Thursday, September 3, 2015

Man Threatens to Kill 'White People' in 'Purge'-Inspired Tweet: PD

Man Threatens to Kill 'White People' in 'Purge'-Inspired Tweet: PD | NBC4 Washington
A Maryland man is custody after police say he threatened to kill residents in the town of La Plata in a social media post.
Police say 20-year-old Carlos Anthony Hollins posted the threat on Twitter. According to the La Plata Police Department, the tweet read, “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA.” The tweet also included the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.
"Purge" is a reference to the "The Purge" series. Both the original film and its 2014 sequel depict a night in which crime is legal for 12 hours without any consequences.
Authorities were able to identify Hollins as their suspect and took him into custody. He has been charged with threats of mass violence. 
The La Plata Police Department says they have added extra officers to patrol in an effort to protect the public. 

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