tuesday that 68-year-old David Marsters is under investigation over an item posted last Friday on his personal page.
The update in question included a link to a story about GOP lawmakers pursuing an Obama impeachment, and a comment from Marsters that read “Shoot the n*gg*r.”
The Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal added that Marsters’ Facebook post prompted a visit from Secret Service members. He was questioned for an hour at the local police station in Sabattus, Maine.
“I think it’s a lot of hogwash,” Marsters told the Press-Herald. “I did not threaten the president … I might have used the wrong words … I didn’t say I was going to do it.”
This is just outright disrespectful and racist. They definitely need to slap this old bum with a fine or something to make an example out of him.
Photo Credit: The Bangor Daily News