New Jersey Man Who Threatened Obama Didn’t Actually Threaten Obama

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John Brek, a Newark Airport security worker, was released from jail today. Brek was originally charged last month with making "terroristic threats" against President Obama, who was flying into Newark.

Initially, prosecutors said the witnesses recounted how Brek spoke about cutting holes in an opaque fence covering to make it easier to shoot the president. But further interviews revealed that Brek actually pointed out holes in the covering and noted how someone could see through them to shoot the president. He also allegedly made racist comments about Obama.


Brek's lawyer says prosecutors overreacted to what amounted to "small talk at a lunch truck." Duly noted. Still, we might recommend that Brek work a little on his chitchat skills. That's a pretty shady topic of discussion.

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