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Another Democratic Congressman Threatened

Another Democratic Congressman Threatened

Once again a Democratic politicians has been threatened, this time Indiana’s Joe Donnelly.

Via The Hill:

An Indiana man was charged Thursday for allegedly threatening a member of Rep. Joe Donnelly’s (D-Ind.) district office staff. 

According to an FBI affidavit, Brett Kelling called Donnelly’s South Bend, Ind., office on Monday and allegedly told an employee that the congressman’s staff has been “back-stabbing him.”

“I am going to come and back stab you. I mean literally come down and stab you,” Kelling, 46, told the staffer, the South Bend Tribune reported Thursday.

Kelling, who is being held without bond, has a long habit of calling the office with “irrational, confrontational and…vulgar language” according to staffers.

More attention has been paid to threats that would have been brushed off prior to the attempted murder of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot at a constituent event by Jared Lee Loughner.  Since the shooting, multiple Democratic politicians have had constituents who have threatened them investigated by the FBI.

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8:57PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Thank you for article.

8:55PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Thank you for article.

8:55PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Thank you for article.

8:54PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Thank you for article.

2:44PM PST on Feb 27, 2011

Thank you for posting.

11:24AM PST on Feb 25, 2011

Don't know what to say, except the U.S., the world, is out of control.

10:01AM PST on Feb 2, 2011

Kay I agree with you.Something, anything said enough times will confuse people with the truth. Just remember the confusion over "death panels' during the health care debate.

I am feeling for our President, whose Presidency has been marked by one crises after another from the very day he took office to now and he had manage to keep the Ship of State even keeled, while others are creating storms.

9:14AM PST on Feb 2, 2011

John E about your comment about the inability to discern whether someone is drunk or deranged, my husband is a clinical psychologist with a PhD from a reputable University. He says don't worry about those that have been diagnosed, someone is watching over them. Worry about those that have not as yet been diagnosed.If you have someone you are worried about, who you think may be going off the edge, some states allow you to petition the courts to have that person evaluated and treated. The issue then becomes if they refuse treatment. A court can fix that. refusing treatment is a BIG hole in the laws of this country. The deranged, absent a court order, can refuse to be treated. The pendulum where at one time anyone could institutionalize a troublesome relative has sung in the other direction too far. Many times it is the deranged that are the last to know there is a problem.Now unless s/he is a danger to himself or others, not much can be done. This is the only disease where one has to become critically ill before treatment is attempted.

9:05AM PST on Feb 2, 2011

John so are so correct that hospitals for those with mental problems that are increasingly found due to chemical or other biological abnormalities that an be treated given the proper venue, are now committed to a jail or prison. Prisons are the new hospitals for those that have a brain problem that affects their behavior.

8:59AM PST on Feb 2, 2011

David Anderson, I did criminal defense work as an attorney for the better part of thirty years, including many, many gun cases. I can't tell you the laws about guns in all 50 states and the federal gun laws, but I do believe storing a loaded gun is either illegal or not recommended. The penalties for improper storage of guns should anything adverse happens because of the improper storage are severe. Check out your state's gun laws, if you have not already done so, before you end up with a problem you don't want.Best of luck to you!

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