A Fort Lauderdale man is facing charges of threatening to kill President Trump, after he texted that he wanted to open the president’s skull “like the cantaloupe that it is,” according to authorities.They say that 57-year old Cesar Saiz could get up to five years in federal prison for making the threats.Court records state that Saiz sent the messages on July 18, telling an acquaintance that the only way to fix the country was to assassinate Trump. “Take the demon down,” Saiz reportedly texted. “I am ready for civil war.”The other person reported the texts to local law enforcement the same evening, and officers were dispatched to Saiz’s home.He yelled “freedom of speech!” upon seeing the officers, according to court records. He also told the officers that he been drinking for four days, and had been unemployed for over four months because of the coronavirus pandemic.In his conversation with officers, Saiz “repeatedly expressed his disdain over President Trump, more specifically, the president’s response to COVID-19.”He then gave officers his cellphone. Authorities discovered that he had at least two other conversations on the same day in which he discussed the desire to kill Trump.Investigators also found that Saiz had conducted research into the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and had searched for places to “volunteer” to assassinate Trump.In addition, he had looked for a “union” to assassinate Trump, and offered his services as a marksman if anyone were to need to attack the president.On July 19, one day after his encounter with authorities, Saiz apologized in a Facebook post. “Out of shear exasperation and stress brought on by over 4 months of quarantine and care taking for my parents I made an out of character mean spirited statement via text to an acquaintance,” the post read.Courtesy: Facebook Prosecutors have argued that they want to keep Saiz in jail while he awaits trial, due to his history of mental illness and alcohol abuse, as well as previous legal issues, including a 1991 felony conviction for aggravated battery of a police officer and at least two domestic violence incidents.They also allege that he engaged in witness tampering by contacting the acquaintance who reported his texts to authorities.Saiz made his initial appearance in front of federal Magistrate Judge Patrick Hunt on July 22. He had a video hearing last Wednesday in order to determine if he would be held until the trial.The outcome of that hearing is unclear, and Saiz remains at the Broward County Jail.“This is not just saying, ‘God, I wish something bad would happen to Donald trump,’” says Gerald Greenberg, a former federal prosecutor. “This to me is bad stuff and he’s putting it out there on the internet.”He adds that Department of Justice guidelines instruct prosecutors to consider more than just a defendant’s words when charging them with a speech-related crime.“It has to be that they [prosecutors] see this particular guy’s words or this particular guy as something different than the venting that hundreds of millions of Americans are doing every single day,” he says.
Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 14:30 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund Bayern München Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Der Klassiker continues at the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening as Robert Lewandowski and Co. welcome Peter Stoger’s BVB side to Bavaria Bayern Munich can all but secure their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with a win against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.The Bavarians have not won a Bundesliga title at home since 2000 but will be confirmed as champions if they beat Peter Stoger’s side and Schalke fail to beat Freiburg earlier in the day.Bayern were beaten 2-1 at RB Leipzig last time out while Dortmund registered a 1-0 victory over Hannover to tighten their hold on a Champions League qualifying position. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Date Saturday, March 31 Time 17:30 BST / 12:30 ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Network fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 2 and online via the BT Sport App. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport App Squads & Team News Position Bayern players Goalkeepers Neuer, Starke, Ulreich Defenders Sule, Hummels, Martinez, Rafinha, Bernat, Boateng, Alaba, Kimmich Midfielders Thiago, Ribery, Robben, James, Rudy, Vidal, Tolisso, Coman, Dorsch, Benko Forwards Wagner, Lewandowski, Muller Manuel Neuer is continuing his recovery from his foot injury so Sven Ulreich will continue between the sticks for Bayern.Niklas Sule will start at centre-back if Jerome Boateng does not recover in time, while Kingsley Coman’s ankle issue means he will also miss out.Potential Bayern starting XI: Ulreich; Kimmich, Hummels, Sule, Alaba; Martinez, Vidal, Thiago; James, Lewandowski, Muller Position Dortmund players Goalkeepers Fabianski, Nordfeldt, Mulder Defenders Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Rangel, Naughton, Bartley, Fernandez Midfielders Ki, Britton, Fer, Dyer, Carroll, Routledge, Clucas, King, Sanches, Maric, James, Roberts, Byers Forwards Bony, Abraham, Narsingh, J. Ayew, A. Ayew, Baker-Richardson Michy Batshuayi, Dortmund’s top scorer in 2018 with six Bundesliga goals, will lead his team on Saturday, with Christian Pulisic likely to take up a role on the wing due to Marco Reus’ absence.The attacker missed his side’s 1-0 win over Hannover before the international break due to an adductor problem.Dan-Axel Zagadou, Sebastian Rode, Shinji Kagawa, Andriy Yarmolenko and Erik Durm will also miss out for the away side.Potential Dortmund starting XI: Burki; Piszczek, Akanji, Sokratis, Schmelzer; Dahoud, Weigl, Castro; Pulisic, Batshuayi, SchurrleBetting & Match Odds Bayern are 2/5 favourites to win the tie with dabblebet, with Dortmund placed at 7/1.A draw is currently priced at 4/1.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Jupp Heynckes is on the verge of his fourth Bundesliga title as Bayern Munich coach.The Bavarian club can secure the German championship if Schalke lose their home game against Freiburg and they come out on top in Der Klassiker.Bayern’s 18-match unbeaten run came to an end last time out as they were beaten at RB Leipzig but their home form remains intact – they are now undefeated in their last 35 home league matches.”We faced an excellent opponent today,” Heynckes said after the game. “We have to acknowledge that. Leipzig were really aggressive and ran hard to press us. We didn’t play as well as in recent weeks. Leipzig deserved to win.”Borussia Dortmund are now unbeaten in 12 Bundesliga matches under manager Peter Stoger and can climb to second if results go their way this weekend.Stoger has only taken one Bundesliga point from Bayern in six attempts as a Bundesliga coach, though, and faces a tough task at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.