- Tracy Marie Fiorenza from Illinois has been charged for explicit threats against former President Donald Trump and his son, Barron.
- Fiorenza acknowledged in a U.S. Secret Service interview that she did send the threatening emails from her Illinois home.
- In a separate incident, Texas resident Abigail Jo Shry was arrested for menacing threats against a U.S. District Judge, a Congresswoman, and broader groups.
A chilling incident from Illinois has brought the rising political tensions of the U.S. into sharp focus, as Tracy Marie Fiorenza faces charges over threats against former President Donald Trump and his 17-year-old son, Barron Trump.
Fiorenza, from Illinois, is facing serious legal consequences for her alleged actions.
She has been charged with Transmitting Threats to Kill or Injure Another Person in Interstate Commerce, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 875(c).
The charges stem from threatening emails Fiorenza is said to have sent to an educational institution located in Palm Beach County, Florida.
These alleged threats were not veiled or ambiguous.
On May 21, 2023, the email to the institution’s headmaster read: “I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity that I get!”
Notably, this wasn’t the end of the threats.
On June 5, 2023, she reportedly fired off another email to the same headmaster, declaring: “‘I am going to slam a bullet in Baron Trump’s head with his father IN SELF DEFENSE!’”
Such threats are always treated with utmost seriousness.
The U.S. Secret Service, acting on the information, swiftly approached Fiorenza for an interview, following the second email. Agreeing to the interview, Fiorenza chose the USSS Chicago Field Office as her preferred location.
During this June 14 meeting, she was shown the incriminating emails and the threats they contained. Without hesitation, Fiorenza confirmed that she had indeed written and dispatched those emails from her residence in Plainfield, Illinois.
This development is one in a string of incidents reflecting heightened political animosities as the 2024 presidential campaign gains momentum.
Especially noteworthy is the backdrop of the former president facing charges over 91 felonies across four different indictments.
Yet, Fiorenza’s threats are not isolated in nature.
Another recent incident had a Texas woman, Abigail Jo Shry, in the spotlight. She was taken into custody after purportedly admitting to federal authorities about her threat to kill U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan of Washington, D.C., unless Trump emerged victorious in the 2024 elections.
Court documents present a harrowing tale. Shry didn’t stop at threats against Judge Chutkan. She extended her menacing words to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), the LGBT community, and other unspecified “democratic parties”.
After making a call to Judge Chutkan’s chambers on August 5, she reportedly began her message with a derogatory slur: “Hey, you stupid slave n*****.”
Law enforcement documented her threat where she swore to eliminate anyone targeting former President Trump.
This included Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, all Democrats in Washington D.C., and even the entire LGBTQ community.
Shry’s message was clear and direct: “You are in our sights, we want to kill you,” and, “If Trump doesn’t get elected in 2024, we are coming to kill you, so tread lightly, b****.”
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