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Kirkland man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

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KIRKLAND, Washington –  A Kirkland man was arrested this week after authorities said he threatened to kill former Ferguson Missouri Police officer Darren Wilson.

Authorities said Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, starting posting threats to Facebook shortly after the August shooting of Michael Brown.  Investigators said the threats escalated and continued through late November.

Abdul-Jabbaar also allegedly threatened other officers and even attempted to use Facebook to buy a gun.

MORE:  READ FULL ABDUL-JABBAAR COMPLAINT

Acting U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes said freedom of speech does not extend to threats to kill or injure law enforcement officers.
“Although we each have the right to express our views about the decision reached by the state grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, we cannot tolerate violence or threats of violence that are intended to intimidate, and ultimately silence debate,” said Hayes in a written statement.  “Such threats are crimes, and the individuals who make them must be held to account.”

If convicted on all three counts of making interstate threats, Abdul-Jabbaar could face up to five years in prison.

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10 comments

  • Really?

    I’m sure Abdul read all of the Grand Jury testimony and has enough actual evidence to promote himself to judge, jury and executioner. And this is the kind of “justice” you’re protesting for? I’m 100% in agreement that black lives matter but do we really want to blindly ignore facts and give criminals (black or white) a free pass when they commit crimes just because the arresting office is white? It’s hard to eliminate racism when you have people like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton preaching it and their calls for protests when all evidence point to the fact no crime was committed.

  • Das Boot

    Send this man to the Penitentiary for a very long time, it is obvious he holds grudges against this cop and every other cop that exist. I know bad cops and good cops but this Officer was not a bad cop he did the same exact thing I would have done to someone who would dare transgress on my Personal Space by leaning into the side window of the car. I couldn’t care who invades my personal space they would get shot, because how am I suppose to know that they are not nut jobs or criminals with intent to rob me, carjack and kill me. I shoot first then keep shooting until I run out of bullets, if need be I will go to prison in order to defend my personal space. This is the way our society has changed my mind and many others. Stop being so tuff and criminal minded and we will stop shooting first and asking questions later.

  • ShadowWalker59

    Shucks, IF, he ever committed that crime, they’d probably make HIM a hero!! Simply because, it’s politically correct to rally behind a black who kills a White, I mean, you certainly wouldn’t want to appear racist now, would you?

  • Ryan

    Even better to note beside this guy being very racist, he’s also on State assistance (Per the federal police probable cause). So we are all paying for this guy to stay home and message on facebook at all hours. Gotta love this state. When he gets out he should be kicked off of state assistance and shipped back to Philly where he came from.

  • Kristy Ford

    I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the great contributions that the black community has made to American society. Their peaceful and generous nature, make them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture. Their quite, and calm behavior in restaurants as to not disturb other diners and their generous gratuity they leave after dining is an example that all diners should strive to achieve. Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real estate values are fueled by the influx of African Americans into a neighborhood due to their caring and respectful nature for their own property and communities, an example of all that they have achieved through their enthusiasm for self improvement by their unmatched work ethic and hands on, hard work
    and a self-reliant can-do attitude nurtures a culture of integrity and honor. Without their industrious and creative drive, we truly would be lesser of a nation