Friday, March 3, 2017

BREAKING: Disgraced Leftist Journalist Arrested for Making Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

Juan Thompson

No, he wasn't a Trump supporter.

Judging from his Twitter feed, he was a virulent leftist anti-Trumper who saw racism everywhere.

According to Gateway Pundit, he was actually a Bernie Sanders partisan.

He also was a self-proclaimed Muslim "revert."

A year ago, he was fired by the Intercept for fabricating a fake interview with a non-existent cousin of mass-murderer Dylan Roof.

Recently, he was fired from another writing job after his employer became aware of his earlier actions.

He then wrote a column blaming the whole thing on racism.

It now turns out he had in the meanwhile been stalking and harassing an ex-girlfriend, culminating in a bizarre scheme to frame her for threatening the Jewish community centers.

St. Louis man, former journalist, arrested for making threats against Jewish centers
A St. Louis man has been arrested for making some of the bomb threats against Jewish community centers.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York, Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested on one count of cyberstalking. The crime carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Thompson allegedly threatened the Anti-Defamation League's New York headquarters and eight Jewish community centers while allegedly trying to "harass and intimidate" a former girlfriend.
According to the FBI, Thompson made bomb threats in her name in an attempt to intimidate her.
The FBI complaint charged that he emailed a threat against the ADL in New York and named the woman, saying she was "behind the bomb threats against the jews. She lives in nyc and is making more bomb threats tomorrow." The next day, the ADL received a phone call claiming a bomb was in its headquarters.
In early February, an anonymous threat to a JCC in Manhattan included Thompson's name, and said he "put two bombs in the office of the Jewish center today. He wants to create Jewish newtown tomorrow."
The FBI complaint includes Thompson's alleged Twitter account, @JuanMThompson, which is also linked to a journalist of the same name who wrote for the Intercept from late 2014 until early 2016.
As recently as a week ago, the Thompson Twitter account posted "the hatred of Jews goes across all demos. Ask NYC's [Victim-1's employer]. They employ a filthy anti-Semite in [Victim-1]. These ppl are evil."
"Threats of violence targeting people and places based on religion or race – whatever the motivation – are unacceptable, un-American, and criminal," Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.
Thompson was fired from the Intercept in February 2016 after the discovery of a "pattern of deception" in his reporting, and fabricated quotes in several stories.
"Thompson went to great lengths to deceive his editors, creating an email account to impersonate a source and lying about his reporting methods," editor-in-chief Betsy Reed said at the time.
In a statement on Friday, Reed said the Intercept was "horrified" to learn about the arrest.
"These actions are heinous and should be fully investigated and prosecuted," Reed said, adding that they have "no information about the charges against Thompson other than what is included in the criminal complaint."
There have been no arrests yet in connection with the nationwide robocall threats that have been made to JCCs across the country.

1 comment:

  1. Seriously, the Left has lost it. They would have incinerated their brand, if liberals had any sense of morality.