- Category: News
30 May 2013
- Written by Tracy Clayton/The Root
A judge sentenced a 22-year-old North Carolina man to six months in prison for threatening, via Twitter, to assassinate President Obama.
During the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Donte Jamar Sims sent a series of tweets outlining specifically how he planned to kill President Obama. Sims now claims that he was high on marijuana and has since written a letter of apology to the president.
Sims' tweets, surprisingly, have not been deleted since he posted them on Sept. 3, 2012.
Check them out below.
*Plotting president Obama's Murder
8:20 AM - 3 Sep 2012
10 Retweets 4 favorites
Is'riella Sheala •• @ElegantAF_
@DestroyLeague_D lol shutup !
@ElegantAF_ he wont even make it to the coliseum
8:19 AM - 3 Sep 2012
The Secret Service is gonna be defenseless once I aim the Assualt Rifle at Barack's Forehead ... F* the #DNC !
8:12 AM - 3 Sep 2012
23 Retweets 7 favorites
Ima hit president Obama with that Lee Harvey Oswald swagg
8:08 AM - 3 Sep 2012
42 Retweets 14 favorites
Well Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening !... Gotta get this monkey off my chest while he's in town -_-
8:06 AM - 3 Sep 2012
40 Retweets 7 favorites
(Read more at the Huffington Post.)
(Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.)