MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 20:58:37 +0000 Feds accuse Texas man of posting election threats http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/a05499dd2fe042dd9cb1703661988eda The Justice Department says a Texas man has been arrested on charges he posted threatening messages online about killing officials in Georgia after the 2020 election. (Jan. 21) a05499dd2fe042dd9cb1703661988eda Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:49:28 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSAustin, Texas - 21 January 20221. Various of Chad Stark (in striped shirt and dark beanie hat) leaving federal courthouse with his lawyerANNOTATION: It's alleged that Chad Stark - the man in the cap - posted messages about killing government officials in Georgia after the 2020 election.ANNOTATION: It's the first arrest by the Justice Department's new Election Threats Task Force that was created last summer. STORYLINE:The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that a Texas man has been arrested on charges of posting threatening messages on Craigslist about killing government officials in Georgia following the 2020 election.It was the first arrest by the Justice Department's new Election Threats Task Force that was created last summer. Chad Stark, 54, is charged with one count of communicating interstate threats, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Federal prosecutors accuse Stark of posting a message on Jan. 5, 2021, titled, "Georgia Patriots it's time to kill (redacted) the Chinese agent - $10,000."Prosecutors did not name the officials in documents filed in federal court in Georgia. Stark appeared before a federal judge in Austin, Texas, on Friday for an initial appearance. He was not required to enter a plea and asked the court to appoint him an attorney.He told the court he did not own any firearms and was granted release under conditions that included instructions to not leave the Austin area. He did not comment to reporters after leaving the courthouse. According to the indictment, Stark's message stated, "Georgia Patriots it's time for us to take back our state from these Lawless treasonous traitors." It goes on to urge Georgia residents to "militia up" and calls for shooting several unnamed officials as well as local and federal judges. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The Justice Department says a Texas man has been arrested on charges he posted threatening messages online about killing officials in Georgia after the 2020 election. (Jan. 21) Feds accuse Texas man of posting election threats