The demand for racism actually exceeds the availability in most of America. That even applies within the South the place cops say an 18-year-old black male named Pharrell Smith pretended to be a racist white man when he threatened to shoot blacks on the Lee County (Alabama) Truthful.
Sadly for Mr. Smith, he didn’t cowl his tracks very nicely and inside a number of days, Alabama authorities tracked him all the way down to Lafayette, Louisiana and arrested him there.
What was he pondering? Did he suppose police wouldn’t diligently examine an internet menace to kill folks, particularly a hate crime focusing on African-People?
Or was this simply an effort to create the looks that white racists exist the place they don’t?
WEEKEND RECAP: A Lafayette 18-year-old will face a terror cost after threatening to shoot Black folks on the upcoming Opelika Truthful. https://t.co/dv10treATo
— WRBL Information 3 (@wrblnews3) October 9, 2022
From AL.com . . .
A Black Louisiana teenager has been recognized as the one that posted a social media message late final month that threatened to kill Black folks at an Alabama truthful and used white supremacist imagery, police stated Thursday.
Pharrell Smith, 18, of Lafayette, La., was arrested by Lafayette police Thursday on unrelated prices and is predicted to be extradited to Alabama to face a felony cost of creating a terroristic menace as soon as he’s launched from custody in Louisiana, Opelika police stated.
Opelika police started investigating the Fb put up Sept. 19 the place the poster, later recognized as Smith, stated he and his buddies “are coming to [the] Opelika Alabama truthful to kill each NEGRO that we lay eye contact on so be ready. WHITE POWER.”
The poster’s profile included the Accomplice battle flag and twice stated they had been going to attend the Lee County Truthful from Oct. 4 to Oct. 8.
Opelika police traced the social media account to a house in Lafayette and recognized Smith as a suspect.
Mr. Smith’s days of posing as a white racist and posting racist terror threats on Fb are doubtless over. Good work to regulation enforcement in figuring out the suspect.