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Law Enforcement Investigating Threats Against Colorado Supreme Court Justices After Ruling Disqualifying Trump

Law enforcement is investigating threats to Colorado Supreme Court justices following its landmark decision finding that former President Donald Trump is disqualified from holding the presidency due to his conduct surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, CBS News reports.  "The Denver Police Department is currently investigating incidents directed at Colorado Supreme Court justices and will continue working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to thoroughly investigate any reports of threats or harassment," the department said in a statement. The FBI separately said it is "aware of the situation" and working with Denver law enforcement.


Online threats to the justices spiked following the decision, including posts that called for them to be killed, and others that included their office email address, phone numbers, office addresses and photos, according to a report from Advance Democracy Inc., which monitored online responses to the ruling. Donald Trump himself has commented on the decision on his social media platform Truth Social more than 20 times, and some users responded directly to the former president's messages with violent rhetoric targeting the four justices who ruled against him Trump.

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