Thursday, March 31, 2011

WI teacher charged with sending death threats to Republican lawmakers

Do you remember that really ugly death threat that was emailed to some Wisconsin Republican lawmakers three weeks ago? It went something like this:
Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for more information on possible scenarios in which you will die.
Well the author of the email has been charged.
JS Online: Madison - A 26-year-old woman was charged Thursday with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts for allegedly making email threats against Wisconsin lawmakers during the height of the battle over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.
Katherine R. Windels of Cross Plains was named in a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Criminal Court.
According to the criminal complaint, Windels allegedly sent an email threat to State Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) March 9. Later that evening, she allegedly sent another email to 15 Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). [...]

According to the criminal complaint, Windels told investigators “I sent out emails that I was disgusted and very upset by what they were doing.”
Asked if she intended to follow through on any of her threats, Windels told the investigators "No," according to the complaint.
Windels was charged with two felony counts "bomb scare" and two misdemeanor counts of "computer message-threatening injury/bodily harm." If convicted, each felony count carries a maximum penalty of three years and six months in prison and a $10,000 fine, and each misdemeanor count carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in prison and a $1,000 fine.
The story doesn't end here. What the Journal Sentinel leaves out of their story is that Ms, Windels is a teacher. Not just a plain old teacher but an early childhood development teacher. The Underground Conservative has all the details here.

In a sane world Ms. Windels would be terminated immediately. No one who can spew that kind of hate and show such amazing stupidity should ever be allowed within 2 feet of a young and impressionable mind. One can only imagine what might happen if Ms. Windels became "disgusted and very upset" by an unruly pre-schooler.

Via: Memeorandum


The Vegas Art Guy said...

It depends on the contract. What is likely to happen is that she is put on leave while the investigation takes place. That means she cannot set foot on campus until the investigation is completed. If found guilty then she'll get terminated. Let's not convict her before the jury does. Otherwise we're no better than the 'Bush Lied People Died' crowd.

bd said...

ref: 'Windels told investigators “I sent out emails that I was disgusted and very upset by what they were doing.”'; etc.

this is not a courtroom and the fact of her action is apparently not in question... so, no "rush to judgment" is going on w/ this post/commentary

yes, let the judicial process work and then punish per statutes and findings and forget the "traumatic stress" plea for mercy

Unknown said...

Apparently she didn't get the memo on the "new civility" in politics. But then, the leftists kinda ignore that stuff after they say it.

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