A 32-year-old Seattle man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious harassment after allegedly posting derogatory and threatening comments to the Facebook pages of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and city council member Kshama Sawant:
They included explicitly homophobic, racist and misogynistic comments, the milder of which included, “Mayor return to hell where you came from,” “death to socialist council member,” “Death to Seattle police” and “feminist must get raped and die,” court documents show.
Councilwoman Sawant, elected in November 2013, is Seattle’s only self-proclaimed socialist councilmember.
The comments also made references to Harvey Milk, San Francisco’s first openly gay elected official, who was assassinated in 1978.
Murray is Seattle’s first openly gay mayor.
The comments were reportedly made under the suspect's real name. Because he's a fucking genius. On the bright side, I'm guessing the unregistered comments here on Slog should be quiet for a while.