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Posted: 9/17/2004 1:51:59 PM EST
Advocate of killing president gets Secret Service scrutiny
The Associated Press

Last Updated 6:48 pm PDT Thursday, September 16, 2004

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - A City Council candidate who once brought a hatchet to a Planning Commission meeting got the attention of Secret Service agents because he distributed fliers advocating the assassination of President Bush.

The agents and a Ventura County sheriff's deputy showed up at this week's council meeting after council members learned of the fliers.

"We were concerned that if he came, we should be prepared for the safety of the council and residents," Mayor Bob Wilson said.

Daniel Avila, 25, admitted Wednesday that he handed out fliers at the city's Oktoberfest celebration stating, "President George W. Bush Deserves to Be Assassinated." The handbill also called for a sex attack on the president's twin daughters.

Avila, who didn't attend the Tuesday night council session, wouldn't discuss his motives.

"I don't want to give any clue as to whether I'm serious or whether I'm playing around," he said. "I just think people need to allow something they don't like in their society to exist. In general that's what democracy is all about."

Sheriff's Capt. Ken Cozzens said authorities have been in contact with the Secret Service as they monitor the council candidate, who is an information technology specialist and a 20-year resident of the Newbury Park area.

"Judging by what he's putting out, he's definitely worth watching," Cozzens said. "I'm concerned when anybody rants and raves like that."

Avila first got the attention of authorities when he showed up wielding a hatchet at a July 26 meeting of the Planning Commission. A sheriff's sergeant regularly attends the meeting.

"People at the Planning Commission were looking at our sergeant to make sure the sergeant was aware he had a hatchet," Cozzens said. When approached by the sergeant, Avila agreed to put the hatchet in his car, the captain said.

Also in July, Avila spoke at a City Council meeting and held up bumper stickers advocating the killing of the president.

Councilman Ed Masry said an added deputy would be at council meetings until completion of a thorough investigation.

"He's running for City Council," Masry said. "We have a situation where these council meetings can proceed without any fear of somebody doing something irrational. Advocating killing Bush and raping his daughters is irrational."

Asked if he has ever committed a violent act, Avila said he has not.

"But if I did, I wouldn't be honest about it," he said.

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Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com


http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/10758148p-11677694c.html
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:53:36 PM EST

Can you spell "nutcase"?

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:54:19 PM EST
This asshole needs a friendly visit from some secret service boys.....
Pos is likely some imigrant actavist.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:54:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:55:53 PM EST
Throw him in the slammer.

CRC
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:56:05 PM EST
God I hate California. I wish the beautiful parts could be annexed to Nevada and Oregon.

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:59:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:59:22 PM EST
say the same about a demgod and you'll have the freaking book thrown at you. I like to catch the piece of shit alone
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:59:47 PM EST
git a rope!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:01:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:02:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Mr. Avila--
"I don't want to give any clue as to whether I'm serious or whether I'm playing around," he said. "I just think people need to allow something they don't like in their society to exist. In general that's what democracy is all about."





And before anyone asks--NO, he's not related to anyone we may know whose last name is "Avila."



Damn! I was about to make a hellova joke!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:04:36 PM EST
In seriousness, this guys needs put on a very short leash. As much as I detest sKerry, I would not advocate assasination of anyone. Not very bright of this clown.

Semper Fi!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:26:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
... who is an information technology specialist ...


That explains it!!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:36:10 PM EST
Should have been detained and put in for a psych eval, already.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:36:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 2:37:46 PM EST by yellowjacket]

Originally Posted By SGB:
I wonder what name he posts here under?



cck?

Never mind he claims to be from AZ.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:47:52 PM EST


"I don't want to give any clue as to whether I'm serious or whether I'm playing around," he said. "I just think people need to allow something they don't like in their society to exist. In general that's what democracy is all about."




W

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?

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:50:39 PM EST
I think he needs a room, jail or hospital. Or else GW should just kick his fuckin ass for what he said about his girls.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:54:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 3:02:40 PM EST by nightstalker]
Someone needs to advocate killing his Mom or raping his dog or wife or kids.......see how funny it is.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:59:58 PM EST
Shit. I was in the Thousand Oaks area just a couple of months ago visiting family. I woiuld have loved to give him a "visit".
That guy needs to be locked up. Usually the PD over there is pretty good about things so hopefully things will get taken care of, one way or another.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:08:21 PM EST
party of tolerance, huh?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:10:46 PM EST
Asswipe
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:13:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:
I wonder what name he posts here under?





Any of the usual suspects I imagine.

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:18:03 PM EST

"I just think people need to allow something they don't like in their society to exist. In general that's what democracy is all about."



Yeah, Democracy is all about assassinating the popularly elected executive.
What a dipshit. This DOES NOT fall under freedom of speech. He should be tried for inciting to crime. MALDEF would probably get him off the hook somehow though...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:20:58 PM EST
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