Candidates: Ugly Threats For Jackson

Ugly Threats For Jackson

As Jesse Jackson has sprinted to the front ranks of the Democratic presidential race, Secret Service agents have checked out at least 100 death threats against him. Last week some of those ugly words proved alarming. In St. Louis a federal grand jury indicted Construction Worker Londell Williams, 30, of Washington, Mo., for boasting that he planned to assassinate Jackson "because he was getting too close to being President." Williams and his wife Tammy, 27, were also charged with possessing an automatic rifle and threatening a Government informer.

Williams, who admits he is "prejudiced against anything that isn't white," had claimed...

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