‘There was a bounty on my head’: the chilling rise of the death threat
The Guardian -

From MPs to GPs, reality TV contestants and even teachers, it seems that anyone in public life can be made to fear for their survival. What’s behind the abuse – and how can it be stopped?

When Jon Burke went into local politics in 2014 he never imagined there would come a time when he considered carrying a rolling pin hidden inside his raincoat when he left the house – “just in case someone jumped out of a car at me with a wrench”. But his mind turned to raiding his kitchen drawers for...

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