Kentucky man charged with threatening President Obama

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man has been arrested and
charged with posting a poetic threat to President Barack Obama and
First Lady Michelle Obama on a white supremacist Web site.
U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Stephan M. Pazenzia said
Johnny Logan Spencer Jr. of Louisville wrote and posted the poem,
titled "The Sniper."
Spencer is scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave
Whalin on Friday for a detention hearing. He's in federal custody
charged with making threats against the president and threatening
to kill or injure a major candidate for the office of the
The poem describes a gunman shooting and killing a "tyrant,"
later identified as the president, setting off panic in the wake of
the fatal shot being fired.

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