Las Vegas Tribune
Just last week, Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin called for the death of President Trump. While President Trump is alive and well, it seems civility is dead among the Democrats.
“Bob Coffin has yet to offer apologies calling for the President to die and Congressman Steven Horsford or any other elected Democrat has yet to condemn his remarks” was written on a website that asks for the councilman’s resignation.
The rude and unprofessional behavior of the Democratic Councilman is no surprise to many of those who know him and are familiar with how rude, nasty, crude and gross he is; Coffin publicly berated Mr. Yohan Lowie in a city council meeting with anti-Semitic remarks by comparing Mr. Lowie’s personal actions in pursuing the development of the land to the treatment of “unruly Palestinians.”
Recently the Democratic councilman in the City of Las Vegas’ Ward 3 announced that due to injuries from a car accident, he will not be running for his third and final term in the city post; in reality he is avoiding negative publicity after being involved in a series of dubious dealings with former city councilman Steve Seroka.
Seroka once claimed he was prompted to run for office because of the dispute over plans to convert the Badlands Golf Course near Alta and Rampart into a residential development, but the Las Vegas Tribune learned that he was in cahoots with former casino executive with the Wynn Resorts, Jack Binion, and gaming attorney Frank Schreck.
The Badlands Golf Course has cost the city of Las Vegas lots of money in lawsuits and has divided the city council because of Steve Seroka and Bob Coffin when Coffin had no business or jurisdiction in the Ward 2 part of the city.
Las Vegas Tribune attended the city council meeting when Councilwoman Michele Fiore bravely read an intercepted email from Bob Coffin using derogatory slang and name-calling when referring to a city of Las Vegas constituent.
Local and federal law enforcement agencies should investigate Bob Coffin for instigating, provoking, and promoting harm to the duly elected president of the United States; if anything should happen to the president, Bob Coffin could be held responsible.
Threatening government officials of the United States is a felony under federal law. Threatening the President of the United States is a felony under 18 U.S.C. and while Bob Coffin may not have threatened the president directly, he may have instigated and maybe even “inspired” someone to do what he does not have the courage (thank goodness) to do himself.
The United States Secret Service investigates suspected violations of this law and monitors those who have a history of threatening the President. Threatening the President is considered a political offense. Immigrants who commit this crime can be deported.
Because the offense consists of pure speech, the courts have issued rulings attempting to balance the government’s interest in protecting the President with free speech rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. According to the book Stalking, Threatening, and Attacking Public Figures, “Hundreds of celebrity howlers threaten the President of the United States every year, sometimes because they disagree with his policies, but more often just because he is the President.”
Internationally famous Madonna expressed her opinion of the White House and the president by saying she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” during a speech at the Women’s March on Washington and was investigated by the Secret Service. The little and simple Las Vegas City Councilman James Robert Coffin, AKA Bob Coffin, should also be investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Secret Service.
Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin should know better and show an example of decency and respect even if he does not know how to spell either word.