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Gay, Jewish California lawmaker targeted for second bomb threat

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State Senator Scott Weiner threatened with bombs again


State Senator Scott Weiner threatened with bombs again

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San Francisco police were dispatched early Tuesday morning to search the home of state Sen. Scott Weiner for a possible bomb, amid a new wave of threats to the senator. CBS News Bay Area Report.

A police spokesperson said they received a call about 6 a.m. about reports of bomb threats against elected officials. . No injuries have been reported.

In a statement, Wiener was the target of a bomb threat that listed his home address and threatened to blow up his office in the State Capitol in Sacramento. I’ll kill you,” and called him a “pedophile” and a “trimmer.”

Threats to Wiener arise in recent online interactions Congressman Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Georgia), his Twitter account revived with conservative activist Charlie Kirk after the Elon Musk takeover.

Green used the term “groomer”. This refers to adults who form relationships with children in order to abuse them. The term is used by some of the far right to oppose LGBTQ people and builds on the old stereotype that gay people are predators.

“This recent wave of death threats against me has impacted my work to end discrimination against LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system and my work to ensure the safety of transgender children and their families. “I will always fight for the LGBTQ community and for the community as a whole.

Wiener has been targeted by threats before.police called to his house to investigate the bomb threat It’s June, and we’re in the middle of celebrating Pride Month.

in September, A jury found a Contra Costa County man guilty for making death threats to a senator over a proposal for childhood COVID-19 vaccinations;

senator He recently told CBS News Bay Area that he was used to disturbing messages.He also said anti-Semitism and homophobia against him had increased in recent years.

“As a gay Jew, I represent everything they hate, almost everything, and much of what they hate about people who don’t fit their definition of who you should be. November 21st.

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