A Michigan man faces 40 years in prison for the alleged rants he posted on Facebook encouraging friends to “kill all white cops,” apparently becoming frustrated after watching several police videos spread across social and news media showing white cops disproportionately killing unarmed black men.
“It was a tirade of hate and violence specifically directed toward police, encouraging people to kill police,” Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said during a press conference.
“The message is clear. You threaten to kill a police officer, there will be a certain response,” added Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who stood beside him on Wednesday.
However, the charges come two months after Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy declined to file charges against the man, stating that not only were the threats vague, but that the man was in Puerto Rico when he allegedly posted them.
But police took their case to the attorney general, who told the media, “I stand with the cops.”
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Investigators say Nehru Gowan Littleton posted the following on his Facebook page between July 8 and July 9:
“If these racist ass white cops want to PURGE on Black Lives!!! Then let’s PURGE on these racist ass white cops!!! I’m sick of this shit!!! If you don’t like what I said, UNFRIEND ME!!!! #rugonberue.”
It’s not clear if anyone unfriended Nehru Littleton.
But his rant was reported to the Dearborn Police Department.
Investigators say Littleton used his computer to commit a crime and make terroristic threats, stacking him with two felonies. Each punishable by up to 20 years in prison in Michigan.
According to Detroit’s ABC13, Littleton reportedly described himself as a “former killing machine at U.S. Marine Corps” on his Facebook page and has a valid license to carry his .45 caliber pistol.
After posts of his rants were reported by an “unnamed Dearborn resident,” police dispatched a message throughout the department and substations, saying that Littleton’s posts