NJ Democrat With Long Criminal Record Arrested for Threatening to Kill GOP Congressman

Registered Democrat Dereal Finklin was arrested this week and charged with making terroristic threats and cyber-bullying against New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith.

Finklin allegedly threatened Smith’s life via social media.
He faces court on Wednesday and has a criminal record.

Finklin was charged after he posted a picture of Smith on Facebook with the caption “dead man walking.”

Western Journal reported


A New Jersey man with a long criminal record has been arrested and charged with threats against pro-life Congressman Chris Smith.

The New Jersey Republican said he and his staff have been targets in recent years, linking the attacks to his pro-life stance, Life News reported.

Dereal Finklin, 43, an enrolled Democrat from East Orange, New Jersey, is being held in the Monmouth County Jail after allegedly threatening Smith’s life via social media, according to the Asbury Park Press.

He faces a court hearing Wednesday.

Finklin is charged with making terroristic threats and cyber-bullying, third and fourth-degree charges, The Trentonian reported.

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