Threaten the President's Life on Craigslist, And You're Going to Federal Prison for Two Years
You remember Brian Dean Miller, right? Sure you do. He's the 43-year-old Northeast Dallas man who, back in March, posted to Craigslist's "Rants & Raves" section an item titled "Obama must die." Among its highlights, reminds the U.S. Attorney's Office today, he wrote: "People the time has come for revolution. It is time for Obama to die. I am dedicating my life to the death of Obama." That was his first post. Then came another one in which he wrote, "I am actively working to kill the president and destroy the U.S. government. ... This is war. Join me. Or don't. I don't care. I'm not laying down anymore."
Right. That guy.
Anyway. The U.S. Attorney's Office just sent word: Miller, whose postings were brought to Secret Service's attention by a concerned citizen in Arlington, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey, who gave Miller 27 months in federal prison -- far shorter than the five-year sentence he faced following his arrest and April arraignment. He'd tried to get out on bail in June. The judge said: Nope, too dangerous. He pleaded guilty one month later, before his trial was set to start.
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