An anti-abortion Trump supporter was arrested for sending shocking death threats to a college professor. Prior to his arrest, the man had been promoting extremism on YouTube.
Matthew Haviland, 30, of North Kingstown on Wednesday was charged with cyberstalking and with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.
According to prosecutors, Haviland sent a Massachusetts professor a string of approximately 28 e-mails containing messages that included such threats as, “I will rip every limb from your body and eat it, piece by piece,” and “I will bite through your eyeballs while you’re still alive, and I will laugh while you scream.” The professor had spoken in favor of abortion rights.
Haviland also expressed anger at how the news media portrayed Trump.
“You are evil. Pure evil,” one email said. “All Democrats must be eradicated.”
The two charges against Haviland carry a maximum of five years in prison.
Local news outlet WPRI reported that Haviland also posted a video on YouTube in which he explained that people had the “freedom” to kill women and doctors because of abortion.
According to The Daily Beast, Haviland also posted other videos on YouTube in which he praised Trump, attacked special counsel Robert Mueller, and promoted various right-wing figures.
Science now supports the deadly serious warnings the Victorians gave about sleep
“Sleeplessness is one of the torments of our age and generation.” You might presume that this is a quote from a contemporary commentator, and no wonder: the World Health Organisation has diagnosed a global epidemic of sleeplessness, and it is difficult to escape accounts, both popular and scientific, of the dangers to health of our 24/7 lifestyle in the modern digital age. But it was actually the neurologist Sir William Broadbent who wrote these words, in 1900.
So our concerns are evidently far from new. The Victorian era experienced not only the extraordinary upheavals of the industrial revolution, but also the arrival of gas and then electric lighting, turning night into day. The creation of an international telegraph network similarly revolutionised systems of communication, establishing global connectivity and, for groups such as businessmen, financiers and politicians, a flow of telegrams at all hours.
The new Rambo movie is essentially a MAGA fever dream of bigotry
"Rambo: Last Blood," the latest in the long-running franchise about a traumatized war veteran (Sylvester Stallone) turned on-demand badass, is less an escapist action movie and more a dramatized manifestation of the most notorious sentences from Donald Trump's presidential campaign announcement speech: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Even for a series that has always been shaped by a right wing worldview, the only reason for this latest sequel to exist — besides generating profits from die-hard Stallone fans — is to validate MAGA-world bigotries about Mexicans.This article first appeared in Salon.
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to provide free tuition for students with household incomes under $75,000
The tuition assistance program is expected to cover tuition and fees for about half of UTRGV students in the 2020-2021 academic year.
Beginning in the next academic year, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will provide free tuition and cover mandatory fees for qualifying students with household incomes under $75,000, the university announced Monday.
The UTRGV Tuition Advantage program is expected to alleviate tuition costs for more than half of the university's 21,459 undergraduate students, UTRGV President Guy Bailey said in the release. Funding will be available to incoming, returning and transfer in-state undergraduate students.