Woman who threatened to kill Michelle Obama likely a U.S. Federal Govt employee
Copyright Martin Hill, LibertyFight.com, 2009
Kristy Lee Roshia, the 35 year old woman arrested and charged with threatening First Lady Michelle Obama, is most likely an employee of the U.S. federal government, if documents cited by the U.S. Secret Service are accurate.
Roshia, currently being held without bail in federal custody in Hawaii, was arrested Saturday December 19th less than two miles away from the house where President Obama and his family will be staying for Christmas. The rental house, which is the same one the Obamas rented last Christmas, is a 7,000 square foot beachfront home which reportedly rents for $4,000 a night.
....Three secret service agents visited Roshia at the same Kane'ohe Bay Drive address this past Saturday December 19th and took her into custody. The report continues, "She said she had traveled to Hawai'i in September "to protect Obama" and since then has been "working the golf course at the Marine Base," according to the affidavit".
...MSNBC reported that the Secret Service affidavit mentions Roshia's history of strange behavior going back to when George Bush was in office: "As early as 2004, she told the agency that "although her mission is to assassinate the president, she has no desire to hurt him," the document states."
Roshia was is being held without bail for a mental competency exam with the next hearing scheduled February 9th.
The golf course in question, which Roshia allegedly claimed to work at, is Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course , part of the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "To contribute to the readiness and retention of Marines, Sailors, and family members aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii by providing fitness and recreation programs, Marine and family services, and business activities in garrison and deployed environments."
The golf course itself is touted as "one of the world's best military golf courses, consistently voted Number One by DoD patrons. The Kaneohe Klipper is an 18-hole championship golf course with separate driving range, chipping green and putting green" Enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze as it caresses beautifully manicured fairways." The course, open 6am to 630pm in the summer, also offers a "Young Chippers" program, open to "authorized patrons aged 5 18"³.
MCCS offers volunteer opportunities to the public as well, encouraging those in the community to get involved:"Volunteers are making a difference in the Marine Corps! You too can make a difference in your military community by volunteering!
Employment at MCCS facilities, on the other hand, is a different matter. An extensive background check is purportedly required for what is, in actuality, a job with the United States Marine Corps in a Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) federally funded position. Their webpage states:
- MCCS Employment: Welcome to the MCCS Employment website. We are thrilled that you are contemplating employment with our organization. You will see as you browse this site, that we offer an exciting array of employment opportunities as well as a very competitive Benefits package for our regular status employees. To see the full list of vacancies available with MCCS at each Marine Corps Command click on "Job Vacancies" in the left menu and select the appropriate Command."
The MCCS employment section lists job vacancies in Arizona, California, Missouri Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virgina, as well as Japan.
The employment application for MCCS is entitled NAF EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM -MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES (MCCS) United States Marine Corps,
and asksif the applicant has "Previous Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) & Appropriated Fund (APF) Employment", meaning previous government employment.
The question here is, if Kristy Roshia hasa several-yearhistory of making mentally unstable and violent death threats against presidents and government agents, why was she allowed, if she in fact works at the Marine Base golf course, to pass the security screening and exttensive background check, which is outlined below?
Shealso allegedly threatened Marines in November, and wasn't arrested until late December. If she was indeed employed by MCCS golf course, she had the opportunity for intimate contact with enlisted Marines and their families.
Why did it take so long to arrest her, even if she wasn't employed by the MSCC? Having close proximity and familiarity with the location of both the Marine base, their operations, as well as the presidential vacation home, would seemingly qualify as posing a legitimate threatto any competent and discerningagency.
IfRoshia was on two year probation less than two years ago for her crime in Washington D.C., did her probation officer know that she had moved to Hawaii and was supposedly working at a Marine base? If not, why not? Weren't all these death threats Roshia made put on the record and available via a background check?
The MCCS employment application lists the following information and questions(I have emphasised in bold the relevant information):
- This form requests certain information pursuant to the Authority of 5 U.S. Code, Section 301, and Executive Order 9397 of 22 November 1943. Submission of the information required by
- this form is voluntary. This information is needed to help determine how well an applicants' education and work skills qualify them for the job they are applying for, or any other job with
Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) activities. ".. Information provided on the application may also be given to federal, state, and other local agencies for checking on law violations or for other lawful purposes. Applications are subject to verification/background check, to include pre-employment screening. If this reveals unfavorable information, the application may be disqualified or if relevant to an employee, may result in termination.
The application then asks "List any certifications or licenses you hold that may qualify you for employment".List any job-related professional or technical organizations to which you belong"
Military Service Employment Experience" Previous Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) & Appropriated Fund (APF) Employment" Have you ever been employed by this or any other Department of Defense NAF instrumentalities, APF, or other MCCS activities? Name of Activity Military Installation Job Title Category of
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