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Death threats left on facebook to Labour TD

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[font=Georgia, serif]Labour TD gets death threat[/font]


[font=Georgia, serif]The Wicklow politician contacted authorities after a Facebook user posted a message showing her picture with the statement , "We stone that c*** to death the dirty s***."[/font]

[font=Georgia, serif]Ms Ferris said she was afraid after receiving the abuse, saying that the message amounted to an "incitement to hatred."[/font]

[font=Georgia, serif]"The person themselves may not act but it could encourage others to throw a brick through my window or worse," she said yesterday.[/font]

[font=Georgia, serif]"Do people realise the hurt that this causes? My family are very upset about this. My husband wanted to knock the guy's head off.[/font]

[font=Georgia, serif]"I've had protests outside the office but this is another level. You have to ask, 'would a male candidate get this kind of abuse?'"[/font]
[font=Georgia, serif]Gardaí are understood to be taking the death threat to Ms Ferris seriously as she contests the General Election. She reported it after a party volunteer discovered it on the social media site.[/font]

[font=Georgia, serif]Ms Ferris is the second outgoing Government TD to receive a death threat this week after Fine Gael's Regina Doherty was told that "her throat would be slit."[/font]

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2016/labour-td-gets-death-threat-34487595.html


Whilst nobody should be the subject of death threats I dont think in this case you can take the random bile of someone on facebook seriously.

But I suppose you never know with some nuts out there, some may actually be serious.
 

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On nearly 100k per year, you have to expect some flack with a public job like hers.
 
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