Sigh! My cousins ‘nem:
An African-American man has pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against an African-American university student.
Dyron L. Hart, 20, of Poplarville, Mississippi, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to one count of communicating threats in interstate commerce, according to a Department of Justice statement.
Hart admitted creating the fictitious account in November, pretending to be a white supremacist outraged by the election of Barack Obama as the nation’s first African-American president, the statement said.
He then transmitted a death threat via Facebook to an African-American student at Nicholls State University in Louisiana, saying he wanted to kill African-Americans because of Obama’s election, according to the statement.
The document said Hart admitted creating the Facebook profile under the name “Colten Brodoux” and used a photo of a Caucasian man that he found on a white supremacist Web site.
The reason for this vile display of stupidity? Watch this mess:
A court document provided by the U.S. attorney’s office said Hart told an FBI interviewer that he intended the threat to be a prank “to get a reaction.”
So let me get this straight: In this lame excuse of a post-racial world, where the President’s life is threatened 30 times a day by bigots, this ass clown decides that the only way to “get a reaction” is by posing as one of them? I guess starting a blog or organizing a protest was asking too much.
Hart will face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when sentenced November 18, the statement said.
Well, one thing’s for sure: this idiot got his reaction, all right. But it might not have been the one he was expecting.