Threatening ‘Time To Kill’ E-mails Sent To Many N.Y. Lawmakers

Police: Rep. Giffords Referenced In Mail To Dems, Republicans

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York State Police are investigating threatening e-mails sent to a number of politicians, including Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

The threats came from a man claiming to be a state worker, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

According to the state police the subject line in the e-mails said, “time to kill” and it was reportedly sent not only to Silver and Skelos, the two top ranking legislative leaders, but also to other lawmakers in Albany — both Democrats and Republicans.

The police said the e-mails also contain a pro-anarchy rant and come just as the state has passed an on-time budget that will include the layoffs of thousands of state workers.

The e-mails also refer to Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was the target of a recent assassination attempt that left here seriously injured.

The e-mails were immediately sent to the state police.

The state police Computer Crimes Unit is investigating the case. Officials said they are investigating a number of possible motivations for sending the e-mails, including the possibility that it could be some sort of April fool’s joke.

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • gg

    who cares I HATE THE PIGS that run the government! Sue me! I’d laugh if they all got nuked! Especially the Cosa Nostar PIGS in DC that destroyed this nation!! GOP/DEMS all equally traitors to the people!

  • nathan

    emails are incredibly ez to track even when the sender takes one or two simple steps they think will protect them. he’ll be arrested by the end of the wknd.

  • Technokat

    Did the author of this article seriously use the word “email’s” to mean the plural of “email?”

  • Boubacar Doumbia

    How do those people get lawmakers email ???

  • Leroy richman

    While I’m not a fan of politicians, I’m sure the moron who sent the threats will be caught. However, this article is some what of a joke. Shame on the author of this article, it falls short of being news.

  • Trishe

    May be the person that sent the emails was really thinking of killing the budget that just passed….there is not enough information on the article to determine or form an opinion. Who are CBS writter anyway??

  • J

    What kind of April fools joke?? Are you serious?

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