Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Alderman receives threatening letter, powder

The letter arrived at Ald. Leslie Hairston's 5th Ward office in the mail Tuesday. When the alderman's chief of staff opened the envelope, a powdery substance spilled out of it. The fire department checked the powder. And tests revealed it was harmless. "In the envelope was a letter with death threats. People lying in wait in the bathroom to slit my throat. There was a noose and several references to the 'n-word' as to killing myself, as to killing U.S. Senator Roland Burris, his son and Cook County Board President Todd Stroger," said Hairston. Hairston's staff says in the past, they've received complaint letters from constituents. But this is the first time someone has sent a threatening letter.
What is it with sending these letters with a powdery substance? I don't get it some idiot got away with sending anthrax in the mail and now others want to mimic that even if they have no anthrax.

Folks, to me it's not that serious to send threats. I'm not happy with what's been going on either, however, Burris' term in the US Senate will be short. That is assuming he won't run again or doesn't advance beyond next year's primary.

I hope the FBI, they're investigating this case, finds out who did this and prosecute them.

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