Birmingham Man Charged With Threatening The President On Twitter
Lets kill the president F.E.A.R
— Jarvis Britton (@iTweet_Unspok3n) September 14, 2012
Jarvis Britton, 25, was charged with knowingly threatening President Obama’s life.
U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance says the indictment charged Britton with knowingly threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm on Obama. She says on Sept. 14, Britton sent on Twitter the message, “Let’s kill the president. F.E.A.R.”
Several people, including soldiers from Georgia’s Fort Stewart, have been connected to a national militia group that prosecutors say was called F.E.A.R. — Forever Enduring Always Ready. They said the group had a range of terrorism plans and its ultimate goal was to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the president.
Prosecutors on Wednesday didn’t say if Britton was tied to the group.