Jul 02, 2022
Police investigating JK Rowling death threat after trans activist urged Twitter users to send bomb to author's home
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Police are investigating a death threat against J.K. Rowling after a trans activist urged Twitter users to send a bomb to the author’s home.
The offensive tweet included a picture of the Harry Potter creator, her family’s address, an image of a pipe bomb and the cover of a bomb-making handbook.
Ms Rowling shared a screenshot of the June 14 threat on Friday, complaining that the activist’s Twitter account had been active for several weeks.She added: ‘The account remains active, naturally.’
The account, featuring the transgender flag, had also tweeted the day before that feminist writers such as campaigner Julie Bindel should ‘keeeelllll’ themselves.
JK Rowling tweeted out how a trans activist on twitter tweeted a picture of her family’s address and an image of a pipe bomb and the cover of a bomb-making handbook
The tweet in question remain online for hours despite it violating Twitter's terms of services
Last night, a Police Scotland spokeswoman said: ‘Officers are carrying out enquiries.’
Fiona McAnena of campaign group Fair Play For Women told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The fact that people can make death threats publicly without worry is a telling indictment.’
Yesterday, the abusive profile was finally deleted for violating Twitter rules.
In 2020, Ms Rowling tweeted that she objected to the phrase ‘people who menstruate’ because it avoided the word ‘women’.
#IStandWith JKRowling was trending on Twitter last night. Ms Rowling’s representatives declined to comment.
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Vermont poised to send first female to Congress with Becca Balint winning Democratic House nomination
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The competitive race narrowed to three candidates in its final stretch, also including Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and physician Louis Meyers.
Rep. Peter Welch (D) chose not to seek reelection to the House but instead run for Senate after Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) announced he would retire at the end of his current term, his eighth in the Senate. Welch’s move left a rare vacancy for the state’s only House seat, sparking a competitive primary.
Deep-blue Vermont is the only state in the country that has never sent a woman to Congress, which some argue is at odds with its reputation as a bastion of progressive politics.
But since the Green Mountain State only has one House seat, opportunities to join the congressional delegation are rare, and in recent history, once a lawmaker is elected to the three-person delegation, they hold their seat for decades. Welch was first elected to the House in 2006, Leahy was first elected to the Senate in 1974, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) was first elected to the Senate in 2006 after holding Vermont's House seat for 16 years.
Balint and Gray were seen as the candidates most likely to win the race, running closely matched campaigns in both fundraising and endorsements. Sanders endorsed Balint, while Leahy supported Gray.
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