A 29-year-old Tinton Falls, New Jersey man was arrested after making online threats against law enforcement officers.
The post read (edited for language): “Don’t wanna get clipped while sitting in your squad car?? Don’t be a (expletives deleted) pig who’s looking to get killed…Everyone who goes out of their way to (expletive deleted) with other people should get executed in cold blood.”
The threats were made shortly after two NYPD were murdered last year and officers took the threats very seriously.
According to local media reports:
Police arrested Matthew Reardon following a Dec. 21, 2014 post in a Facebook discussion:
“Don’t wana [sic] get clipped while sitting in your squad car??” he wrote. “Eon’t be a f—-t ass p-g whos [sic] looking to get killed. F–k you. Everyone who goes out of their way to f–k with people, should get executed in cold blood. Don’t be a d–k.”
Reardon wrote the post two days after NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjan Liu were ambushed and killed by a lone gunman while sitting in their cruiser on a Brooklyn street following Internet threats.
The shooter, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, then turned the gun on himself.
Hours earlier, Brinsley posted a photo of the gun he used on his Instagram account with the caption: “I’m going to put wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours…Let’s take 2 of theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGardner [sic] #RIPMikeBorwn This may be my final post.”
Reardon — fired as a drummer with trip hop artist Kiirstin Marilyn — shouted “mommy,” along with expletives, as he stood in the street before his arrest, according to a criminal complaint on file in Freehold.
Authorities originally charged him with aggravated assault and making a terroristic threat but downgraded them to harassment and obstruction of justice in May.
The charges against Reardon were eventually dismissed with a judge calling the threat too vague to prosecute.
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