Amid a national uproar, President Barack Obama’s U.S. attorney in Idaho is repackaging her threat to investigate Americans who are protesting policies that allowed the repulsive sexual-assault of a child by Sudanese and Iraqi Muslim refugees in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The repackaged threat was published Tuesday, and makes clear that U.S. Attorney Wendy Olsen is trying to intimidate the Idaho public from debating the problems caused by Obama’s decision to import huge numbers of foreigners — and their aggressive cultures — into Americans’ quiet neighborhoods.
“The [first] statement was not intended to and does not threaten to arrest or prosecute anyone for First Amendment protected speech … [but] certain threatening or harassing communications may violate federal law and will be investigated,” she insisted in her new Tuesday, June 28 statement.
The federal threat of prosecutions comes as many people in Twin Falls protest Obama’s migrant policy, which has brought many migrants into the state for jobs, including new jobs at a large Chobani yogurt factory. The protest spike followed the June 2 sexual assault by three migrant children on one American child.
As Breitbart News reported previously: On June 2, a 14-year-old Sudanese refugee in Idaho coached a 10-year-old Sudanese and a 7-year-old Iraqi boy to corner a white five-year-old girl in the laundry room, strip her naked, touch her, and urinate on her clothes and in her mouth, while he filmed the vicious attack until interrupted by an elderly woman who spotted him.
Amid the public protests, Olsen moved to suppress any political opposition, saying June 24 that;
The United States Attorney’s Office extends its support to the five-year-old victim of assault, and her family, at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls. The United States Attorney’s Office further encourages community members in Twin Falls and throughout Idaho to remain calm and supportive, to pay close attention to the facts that have been released by law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney, and to avoid spreading false rumors and inaccuracies … The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements about the perpetrators or the crime itself reduces public safety and may violate federal law. We have seen time and again that the spread of falsehoods about refugees divides our communities. I urge all citizens and residents to allow Mr. Loebs and Chief Kingsbury and their teams to do their jobs.
Many in the press, public and online bloggers are misinterpreting the statement I issued on Friday, June 24, 2016, in support of the five-year-old victim of an assault in Twin Falls, Idaho, and in support of the law enforcement authorities there who are prosecuting the case. The statement was not intended to and does not threaten to arrest or prosecute anyone for First Amendment protected speech.
I issued the statement because public officials in Twin Falls have received threats. Certain threatening or harassing communications may violate federal law and will be investigated. I am also concerned that intentionally false and inflammatory rumors are creating an unsafe environment in Twin Falls. In this case, it appears that the threats have resulted from false and inflammatory information spread about this crime, often times by those from outside of the community. I encourage all to be patient while the juvenile justice system works. I also encourage all to support this victim and her family.”
But “harassing communications” sent to public officials are not illegal, as Washington Post legal writer Eugene Volokh, who was critical of Olsen’s initial blanket statement on the Twin Falls sex assault, commented. “True threats of criminal conduct are punishable; but mere harassing communications to high-level officials are constitutionally protected.”
“I thus wish that Olson had limited her follow-up statement to true threats of criminal conduct, and didn’t also suggest the possibility of federal prosecution of an ill-defined range of ‘harassing communications.’ Still, the revised statement strikes me as much better than the original,” he wrote.
In her first statement, Olsen tried to shift the blame for the horrific crime from federal policy onto Americans who oppose Obama administration’s refugee resettlement programs: “We have seen time and again that the spread of falsehoods about refugees divides our communities,” she claimed.
In her second statement, she’s also still trying to smear the Americans who are disturbed by the crime and who are deliberately misled by secretive refugee resettlement program directors. Americans are spreading “false and inflammatory rumors,” Olson claimed.
Since the attack took place, the diverse perpetrators and their families have been evicted from their low-income apartments.