Courthouse News reports:
California man who made a series of calls to the offices of The Boston Globe threatening to kill journalists was ordered released on bond by a federal judge Thursday despite the objections of prosecutors who painted him as a danger to his community.
While waiting to be called before Magistrate Judge Paul Abrams, 68-year-old Robert Chain sat in a chair flanked by U.S marshalls, arms crossed and repeatedly tilting his head down into his hands. Federal agents arrested Chain at his home early Thursday morning where they also confiscated over 20 firearms – including a shotgun behind the front door and handguns stuffed in sock drawers – and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, prosecutors said Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles.
According to court documents filed Wednesday in federal court in Boston, Chain made 14 threatening phone calls to the Globe’s newsroom between Aug. 10 and 22 in retaliation for the paper’s request that news media outlets condemn President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press.
“You’re the enemy of the people, and we’re going to kill every [expletive] one of you,” said a man now charged with making death threats against journalists at the Boston Globe over Trump editorials https://t.co/mOqBt3diXd pic.twitter.com/EB5ZUcAPEv
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 31, 2018
NBC News: According to the criminal complaint Chain threatened to travel to The Boston Globe and kill newspaper employees.
Here’s what the FBI says is a transcript of one of his recorded calls: pic.twitter.com/XDNu2rDTSE
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) August 30, 2018
“The president says things like ‘enemies of the people’ and people call the Boston Globe newsroom repeating those very words,” @AlexKingsbury says. “That should be deeply alarming to everyone.” https://t.co/OQDykm9Tv0 pic.twitter.com/gnLFkjYrod
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) August 31, 2018