Racine Man Arrested for Making Threats Against White Police Officers and Their Families

Police arrest Byron Cowan, 43 of Racine on Friday after posting calls for black men to kill white police officers.

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Byron Cowan (CBS58)

This comes after a Mexican cop shot a wanted robbery suspect in Minnesota and two white police officers wrestled with a felon carrying a gun and shot him dead in Baton Rouge.


This was posted on Cowan’s Facebook page.

The Chicago Tribune reported:

Police in Racine, Wis., say they’ve arrested a man who allegedly posted calls on social media for black men to kill white police officers and their families.

Police issued a news release saying the department received tips from citizens and other law enforcement agencies from across the country Friday about the postings. One of the postings urged every black man in America to “strap it up” and kill white police officers in their homes. The posting also warned officers that they could find bodies sprawled around their houses.

Police determined the poster was a Racine resident. Detectives and FBI agents took the 43-year-old man into custody at his home without incident. He was arrested on suspicion of making threats to hurt police and making terroristic threats.

On Friday in Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee, authorities said gun-wielding civilians also shot officers in individual attacks that came after two black men were killed this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. Two officers were wounded, one critically.

Hat Tip Andrew

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