On Tuesday Michael Leshawn McCullum was arrested for advocating on Facebook the shooting of “every white cop in the nation.”
The Iowa man is being held on a $100,000 bail on an aggravated misdemeanor count.
“I’ve thought about shooting every white cop I see in the head until I’m either caught by the police or killed by them,” McCullum wrote.
“Ha!!!! I think I can pull it off. Might kill at least fifteen tomorrow. I’m plotting now,” he wrote later.
The arrest of McCullum follows the earlier arrest of a Georgia woman, Ebony Dickens. The mother from East Point, a suburb of Atlanta, wrote: “All Black ppl should rise up and shoot at every white cop in the nation starting NOW… Death to all white cops nationwide,” according to police.
She said her remarks are protected under the First Amendment. “They reading this shit too right now. Freedom of speech tho… you can absolutely show me in the 1st amendment where it explicitly says you can’t say ‘kill all cops’…Other than that… NOPE!”
Dickens was charged with making terroristic threats.