Man Sentenced for Threatening Obama on Twitter
Threatening President Barack Obama on Twitter caused 26-year-old Jarvis Britton to get a one year sentence in jail.
The Alabama resident plead guilty this past March. He was indicted for “knowingly threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm on the president,” according to Your Black World.
The man tweeted “Let’s kill the president. FEAR,” but claimed the tweet was directed at Syria’s President Assad, not Obama. He said the acronym stood for “Free Everyone Assad Regime.”
Prosecutors say differently. FEAR stands for Forever Enduring Always Ready, they say. The group’s goal is to overthrow the U.S. government.
It’s said he also tweeted, “Free speech? Really? Let’s test this! Let’s kill the president! And “Barack Obama, I wish you were DEAD!”
“Any threat made on the life of the president of the United States is a serious matter that will be prosecuted, “ Acting U.S. Attorney John England said, according to Your Black World.
After completing the year sentence, he will be supervised for three months.