THREAT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/THREAT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter of the week: We must protect free speech on campus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58532665-82/free-university-speech-talk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58532665-82/free-university-speech-talk.html.csp">Letter of the week: We must protect free speech on campus</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T17:13:24.189-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.” — Frederick Douglass Universities play an important role in fostering the free exchange of ideas, and therefore shoulder a special responsibility in standing up against violence and intimidation of those who express controversial viewpoints. On Oct. 14, the threat of violence led to the cancellation of a Utah State University campus talk by Anita Sarkeesian on the depiction of women...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58532665@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:13:24 MDT Anita Sarkeesian explains why she canceled USU lecture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58528113-78/sarkeesian-threats-threat-usu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58528113-78/sarkeesian-threats-threat-usu.html.csp">Anita Sarkeesian explains why she canceled USU lecture</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T14:14:40.238-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 02:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A nationally known feminist media critic said Wednesday that “it would be irresponsible” to give a lecture amidst mass shooting threats at Utah State University, knowing that police would not screen for weapons at the door. In a phone interview from San Francisco, Anita Sarkeesian said she canceled Wednesday’s lecture not because of three death threats — one of which promised “the deadliest school shooting in American history” — but because firearms would be allowed in spite of the threats. “Tha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58528113@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:14:40 MDT Editorial: Utah’s laws place gun rights over free speech http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58524673-82/utah-sarkeesian-state-threats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58524673-82/utah-sarkeesian-state-threats.html.csp">Editorial: Utah’s laws place gun rights over free speech</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T11:21:17.914-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s affection for firearms in public places has made the state look a right fool in the global mass media over the last couple of days. It will pass. But it is a black eye we — or, at least, our elected officials — richly deserve. Administrators at Utah State University Tuesday were forced to tell the truth about the 19th century interpretation their masters in the Utah Legislature have of the 2nd Amendment. Specifically, the guarantee that concealed-carry permit holders may tote their irons...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524673@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:21:17 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - October 15, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58527005-227/usu-guns-rally-utahstateuniversity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58527005-227/usu-guns-rally-utahstateuniversity.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - October 15, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T23:05:02.716-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 11:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune Asher Puriri, showing her support for Sarkeesian at the rally, said she believes that there is more misogyny and anti-feminist attitudes on campus than most realize. Utah State University students and faculty rallied in support of feminist writer Anita Sarkeesian, who was supposed to address the campus until an author of an email threatened bloody mayhem on the campus if she was allowed to speak, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 outside the Glen Taggart Student...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58527005@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:05:02 MDT Game critic Sarkeesian avoids Utah due to foolish gun laws. Utah looks bad in global media ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58525647-82/utah-sarkeesian-threat-anita.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58525647-82/utah-sarkeesian-threat-anita.html.csp">Game critic Sarkeesian avoids Utah due to foolish gun laws. Utah looks bad in global media ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T16:17:52.682-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah is in the news worldwide again today. And not for the best of reasons. — Utah’s laws place gun rights over free speech: Cancellation gives Utah a bad name. — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “Utah’s affection for firearms in public places has made the state look a right fool in the global mass media over the last couple of days. It will pass. But it is a black eye we — or, at least, our elected officials — richly deserve. ...” — Feminist cancels USU talk after guns allowed despite death threat —...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58525647@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:17:52 MDT FBI hunts emailer who made death threat against USU speaker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58524406-78/sarkeesian-usu-law-fbi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58524406-78/sarkeesian-usu-law-fbi.html.csp">FBI hunts emailer who made death threat against USU speaker</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T21:53:47.526-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A multi-law enforcement agency task force, including the FBI, was hunting Wednesday for the author of an email threatening bloody mayhem at Utah State University if feminist writer Anita Sarkeesian spoke on campus. Sarkeesian, nationally known for her criticism of how women are portrayed in popular video games, blamed her decision to cancel her 11:30 a.m. Wednesday appearance at the Taggart Student Center Auditorium in Logan on both the threat and a state law that allows conceal-carry permit ho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524406@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:53:47 MDT Feminist cancels USU talk after guns allowed despite death threat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58521856-78/sarkeesian-usu-video-feminist.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58521856-78/sarkeesian-usu-video-feminist.html.csp">Feminist cancels USU talk after guns allowed despite death threat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T14:15:06.89-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 02:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah State University was legally forbidden from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a death threat, the nationally-known feminist writer and video game critic canceled her appearance. “Sarkeesian asked if weapons will be permitted at the speaking venue,” according to a statement released late Tuesday by USU. “Sarkeesian was informed that, in accordance wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58521856@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:15:06 MDT Report says Colorado school shooter sought revenge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58510941-68/pierson-shooting-wrote-diary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58510941-68/pierson-shooting-wrote-diary.html.csp">Report says Colorado school shooter sought revenge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SADIE GURMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T13:36:02.252-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 01:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Centennial, Colo. • The student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school last year wrote in his diary that he was “a psychopath with a superiority complex,” and he hoped that the attack would start a conversation about school bullying. Karl Pierson, 18, wrote that he planned the Dec. 13 attack at Arapahoe High School for months to exact revenge for being teased in elementary school, according to investigative reports released Friday. “Words hurt, can mol...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58510941@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:36:02 MDT Dionne: Will the election turn on terrorism? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58478777-82/shaheen-state-brown-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58478777-82/shaheen-state-brown-islamic.html.csp">Dionne: Will the election turn on terrorism?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T01:01:03.735-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">DERRY, N.H. • The beheadings of Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State enraged and horrified the nation. But someone who knows her state down to the block and town green level said the killings were felt even more deeply here. The threat from the Islamic State “is personal for us in New Hampshire,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. “You know, Jim grew up in New Hampshire and Steven Sotloff went to school at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden.” More than most, she said, her constituents see...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58478777@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:01:03 MDT Bomb threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58477262-68/monroe-newtown-hook-sandy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58477262-68/monroe-newtown-hook-sandy.html.csp">Bomb threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T11:14:38.669-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monroe, Conn. • A bomb threat called into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Wednesday led authorities to order students, including many who lived through the 2012 massacre, out of the building. Police checked the school building and grounds after the threat was received at 9:30 a.m. and did not find evidence of danger, according to Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley. He said the evacuation was ordered as a precaution and the investigation is continuing. “All students and staff are safe,” Newtown Fir...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584772622014-10-01T11:14:38.669-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T11:14:38.669-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477262@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:14:38 MDT Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438673-68/authorities-group-state-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438673-68/authorities-group-state-islamic.html.csp">Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM HAYS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T12:24:44.565-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 12:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The latest issue of the digital magazine “Dabiq” features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, “There is No Life Without Jihad” and “Foley’s Blood is on Obama’s Hands.” It refers to Americans as “crusaders” and “apostates.” And it insists “sincere Muslims” must help speed “the complete collapse of the modern American empire.” Authorities say the magazine — published in English and other l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584386732014-09-21T12:24:44.565-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-21T12:24:44.565-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58438673@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:44 MDT Appeals court: Hateful poem sent to professor a form of free speech http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417752-78/court-heineman-email-poem.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417752-78/court-heineman-email-poem.html.csp">Appeals court: Hateful poem sent to professor a form of free speech</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T07:39:18.064-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 07:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Aaron Michael Heineman wrote a University of Utah professor a poem filled with threats and hate. On Monday, a federal appeals court found that he was well within his rights to do so, and that merely threatening to kill someone isn’t necessarily a crime. “The district court found that [Heineman] knowingly sent an email that caused the recipient to reasonably fear bodily harm,” the court wrote. “[Heineman] argues that his conviction violated the First Amendment because the court did not also find...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417752@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:39:18 MDT AP Enterprise: al-Qaida’s Syrian cell alarms US http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409594-68/group-intelligence-khorasan-qaida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409594-68/group-intelligence-khorasan-qaida.html.csp">AP Enterprise: al-Qaida’s Syrian cell alarms US</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:51:04.688-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say. At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409594@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:51:04 MDT Utah members wary of giving Obama ‘blank check’ against ISIL http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407276-90/congress-ground-group-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407276-90/congress-ground-group-obama.html.csp">Utah members wary of giving Obama ‘blank check’ against ISIL</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T22:05:15.583-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • While President Barack Obama is asking Congress for authorization to train and arm rebels in Syria some Utah members fear giving Obama open-ended power to handle the terrorist threat and want a detailed, and limited, proposal. “I’m still not clear as to what he’s going to ask us to do,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said in a video town hall following Obama’s Wednesday night address on the group that calls itself the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant. “I had probably had more question...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407276@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:05:15 MDT News roundup: Condi Rice suggested for NFL commissioner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58401514-64/trib-utah-obama-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58401514-64/trib-utah-obama-president.html.csp">News roundup: Condi Rice suggested for NFL commissioner</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T07:37:22.097-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 07:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Condi Rice for NFL commissioner? Shurtleff to FBI: Give me all your files. Obama outlines plans against ISIL. Happy Thursday. In the aftermath of the Ray Rice suspension, there have been many voices calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's head and now some of those folks are suggesting a new leader: Condoleezza Rice. The former secretary of state has hinted in the past she would be interested in the job and who knows, perhaps a former diplomat is what the NFL needs these days. [ABCNew...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58401514@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:37:22 MDT Obama to give speech Wednesday on Islamic State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58385014-68/obama-state-islamic-threat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58385014-68/obama-state-islamic-threat.html.csp">Obama to give speech Wednesday on Islamic State</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DARLENE SUPERVILLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T10:05:19.385-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 10:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday and giving a speech Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Obama disclosed his plans during an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I just want the American people to understand the nature of the threat and how we’re going to deal with it and to have con...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583850142014-09-07T10:05:19.385-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T10:05:19.385-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385014@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:05:19 MDT Bloomberg View Op-ed: Obama stronger on terrorism than he sounds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58373775-82/obama-islamic-state-terror.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58373775-82/obama-islamic-state-terror.html.csp">Bloomberg View Op-ed: Obama stronger on terrorism than he sounds</a></h4>