A Miami woman has been charged for allegedly threatening to kill vice chairman Kamala Harris, consistent with a criminal complaint filed within the us District Court for the Southern District of Florida.“Niviane Petit Phelps knowingly and willfully made threats to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the vice chairman of the us in violation of Title 18, us Code Section 871,” from February 13 through February 18, consistent with the complaint.
On March 3, agent David Ballenger was notified of a threat to kill Harris, consistent with the complaint. The threats were sent by Phelps to her incarcerated spouse in Wakulla penal institution via JPay, a computer application that permits for sharing of media between non-incarcerated and incarcerated people.
A United States Secret Service agent assigned to the case obtained the videos and pictures that were sent by Phelps to her spouse.“The videos (that are of relevance to the present investigation) generally depict Phelps complaining and speaking angrily to the camera about her hatred for President Joe Biden and vice chairman Kamala Harris, among others,” read the complaint. “However, in these videos, Phelps also made statements about killing vice chairman Harris.”
In one among the videos, “Phelps stated: ‘Kamala Harris you're getting to die. Your days are numbered already,” added the complaint.In another video on February 18, Phelps stated, “I’m getting to the gun range. I swear to God, today is your day you’re gonna die. 50 days from today, mark today down,”
Phelps was also shown at a shooting gallery during a photo dated two days later, consistent with the complaint. “On Washington's Birthday , 2021, Phelps applied for a concealed weapons permit.”On March 3, the key Service and detectives from the Miami-Dade local department visited Phelps’ residence to aim to interview her, but she refused to talk with them at the time, consistent with the complaint.
“Two days later, I received a call from Phelps, who complained that her employer had put her on administrative leave,” read the complaint.On March 6, a United States Secret Service agent visited speak with Phelps at her home.
According to the complaint, Phelps said, “She was angry at the time about Kamala Harris becoming vice President but that she is ‘over it now.’ Phelps expressed how she believes Kamala Harris not actually ‘black’ and the way during inauguration Kamala Harris disrespectfully put her hand on her clutch purse rather than the bible. Phelps continued saying that somebody told her that America goes to settle on who they choose, so Phelps had put her rage about the vice chairman aside. Phelps stated that she is now ‘past it.”
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