It’s Not Just the Politicians… Wisconsin Tea Party Leaders Receive Death Threats
It begins. The violent left is threatening to kill tea party leaders for supporting Governor Scott Walker’s budget reduction bill.
Several Wisconsin tea party leaders supported Scott Walker in his battle with the state employee unions. (Wash Times)
The Brookfield Patch reported:
Police are increasing patrols near the Brookfield home of a state tea party leader who has pushed for greater health and pension concessions from public employees after he received a veiled death threat over the weekend.
Wisconsin Tea Party Patriots State Coordinator Michael Hintze told police when he answered a call on his cell phone about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a male voice “asked if he was wearing a bullet-proof vest” and then hung up.
The caller’s identity had been blocked, and AT&T could not trace the call, which came up as a “private caller.” Police likely will be unable to trace the call since it was blocked, Police Capt. Jim Adlam said Monday.
Hintze asked for increased patrols near his Brookfield residence and planned to purchase equipment that would allow future calls, should they occur, to be traced. Extra patrols are occurring.
Adlam said there was not a history of problems or threats to Hintze.
Hintze told police he believed the call was targeting Hintze for his role as the tea party leader. He said his cell phone number is listed on a tea party web site.