According to an Inquisitr report on Thursday, David Marsters, a 68-year-old Maine resident, was visited by the United States’ Secret Service for having threatened President Barack Obama on the Internet. Quite unwisely, Marsters wrote the words “Shoot the ‘n-word’” on his personal Facebook page when referencing an article about the Republican lawmakers seeking to impeach Obama.
Marsters, with political ambitions of his own, is running for town selectman in Maine’s town of Sabattus. It was at the local police station the members of the Secret Service sat down and had a talk with Marsters. Marsters’ reaction o the sit-down with authorities was that he thinks it’s a lot of “hogwash.” He asserts that he did not threaten the president in any way – though he admits he could have worded his message better. He said that he should have said, “When are we going to get rid of this <expletive>” or “I hope the bastard dies.” Marsters says that the entire incident was a waste of time.
Not only was Marsters visited by Secret Service members, but local authorities and the CIA had a sit-down with him as well.
Whether Marsters believes the interrogation was a waste of time or not, the law requires that the Secret Service investigate all threats against the president of the United States – regardless of how much it appears or one claims the comment was non-threatening.
Officials of civil rights activism wanted a strong response to this case, especially due to Marsters’ public position as a person seeking elective office as well as being a retired policeman.