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Wisconsin man arrested for posting threats against cops on social media

July 10, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Wisconsin man arrested for posting threats against cops on social media

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CBS 58

Police officers in Racine, Wisconsin announced that a man was apprehended after he allegedly posted requests on social media for black men to murder white cops and their relatives.

Law enforcement officials said that the Racine police department received tips from enforcement agencies and citizens across the country about the man’s posts.

According to the Chicago Tribune, one of the posts suggested that every black man in the country should “strap up” and kill white officers in their houses.

Investigators discovered the identity of the man as 43-year-old Byron Cowan from Racine, who posted the following message on social media: “I encourage every Black man in America to strap up. It is evident. I encourage every white officer to kiss their love ones goodbye, Every time you leave the house. Tell them you love them; because you may not make it home.”

Detectives along with FBI agents took the man into custody on charges of making terrorist threats and on suspicion of making threats to hurt police.

Cowan’s wife said the threats “was just talk,” because he was upset over the recent police-related shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

“He loves everybody, but he gets very emotional about things, that happened recently got him pretty fired up,” said his wife, Tracey. ”

On Friday cops were targeted in separate attacks in Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri following Thursday night’s deadly sniper attack in Dallas that killed five police officers and injured another seven.

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