Mackinac Center Receives Bomb, Death Threats 4-04-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Mackinac Center Receives Bomb, Death Threats 4-04-2011

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland received numerous death threats and bomb threats in the aftermath of national publicity about a Freedom of Information Act request it sent to three public universities.
According to a report from the Mackinac Center’s news service, messages were left on the Center's voice mail Thursday night and early Friday morning. Mackinac Center President Joseph Lehman said the Mackinac Center has contacted law enforcement about the threats.
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has been in the spotlight after several national news organizations reported that the Midland-based think tank submitted a FOIA request to Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.
The FOIA asked for specific emails sent by faculty or staff that mention collective bargaining in Wisconsin or the terms "Scott Walker," "Wisconsin," "Madison" or "Maddow."
The center could not play the voice mail recordings because of the ongoing investigation, but below are the threats transcribed out:
“We hate you people.”
“You know what, we’re going to destroy all of you. We hate you.”
“Get ready, we’re going to destroy all of you.”
“F*** you. We’re going to take you down.” “We know where you live.”
“Scotty Walker is dead. So are you. We know where you live.” The woman then recited the Mackinac Center’s address and said, “We are coming up to destroy you.”
“You are on Main Street. You are the first place to be bombed.”
“We are going to destroy everybody. We are going to destroy all of you. All of you die. Midland, Michigan. Get ready. We are going to destroy all of you.”
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