“threatens to assault, kidnap, or murder, a United States official…with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with such official, judge, or law enforcement officer while engaged in the performance of official duties”
Here is some more information. Whoever is targeting #EmilyMurphyGSA for doing her job needs to stop — now.
“18 USC 111: Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees Text contains those laws in effect on November 8, 2020 From Title 18-CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I-CRIMES CHAPTER 7-ASSAULT” uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req…
“11. Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees”
“(a) In General.-Whoever- (1) forcibly assaults, resists, opposes, impedes, intimidates, or interferes with any person designated in section 1114 of this title while engaged in or on account of the performance of official duties; or”
“(2) forcibly assaults or intimidates any person who formerly served as a person designated in section 1114 on account of the performance of official duties during such person’s term of service,”
“shall, where the acts in violation of this section constitute only simple assault, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both,”
“and where such acts involve physical contact with the victim of that assault or the intent to commit another felony, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.”
“(b) Enhanced Penalty.-Whoever, in the commission of any acts described in subsection (a), uses a deadly or dangerous weapon”
“(including a weapon intended to cause death or danger but that fails to do so by reason of a defective component) or inflicts bodily injury, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.”
“See Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, § 727(a), Pub. L. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214, 1302. The family members of such employees are likewise covered. Former employees and their respective family members are also covered. See this Manual at 1628.”
“Section 115(a)(2) of Title 18 covers threats against all Federal employees, including those covered by § 351,”
“when such threat is done “with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with” such Federal employee “while engaged in the performance of official duties, or with intent to retaliate against” such Federal employee.”
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.
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