What is it these days with people using blogs and social media platforms to threaten politicians?
First, it was a bizarre death threat against President Obama submitted through the White House web site. Now, it's a blogger who blogged a bizarrely violent message about Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman.
According to sources, Dmitry Dyatlov, a 23-year-old from Philadelphia, described the politician as "one Jew, who we absolutely must shoot in the face (many times), ASAP." Gawker has more:
In the incoherent post—which was apparently about Rammstein concerts?—that caught the FBI's attention, Dyatlov outlined three reasons to shoot Lieberman in the face:
one of my buddies called it an almost "religious" experience in high school. Why not?
actually, there is, at least, one Jew, who we absolutely must shoot in the face (many times), ASAP: Joe Lieberman
2. doesn't like Marilyn Manson (or Eminem)
3. Someone put this retard on the "SECURITY" committee.. OMG WE'RE FU**ED [language edited by The Blaze]
but dont do it just cuz *I* said it (do it because it's the right thing to do, right now)
Below, find a screen shot of the aforementioned post (beware of explicit language):
After the man stopped showing up to work, a coworker called police to let them know about the blog post. It was then that the FBI, once alerted, took action and arrested him. MSNBC continues:
Special Agents went to the apartment of Dmitry Dyatlov, 23, Aug 2, after being alerted by the U.S. Capitol Police of a blog Dyatlov had posted a day earlier, threatening to murder Lieberman, according to court documents. [...]
Dyatlov admitted to writing the blog to the FBI agents that showed up at his Philadelphia apartment, according to Special Agent Steve McQueen. When asked what his issue with Lieberman was, Dyatlov replied he hated him, court documents stated. Dyatlov told the agents he had no plans to carry out the threat, but did not care if someone else killed Lieberman, McQueen said.
Bail has been set at $50,000 for the young man, who very interestingly works as an information technology consultant. As a result of his loosey-goosey blogging, he will be confined to his apartment and his computer activity will be monitored for the time being.
Alert: Making online threats to politicians is a) wrong and b) unhinged and c) it will likely land you in the slammer. That is all.