Franklin Sain, accused of racist threats against gun-control backer, should be fired, says NAACP

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Franklin Sain.
As we reported yesterday, CEO Franklin Sain was arrested over threatening e-mails to state rep and gun-control advocate Rhonda Fields; see examples below. (Warning: They're explicit.) The firm for which Sain works has now suspended him, but that's not enough for the region's NAACP affiliate. The organization is calling for his firing amid concerns that his behavior isn't an exception but an example of a new and loathsome trend.

Back in 2005, as we've reported, Fields's son, Javad Marshall-Fields, agreed to serve as a material witness against Robert Ray, who he'd seen murder a friend. But before he could testify, Marshall-Fields and his fiancee, Vivian Wolfe, were killed.

Ray is currently on death row for ordering the slaying of a witness in connection with another murder, this one in 2004 -- and Sir Mario Owens, convicted of spraying the car in which Marshall-Fields and Wolfe died with a dozen bullets, is also slated to die. However, appeals will keep those sentences from being carried out for years.

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Rhonda Fields, right, at a January press conference about gun-control legislation.
This tragedy is among the factors that inspired Fields to run for state representative, and this year, she's been one of the leading forces at the legislature behind gun-control measures. Then, earlier this month, she received multiple e-mails traced to Colorado Springs-based Sain, the chief operating officer for SofTec Solutions, based in Englewood. According to its website, the company is a frequent government contractor that's "staffed 298 recruiters nationwide for the U.S. Army," among other federal gigs.

Here's a typical -- and uncensored -- example....

I ordered a ton of new 30 round magazines today CUNTBAG.... go fuck yourself and your new law.... we wont [sic] abide by it.... CUNT NIGGER....
...and here's another, featuring references to former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded in an attack that killed several people, and another Colorado lawmaker, Beth McCann:
Watching you live, you are a pathetic NIGGER CUNT along with MCANN [sic], two cunts who are way overdue a good fucking...and hopefully somebody Gifords [sic] both of your asses with a gun....you are both pieces of monkey shit who have no right or reason to be in the position you are....fuck off cunts....
Sain was subsequently arrested on suspicion of harassment and attempting to influence a public servant. Shortly thereafter, SofTec, presumably interested in protecting its government contracts, issued the following statement:
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Rosemary Harris Lytle.
SofTec Solutions, Inc. has been informed of allegations against our employee, Mr. Frank Sain. We are shocked to learn of these allegations and are taking this matter very seriously. If true, these actions are highly inappropriate and will not be tolerated. Pending SofTec's investigation into this matter, Mr. Sain has been suspended immediately from further duties at SofTec. SofTec Solutions is a minority-owned, small business and we employ a large diverse workforce. We will absolutely not tolerate any racial, sexual, gender-based slurs or threats of violence by employees.
In a statement on view below in its entirety, Rosemary Harris Lytle, president of the NAACP Colorado Montana Wyoming State Conference, refers to this move on the part of SofTec "a good first step" before calling for Sain's immediate termination. But in conversation, Harris Lytle makes it clear she doesn't see his alleged actions as an isolated incident. Far from it: She cites two other recent attacks on officials of color and theorizes that the diversity of the current Colorado legislature may be partly responsible for a vile escalation in hatred.

Continue for more about the call for Franklin Sain's firing, including the NAACP statement and his arrest report.


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Mozart99
Mozart99

Pending resolution of his case, his guns should be taken from him. How will all his supporters here feel if he turns out to be a dylan klebold, adam lanza or sung hui-cho or james holmes? this is a different time.

MisterAK47
MisterAK47

I think Sain's a HERO, as 'We the People' NEED to STRIKE DOWN CRAP by MORONS like Rhonda Fields whose SON was a Gang Member & SNITCHED on his 'Homies' & then gets WASTED by a Gun - so she BLAMES GUNS for her son's misdeeds because she RAISED a Gang Member & NOW WANTS 'Law-Abiding Gun Owners' to PAY for the SINS of her SON & the VIOLENT Drug Dealers who SELL ILLEGAL Drugs to Democrats - which is the #1 cause of Gun Violence in the USA & MEXICO - next to Barack Obama who HANDS OUT AK-47's like Candy to the Cartels & his Al Qaeda 'homies' !!!

Mozart99
Mozart99

The Aurora shooter was not committed to an institution or arrested because his threats were not made to a named person. This fellow directed his threats to a named person. He should not be out on the street. What if he kills someone or multiple persons. Once again it will have to be said we were warned about a potential shooting/shooter.

Mozart99
Mozart99

No sweat. He can get a job at the Onion. 

11er
11er

sain must be MAD . why all the nig words? that is bull. i know black women who are not for gun control. so his dumb ass racist rant is out of place. i bet Colorado kkk rejected his retarded a$$

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So typical that Gun Nuts are ignorant lowlife White Trash Racists ... another NRA poster boy.

"The gubmint kin have mah guns when they pry them from mah cold, dead, nigger-hating hands"


CloudGang
CloudGang

What the fuck are these fools talking about under me?

simply put....Americans on American land have the right to say whatever the fuck we want.

I have sympathy for innocent victims although I can not say the same for any body trying to or violating my bill of rights.

As for men should never hit women...that feminist value, is what fucked the schools up. Nothing like putting one gender above the other right one leg? Are you one of the guys that would mob a man down with street justice because he defends himself against a medicated woman who keeps attacking him? Shiiiiiiiiit. The domestic violence racketeers need white nights like you.

If any female assaulted me I will upper cut her ass, fellas you are NOT immune http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=kbRYTLzkd04

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Dudes who pick on women are PUSSIES !!!

Race hasn't SHIT to do w/ this,  really ....

I'd mind my own if I overheard a man calling a woman a," Bitch . " ( She probably was being one . Who am I to decide ? ) I'm making INSTANT steel-crutch to head CONTACT if he lays a hand on her . I don't have to know the cpl either . I'm not sure where but the bible must say, " Men don't hit women ! "   Somewhere in one of the f'n testaments ! It covers about everything else ....

CloudGang
CloudGang

Because telling someone how you feel is harassment.

People's feelings are more important than truth.

EZD41
EZD41

@2006KLID Well they should be in favor of some type of gun control. 2 amendment is not being threatened. I'm a gun owner in favor of some guns rules. Everything else has rules.  

Ryan13
Ryan13

@DonkeyHotay It's funny that you use a Charlton Heston quote, when he marched with the NAACP LONG before Hollywood found it acceptable.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

@Juan_Leg I'm not too fond of gun grabbers either. Maybe bureaucrats and politicians shouldn't "pick on" the public, lest they get a dose of self-defense.

That said, threats and (especially racist) epithets only make it clear that assholes like Sain are likely to be that guy they're afraid of.

By the way, Fields is one of the authoritarians behind the 5ng DUID bill. :-/

veaseylover
veaseylover

@CloudGang So hoping these women die and call them C@@t N@@gers is somehow, the truth? Praising the shooting of another individual and hoping they get raped, that should be okay right? What  a stupid person you are. 

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Cognitive_Dissident  You know me as being on the liberal side of most things & not a big fan of guns on any scale . Even I would disagree w/ a 5mg limit . Many hunters are way too drunk to shoot & kill a defenseless animal in under five tries anyway ...

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

@veaseylover @CloudGang Point is, it's not a threat or harassment. It's an angry person being exceptionally rude in contacting an elected official about current legislative business. 

What a stupid person you are, falling for such propaganda! Sain's received his correct punishment--he's been outed for the asshole he is.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Cognitive_Dissident  He took it way too far & will now fly solo as the ENDLESS bandwagons FILL w/ HATERS w/ their racist HATING GOD IN TOW !!!

Come on now already ! We know this dude is a piece of shit but we don't need nor deserve the racial card so easily being used as a representative of more than the writer's intentions .

"As a cripple, I can understand the pain, the daily suffering ......

LOL !!!  I'm unable to finish w/o falling outta' my chair in laughter !

tye7
tye7

@CloudGang @tye7 @Cognitive_Dissident  I understand what you are saying but it IS against the law to send a note saying "Im coming for you" when you send it to a public servant.  Its to keep people from trying to "persuade" public officials.  Its not just someone being offensive.. being offensive is not a crime, although sometimes I wish it were lol.


CloudGang
CloudGang

@tyleen7 @Cognitive_Dissident  laws are not supposed to supersede the constitution. First Amendment . 

To say "I'm coming for you" does not mean he is guilty of  any crime. People too easily mistake offensive for criminal. 

For some odd reason i have never received any hate mail of any kind nor any harassment(besides the piggies) . Then again i do not ever try to enforce my will on any one, and i do not ever try to violate any persons constitutional rights , so that may have something to do with it. 


tye7
tye7

@Cognitive_Dissident the letter clearly says "I'm coming for you" that IS a threat, constantly sending vulgar and racist notes and phone calls IS harassment and all of this IS an attempt to influence a public servant.  That law is there for a reason, male OR female.

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