On Tuesday, a mother was arrested after she threatened to kill “all white cops nationwide” via a post on a social media website.
The message was posted by Tiffany Milan, who the police identified as Ebony Monique Dickens, at 6 p.m. on Monday, according to Lt. Cliff Chandler from the East Point Police Department. The Facebook post made racist remarks and said that white police officers should be killed.
The message said, “All black ppl should rise up and shoot at every white cop in the nation starting now,” as reported by a local Fox affiliate.
In a separate post, Dickens wrote, “I thought about shooting every white cop I see in the head until I’m caught by the police or killed by them. Ha!!!! I think I can pull it off. Might kill a least 15 tomorrow. I’m plotting now.”
Once the Atlanta Police learned about the post, they immediately contacted the East Point police and informed them about the threat.
Lt. Chandler said, “That’s 15 people that she’s talking about killing within a day or so, so whether she is serious or not that’s something that we have to take seriously.”
The arrest was made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and New York Police Department, according to WSB-TV.
The post, which is still under scrutiny by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, was deleted by Dickens before she was detained.
She is being charged with one count of dissemination of information to facilitate terrorist threats, and will be appearing in court.
Dickens’ post came following Freddie Gray’s death, who was taken into custody by the police and, after sustaining spinal injury, died a week later. His death sparked citywide demonstrations where violence swept the streets of Baltimore. More than 20 police officers were injured and several protestors were arrested as a result.
It is not the first time a post on social media has threatened police officers.
In December, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, both New York Police Department officers, were shot by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in their car, according to New York Daily News. The incident followed Brinsley’s post on Instagram, which said that he was “putting wings on pigs today,” and supplemented it with a #ShootThePolice hashtag.
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