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Police: Man jailed after Facebook comments to ‘kill all white cops’

Derrick Hudson
Derrick Hudson

A 19-year-old Macon man was arrested after he allegedly posted comments on a TV station’s Facebook page telling the public to “kill all white cops.”

Derrick “De De” Hudson, of a Roosevelt Avenue address, is accused of typing “Just kill all white cracker cops LLH” (laughing like hell) on a post by WGXA-TV about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to an arrest warrant. He is charged with soliciting people to commit murder.

Others on Facebook rebuked the comments, which were linked to a TV station post showing a video of Alton Sterling’s 15-year-old son speaking out about his father’s death.

Police shot Sterling July 5 in Louisiana in an incident captured on video and widely circulated on the internet.

A Bibb County sheriff’s sergeant took a screen shot of Hudson’s alleged threats, according to an incident report.

Hudson was booked in the Bibb County jail about five hours after the comments were posted.

The comments Hudson allegedly wrote were “constituting murdering law enforcement officers both locally and abroad by reaching out to the public on a social platform in a matter that requests, commands and importunes another person” to kill, the warrant said.

Hudson remained in jail Friday, records showed, but it was unclear if a bond had been set.

There was a similar incident recently in Middle Georgia.

Kasheema Tachel Wadley of Swainsboro was charged June 9 with terroristic threats and acts in connection with a post she allegedly made threatening Emanuel County law enforcement officers, according to the news outlet Emanuel County Live. Wadley is accused of suggesting violence during traffic stops and at the homes of law enforcement officers.

Senator Marco Rubio speaks out about the recent shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, followed by the shooting deaths of police officers in Dallas, during a press conference at his office in Doral, Fl. Friday afternoon.

Laura Corley: 478-744-4334, @Lauraecor

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