From Houston Chronicle:
WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement agencies led by the U.S. Secret Service and the FBI are investigating the origins of a threatening and racially charged cartoon sent by fax to the White House and the Houston office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee depicting nooses and lynching posts intended for the president and the congresswoman.
Beneath a headline which included a racial epithet referring to African-Americans, the one-page cartoon showed two L-shaped lynching posts with “Sheila Jackson Lee” written on one cross bar and “Hussein Obama” written on the second cross bar. The president’s full name is Barack Hussein Obama.
The return address on the fax said: “Defecating on Obama.”
“We are aware of the cartoon, and we are taking appropriate measures,” said Secret Service Special Agent Robert Novy, a spokesman for the agency. “Being a protective intelligence matter, the Secret Service has no further comment.”
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