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Former Marine gets prison time for threat against president

Posted June 15, 2010

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— Kody Ray Brittingham, a former Marine assigned to Camp Lejeune, was sentenced Monday to 100 months in prison for making threats against President Barack Obama, United States Attorney George E.B. Holding said in a statement released Tuesday.

According to court records, Brittingham, 22, made statements that he planned to shoot Obama just after his election in November 2008. Navy investigators found documents about the presidential inauguration, including maps of the United States Capitol area.

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  • 3forme Jun 16, 2010

    folks...there is no freedom of speech on certain things..i.e. shooting the pres threatning to blow up airplanes etc....go to the fed building and stand outside with a sign saying "i'm going to blow up this building" and you will get arrested...

  • CantW842012 Jun 16, 2010

    Well seeing that the President is at the top of this Marines chain of command he did do something wrong. Freedom of speech is still around just not while your serving in the military and your talking about assassinating the president.

  • chefro Jun 16, 2010

    These idiots were robbing motels, that's why they're in jail. http://www.jdnews.com/news/marine-79374-years-2nd.html Good job reporting half of the story wral. http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75628

  • fishon Jun 16, 2010

    You're advocating what this man tried to do

    I don't see he actually tried to do anything. There are probably thousands of people out there with rifles and a map of VA showing DC.

  • chefro Jun 16, 2010

    100 months in prison?! did he hurt anyone? did he even violate anyone's rights? NO. What the F? free speech is a thing of the past. If we allow this to happen, then we'll be just fine when they jail people for what they think.

  • oyid Jun 16, 2010

    If you're really going to do something - don't tell anyone until you've accomplished your mission. I don't believe the Marine had any intention of following through - or else we'd end up with that idiot Biden as President. It's a lose-lose situation for everyone.
    BubbaDuke

    You're advocating what this man tried to do.

  • BubbaDuke Jun 16, 2010

    If you're really going to do something - don't tell anyone until you've accomplished your mission. I don't believe the Marine had any intention of following through - or else we'd end up with that idiot Biden as President. It's a lose-lose situation for everyone.

  • ScottW76 Jun 16, 2010

    Acronyms like that got "famous" because of rivalry between service branches. There are stupid people wherever you go. Might just be one sitting at your keyboard.

  • pdolan6 Jun 15, 2010

    Muscles Are Required Intelligence Not Essential.... MARINE....doesn't speak for every marine of course, but examples like this are how the acronym got famous.