18 Jan

Woman Accused Of Sending Ricin Letter To White House Arrested At Peace Bridge

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) The White House / Tia Dufour WASHINGTON – A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, the officials said. Her name was not immediately released.The letter addressed to the White House appeared to have originated in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said. It was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump and a preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, according to the officials.The officials were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. There have been several prior instances in which U.S. officials have been targeted with ricin sent through the mail.A Navy veteran was arrested in 2018 and confessed to sending envelopes to Trump and members of his administration that contained the substance from which ricin is derived. The letters were intercepted, and no one was hurt.In 2014, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after sending letters dusted with ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials.last_img read more

27 Sep

California Bathroom Bill Moves Forward

first_imgCitizenLink 24 July 2013California legislators have passed a bill that would force public schools to allow gender-confused youth to choose whether they would like to use the boys or girls restrooms and locker rooms based on their “gender identity.”If signed by the governor, AB 1266 would also let students who believe they are the opposite sex participate in sex-segregated activities, including sports teams. The new law would apply to students in elementary, middle and high school.“As a society, we know we must protect children from harm, but this law is in direct violation of this principle,” said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). “These politicians have disregarded the safety and privacy of all children, in exchange for appeasing the vocal LGBT lobby.”PJI Staff Attorney Matthew McReynolds sent a letter this spring to the state Assembly urging lawmakers to reject the bill.http://www.citizenlink.com/2013/07/24/california-bathroom-bill-moves-forward/last_img read more