Monday, June 13, 2022

Fulton County DA Receiving Death Threats Over High Profile Cases

Fulton County District Attorney Fans Willis, who is investigating Donald Trump for election interference and prosecuting the YSL Gang RICO case needs extra security after receiving threats on her life...


Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said extraordinary measures have been taken to protect her and her family amid threats since a high-profile racketeering indictment involving Atlanta rappers and the creation of a special grand jury to investigate efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
She said that comments about her, mostly on social media, ramped up a lot after a sweeping gang indictment targeting Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna and alleged members of the Young Slime Life Gang.
“We don’t believe that these threats were directed by anyone that is in the YSL indictment,” Willis said. “I would say that (threats are coming from) people that are very sympathetic, maybe admirers of YSL and people who are connected with them in some sense.”
She said she is also getting more hostile comments from former President Donald Trump’s supporters after she announced that a special grand jury is looking in to certain events connected to the most recent presidential election in Georgia.
“Oh, it is definitely a significant driver of the heightened security,” Willis said. “People are angry about that investigation. People are angry about investigations into gangs, so each of those things plays a factor.”
She said there is no evidence Trump posted any of the violent social media threats against her, but there is some indication that her movements have possibly been surveilled. Willis didn’t say by whom.