Officials have stated that Giusti recited her home address during the calls and said if she wanted to see it again, she would not support the health care overhaul bill that since has been enacted.
Apparently this man was upset of the health care reform bill. You have to wonder why and who incites this kind of rage and fear to begin with. I have a fairly good idea.
Giusti wept in court during his appearance.
Gregory Lee Giusti, 48, of San Francisco looked disheveled in a gray T-shirt and khakis as he appeared for the first time before Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman.
Some of these threats are very serious,” Zimmerman said before denying Giusti’s request to be released to the halfway house. He said Giusti may suffer from bipolar disorder and should be receiving treatment.
The magistrate, however, told the U.S. attorney’s office to interview Giusti further to determine if he was mentally competent enough to be released to a halfway house or if he should continue to be detained
Giusti is charged with making obscene, threatening or harassing phone calls to a member of Congress.
Giusti is accused of making the calls to Pelosi because of anger over health care reform. He was arrested Wednesday at a single-room occupancy public housing complex in San Francisco where he lived for the past nine years.
If convicted, Giusti could receive a two-year prison sentence, $250,000 fine and one year of supervised release.
It’s just my opinion but isn’t that sentence rather lenient? Is he considered a patriot? I’m having difficulties with the new definition of ‘patriot’ that’s been overused recently.