keep writing,don't make "no"threats...

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    secret service visits 81 year old letter to the editor writer...

    No shock here.

    Letter to the editor earns 81-year-old Pa. man a visit from Secret Service agents ​
    AP | January 22, 2007
    An elderly man who wrote in a letter to the editor about Saddam Hussein's execution that "they hanged the wrong man" got a visit from Secret Service agents concerned he was threatening President Bush.
    The letter by Dan Tilli, 81, was published in Monday's edition of The Express-Times of Easton, Pa. It ended with the line, "I still believe they hanged the wrong man."
    Tilli said the statement was not a threat. "I didn't say who -- I could've meant (Osama) bin Laden," he said Friday.

    Two Secret Service agents questioned Tilli at his Bethlehem apartment Thursday, briefly searching the place and taking pictures of him, he said.
    The Secret Service confirmed the encounter. Bob Slama, special agent in charge of the Secret Service's Philadelphia office, said it was the agency's duty to investigate.
    The agents almost immediately decided Tilli was not a threat, Slama said
    "We have no further interest in Dan," he said.
    Tilli said the agents appeared more relaxed when he dug out a scrapbook containing more than 200 letters that he has written over the years, almost all on political topics.
    "He said, 'Keep writing, but just don't make no threats,"' Tilli said of one of the agents.
    It wasn't Tilli's first run-in with the federal government over his letter writing. Two FBI agents from Allentown showed up at his home last year about a letter he wrote advocating a civil war to unseat Bush, he said
  2. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I bet these .govers would be more than happy to spank the monkeys who frequent this website.

  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Phui. The freedom is there, we just have to grow the moxie to exercise it. En mass, or we go down the tubes en mass. [flag]
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    "Hang together or hang seperately" what will it take for people to stand up like our forefathers did? I wonder if we would have a nation if they had NFL and American Idol in 1776?
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