EAST POINT, Ga. – A suburban Atlanta woman who was arrested for posting on social media that she wanted to kill multiple white police officers across the country has a master’s degree in “legal studies.”
Ebony Monique Dickens, 33, was booked into the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on charges of “dissemination of information to facilitate terroristic threats” after she posted on a Facebook page under the alias Tiffany Milan the specific threats to “kill all white cops nationwide.” She also allegedly said she planned to “kill at least 15 tomorrow” and added that “I can pull it off,” according to MyFox8.
It has not been confirmed if Dickens was incited to make these online statements because of Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody in Baltimore. On a related note, thousands of individuals took to the streets in New York, Denver, Philadelphia and other major metropolitan cities in solidarity marches with Baltimore to demand justice in that case.
East Point Magistrate Court City Solicitor Antavious Weemes said Dickens, 33, said she was “very concerned” because Dickens should have known better than to post such incendiary statements because she has an advanced degree related to the law.
And, in fact, Dicken’s knowledge of the law allegedly played a part in her online threat:
Freedom of speech tho. So when you can absolutely show me in the 1st amendment where it explicitly says you can’t say ‘kill all cops’, then I’ll delete my status. Other than that…. NOPE!
The judge vehemently disagreed with Dicken’s interpretation of her First Amendment rights. The judge revoked Dickens’ social media privileges and enacted a $10,000 bond
“My client was simply venting. . . it was a horrible mistake,” Moran told the court. “The chance of her doing this again is highly improbable.”
Dickens is expected to appear before a Fulton County judge on Thursday morning at the Fulton County Jail.
Photos: Fulton County Jail