By Katharine Macomber
Last week, not long after the Boston Marathon bombings, some creep sent a letter containing the poisonous substance, ricin, to President Barack Obama and others, including Mississippi Republican Senator, Roger Wicker. A motive and a suspect are still unknown, even though the FBI did charge Paul Kevin Curtis of Mississippi with “knowingly depositing for conveyance in the mail and for delivery from any post office any letter, paper, writing or document containing threats to take the life of or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.” Definitely not something you want to be charged with if you enjoy your freedom. The charges were dropped against Curtis on April 24, as he was found to have nothing to do with the case and the investigation is still ongoing. The ricin-laced letters are all said to have the same message on it, which read:
“No one wanted to listen to me before.
There are still ‘Missing Pieces’
Maybe I have your attention now
Even if that means someone must die.
This must stop.
To see a wrong and not expose it,
is to become a silent partner to its continuance
I am KC and I approve this message.”
The FBI recently arrested another person of interest, James Everett Dutschke, on Saturday, April 27. This creep is an Elvis impersonator who is also facing molestation charges and was arrested without incident. Although he has pleaded not-guilty to the charges, this guy may be the one.
So, OK, now that we have the background, what I really wanted to say about this is: “Are you serious, KC???” Not sure if he intended to have that letter actually reach the President or someone close to him, because anyone with a brain should know that in a post-Anthrax, post-9/11, post-everything else world, the old ricin-in-the-letter scam is not gonna cut it.
For further information on this bizarre dude and his attempted “assassination attempt,” if you will, here is a comprehensive article with the play-by-play! Mississippi man charged with possession, use of ricin as a weapon.