A Cambridge, Mass., man has been arrested for a Twitter post offering a $500 bounty for killing a U.S. immigration agent.
A press release from the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, says the man, Brandon J. Ziobrowski, 33, "was charged in an indictment unsealed today with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person."
From the release:
On July 2, 2018, Ziobrowski allegedly tweeted: "I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills an ice agent. @me seriously who else can pledge get in on this let's make this work."
I'm troubled by the Trump administration's separation of children and parents at the border, but demonizing or attacking immigration agents — many of whom also served in the Obama administration, and who in any event are mostly enforcing laws that Congress passed — seems a response that is not just illegal, but also just awful.