The death threats toward Darren Wilson continue to come in. In Kirkland, Washington, Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, was arrested Tuesday morning at his home after posting a series of threats toward Wilson.
According to the criminal complaint, Abdul-Jabbaar began making threats shortly after the August 9th shooting, until late November. According to federal authorities, he stated “We need to kill [the officer] and anything that has a badge on.”
Authorities also stated that he “made repeated threats to kill an officer formerly with the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department, members of the officer’s family and other law enforcement officers.”
He also posted the following on his facebook page:
If convicted, making interstate threats can lead him up to 5 years in prison.
Acting United States Attorney Annette L. Hayes said the following in response:
“We are fortunate to live in a country where the right to speak out about current events and disagree with our government is protected by the highest law of the land. Our freedom of speech does not, however, extend to making threats to kill or injure law enforcement officers.”
It is a shame that some people actually act this way. When they don’t get a verdict they want, they create chaos from looting, burning American flags, and post endless death threats toward those they despise. In this case, facts and evidence presented to the jury do not matter to the protesters. The police are doing a good job holding those who post such heinous death threats accountable for their actions. I continue to pray for Darren Wilson, his wife, family, friends, and for the Ferguson Police Department. May God continue to be with them and protect them from any harm.