Jaleel Tarik Abdul-Jabbaar, from Washington, was arrested in Seattle in December for making repeated threats on Facebook to kill Darren Wilson and white police officers.
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Abdul-Jabbar wrote, “I would love to smoke a white motha f*cking cop.”
On Monday Abdul-Jabbar pleaded guilty to a felony for making a threat against Officer Darren Wilson.
The Seattle Times reported:
A Kirkland man has pleaded guilty to a single felony for making an interstate threat against the life of former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson and his family.
Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, entered the plea Monday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue in Seattle. Two other counts are set to be dismissed at sentencing, which is set for June 12 before U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik.
Abdul-Jabbaar was ordered held in detention after his arrest on Dec. 2. Donohue ordered him released under supervision pending his next court appearance, according to the court docket.
According to the federal complaint, Abdul-Jabbaar tried to purchase a firearm over Facebook, telling the seller that he was “going to Ferguson,” apparently to seek revenge on Wilson, the officer involved in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, in August.
After a series of escalating declarations of outrage and threats over the Brown shooting, Abdul-Jabbaar is alleged to have posted the following on his Facebook page on Nov. 11: “Are there any REAL BLACK MEN that would love to go down to Ferguson Missouri to give back those bullets that Police Officer [D.W.] fired into the body of Mike Brown. If we’re unable to locate Officer [D.W.] then we’ll return them to his wife and if not her then his children.”
The charges were brought by FBI Special Agent Brett Glover of the bureau’s Seattle Office and Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The complaint alleges that, five days after the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown, Abdul-Jabbaar complained on his Facebook page that officials had not yet identified the officer involved. When they do, he wrote, “Then we can find where the cop’s child goes to school …”
Later, on Aug. 30, after surveillance video of the shooting was released publicly, he allegedly wrote “We really need to start killing the police … OOoooppps I mean our oppressors.”
Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbar, 46, was arrested in December at his home. Photo via Facebook. (KIRO)
Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbar was charged in 2012 for unlawful possession of a firearm.