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September 28, 1989
Jack C. Guarino, a long-time critic of Lakewood city government and himself an unsuccessful City Council candidate, was found not guilty of making death threats against three public officials. The acquittal occurred Sept. 20 in the Orange County Superior Courtroom of Judge Richard Weatherspoon. Guarino, 53, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan.
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October 30, 1986 | ROBERT A. JONES, Times Staff Writer
The Internal Revenue Service has arrested William P. Gale, leader of the politically extremist Posse Comitatus, and six associates on charges that they made death threats to IRS agents in Nevada. Gale, 69, was arrested last Thursday at his rural home in Mariposa County in California, IRS officials said Wednesday, and later was taken to Las Vegas, where he awaits arraignment.
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December 31, 1998 | Associated Press
Two sixth-grade girls were arrested after deputies said a surveillance camera showed them sending death threats to themselves. The 12-year-olds were charged Tuesday with falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor. The girls claimed they had been receiving threatening notes in their lockers every day over the last couple of weeks, sometimes several in one day, an officer said. The notes contained threats to shoot or stab the girls and two of their friends, police said.
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March 10, 1987 | Associated Press
Prison officials refused comment Monday on a report that Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst sentenced to life in prison for selling classified military information to Israel, was moved to a prison hospital because of threats on his life. The Jerusalem Post reported in Tel Aviv Monday that Pollard, 32, was moved for his own protection from a federal prison in Petersburg, Va., to the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield.
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August 22, 1998 | Reuters
Two death threats, both signed "KKK," against a Louisiana Supreme Court candidate and a campaign supporter are considered "very serious" and are being investigated as hate crimes, an FBI spokeswoman said. Democrat Bill Quigley, a teacher at Loyola University Law School who volunteers as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, said he received the threat Thursday.
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May 11, 2002 | ANDREA PERERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six teachers at Taft High School in Woodland Hills recently received written death threats apparently related to grades, Los Angeles police said Friday. No suspects have been arrested, police said. A Taft teacher found six threatening letters in her mailbox on April 11. One was addressed to her and the others were addressed to five other teachers, according to authorities.
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January 13, 1989 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
Friends of millionaire racing promoter Mickey Thompson and his wife, who were fatally shot at their San Gabriel Valley estate 10 months ago, have told homicide detectives that the Thompsons complained of death threats from his former business partner, court documents show.
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August 3, 1988 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
Westminster newspaper publisher Tu A Nguyen and two other Vietnamese refugees who recently returned from Vietnam were targets of death threats in a poster circulated in Orange County's Little Saigon, Westminster police said Tuesday. "We are taking these threats seriously," Westminster Police Detective Marcus Frank said.
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May 7, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Clarita school officials announced Monday that they will retain cheerleading squads at Canyon High School instead of disbanding them in a bitter dispute over picking head cheerleaders that led to death threats against a vice principal. But the William S. Hart Union High School District board also formalized procedures for the selection of head cheerleaders, admonishing parents and students to accept the changes peacefully and put the dispute to rest.
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November 22, 1985 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Times Staff Writer
After a heated debate in court, the judge in the Ronald Whitelaw child-stealing case ruled Thursday that the jury could be told about death threats allegedly made against Whitelaw by his ex-wife. The action by San Fernando Superior Court Judge Howard J. Schwab altered a ruling he had made on Tuesday. At that time, Schwab forbade defense attorney Harland Braun from using Whitelaw's claim that he had no alternative but to abduct his two daughters.
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