Suburban Man Charged with Posting Fb Threats to Kill Cops

2Aries Woodfin.

A south suburban man was charged Saturday with posting Fb threats to kill law enforcement officials, which set off alarms within the regulation enforcement neighborhood following the cold-blooded murders of two New York Metropolis cops, a police supply informed the Chicago Solar-Occasions Saturday.

Aries Woodfin, 33, was arrested late Friday and police searched a house the place he lived in Ford Heights. Officers discovered a .45-caliber pistol within the house and a makeshift gun vary within the basement with dozens of spent bullet casings of varied calibers strewn on the ground, the supply stated.

Woodfin, a convicted felon, was charged in Cook dinner County Felony Courtroom with unlawful gun possession, a felony, together with misdemeanor prices of assault, failure to have a legitimate firearm proprietor’s identification card and disorderly conduct.

He was ordered held with out bond Saturday, based on the Cook dinner County Sheriff’s Workplace web site.

Woodfin allegedly posted current messages on Fb threatening to kill law enforcement officials and “harmless white kids,” the supply stated. He allegedly posted pictures of white kids on his Fb account together with the threats.

A lady who noticed the threats contacted Alabama police officers, who then contacted the Chicago Police Division whose Bureau of Organized Crime launched an investigation.

When he was arrested, Woodfin allegedly informed officers he was a “warrior” and the “streets would run crimson with blood,” the supply stated.

Woodfin was beforehand convicted in 2000 of aggravated illegal use of a weapon — unlawful gun possession — and was sentenced to probation. He resided in Ford Heights and in Chicago, the supply stated.

Woodfin’s alleged Fb postings drew eager curiosity from regulation enforcement businesses due to the murders of New York Police Officers Ralph Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Dec. 20. They had been shot to dying with out warning whereas sitting of their patrol automotive in Brooklyn.

Earlier than these murders, the gunman, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, posted on-line feedback in regards to the killings of unarmed black males by white law enforcement officials. He pointed to the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York Metropolis. Brinsley killed himself in a subway station after he shot the officers.

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