Atlanta man charged with threatening to kill the president

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An Atlanta man has been charged with threatening the life of the president after tweeting a message calling for his death.

Jarvis Britton, 25, allegedly sent the tweet on Sept. 14 from Twitter account @iTweet_Unspok3n.

“Lets kill the president F.E.A.R.”

Britton followed up that message with two more on Sept. 19one of which also included the acronym F.E.A.R. which stands for Forever Enduring Always Ready, a group with plans to kill the president, the Washington Post reported.

“Serious question? If you knew about a terrorist group planning to kill the president, would you tell? I kinda wanna see if they can! F.E.A.R.”

Yes you can kill a president with cyanide. who would put that in water/coffee?”

According to his Twitter and Facebook profiles, Britton has a penchant for taking photos of himself with his shirt off, and he often tweeted about training for a mixed martial arts fight. His hatred for Obama dates back to April 18 when he tweeted a photo of the president allegedly smoking along with the following message:

“Fuck OBAMA, this fake ass nigga smoked weed once also. Here’s Proof. Anti-Obama, Somebody off this fake cuban ass nigga.”

If convicted, Britton could face five to 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and restrictions to Internet access.

Photo via Twitter

Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III served as an early Reddit and 4chan reporter and the Daily Dot’s first art director until 2016. He’s gone on to report at Lexington’s Herald-Leader and at the Houston Chronicle.