The Dallas Express last week received a series of threats against its staff and their family members.
Data suggests that the death threats made on November 12 came from a DFW-based man named Mr. Chris Reader.
Reader may have had political motivations for the violent threats he allegedly made against the newspaper, publicly available data suggest.
A review of publicly available comments ostensibly from Reader indicate his views and a potential pathway to radicalization. Those comments and expressions include specific partisan political leanings, a hatred for former President Donald Trump, and an indication that those individuals who question the efficacy of the COVID vaccine are, according to him, spreaders of “misinformation.”
A Facebook page likely associated with Reader displays a banner that reads, “Disinformation is Deadly, Vaccines Save Lives.”
According to FEC records, Reader and members of his family are frequent donors to Democratic candidates in the state of Texas.
Below are some of the vulgar and violent threats made against persons associated with The Dallas Express.
“How badly do you want someone to hunt and slaughter you and your family?” Reader allegedly asked over email.
“You better protect your family with armed guards,” one threat read. Another message asked, “I wonder where your children sleep. What would you do if someone found out? Do you feel safe? Do you think they are safe?”
“You are going to die,” another email threatened, adding, “Your children, and all of those you hold dear, will die.”
Responding to an article identifying a rise in particular Dallas crime statistics, an email promised, “If you want to see an increase in crime: wait for me on Christmas Eve! If I don’t catch you and your beautiful family, maybe I’ll see y’all on New Year’s Day. Maybe on Valentine’s Day.”
A further email also appeared to make a broad-based threat against the publication’s entire staff, referencing an “armed shooter” coming to the office building floor on which its employees work.
Replying to a different newsletter reporting on a parolee who recently shot two hospital employees in Dallas, an email read, “I wonder how you would handle a violent parolee with a gun in your building … would it be more concerning if an armed shooter was on [your] floor?”
A police investigation is ongoing.
The Dallas Express takes threats against the free press seriously and will never turn away from reporting on serious issues with a fact-based, non-partisan perspective.
A liberal nutcase of course. Or just a liberal.
?? Has he / will he be arrested and charged with making terrorist threats ??
Hell no, he’s white.
The Dallas county D.A. will probably pat him on the back and say “well done”.
I wish his picture would be posted, along with his address, I believe the lefty’s call it Doxing
Isn’t it funny that it’s the leftists that ruin learning institutions, sports, history, and media. Not to mention burning down cities and attacking police officers! They are violent and ignorant and therefore dangerous.
Don’t care what Party it is. Stop threatening people. Who would want anyone slaughtered, we are always using God’s name but uses violence to justify crime against each other. Human Right means nothing, we feel like we have the right to kill people who speak out against someone else view’s. Dallas Express love your commentaries.
It allows people the right to stay in touch
with what’s happening.
Agreed. Its dangerous when people start categorizing behaviors such as these into parties. The Party doesn’t matter at this point when it comes to such behavior. Killing others due to opposing views or self interests is a problem on a greater scale. The government does it all the time…. We need to focus more on basic human rights as you suggested and really understanding how others are affected, because even human rights is now political……
Nevertheless, knowledge is power.
I wish people who have a difference of opinion would quit using the term “WE” ! I would like to opportunity to speak for myself.
And are just like the extremists that stormed the Capitol and tried to stop our government from validation the electoral college. Extremists are extremists. Let’s not split hairs over their political views.
The FBI informant heavily infiltrated (per recently revealed Oathkeeper court documents) Capital stormers who were invited into the Capitol as indicated by video evidence?
Why did Wray tell congress the FBI was unaware of anything coming down with all of those informants in place?
Informants working for the same FBI that fed you Trump-Russia lies for three years as indicated conclusively in Durham prosecution court documents?
BTW, Chris Wray has announced a 35,000 member all hands FBI meeting in January. Is he going to resign ahead of GOP House oversight into his FBI?
Glad I could alleviate your unfortunate reality deficit. It really is difficult to keep up.
A bunch of unarmed people were going to overthrow the US government by walking into the Capitol building and voluntarily leaving a couple of hours later. 🤣🤣🤣
And what channel were YOU watching? Oh let me guess, FOX (FAKE) News!
Bill … you are really foxed up with your super biased comments.
Are you referring to the January 6th rioters? Surprised you didn’t say he needed to be deported or bussed to New York, Washington, or Chicago!
You know psychologist have a word for your way of thinking called “projection”! It is when you do, and say things about yourself, but convince yourself you are talking about someone else. Maybe you should look in the mirror when you say such things, and realize you are actually referring to the far right!
Good work. Keep the high road!
Wow!!! This guy needs to like immediately unplug, from his politics and get some “Jesus”. The Word says “As a man thinketh so is He”.
I don’t know whether to pray for him or he needs to b locked up,3+as a danger to society
Here he is mr da, u have yr “Motive”and your “Intent”. Do your job!
I think i will still pray for this guy
He seriously needs HELP
Never ceases to amaze me how Democrats behave in society these days. Keep up the fair and balanced news you provide
Did it cease to amaze you how republicans behaved when they tried to “overthrow” the capital? Just curious…
A bunch of unarmed people were going to overthrow the US government 🤡🤡🤡
Unfortunately, these messages contain plausible deniability. They are neither indications that he intends to carry out the actions nor calls for another person to carry out such an action. It’s sickening though. Keep up the great work!
Have to agree with above and add that, as disturbing as this behavior is, I’m not real sure that outing someone like this is the best solution. Seems like it would be best to let the police deal with it and maybe report that he was arrested and on what charges rather than throwing fuel on a fire.
What an ignorant man, sad that he also has a dark soul.
I’m wondering if “Mr Chris Reader” is an alias. Regardless, he/she is a very badly informed and dangerous person. Threats of this kind should be vigorously prosecuted! Are you paying attention, Mr. Cruezot?
There is a Chris Reader real estate agent in Dallas
It’s a sad state of our culture when we choose violence over civil discussion. We can’t even participate in the same media platforms without calling for the “other side” to be muted or worse. Be the change you want to see in others. It has to start somewhere.
Sadly it’s the world we live in, evil wicked minded individuals.
This is my first time reading the Dallas Express, and I do not want to take away from the issue at hand, which is that a sick individual threatened the lives of others. That was unacceptable and it should be handled by law officials accordingly.
But another concern I have is that through reading the comments, I see that it’s clear most of the readers are Republicans. Is it not also concerning about how “non-biased” the paper claims to be, and yet it’s fan based is one-sided.
How can information be trusted to be true if it’s leaning towards only one political party?
Now as I mentioned, I’ve just started reading these publications, so I could be wrong, but I am going to be mindful of the writer now and if they have a political agenda, which I hope others will too. I believe many of you will find that a true, factual paper has views that align with both parties because neither party is always completely right or wrong.
Now as aforementioned, the issue that needs to be addressed is the person making threats. His party does not matter to me because there are wrong doers on both sides. To handle issues like these, people need to realize that when they start believing that only their opinions are correct and that they are apart of the “superior” party, their actions may become dangerous. The goal is to be able to see both sides.
Please diligently pursue this person with the police and FBI. Violent speech like this is not free speech.
Hahaha! I love it how most of the comments in here are anti-government and anti FBI, but then you need their help and call out to them. Lolz
Defund the police? 🤡🤡🤡
“…and will never turn away from reporting on serious issues with a fact-based, non-partisan perspective.”
I mean, this is absolutely the funniest thing I have heard in a while. Lol
Look in the mirror 🤡🤡🤡
Yeah, yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah – don’t see the humor🤮. Surprise surprise readers, just another crazed radical troll who blames whoever they can when someone doesn’t agree with them. You are supporting a terrorist who is making death threats! Seriously? And who on here is anti fbi/government? Don’t see that either. Um, your lies are accumulating. And just curious, why do you troll?
Most importantly, your 80 yr old senile, sniffing prez better be very afraid with house control in the right hands now. Hopefully impeachment looms for PedoJoe, or sadly, if not that, I’ll gladly applaud Hunter’s incarceration.
REALLY pedo Joe how many 15 year olds have accused President Biden of rape drump has been sued by a 15 year old accusing it of rape how many women accuse president Biden of raping them Drumpy has numerous google it for yourself and google how many repugs to dem have been arrested on sex crimes
Another violent Democrat. When will the Republicans expose that MOST of the mass shooters have been Democrats, or at least self-proclaimed Liberals? Easily researched to be True.
Then do so instead of spreading misinformation.
Please hassle the police about this until they arrest him.
Your commitment is admired and greatly appreciated!
So this nutcase will preach vaccinations save lives, and then turn around and threaten to kill. So he decides who lives and who dies? I’m curious as to who died and made him God. Perfect example of insanity. The leftists are all bullies.
Pre-emptive action needs to be done. Freedom of speech is allowed. But outright deadly threats will need to be dealt with. If nothing more, full psychiatric evaluation and monitoring. In addition, guns may need to be removed from residence/possession.
There is a Chris Reader real estate agent in Dallas