Twitter users called for Obama’s assassination yesterday, and are now facing a Secret Service probe.
After the controversial Health Care Reform Bill was passed, two users in particular – @THHEE_JAY and @Solly_Forre – published angry, frustrated tweets, such as “ASSASSINATION! America, we survived the Assassinations and Lincoln & Kennedy. We’ll surely get over a bullet to Barrack Obama’s head” and “You Should be Assassinated!! @Barack Obama.”
@Solly_Forre identified himself as Solly Forre, “an authentic African-American.” After the first assassination message, Forre sent out another tweet asking “someone who has a clear shot” of the President to pull the trigger.
@ THHEE_JAY has been identified as someone called Jay Martin, and is also suspected to be of African descent.
Meanwhile, the Secret Service has been quoted across the Internet saying that they will not tolerate such action or calls by anyone against the president of the United States, saying that the suspects will face certain time for the assassination calls.
“We are aware of the comments and are taking the appropriate investigative action. We respect the right of free speech, but in such instances we have a right and an obligation to ask questions and determine intent,” the government agency said.