A Massachusetts leftist offered a bounty for dead ICE agents. Then, the Federal government stepped in. PJ Media reports:
A far-left Boston-area man was arrested by federal agents in New York Thursday morning after threatening U.S. immigration agents on Twitter.
— U.S. Attorney MA (@DMAnews1) August 9, 2018
On July 2, Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, posted on Twitter that he would give $500 to anyone who would kill an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent and encouraged others to do the same:
— Marc Johnson (@marcjohnson0002) August 9, 2018
The indictment alleges that “Ziobrowski’s tweet was designed as a threat to encourage violence and the murder of federal law enforcement agents.” He had 448 Twitter followers at the time of that tweet.
The threat came as multiple Democratic officials and left-wing pundits were demonizing ICE officers, calling for them to be abolished, and as far-left activists in cities across the nation were protesting ICE facilities.
Leftists will try to justify this as a an attack on the First Amendment, even though making threats is clearly against the law.