Cop Behind Alleged Michelle Obama Death Threat Still Actively Employed

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michelle obamaCrazy scary news out of Washington, D.C. this morning. A cop who worked as a motorcycle escort for White House officials and other dignitaries is currently under investigation for allegedly being overheard making threatening comments toward Michelle Obama, say police officials.

The officer was allegedly discussing other threats to the Obamas with members of his unit and said he would shoot the First Lady ... Then whipped out his cellphone to show other officers a picture of the gun he'd shoot her with! Completely insane! And it gets even more mind-boggling ...

While officials look into the situation, the cop has been relegated from his position as motorcycle escort to ... administrative desk duty! In other words, he's still actively employed in a government position. Uh, whaaat?!

Granted, I guess there could be a slim off chance that whoever reported the remarks misheard them ... but still. These are seriously bold accusations which call for bold measures. Seems to me that until the investigation is complete, the guy should have been put on complete and total leave, so that he has absolutely NO access to government business or personnel.

No matter how you feel about Michelle Obama, threats like this made on any head of state or their spouse are nothing short of horrifying.

The good news is that officials say that despite the scary nature of these alleged threats, there is no indication there was a legitimate danger to Mrs. Obama. Let's hope they're doing their best to keep it that way.

Does this freak you out? Does it sound like officials are handling the situation appropriately?


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Flori... Floridamom96

So you use the word allegedly twice in your article, but seem to have no understanding of what it actually means. Let me help you out. An allegation, according to Merriam-Webster, is "a positive assertion; specifically : a statement by a party to a legal action of what the party undertakes to prove"; or "an assertion unsupported and by implication regarded as unsupportable". By both definitions an allegation is unproven. Unsurprisingly you are arguing for this man's livelihood to be taken from him and his family based on an unproven assertion. Come back to us if the allegation becomes a proven fact and then we can honestly discuss the appropriate course of action.

nonmember avatar Wackadoo

Floridamom, I wonder if you would be so forgiving if it were Willard Mitt.... I seem to recall you and your ilk getting very very angry over Bill Maher calling Palin a bad word, yet actual death threats to a sitting First Lady by someone who is supposed o protect her and people like her are "oh well maybe he's innocent...".

Mindy... Mindymama

He's crazy!!!!

cmjaz cmjaz

Thank you Floridamom!

Flori... Floridamom96

You say, "These are seriously bold accusations which call for bold measures. Seems to me that until the investigation is complete, the guy should have been put on complete and total leave, so that he has absolutely NO access to government business or personnel."


Why is it with liberals that the seriousness of the charge is far more important than the truthfulness of the charge?

Saphr... SaphronScribble

Floridamom, stop lumping all liberals together and disparging the whole group. Would you like if I said "why are all conservatives (liek yourself) so eager to dismiss the seriousness of the charge" or, all conservatives (like yourself) are batshit crazy and dumb as rocks? I doubt you would. Not ALL liberals fit your narrow definitions. Stop generalizing. It's really ignorant.

PonyC... PonyChaser

Seriously, there are threats against ANY sitting president and first lady every day of the week. I'm sure Bush, Clinton, et al, still get them. Most of them are not credible - just some jackass shooting off his mouth. This is likely the same thing. The guy should not be fired until the allegations are proven to be facts. Ever heard of "innocent until proven guilty"?


As for the Maher nonsense, that's comparing apples to oranges. Maher never made a threat against the president, against Palin, or anyone else. The problem with Maher is that he did exactly what Limbaugh did, and yet most liberals jumped to his defense, yelling "freedom of speech" while at the same time advocating for Limbaugh to be pulled from the airwaves.

Tripl... TripleC14

Sure, don't fire the guy...yet...but how about putting him on leave so he actually has no access to government personnel?

nonmember avatar Miscy

Floridamom96, let's pretend you heard that some unknown person ALLEGEDLY wants to kill you. You don't know who they are, but someone you know says they heard someone saying so. When they went to see who it was, the person had already left. Would you sit idly by since it's only an allegation? Or would you call the police and beg for protection? ...I'm betting the latter.

PonyC... PonyChaser

Prima, sometimes they are... and they are put on paid leave until the situation is resolved. Happens to police officers all the time (family members who are cops have told me). You just dont hear about it because it's an 'internal thing'... until the First Lady is involved, then everyone is up in arms, because it's Michelle, and not Judy-the-diner-lady.

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