Nheru Gowan Littleton, a Detroit man who posted specific threats against the lives of police officers, is finding out that free speech isn’t an absolute right. You cannot post a threat to the lives of police officers and expect to remain free. Littleton is just your run of the mill BLM thugs. Long ago the Supreme Court ruled that free speech is not without limits, using the example of shouting fire in a crowded movie theater.
Littleton posted the following on social media:
“F them racist a** cops!!! Kill them ALL. Black Lives Matter. Black people should start killing all white cops just like they are killing us!!! Then and only then will this s*** stop. Why you ask? Because white people will be dropping like flies!!”
Originally, the case went to Wayne County prosecutor, Kym (un)Worthy, the first female African-American to serve in that capacity. She decided not to charge Littleton because he is black like she is but she used the killing of Alton Sterling on July 5th of 2016. But in order to not bring charges she had to totally ignore another black man who threatened cops on social media before ambushing and killing 5 cops in Dallas on July 7th, two days after the death of Sterling. Worthy should have been canned on the spot.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette overrode Worthy’s decision finding that Littleton’s post endangered the lives of law enforcement officers and charged Littleton with the felonies of issuing a terroristic threat and using a computer to commit a crime.
Each crime carries the possibility of a 20-year sentence upon conviction.
“These charges are solid and substantive. I stand with the cops. These threats are serious. They provoke violence. We filed these charges; they’re solid, and this is a fight worth fighting for,” Schuette told reporters.
Unsurprisingly, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has stepped up to defend Littleton claiming he was merely exercising his First Amendment right to free speech.
The case is scheduled for trial later in the year.