Precautions taken for Obama's safety

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 10:06 pm
By: News 9

By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Millions have expressed a sense of unity, hope and pride in the election of Barack Obama, but an Oklahoma City University professor said the choosing a bi-racial man for president is also creating unrest among certain groups in America.

Julie Cowgill learned this by working on a private project involving domestic terrorism.

Extra precautions have been taken for Obama, a politician whose life has already been threatened by self-proclaimed skinheads, and there's increasing concern it'll happen again.

"People are already encouraging people to take action against him," Cowgill said. "I think it's completely likely, that future events against him will take place."

Cowgill is working side-by-side with the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism to get that information back online for the public to access.

The Extremism Collection, as it's being called, isn't online yet, but it should be up and running by January.