Man arrested for making Darren Wilson death threats

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Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar is facing charges after repeated death threats made against Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Abdul-Jabbaar allegedly began posting the threats on August 9 and continued to make them throughout the year. The death threats included statements like “We need to kill (the officer) and anything that has a badge on.”

Prosecutors also say that Abdul-Jabbarr used Facebook messaging to contact an unidentified person in October for a firearm, asking the person to “hook a ninja up on the connect.” The same person allegedly received the message, “Time to kill a cop,” when Wilson was not indicted.

Abdul-Jabbaar was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in Kirkland, Washington.

“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 Acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes in a statement. “Such threats are crimes, and the individuals who make them must be held to account.”