Man Sentenced for Plot to Kill Former President Obama

A Boston inmate who was being held at the Old Colony Correctional Center was sentenced on Thursday for threatening and plotting to kill former President Barack Obama.

Obama was the nail in my shoe, the thorn in my side, the splinter under my nail (you get the point) but I would never wish death upon the leader of my country. I may not agree with him in the slightest way, but hoping for the president to fall is like hoping for the failure of a pilot flying the plane we are all on.

Thirty-two year old Alex Hernandez has been sentenced to 37 months in prison by the U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani. Then he will be on a supervised release for the first three years of his release.

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In May 2017, Hernandez pleaded guilty to one count of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States. Hernandez is currently serving a five-to-eight-year sentence at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center following a 2011 state conviction for drug and firearms offenses, including the illegal possession of a .22 caliber handgun, a Tec-9, a .22 caliber rifle – all of which were equipped with high capacity magazines, and ammunition.

In March of 2015, it was discovered by federal agents that Hernandez had a strong desire to kill Obama. He had also apparently been looking into getting his hands on fake travel documents so that he could get our of the country after he carried out his attack.

Law enforcement officers then set up a meeting between Hernandez and an undercover agent who posed as an embassy contact with the ability to assist Hernandez with obtaining false travel documents.

On Dec. 22, 2015, and Feb. 12, 2016, the undercover agent met with Hernandez at Old Colony Correctional Center. During the first meeting, Hernandez stated that he wanted to attack the White House and that he was studying how to make explosives that could be placed around government buildings to “create chaos.” During the second meeting with the undercover agent, Hernandez, a Muslim convert, discussed the motivation for his planned attacks, telling the agent that his “brothers are fighting to uphold the laws and structure of the caliphate in the Middle East” and that “this government . . . is painting it like they are the bad guys[.]” Hernandez also explained that he wanted to target the President because “he’s the one that gives the orders[.]”

It seems like an extremely light sentence to me. Perhaps because Obama is no longer president, they do not feel like it needs to be longer?

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