Update on Alleged "Kill Him" Remark at Palin rally

Chambers, Hank hchamber at richmond.edu
Thu Oct 16 07:25:32 PDT 2008

Just to be clear, the alleged remark in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is
almost certainly not the one to which Obama referred last night.  His
reference was quite likely to one supposedly made at a Palin rally in
Clearwater, Florida, though it is unclear whether the "Kill him" remark
was a reference to Ayers or to Obama.  I do not know whether the racial
epithets supposedly hurled at the black sound man made the rally sound
to Rep. John Lewis a little like a pre-repentant, 1950s-era George
Wallace political rally.







Henry L. Chambers, Jr. 

Professor of Law

University of Richmond

28 Westhampton Way

Richmond, VA 23173



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October 15 
Secret Service says "Kill him" allegation unfounded

By Andrew M. Seder
aseder at timesleader.com
Staff Writer 

SCRANTON - The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in
Scranton said allegations that someone yelled "kill him" when
presidential hopeful Barack Obama's name was mentioned during Tuesday's
Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an
undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law
enforcement officers and not one heard the comment. ....Slavoski said
more than 20 non-security agents were interviewed Wednesday, from news
media to ordinary citizens in attendance at the rally for the Republican
vice presidential candidate held at the Riverfront Sports Complex. He
said Singleton was the only one to say he heard someone yell "kill him."

Full story at


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