REPORT: Latest Campus Shooter Wanted to Rid The World of “White Devils”
Campus shootings are increasingly being tinged with racial comments and remarks. A recent shooting at the University of Illinois at Chicago highlights this scary trend.
Jabari Dean is a 21-year-old student at the University of Illinois at Chicago who was placed under federal arrest after posting a public threat online. Dean's message was posted to a website, Worldstarhiphop.com, and was deleted some time afterwards, but the message was frightening and serious enough to result in the school going to lock down.
Dean's message was simple, direct, and absolutely chilling. "I will be armed with a M-4 Carbine and 2 Desert Eagles all fully loaded. I will execute approximately 16 white male students and or staff, which is the same number of time Mcdonald was killed. I then will die killing any number of white policemen that I can in the process. This is not a joke. I am to do my part to rid the world of the white devils."
It's no surprise that police decided to close the university's campus and that Dean was arrested and placed under federal custody. The crime he was being held for was "transmitting a threat in interstate commerce." It's a crime that can result in jail time of up to 5 years.
However, Dean was released today with no further information being given about whether or not he was being charged with the crime, had entered a plea deal, or was being waived from the crime.
While it could have been that Dean was simply acting stupidly and aggressively due to peer pressure or other reasons, his threat to "rid the world of the white devils" isn't one that should be taken lightly.
On Twitter, friends and sympathizers were quick to attack the situation as evidence of white hypocrisy stating that black people feel the threat of gun violence everyday and white people cry wolf at the first sign of a threat.
It's scary and frightening that someone can say such racially charged things and still be defended.
h/t: 100 Percent Fed Up