Birmingham, Alabama man charged with tweeting threats against Obama


 

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A Birmingham man is being held in the Jefferson County Jail as a “Federal Transient.”

According to jail records Jarvis Britton was booked into the jail Friday, September 21st.

A tip to CBS42 lead us to Britton’s Twitter profile. On September 19th, Britton Tweeted, “Serious question? If you knew about a terrorist group planning to kill the president, would you tell? I kinda wanna see if they can! F.E.A.R”

A half hour later Britton tweeted, “Yes you can kill a president with cyanide. who would put that in water/coffee?”

CBS42 contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office to clarify why Britton was being held without bond. But a spokesperson for the County has not responded to our requests.

CBS42 cannot confirm if the tweets are the reason for Britton’s detainment. 

If the arrest is tied to making threats against the president, it wouldn’t be the first time this has happened in the CBS42 viewing area.

In July, an Uzbekistan National was sentenced to 188 months after pleading guilty to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, plotting to kill the president, and providing material support to terrorist activity.

Ulugbek Kodirov was living in Shelby County in September 2011 when he was arrested for attempting to purchase a machine gun from an undercover agent at a Birmingham motel.

 
  1. iTweet_Unspok3n
    Yes you can kill a president with cyanide. who would put that in water/coffee?
     
  2. iTweet_Unspok3n
    Serious question? If you knew about a terrorist group planning to kill the president, would you tell? I kinda wanna see if they can! F.E.A.R
     
  3. iTweet_Unspok3n
    So I was followed to the bank yesterday, secret service stalkers! #wtf
     
  4. iTweet_Unspok3n
    “I’m gonna get a renunciation of citizenship!”
     
  5. iTweet_Unspok3n
    So when the secret service interviewed they were texting and someone asked if I were being cooperative. I’ll tell you what you wanna hear!
     
  6. iTweet_Unspok3n
    The secret service is going to come see me again for telling they put weapons in syria!
     
  7. iTweet_Unspok3n
    What if the secret service interviewed me yesterday because they want me to be an assassin for them? That would be hella cool!
     
  8. iTweet_Unspok3n
    “@BarackObama I wish you were DEAD!”
     
  9. iTweet_Unspok3n
    “I’m gonna finish this, if they get me they get me!”#OhWell “I think we could get the president with cyanide!” #MakeItSlow
     
  10. iTweet_Unspok3n
    Free Speech? Really? *Let’s Test This!* Let’s Go Kill The President!
 

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