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A Florida woman was charged after threatening to ‘shoot’ agents in ‘F–k the FBI’ video she posted online, DOJ says

Summary List PlacementA Florida woman was charged after she threatened to "shoot" FBI agents in a video published on multiple social media accounts, according to a press release from the Department of Justice citing a criminal complaint.  According to the press release, the FBI reached out to Suzanne Kaye, 59,...

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A Florida woman was charged after she threatened to “shoot” FBI agents in a video published on multiple social media accounts, according to a press release from the Department of Justice citing a criminal complaint. 

According to the press release, the FBI reached out to Suzanne Kaye, 59, of Boca Raton, Florida, after receiving a tip from someone about her making Facebook posts related to attending the Jan. 6. breach at the US Capitol building.

When the FBI called Kaye on Jan 28 about her travel to Washington, D.C, she denied the accusations that she was there. However, she later agreed to speak to them at her residence, the press release said. 

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According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Miami New Times, the FBI was tipped again earlier this month, on Feb.8, about a video on Kaye’s Facebook, called “ANGRY Patriot Hippie” with the caption “F–k the FBI! which was posted on Jan. 31.

The same video was later published on her other social media accounts on Tik Tok and Instagram, the complaint said. In the Tik Tok video, with a bottle of Jack Daniels in hand, Kaye spoke about how the FBI called her to interview her and said she told them she wouldn’t speak to them without counsel. 

“Being that I can’t afford counsel right now, you’re going to have to arrest me so I can exercise my right to counsel,” she said in the video. 

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“I’m an American; I know my f—ing rights. My First Amendment rights to free speech, my Second Amendment right to carry a gun to shoot your f—-ing a-s if you come to my house,” Kaye said in the video. “So f–k you! F–k you following me! I don’t f—king care. I’m glad you know who I am, motherf—er,” she continued. 

Kaye was charged with “interstate communication of a threat” against the agents, according to the complaint.

In an email statement to the Miami New Times, Kaye’s public defender said, “We will vigorously defend Ms. Kaye’s First Amendment right to express herself on social media and against this alleged crime.”

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