☷Michigan Man Charged with Hate Crimes for Attempting to Intimidate Protestors From Supporting Black Lives Matter
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Michigan Man Charged with Hate Crimes for Attempting to Intimidate Protestors from Supporting Black Lives Matter FLINT – The Justice Department announced that Kenneth Pilon , 61 , has been charged by information in federal district court with willfully intimidating and attempting to intimidate citizens from engaging in lawful speech and protests in support of Black Lives Matter . According to the filed information , Pilon called nine Starbucks stores in Michigan and told the employees answering his calls to tell Starbucks employees wearing Black Lives Matter T - shirts that “the only good n***er is a dead n***er . ” Pilon told one employee , “I’m gonna go out and lynch me a n***er . ” Over the course of the next month , Pilon left four nooses in parking lots and a fifth noose inside of a 7 - Eleven store . Pilon attached each noose to a handwritten note , reading: “An accessory to be worn with your ‘BLM’ t - shirt . Happy protesting!”This case is being investigated by the FBI . Assistant U . S . Attorney Timothy Turkelson for the Eastern District of Michigan and Trial Attorney Tara Allison of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case . The charges in the information are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law .
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