As President Barack Obama’s approval rating continues to drop, the number of death threats against him continues to rise. In the past week, at least three people have been investigated.
The most recent is Terrence Bonney, a Floridian who keeps a picture of Obama in his garage. The picture is equipped with a noose and a bullet hole.
On Saturday, Bonney made five calls to 911, allegedly threatening the President. Bonney was arrested for misusing the 911 system.
It’s the second time in a week that an alleged threatening comment has come out of Florida. A police officer in Tavares, Fla., is under investigation after a post appeared on her Facebook page: “Where’s Lee Harvey Oswald or John Wilkes Booth when you need them!?!?” Officer Sarah Coursey came under investigation after a citizen told police about the post.
A Charlotte, N.C., resident was arrested after tweeting threats. “Well Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening !… Gotta get this monkey off my chest while he’s in town,” tweeted 21-year-old Donte Jamar Sims. Sims also tweeted, “Ima hit president Obama with that Lee Harvey Oswald swag,” and, “The Secret Service is gonna be defenseless once I aim the Assualt Rifle at Barack’s Forehead.”
The Secret Service also claims to be investigating Julia Rodriguez, a delegate at the Democratic National Convention who said if she saw Mitt Romney she “would like to kill him.”