Posted on September 3, 2015

Man Threatens to Kill ‘White People’ in ‘Purge’-Inspired Tweet: PD

NBC Washington, September 3, 2015

A Maryland man is custody after police say he threatened to kill residents in the town of La Plata in a social media post.

Police say 20-year-old Carlos Anthony Hollins posted the threat on Twitter. According to the La Plata Police Department, the tweet read, “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA.” The tweet also included the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.

Carlos Anthony Hollins

Carlos Anthony Hollins

“Purge” is a reference to the “The Purge” series. Both the original film and its 2014 sequel depict a night in which crime is legal for 12 hours without any consequences.

{snip} He has been charged with threats of mass violence.