Officer pulls over driver and seizes anti-Obama sign. This is outrageous. No unbiased police officer should think a sign saying abort Obama, not the unborn was a threat to President Obama. The sign has now been returned to the driver. However, he did get a visit from the Secret service. They did not find him to be a threat.
I think they are a little touchy about what they consider to be credible threats, but this is hardly anything new or drastic. Clinton and Bush had the same kind of security.
In this case, I don't think they saw a direct threat, but rather language designed to incite others. The Secret Service wanted to send the message that inciting hate will get you very thoroughly noticed.
The kind of people who hold signs like that think of abortion as murder. If abortion is murder, then suggesting we abort Obama can be considered a threat.
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