A self-professed militia member in Pennsylvania has allegedly threatened to shoot African Americans and public officials, and said that if Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama were elected a revolution would ensue.
However, a federal judge declined to jail Bradley Kahle, 60, of Clearfield County, citing lack of evidence that he was willing to carry out those threats.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Kahle was one of several people swept up in a raid that netted automatic weapons and homemade bomb materials.
Kahle, a Vietnam veteran, allegedly told undercover agents that he would engage in sniper-style killings of African Americans from a Pittsburgh skyscraper, and that he would also target public officials if he became terminally ill.
Two of Kahle’s associates remain imprisoned at this time.
“Militia member gets house arrest”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 12, 2008
“Feds: Alleged Pa. bomb-maker wanted Clinton, Obama dead”
Associated Press, June 11, 2008