CBS4 News at Denver reporting: Plot to Kill Obama....
by louisprandtl, Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 06:11:55 PM EDT
CBS4 at Denver is reporting that four people are under arrest for plotting to kill Senator Obama at the convention. The African American community had been extremely scared of this possibility. It is very difficult to realize that there are really evil folks out there who are committed to do only harm to others. Atleast one of the plotters had links to white supremacists.
As we still bicker amongst ourselves over Obama-Clinton feud, please do not forget the bigger picture. Beyond everything we are humans and that's what bonds us as liberals, progressives, moderates, conservatives, liberatarians, Democrats ....
Please stop this silly infighting and sieze this historic opportunity of building a permanent Democratic majority for a longtime to come.
CBS4 has now learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.
CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authorities they were "going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ... rifle ... sighted at 750 yards."
Law enforcement sources tell Maass that one of the suspects "was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative."
Sources told CBS4 police found two high-powered, scoped rifles in the car along with camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, a bulletproof vest, a spotting scope, licenses in the names of other people and methamphetamine. One of the rifles is listed as stolen from Kansas.
Subsequently authorities went to the Cherry Creek Hotel to contact an associate of Gartrell's. But that man, who was wanted on numerous warrants, jumped out of a sixth floor hotel window. Law enforcement sources say the man broke an ankle in the fall and was captured moments later. Sources say he was wearing a ring with a swastika, and is thought to have ties to white supremacist organizations.
A third man -- an associate of Gartrell and the hotel jumper was also arrested. He told authorities that the two men "planned to kill Barack Obama at his acceptance speech."
That man, along with a woman, are also under arrest.
The Secret Service, FBI, ATF and the joint terrorism task force are all investigating the alleged plot.
Rocky Mountain News is reporting the same:
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/20 08/aug/25/police-investigate-possible-pl ot-kill-obama/