|Extremist posted threats on social media. He wanted to massacre students at the University of Chicago. Feds put the brakes on the extremist.|
The feds nab a Black extremist who threatened to take out "White Devils" at the University of Chicago. That threat prompted a major shutdown of the campus.
The Chicago Tribune details the suspect and his twisted motives. This extremist was threatening to massacre White people in regards to the now disgraced cop Jason Van Dyke killing Laquan McDonald.
I can already assume the racist right will tie him to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The feds bust a student who lived near the campus.
Jabari R. Dean, 21, a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.
He appeared in federal court Monday afternoon wearing a red UIC hooded sweatshirt and jeans, and kept his arms at his sides as he quietly confirmed that he understood the proceedings. He will be held in jail until Tuesday, when he is expected to be released to the custody of his mother.
In an online post Saturday night, the extremist allegedly threatened to shoot and kill 16 students or staff, and then the police, on the U. of C.'s Hyde Park campus at 10 a.m. Monday, and then kill himself. He cited as a motive the fatal shooting last year of 17-year-old McDonald by a Chicago police officer, which has sparked protests around the city.
The officer, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged last week with first-degree murder.
In response to the threat, U. of C. President Robert Zimmer canceled all classes and other activities planned for Monday on campus.
Zimmer called Monday a "challenging day" but said classes and other operations will resume Tuesday.
The FBI does not consider this extremist a threat, and he did not have the weapons to carry out the threat, federal prosecutors said in court. If convicted, he faces a maximum of five years in prison. The extremist was a student at Chicago State University from 2013 until summer 2015 before transferring to UIC this fall to study electrical engineering, according to records from both schools.