But … but … taking death and riot threats seriously is inherently raaaaacist, isn’t it?
The Lake County News-Sun reports that the Zion Police Department in Illinois has arrested a 15-year-old high school student after he tweeted a threat to commit “mass homicide” if George Zimmerman is acquitted.
“If Zimmmerman free imma shoot everybody in Zion causing a mass homicide, and ill get away wit it just like Zimmerman,” read his tweet from the account @Mark12394995, which he then took down, but that started a conversation and reportedly the group Anonymous reported the tweet to police.
Zion Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Dumyahn said the 15-year-old Zion-Benton Township High School sophomore was brought to the police station and his parents were furious.
Dispatch started receiving calls, including one from Kansas, the FBI, and Fox News who told Zion they heard it from a caller in Washington.
Here’s the tweet, courtesy of Topsy.
The teen also tweeted that he “know[s] better not to do illegal stuff like that” and “would never kill” people.
He says he’s “not going to prison.”
He has been charged with disorderly conduct, but police reportedly said there is no “credibility to the threat.”
Meanwhile, how many of these threats against Zimmerman and random white people have even been treated with that level of seriousness?
The lynch-mob tweets have been deleted, but Twitchy is forever. And there are plenty more where those came from. Paging law enforcement.