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Man who threatened Obama on Twitter sentenced to a year in jail

- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 20, 2013

A federal judge sentenced an Alabama man to a year in prison for putting on Twitter a threat against President Obama.

Jarvis Britton, 26, received his sentence in Huntsville, Ala., from U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith on Thursday. He was also sentenced to three years of probation, The Associated Press reported.

Prosecutors said Mr. Britton's tweet was from September, and read: "Let's kill the president. F.E.A.R." He pleaded guilty in March to threatening the president's life, AP reported.

Prosecutors also said that the group's acronym stands for Forever Enduring Always Ready, and it's a national militia organization.

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