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Feds Arrest Suspect in Ricin Mailings to Obama, Wicker

A suspect has been arrested over the mailing of letters laced with the deadly poison ricin to President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), NBC News reports:

WhitehouseThe suspect was identified as Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss., federal officials told NBC News.

Both letters carried an identical closing statement, according to an FBI bulletin obtained by NBC News on Wednesday.
According to the FBI bulletin, both letters, postmarked April 8, 2013 out of Memphis, Tenn., included an identical phrase, "to see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance."

In addition, both letters are signed: "I am KC and I approve this message."

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  1. He'll be a hero and martyr among the whitefolks in his home state.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Apr 17, 2013 7:41:35 PM


  2. Not foreign. Not brown. Not surprised.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Apr 17, 2013 7:53:03 PM


  3. Yeah, I bet that the teabaggers (which is really pretty much the same thing as saying "whitefolks") won't call him a terrorist but this is terrorism to threaten elected federal officials.

    At least he's equal opportunity...

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Apr 17, 2013 7:59:40 PM


  4. 'I'm KC and I approved this message'

    He mails the letters from his own mailbox and SIGNS them ?

    What the hell ??

    You can't make this sh*t up.


    Posted by: JONES | Apr 17, 2013 8:05:04 PM


  5. Strepsi - You mean you had a preconceived notion of what ethnicity the person would be? Sounds rather racist. BTW- Arabs are caucasians.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 17, 2013 9:00:36 PM


  6. @JONES: I know, very strange. Does he want to go to jail? lol

    Posted by: MuscleModelBlog.com | Apr 17, 2013 9:04:15 PM


  7. I'm surprised to see this story is posted here, since there is no "gay" element to it...

    Posted by: Stav | Apr 17, 2013 9:32:49 PM


  8. Well, have a little intellectual honesty, Dave...(and, really, I've found myself actually *agreeing* with you on some occasions, shockingly...just ask LK :D)

    Strep was just saying that this fits in with the thought that a lot of us have been having here, that this was probably some fucknugget who was acting out his Patriot Day fantasies and not someone that the RWNJs would probably *like* for it to have been. I can't, in any way, see that as "racism" when those on the other side of the aisle would be *so much more* transparent in their claims...

    (By the way, LK, I got that note done last night, somehow ^_^)

    Posted by: Cody | Apr 17, 2013 10:07:55 PM


  9. Several sites say they've found his FB page and the name in this article is wrong. It's really Paul Kevin Curtis. The Ricin letters were actually signed KC. Not sure if it's the same Kevin Curtis but the guy on Facebook had on his page the same phrase found in the letter but it has been erased since. Also this guy has a picture where he's smiling in front of a bumper sticker that says Christian and Democrat. So if this is the right guy, maybe not a tea party guy.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=363320307106859&set=pb.100002866779971.-2207520000.1366251069.&type=3&theater

    Posted by: mary | Apr 17, 2013 10:11:39 PM


  10. @Stav, then you haven't been here long. This isn't an "All gay, all the time" website. A simple look around would inform you of that fact.

    Posted by: LiamB | Apr 17, 2013 10:16:49 PM


  11. Well thank goodness the guy is an idiot!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Apr 17, 2013 10:17:24 PM


  12. Cody, I have made statements implying that I believe the Boston bomber to be Islamic. I made no prediction about the ricin mailings. I am a firm believer in the philosophy of Dr. House: Two conditions are not necessarily related.

    There is no obvious relationship between the two major events. THe threats to government officials treading on the civil rights of Americans cannot reasonably be considered as related to a bombing which did not target specific people or even specific nationals.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 17, 2013 10:20:00 PM


  13. Probably never even put shoes on to mail the letters.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Apr 17, 2013 10:37:46 PM


  14. Exactly: it would be absolutely pointless to make a prescription at the moment. I guess I'm going to go all cynical again (and this is why LK and I get under each others' skins, because I'll call anyone out these days ^_^) and just say that however this all turns out, I'm not going to be surprised in the slightest.

    Posted by: Cody | Apr 17, 2013 10:38:20 PM


  15. It's a shame if this guy really did this in response to his belief that the Obama would trample the Second Amendment since that is pretty much dead in the water.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 18, 2013 12:13:01 AM


  16. Nobody here has asked how this cracker got/made the ricin, or how he was smart enough to handle it and not die.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Apr 18, 2013 1:04:33 AM


  17. Sounds like another 3 name redneck assassin

    Posted by: Kevin thor | Apr 18, 2013 5:40:07 AM


  18. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi is one of the Republican senators who recently voted to end the Republican filibuster of the background-check gun law (although the bill failed anyway). This Kenneth Curtis character is typical Tea Party scum. Sending poison-laced letters is a very common method of operation for right-wing asswipes. And just for extra fun, he's from Tupelo, Mississipi, which is the headquarters of Bryan Fischer's American Family Association. Would these ignorant crackers please, please crawl back under their rock?

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Apr 18, 2013 7:02:12 AM


  19. i wonder why we haven't seen his pic yet. If he were brown I can't help thinking we would have.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Apr 18, 2013 7:02:35 AM


  20. That's the kind of people you get when you interbreed.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 18, 2013 8:16:29 AM


  21. "Would these ignorant crackers please, please crawl back under their rock?"

    Comments like these are why you see so little outpouring of sympathy for Boston outside of the Northeast, itself. Why should people in the rest of the country feel any sympathy for people who snear at them and have contempt for them?

    And many people in the Heartland think privately to themselves, how poetically just it will turn out to be if a dark-skinned illegal alien maimed a bunch of snotty East Coast liberals who are the principal advocates for coddling illegal immigrants and promoting the myth of "multi-cultural" harmony.

    And who honestly can blame them?

    Posted by: Rick | Apr 18, 2013 10:54:13 AM


  22. rick, you are one crusty pathetic dirty white sociopath

    Posted by: redball | Apr 18, 2013 12:50:22 PM


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