Florida Man Threatens the Supreme Court, Gets Arrested

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(FeaturedNews.com) – A 43-year-old man in Florida has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after he threatened to kill one of the Justices of the Supreme Court. 

On Tuesday, it was announced by the Department of Justice that United States District Judge Marcia Morales Howard had issued a prison sentence for Neal Brij Sidhwaney after the man pleaded guilty in December. Sidhwaney has been charged with one count of making an interstate threat to injury after he called the U.S. Supreme Court in July and left a message that included a threat. 

The message had specifically targeted Chief Justice John Roberts, and in the voicemail, the man had fully identified himself and had told the U.S. Marshals that received the message to inform the Justice that he would kill him. A month later, in August Sidhwaney was arrested. 

Less than a year before this arrest, Nicholas John Roske had been arrested after he had allegedly tried to kill  Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. This incident occurred in June 2022, only weeks after the draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade had been leaked. 

In the past decade, there has been an increase in the number of threats that public officials have faced. Since 2013, there have been 501 threat incidents that have resulted in federal charges being pressed.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE) Center in a report noted that there has been an increase in threats in the years 2017 and 2021 right after the national presidential elections. 

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