- Associated Press - Thursday, January 2, 2020

DENVER (AP) - A Denver man faces a felony charge for making threats against a judge in an online video and a phone call, court records said.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office has charged 48-year-old Eric Brandt with retaliation against a judge, KCNC-TV reports.

Brandt made a Dec. 18 call to a Denver County Court judge’s office and said the judge should be killed, according to an arrest affidavit.

Brandt made a threatening YouTube video against a specific judge in response to a 30-day jail sentenced issued to a member of Occupy Denver, an anti-government activist group in which Brandt says he is a member, the affidavit said.

Brandt’s YouTube page is no longer visible online, KCNC-TV reported.



Brandt has made more general threats in the past, advocating for people to “shoot random judges” in a video he posted months ago, court records said.

The district attorney’s office declined to provide further comment beyond the arrest affidavit.

Brandt told KCNC-TV he is working on a written statement in response to his arrest.

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