U.S. Attorney in MA tweeted to have a man in custody who allegedly made threats against an ICE agent. Specifically, the man solicited others to kill the agent for a cash reward. How SICK?!
Ziobrowski‘s Facebook page says that he reportedly lives in Massachusetts but that he is originally from Cambridge, Pennsylvania but the arrest report shows that he was arrested in Queens, NY.
According to NBC NY, the arrest is in connection to his alleged tweet under the username @Vine_II in which he wrote he was willing “give $500 to anyone who kills an ICE agent,” according to the indictment.
“I am broke but I will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills an ice agent,” he allegedly wrote online on July 2. “@me seriously who else can pledge get in on this let’s make this work.” – The tweet read.
Court documents say that this tweet was designed to “encourage violence and the murder of law enforcement agents” and that Ziobrowski “intended that his tweet communicate a threat and knew that it would be interpreted” as such.
According to the Department of Justice, Ziobrowski allegedly created a Twitter account in 2009 and his tweets, increasingly, “became more violent and threatening.”
“Those who believe the internet allows them the ability to operate anonymously are utterly mistaken,” Peter Fitzhugh, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, said during a press conference, obtained via Newsweek. “This arrest should send a clear message of deterrence to anyone who believes it’s acceptable to make death threats against law enforcement.”
Court documents reviewed by WNBC claimed that his tweet about ICE agents was designed to “encourage violence and the murder of law enforcement agents” and that Ziobrowski knew it would be interpreted as a threat.
A quick search of Ziobrowski online proves Homeland Security’s assessment of the man is true. He was growing more and more violent with each new post.