Texas man arrested after making racist video threat to kill 'at least 200' black people
A Texas man is charged after the authorities said he made racist and threatening comments against blacks and Black Lives Matter protesters.
42-year-old Manuel Flores from El Paso was arrested on Monday and charged with submitting notices. This emerges from a statement by the U.S. West Texas Attorney General on Wednesday.
Flores allegedly uploaded a video to YouTube, the title of which contained a racist arc, followed by the words "Lives Matter".
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In the video, he is seen with an AR-15 style rifle resting at his feet, and he says his "dream" is to take out "at least 200" blacks, whom he identified with a racist bow to the U.S. Attorney General.
PHOTO: In this file photo dated June 6, 2020, demonstrators gather during a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism in Dallas. (Cooper Neill / Getty Images, FILE)
Flores also said he would drive through Dallas and dare to "stop" people who support Black Lives Matter, the US Attorney said.
After George Floyd's death, protests against the Black Lives Matter movement broke out across the country and around the world. Floyd, a black man, died from white policemen. The protests called for an end to police brutality and systemic racism.
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Flores is held by the U.S. Marshal Service and forwarded to the authorities in El Paso.
If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.
It is not yet known whether Flores has legal representation. Calls to the US Marshal Service were not returned immediately.
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