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FBI arrests Black former journalist for threats against Jewish centers

 Juan Thompson (Photo Source: Twitter/@JuanMThompson)

Juan Thompson (Photo Source: Twitter/@JuanMThompson)

The recent news of a series of threats to Jewish centers in New York has now been solved with a shocking arrest. The FBI has announced that they now have a suspect in custody and he is a disgraced former journalist named Juan Thompson, 31, of St. Louis. Thompson worked at the Intercept media organization and was fired for fabricating stories and quotes.

The announcement was made as charges were filed in a Manhattan Federal court today. Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, made the following statement to media: “Everyone deserves to be free from fear and discrimination based on religion, race, or ethnicity; that is fundamental to who we are as a nation. Together with the FBI and the NYPD, we have been investigating the recent threats made on Jewish Community Centers in New York and around the country. Today, we have charged Juan Thompson with allegedly stalking a former romantic interest by, among other things, making bomb threats in her name to Jewish Community Centers and to the Anti-Defamation League. Threats of violence targeting people and places based on religion or race – whatever the motivation – are unacceptable, un-American, and criminal. We are committed to pursuing and prosecuting those who foment fear and hate through such criminal threats.”

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said, “Thompson’s alleged pattern of harassment not only involved the defamation of his female victim, but his threats intimidated an entire community. The FBI and our partners take these crimes seriously. I would also like to thank the NYPD and the New York State Police, who continue to work shoulder to shoulder with us as we investigate and track down every single threat and work together to achieve justice for our communities that have been victimized by these threats.”

According to the FBI, bomb threats were phoned into 13 JCCs and eight Jewish schools in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia this week alone. Thompson is allegedly responsible for making at least eight previous threats and supposedly wanted to plant bombs and make a “Jewish Newtown Massacre,” referencing a mass shooting in which 20 children were killed.

As part of his campaign against his ex-girlfriend, Thompson sent emails, faxes and made false reports of crimes to her employer in an attempt to get her fired. According to the FBI, he started making threats against the Jewish centers in January of this year.

Earlier this week, President Trump stated that it may not have been neo-Nazis or White supremacists responsible for the threats against the Jewish centers and apparently he was correct. If convicted, Thompson faces up to five years in federal prison for the threats.


  1. SrAgri on March 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    A significant contingent of racist black people seem to have a severe hatred of Jews. I don’t understand why.

    • Anonymous on March 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      these are today’s black “Christians” no worries, they hate, rape, street harass, molest and attempt to intimidate other black people too….including Sunni Muslim Black Americans blacnkmanleaveusalone [dot] wordpress [dot] com

  2. Patrick Jackson on March 12, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Could be because of the fact that we are the true hebrew Israelites

    • SrAgri on March 29, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      The whole “black Israelite” non-sense is one of the worst cases of cultural appropriation in the history of the world.

      Freed black slaves in America felt insecure and disenfranchised after slavery ended, so they appropriated Jewish cultural and claimed they were actually the descendents of the Israelites, and not the Jews. They felt that it would give them superiority over other races to make this claim.

      If no one on this Earth had any record of history, your con might work, but, as it is, we all know that you are lying through your teeth.

  3. malarki5 on March 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    It wasnt a hate crime it was an attempt to embroil another person in such a situation.

  4. Anonymous on March 29, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    black “Christians” hate and harassed Sunni Muslim Black Americans (members of their own race) for decades blackmanleaveusalone [dot] wordpress [dot] com