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Friday, January 21, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown Receives Death Threats, CHP Investigates

Posted By on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 5:08 PM

click to enlarge probably just stupid kids - PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO/OC WEEKLY

Authorities are investigating graffiti-scribbled death threats made yesterday targeting Gov. Jerry Brown in Southern California.

The CHP is investigating the messages, which were spray-painted on a residential wall in Santa Ana, according to media reports.

The governor's office was referring all media calls to the CHP, which issued the following statement to OC Weekly:

"The CHP takes seriously

any threat made to a public official and investigates each one," said Fran Clader, commander of the CHP's Office of Media Relations. "For

security and investigatory reasons, the CHP does not discuss details of

any threats or the investigative steps taken to identify those

responsible for making them."

"We Gonna Kill Gov Brown 02/14/2011" was spray-painted on a wall along

Greenville Street just north of Alton Street in Santa Ana. The Public Works Department got rid of it, but a few hours later another message appeared, reading:  "26

More Days [Swastika Sign] 4 Brown." The message was found near Thornton

Park, OC Weekly reports.

Police are obviously taking the message seriously in light of the recent shooting spree at Tucson, where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and six others were killed outside a Safeway grocery store.

Hat tip: OC Weekly

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