Thursday, May 26, 2022

SCOTUS Justices Face Barrage of Death Threats on Social Media Ahead of Potential Roe Overturn; Supreme Court Justices to Receive Around-the-Clock Security Amid Violent Threats

SCOTUS justices face barrage of death threats on social media ahead of potential Roe overturn:
As the nation braces for the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade, sickening threats against the lives of the Supreme Court’s conservative justices are visible on social media for all to see.
“ok I will kill samuel alito I’m taking one for the team,” said one Twitter user on May 3, hours after Politico published a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito reversing the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. “I will actually kill everyone who voted.”
“[W]elp looks like it’s time to hit the ‘kill Samuel alito’ button that I have on my desk, seems like a good opportunity to get around to that,” said another.
“ok, so we either gotta expand the scotus to 15 judges or kill clarence thomas, whats it gonna be,” wrote a third, referencing the drive by some progressives to increase the number of justices, a practice known as court-packing.
The poisonous atmosphere surrounding the looming decision, which has included recent protests at justices’ homes, prompted the Department of Homeland Security to issue a memo last week warning of potential violence. --->READ MORE HERE
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Supreme Court Justices to Receive Around-the-Clock Security Amid Violent Threats:
U.S. Supreme Court justices will be protected around the clock amid a spike in violent threats, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
On the orders of Attorney General Merrick Garland, the U.S. Marshals Service is providing the security at the homes of all nine justices, the DOJ stated on May 18 after Garland met with Supreme Court officials in Washington.
According to a readout of the meeting, officials went over different aspects of judicial security, including intelligence sharing.
Garland, a Biden appointee, emphasized that the DOJ “will not tolerate violence or threats of violence against judges or any other public servants at work, home, or any other location.”
Ron Davis, director of the Marshals Service; Paul Abbate, FBI deputy director; Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley; and Supreme Court Police Chief Paul Coleman were among the meeting attendees.
After a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion was released indicating that the court may be poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that concluded that access to abortion was a constitutional right, justices have faced “a significant increase in violent threats,” the Department of Homeland Security stated in a memorandum obtained and published by The Washington Free Beacon, citing the Supreme Court police. --->READ MORE HERE
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