Ky. man accused of poem threat is indicted

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville man has been indicted on a
charge of making a threat to kill President Barack Obama in a poem
posted on a white supremacist Web site.
The U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday that 27-year-old
Johnny Logan Spencer Jr. is scheduled for arraignment on Friday.
Officials have said the poem was posted in August 2007 but
didn't come to the attention of federal authorities until after
Obama's election in 2008. Officials didn't learn Spencer's identity
until last month. The poem contains the language "DIE negro DIE."
Spencer had argued that the poem was protected by the First
Amendment, but a federal magistrate judge ruled last month that
Spencer could be prosecuted.

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