Charges are pending over death threats made against Republican lawmakers. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says he is preparing to charge a woman with making a bomb threat and unlawful use of a computer.
The Dane County woman reportedly admitted she was behind death threats earlier in the month that were sent by email to Republican lawmakers, over their support for the Governor’s budget repair bill and changes to collective bargaining rights for public employees.
The email they received contained threats, such as “we feel the people like you that support the dictator have to die” and “we plan to put a nice little bullet in your head.” It also threatened to place bombs at the Capitol, in their cars, and at their homes.
Today, the Justice Department voiced concerns as to why there has not been any action on the case, which was referred to the D.A. nearly two weeks ago. At that time, DOJ found there was no imminent threat, but there was sufficient probable cause for charges.
UDPATE: The Dane County D.A. on Thursday afternoon released a criminal complaint filed against Kathernine R. Windels of Cross Plains.
Robin Colbert, WIBA