This undated photo provided by the San Mateo Sheriff's department shows Gregory Lee Giusti.
I'm beginning to wonder if tea partiers (or tea baggers) have any respect for American government. Apparently democracy is only acceptable to them if they get what they want. They want to flush it and create anarchy the minute their faction loses control of the apparatus of government. There seems to be no concept of a loyal opposition among many so-called Americans. It's sad that there is so little loyalty or allegiance to our government among those who oppose health care reform. It's a serious threat to our American way of life.
Man arrested for Pelosi threats called "angry"
Jaxon Van Derbeken,Jill Tucker
San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writers
April 7, 2010
The San Francisco man arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her support for health care reform spent five years harassing a local church - until its custodian helped break the case involving Pelosi, the church's lawyer said.
Gregory Lee Giusti, 48, made at least four dozen harassing and threatening phone calls to Pelosi's homes in St. Helena and Washington as well as her husband's San Francisco office, authorities said.
The torrent of calls, they said, occurred from Feb. 6 to March 25, with Giusti telling Pelosi that if she wanted to see her home again she would vote against the pending health care reform bill.
Giusti, who was arrested at noon at his Tenderloin apartment, is scheduled to appear this morning to answer charges at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The complaint against him is sealed, said FBI spokesman Joseph Schadler.
Giusti has a history of making threats. In 2004, he was convicted of threatening to kill a conductor after being booted off a train car in San Mateo County, prosecutors said.
He was linked to the Pelosi case with the help of members of the Hamilton Square Baptist Church on Geary Boulevard...
AP sources: FBI arrests man for threatening Pelosi
By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press
April 7, 2010
WASHINGTON – The FBI arrested a northern California man Wednesday for allegedly making threatening phone calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over health care reform, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.
Charges against the man have yet to be disclosed, but they are expected to be filed in federal court in California.
Several federal officials said the man made dozens of calls to Pelosi's homes in California and Washington, as well as to her husband's business office. They said he recited her home address and said if she wanted to see it again, she would not support the health care overhaul bill that since has been enacted.
One official said the man is believed to have spoken directly with Pelosi at least once...