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Wisconsin Head Start Employee Charged with Death Threats Against GOP Legislators

2:39 PM, Apr 1, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: 

A 26-year-old woman was charged Thursday with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts for allegedly making email threats against Wisconsin lawmakers during the height of the battle over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.

Katherine R. Windels of Cross Plains was named in a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Criminal Court.

According to the criminal complaint, Windels allegedly sent an email threat to State Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) March 9. Later that evening, she allegedly sent another email to 15 Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).

The subject line of the second email was: "Atten: Death Threat!!!! Bomb!!!" In that email, she purportedly wrote, "Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your families will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks."

It's odd that the Journal Sentinel's report, "Woman charged with email threats," fails to note Windels claims to be an early childhood educator at Head Start. I eagerly await the next Paul Krugman column denouncing Democrats for inciting teachers and other public employees.

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