Texas teen investigated after calling on other Trump supporters to help 'assassinate Joe Biden'
November 11, 2020
By Travis Gettys
The Secret Service is reportedly investigating a Texas teenager who threatened to kill president-elect Joe Biden.
A video circulated over the weekend showing the teenager displaying guns and asking other supporters of President Donald Trump to meet up and assassinate Joe Biden, reported KTRK-TV.
This is as clear cut of a case of a terroristic threat as Ive ever seen, said attorney Steve Shellist, who isnt involved in the case. There are still crimes, and you can prosecute someone as a minor, it would just be handled in a different way.
The Secret Service would not confirm its involvement in the case, which is standard policy for all threats handled by the agency, but the TV station learned agents had looked into the matter.
Its not like he threatened any students or anything like that, said parent Ashley Grantham said. I think he was just all talk.
the guns are his, he need to be charged as an adult. Gun ownership implies adult responsibility. Just took at Kenosha.
They think they're big tough guys, but playing laser tag with real bullets.
It's getting uglier.
I hope they are put in jail and stay there a long time. They won't learn the lesson, but at least they'll suffer consequences.
And especially when they're doing it for the star power it gives them on White Terrorist Social Media-- think about the synagogue killer=- "I'm going in!" he announced.
This is going to get worse before it gets better.
With his eventual release made conditional on the basis that he no longer harbours those sort of views.
Its open and shut terrorism and the school should be shut down pending a complete change of leadership if it does indeed fail to act.
By Nick Natario
KTRK ABC Ch. 13 TV / Houston
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:59PM
Officials added the boy's parents voluntarily gave up weapons. If the student isn't charged, attorney Steve Shellist, who isn't involved in this case, said he'll be shocked. "This is as clear cut of a case of a terroristic threat as I've ever seen," Shellist explained. Shellist said even though the student is a minor, it doesn't mean he can't get in trouble. "There are still crimes, and you can prosecute someone as a minor," Shellist explained. "It would just be handled in a different way."
Making a threat against a president-elect could land you five years behind bars.
The man charged with a crime said he had to post a bond and is now wearing an ankle monitor. If convicted, he faces five years behind bars. "Just don't do it," he explained. "It's not worth it. It doesn't prove your point."
Sorry Texas teen-ager, but Kyle Rittenhouse has kind of spoiled things for you, and the adults are taking this shit seriously, even in Texas.