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We offer the DoJ report on assassination
intelligence and threat assessment investigations,
cited in the post on "shared traits of potential
It's quite surprising in that the recommended policy
is to not arrest potential assassins but to attempt to
persuade them to give up their plans to attack, to
establish trust in the LEAs who are encouraged to
listen to grievances, and helpfully arrange for
treatment of whatever underlies the menace.
It seems that most who threaten assassination do
not go through with it, but do enjoy the attention it
gets, so the report reassuringly states. Hmm.
True, there are some indicators of imminent threat
that warrant more severe measures -- such as the
subject's acquistion of weapons, participation in
militant organizations and persistent stalking of
And, yes, a few performance artists want to be killed
It says that most of the tiny number (83 in 50 years) of
actual "assassins, attackers and near-lethal approachers"
(compared to the far larger number who only talk
about it) are deliberate in their planning and highly
rational about why the deed is necessary -- even
those who are mentally unstable are totally sane
in preparing for and executing attacks.
All in all, the report says assassination is not a big deal
for it doesn't happen all that much, and the task at hand
is to prevent rash acts by friendly persuasion and TLC.
And brace for the assassins who never give a clue of
So what is going on with CJ and Jim Bell? Scare sense
into them, followed by caregiving, or serious jail time?
Recall that the Secret Service (which co-authored the report)
had a friendly talk with CJ about assassination threats not long
before he was arrested by Jeff Gordon. Which fits the report's
Is the IRS out of touch with progressive law enforcement? Putting
on a show for effect? Or is Washington State truly a murderous
nest of mad dog killers? Other than Microsoft.