FBI: Racist Threats Over Computer Sent by Black Man Posing As White

AP, November 14, 2008

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The FBI in New Orleans said Dyron Hart, 19, was arrested Wednesday. He is accused of sending the messages by way of the students’ Facebook accounts. The messages contained racial epithets and death threats and were sent to two black women and a black man at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, La.

The author of those messages cast himself as a white man who intended to kill blacks because Barack Obama was elected president.

Hart told an FBI agent that he sent the messages to “get a reaction,” according to the agent’s sworn statement.

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Repeatedly using an obscenity and the N-word, the author of the message threatens to kill more than 3,000 black people in a month because of Obama’s election and warns the recipient of a pending attack from “a random white man,” according to the agent’s affidavit.

Neither Hart nor his family could not be reached for comment. The phone number listed at his home address was not in service.

Colton Brodoux was the name of the person who purportedly sent the messages. “Hart admitted that he created the Colton Brodoux profile on Facebook,” the FBI affidavit said. The document details how the FBI traced the messages back to a computer at Hart’s Poplarville address in Mississippi.

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