No one can deny the importance and significance of the historic attempt at indicting a former U.S. President who may run for office again. Considering how many citizens feel emotionally wrapped up in this case, it’s no surprise that tension has been on the rise as the case continues to move forward.
As stress remains high, employees arriving at a New York courthouse were surprised and nervous when they discovered an unexpected envelope marked “Alvin” in a mailroom. They also found that the letter contained a powdery substance.
In response, they immediately contacted the New York Police Department. On March 24th, emergency units rushed out to the courthouse to determine whether the powdery substance was safe or not. Authorities identified that the envelope was likely intended for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. This individual is currently a prosecutor who is seeking to levy charges against former President Trump.
After looking into the envelope, authorities discovered a threatening letter. The powder substance was taken into a lab for testing, but it was determined to be safe in an initial field test.
Investigators claim that hours prior to finding the envelope, Trump posted onto social media, telling his followers that charges against him could lead to “death and destruction.” Considering that tension is unlikely to simmer down, security has been increased in and around the court buildings in New York. New metal barricades have been installed on sidewalks, and authorities have several bomb sniffing dogs sweeping the nearby buildings regularly.
Criminal Political Threats
Considering the divisive political atmosphere, it’s no surprise that so many individuals are getting swept up in the emotional aspects of this ongoing case. It’s very important, however, to keep in mind the severity of any type of criminal political threat that you make.
Clearly, sending a threatening letter containing a strange powder could be considered a criminal offense. Other actions, like posting a threat on social media, can also be considered a criminal offense. Depending on the exact type of threat you commit, you could potentially face several years in prison. That’s because prosecutors could charge you with crimes like menacing, making verbal threats of physical violence, aggravated harassment, or even making a terroristic threat.
Since this recent incident revolved around a powdery substance, the perpetrator could potentially face terroristic threat charges.
If you’re being accused of making a political threat, then it’s important to get in touch with an attorney ASAP. Schedule a consultation with our office now to talk about your situation in more detail with our lawyers.