crimes and misdemeanors

New Jersey Woman Signed Her Name on Threatening Letters to Supreme Court

A U.S. Postal Service customer enters the Bayview Station on July 26, 2011 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to cut up to 3,700 of its 32,000 post offices across the country as they seek ways to cut financial losses as mail volume dwindles.
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Fifty-year-old New Jersey resident Karen Waller was arrested today by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force for her allegedly aggressive letter-writing campaign, which included 50 threats mailed to the U.S. Supreme Court, along with her local township, police department, and Rutgers University. “All of you Supreme Courts Judges will pay with death,” read one letter signed “Karen,” in script, along with Waller’s home phone number. “Do not push my buttons,” the notes said. “Do not disregard this letter. Do not underestimate me period!!! … Lights out!!!” No ricin, at least.

N.J. Woman Arrested for Letters to Supreme Court