FBI And Denver Police Investigate Threats Against Colorado Judges

The FBI and Denver Police are investigating threats against Colorado Supreme Court justices who ruled that former President Trump cannot be listed in Colorado’s 2024 election ballot.

On December 19, in a 4-3 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump’s actions on and around January 6, 2021, violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. This section stipulates that a person who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” after taking an oath of office to support the U.S. Constitution should be disqualified from running for office again.

The decision has sparked a firestorm of unrest among Trump supporters and has led to threats against the judges who ruled against the former president.

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

The spokesperson refrained from disclosing investigation details, citing ongoing inquiries and concerns for safety and privacy.

Denver police are increasing patrols near the justices’ homes and offering additional safety assistance upon request.

Following the court’s decision, a nonpartisan research nonprofit called Advance Democracy reported “significant violent rhetoric” online from Trump supporters targeting justices and Democrats. The firm’s findings prompted increased security measures for the justices.

The four justices who barred Trump from the 2024 ballot are consistently mentioned in posts on pro-Trump online forums, and there have even been calls to reveal the judges’ personal information.

Certain forum posts advocate violence, suggesting the justices should face threats such as hangings or bombs. Additionally, some posts advise followers to stockpile weapons and propose a civil war against Democrats.

One post encouraged Trump supporters to “behead judges” and “slam dunk a judge’s baby into the trash can.” Another stated, “This ends when we kill these f—ckers.”

The FBI, acknowledging the situation, told the media outlet Axios that they are aware of the threats and are collaborating with local law enforcement to address the issue.

The FBI stated, “We will vigorously pursue investigations of any threat or use of violence committed by someone who uses extremist views to justify their actions regardless of motivation.”

Meanwhile, on Friday, the Supreme Court decided against promptly addressing special counsel Jack Smith’s request to rule on whether former President Donald Trump can face prosecution for his actions in overturning the 2020 election results.

This ruling is a strategic victory for Trump and his legal team, as they have consistently aimed to postpone the criminal cases while campaigning for the 2024 presidential election.