WA Mans Pleads to Ferguson Cop-Killing Threat


A Kirkland, Wash., man has pleaded guilty to a single felony for making an interstate threat against the life of former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson and his family, reports the Seattle Times. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, entered the plea Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue in Seattle. Two other counts are set to be dismissed at sentencing, which is set for June 12 before U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik.

According to the federal complaint, Abdul-Jabbaar tried to purchase a firearm over Facebook, telling the seller that he was “going to Ferguson,” where Wilson fatally shot an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, in August. After a series of escalating threats over the Brown shooting, Abdul-Jabbaar is alleged to have posted the following on his Facebook page Nov. 11: “Are there any REAL BLACK MEN that would love to go down to Ferguson Missouri to give back those bullets that Police Officer [D.W.] fired into the body of Mike Brown. If we're unable to locate Officer [D.W.] then we'll return them to his wife and if not her then his children.”

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