Mar 1, 2013 12:11 PM by Patricia Collier

Secret Service rules out Obama threat

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service has ruled out any threat to President Barack Obama in comments that were included in profanity-laced e-mails a Colorado Springs man sent state Rep. Rhonda Fields.
Franklin Sain was arrested by Colorado authorities for sending Fields, D-Aurora, harassing e-mails and suspicion of attempting to influence a public official.
Police said he admitted sending her six e-mails filled with profanity and sexual and racial epithets and left similar voice mails between Feb. 13 and 15.
According to the Denver Post, one of the e-mails warned of an overthrow of the government if Obama tried to take away guns.
The Secret Service says the comments are protected by free speech.


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