The FBI and Denver police are investigating threats against Colorado judges who blocked Trump from the ballot in the state – LSB

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The FBI and Denver Police Department are investigating threats against Colorado Supreme Court justices who ruled to bar former President Trump from appearing on the state’s ballots in next year’s presidential election.

A Denver Police spokesperson confirmed to Fox News Digital that they are “currently investigating the incidents directed at the Colorado Supreme Court justices, and will continue to work with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to thoroughly investigate any reports of threats or harassment.”

The spokesperson did not provide details about these investigations due to “open investigations and safety and privacy considerations.”

Denver Police are “providing additional patrols around the Denver Justice Residences and will provide additional safety support if/as requested” in response to threats against judges who ruled last week that the sedition clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution applied to Trump because of his impeachment. The spokesman said the actions related to the riot that occurred on January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol.

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The FBI and Denver police are investigating threats against Colorado Supreme Court justices who ruled that former President Trump cannot appear at the state’s polls in next year’s presidential election. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

This comes after an analysis by nonpartisan research organization Advance Democracy showed “significant violent rhetoric” online from Trump supporters targeting judges and Democrats in the wake of the court’s decision, according to NBC News.

The names of the four judges who ruled to disqualify Trump from the 2024 election appeared repeatedly in posts on pro-Trump online forums, which included calls to disclose the judges’ personal information.

Some posts on these forums included calls to kill judges and Trump opponents with guns, hanging or bombs, and some asked followers to stock up on weapons and suggested a civil war against Democrats.

One post urged Trump supporters to “behead judges” and “throw the judge’s baby in the trash,” while another said: “This ends when we kill these motherfuckers.”

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Former President Donald Trump waves

Four Colorado Supreme Court justices have ruled that former President Trump will be disqualified from the state’s 2024 presidential election. (AP Photo/Patrick Szymanski)

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Users were also responding directly to Trump’s posts on his social media platform Truth Social with similar rhetoric.

The FBI said in a statement to Axios that the agency is aware of the situation and is working with local law enforcement.

“We will vigorously pursue investigations into any threat or use of violence committed by someone who uses extremist views to justify his actions, regardless of motivation,” the agency told the outlet.

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