Throw the book at him.
A California man faces federal charges for allegedly bombarding Merriam-Webster with threatening comments and making a bomb threat, the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts said Friday.
Jeremy David Hanson, 34, who allegedly took offense at the dictionary makers’ definitions of “girl”, “woman” and “woman”, is accused of sending a series of disturbing messages affecting the company’s offices in Springfield and New York City closed for five days, US Attorneys said.
“You [sic] headquarters were to be shot up and bombed. It’s disgusting that you caved in to the culturally Marxist, anti-scientific tranny [sic] agenda and changed the definition of ‘feminine’ as part of the Left’s effort to corrupt and belittle the English language and deny reality,” Hanson allegedly wrote. “You evil Marxists should all be killed. It would be poetic justice for someone to storm your offices and gun everything down without any of you communists surviving.”
In another message, U.S. Attorneys said Hanson said he would “bomb your offices.” The threats were posted anonymously in the comments section of the website and via the Contact Us page between October 2 and 8. Feds said they could trace the comments back to Hanson. He now faces charges of interstate transmission of threats of violence.
“Everyone has the right to speak their mind, but the repeated threats to kill people, as has been alleged, takes it to a new level,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, special counsel for the FBI’s Boston division. “We will always prosecute individuals who attempt to intimidate and isolate members of our community by inciting violent, hateful acts. Life threats are certainly not safe speech and cause real fear in the victims. Rest assured, the FBI will do everything possible to bring to justice anyone who commits these criminal acts.”
Hanson is scheduled to appear in court on April 29.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/23/jeremy-david-hanson-arrested-in-merriam-webster-bomb-threat/ Jeremy David Hanson arrested in Merriam-Webster bomb threat