An Arkansas man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for plotting to kill dozens of blacks, including then-Sen. Barack Obama, federal authorities said.
Paul Schlesselman pleaded guilty in January and was sentenced in an Arkansas federal court Thursday.
Federal officials said Schlesselman had threatened to kill Obama on October 23, 2008, shortly before the presidential election.
He also planned to “murder dozens of people with a focus on murdering African-Americans,” the Justice Department said.
This was the first big case of violence against Barack Obama I remember and it was fueled by race. Hopefully they will keep an eye on him after he gets out of prison.