As police brutality protests turned to riots in Baltimore earlier this week, an Atlanta-area woman was arrested for allegedly inciting violence against cops with a Facebook post.
Ebony Monique Dickens, of East Point, Georgia, allegedly called for "death to all white cops nationwide" in a Facebook rant that she posted on Monday, East Point police told The Huffington Post. She was arrested Tuesday on charges of terroristic threats after Atlanta police notified the department in East Point. Dickens reportedly deleted her Facebook page hours before her arrest on Tuesday evening.
The 33-year-old is accused of threatening to murder police officers and writing, "Might kill at least 15 [cops] tomorrow." She allegedly posted the rant under the name Tiffany Milan.
East Point police declined to comment on the post on Wednesday morning, but a press officer told the New York Daily News on Tuesday, "That’s 15 people that she’s talking about killing within a day or so, so whether she is serious or not that's something that we have to take seriously.”
Dickens' threats came just as Baltimore mobilized National Guard troops after Freddie Gray's funeral on Monday. Officers and rioters continue to clash in Baltimore as city residents defy a weeklong curfew instituted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Gray died last week after suffering a spinal injury in police custody, and six Baltimore officers were suspended in connection with his death.