(RightIsRight.co) – Just moments ago, the United States Department of Justice announced that Rickey Johnson has been convicted of death threats against Greg Gutfeld and Laura Ingraham of Fox News along with United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).
As the Department of Justice states in its press release:
“Rickey Johnson was convicted of threatening a federal official and making interstate threats…Johnson threatened to kill United States Senator Joe Manchin and Fox News television hosts Greg Gutfeld and Laura Ingraham in direct messages and publicly posted videos on Instagram.
“U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: ‘Rather than express his political differences constructively, Rickey Johnson escalated his discord by instilling fear. Johnson’s attempts to scare and stifle a U.S. Senator and two Fox News hosts were federal crimes for which he has now been convicted by a New York jury.’…
“On January 30, 2021, Johnson sent direct private messages to Mr. Gutfeld that threatened, “you will be killed.” On February 3, 2021, JOHNSON posted public videos in which he threatened to kill Senator Manchin, Mr. Gutfeld, and Ms. Ingraham. Among other things, Johnson declared that Senator Manchin was “dead” and would be “executed”; told Mr. Gutfeld that he was “going to take [his] life”; and said that he would “kill” Ms. Ingraham with his “bare hands.”…
“Johnson, 48, of New York, New York, was convicted of two counts of transmitting threatening interstate communications, which each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and one count of threatening a federal official, which carries a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.”
We applaud the conviction of Johnson. Far too many keyboard cowards send threatening messages these days. Fortunately, when these messages are shared with the appropriate law enforcement authorities, the human garbage who makes these threats can be dealt with in a court of law.
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