Crime

Grand Jury Indicts Woman Who Threatened To Kill White Cops On Facebook

| by Lauren Briggs

Authorities arrested a Georgia woman Tuesday for posting terroristic threats against white police officers on social media.

Police first arrested Ebony Dickens, a 34-year-old from East Point, Georgia, on April 28 in connection with the threatening Facebook threats that she allegedly made in response to several recent instances of white police officers fatally shooting black men, according to AJC.com.

Under the name Tiffany Milan, Dickens reportedly wrote an inflammatory Facebook post that called for “death to all white cops nationwide.”

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“All Black [people] should rise up and shoot at every white cop in the nation starting NOW,” her post read, according to My Fox Philly. “I condone black on white killings. Hell they condone crimes against us.”

Dickens did not follow through with her reported threats, and her post cites “freedom of speech” for protection, saying that her words are not illegal, because the First Amendment does not expressly forbid her from threatening to “’kill all cops.’”

“I’ve thought about shooting every white cop I see in the head until I’m either caught by police or killed by them,” the post continued. “Ha!!!! I think I can pull it off. Might kill at least fifteen tomorrow. I’m plotting now.”

She later added that “they reading this sh*t too right now,” and she was certainly right about that, as officials arrested her shortly after she allegedly posted the statement.

Authorities obtained a search warrant and searched her electronic belongings and her home, where they allegedly found a firearm, ACJ.com reported. They charged her with terroristic threats and inciting to riot. Authorities released her on bond after the April 28 arrest, but a grand jury indicted her on Friday and she was re-arrested on Tuesday.

Dickens was booked in Fulton County Jail, where she will most likely attend trial on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the jail, according to Tracy Flanagan, spokeswoman for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

She faces one felony charge of terroristic threats as well inciting to riot, a misdemeanor, and dissemination of information related to terroristic acts via computer, also a misdemeanor.

Sources: AJC, My Fox Philly
Photo Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office/My Fox Philly