Pro-Peltier student targeted by feds
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DECEMBER 6, 2000

A student who wrote a column calling on President Bill Clinton to grant Leonard Peltier clemency was visited by Secret Service agents on Tuesday at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln

But it wasn't Karen Brown's politics that got her into trouble with federal authorities. In her column, she wrote that she would shoot Clinton if he did not grant Peltier clemency.

Threatening to kill a President is a federal offense and with Clinton's upcoming visit to Nebraska on Friday, his first to the state, authorities were alerted to Brown's column. It appeared in The Daily Nebraskan, the school's newspaper.

Brown said she wrote that she would shoot Clinton only in sarcasm. Her column was posted on the newspaper's web site, but they have since removed it.

Get the Story:
Columnist's Clinton jest stirs trouble (The Lincoln Journal Star 12/6)
Secret Service questions alleged threat in column (The Daily Nebraskan 12/6)

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