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'Enemy Of The People': Man Echoing Trump's Words Charged With Threatening Newspaper

In an Aug. 16 editorial, The Boston Globe said the president's "assault on the free press ... has dangerous consequences." Later that day a man allegedly threatened to shoot Globe workers in the head.
The front page of the Aug. 16 edition of The Boston Globe. On Thursday, a California man was charged with threatening the newspaper in retaliation for its national editorial campaign criticizing President Trump's assault on the free press. Source: Tim Bradbury

A California man was arrested Thursday and charged with threatening violence against Boston Globe journalists in retaliation for the newspaper's coordination earlier this month of some 300 nationwide editorials denouncing President Trump's attacks on the media, according to federal prosecutors.

Robert Chain, 68, of Encino, Calif., faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He was charged with one count of making threatening communications

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