The incident has been largely unreported by the national media, despite its grave intent to harm elected government officials.
The email was sent to the following Senators:
• Daniel E Kapanke (32nd District)
• Alberta Darling (8th District)
• Robert Cowles (2nd District)
• Michael Ellis (19th District)
• Scott L Fitzgerald (13st District) & Senate Majority Leader
• Pam Galloway (29th District)
• Glenn Grothman (20th District)
• Sheila Harsdorf (10th District)
• Randy Hopper (18th District)
• Neal Kedzie (11th District)
• Frank Lasee (1st District)
• Mary Lazich (28th District)
• Joe Leibham (9th District)
• Terry Moulton (23rd District)
• Luther Olsen (14th District)
The subject line of the email was, “Atten: Death threat!!!! Bomb!!!!”
Law Enforcement Authorities made contact with the suspect, who after dialogue, admitted to sending the emails threatening to kill Governor Scott Walker, along with several State Senators.
The investigation is ongoing and the Wisconsin DOJ, along with federal agencies, have not released any further information about the incident.
Below is the email message in its entirety as reported by Western Representation:
“Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for more information on possible scenarios in which you will die.
WE want to make this perfectly clear. Because of your actions today and in the past couple of weeks I and the group of people that are working with me have decided that we’ve had enough. We feel that you and the people that support the dictator have to die. We have tried many other ways of dealing with your corruption but you have taken things too far and we will not stand for it any longer. So, this is how it’s going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it’s a matter of public records.
We have all planned to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head. However, we decided that we wouldn’t leave it there. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message to you since you are so “high” on Koch and have decided that you are now going to single handedly make this a dictatorship instead of a demorcratic process. So we have also built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent. This includes, your house, your car, the state capitol, and well I won’t tell you all of them because that’s just no fun. Since we know that you are not smart enough to figure out why this is happening to you we have decided to make it perfectly clear to you. If you and your goonies feel that it’s necessary to strip the rights of 300,000 people and ruin their lives, making them unable to feed, clothe, and provide the necessities to their families and themselves then We Will “get rid of” (in which I mean kill) you. Please understand that this does not include the heroic Rep. Senator that risked everything to go aganist what you and your goonies wanted him to do. We feel that it’s worth our lives to do this, because we would be saving the lives of 300,000 people. Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and say goodbye to your loved ones we will not wait any longer. YOU WILL DIE!!!!”
There have not yet been any connections made between the suspect and protestors or labor unions that have inundated the state capitol building since the Governor announced his plan to curtail collective bargaining for some public (state) workers.