Posted: 4/18/2006 8:58:01 AM EDT
What the hell is it with these people??
Bush death threat tied to PU student
By Danielle Braff
Post-Tribune staff writer
A Purdue University graduate student was arrested and charged with threatening to kill President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Vikram Buddhi allegedly posted the detailed and threatening messages on an online message board.
Buddhi has been studying industrial engineering at the university, having moved temporarily from India to his new home in West Lafayette 10 years ago on a student visa. He was originally hired as a teaching assistant in the math department but was removed from that position and is now a teaching assistant in the industrial engineering department.
Since this is a very busy time for college students, being immersed in studying for their upcoming finals, Buddhi’s attorney John Martin said he hopes his client will be released from jail Wednesday following his detention hearing so he can return to studying.
Buddhi told investigators he posted the message, along with other derogatory messages aimed at the president, but Martin said Buddhi’s actions should be covered by the First Amendment since Buddhi would have never actually carried out his threats.
In the various messages posted, Buddhi urged the Web site’s readers to bomb the United States and for them to rape American and British women and mutilate them, according to court documents. Other messages called for the killing of all Republicans.
“What was allegedly said certainly is derogatory and may be inflammatory,” Martin said. “But there’s no real serious threat more than it was chat on the Web.”
Buddhi allegedly posted his messages on a Yahoo finance board dedicated to Sirius Satellite radio, a site that receives 2 million to 3 million hits a day, Martin said. A concerned citizen contacted the Secret Service office in Dallas to report that a subject was posting threatening messages about Bush, according to the criminal complaint filed in Hammond’s federal court and unsealed Monday.
Buddhi was arrested Friday and told investigators he is not suffering from any mental illnesses nor is he taking any illegal or prescription drugs.
Contact Danielle Braff at 648-3079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Throw in prison with felony conviction, deport upon release. That'll put him out of the job market.
Nah, he'll change his name to "Fred" and get a job back home with Dell Customer Support.
I had a gal call last week and pitch a replacement for my "Air Calling." WTF? Turns out she was with ATT and meant Area Calling.
Or change his first name to "Sam" and open several quickie-marts in your local neighborhood
This piece of shit benefits from the US educational system, using a student visa as the means to get a green card (which is illegal), and here he is advocating the murder and rape of US citizens.
What a fucking piece of shit. I hope to God he gets ass raped in prison until he bleeds to death.
We really need to do something about these student visas. We are not screening out the assholes and spies. Half of the freakin' Chinese students are here to steal technology and we don't do anything about it.