DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities are actively searching for a Detroit man accused of posting death threats against police on Facebook.
Attorney General Bill Schuette and Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced Wednesday that 40-year-old Nheru Gowan Littleton is wanted on multiple felony charges.
According to investigators, online threats made by Littleton on July 8-9 included the following: “F them racist a— white cops!!! Kill them ALL!!! Black Lives Matter!!! Black people should start killing all white cops just like they are killing us!!! Then and only then will this s— stop!! Why you ask? Because white people will be dropping like flies!!!”
“The message is clear,” Craig told WWJ’s Vickie Thomas and other reporters. “If you threaten the lives of police officers there will be a certain response by law enforcement, and certainly as demonstrated by Attorney General Bill Schuette, we are serious about threats to kill police officers.”
Littleton has been charged with making a terroristic threat and using a computer to commit a crime — both 20-year felonies.
The suspect had described himself as a “Former Killing Machine at United States Marine Corps” on social media, and has a valid Concealed Pistol License and owns a Smith and Wesson .45 caliber firearm, according to Schuette.
The threats allegedly posted by Littleton include the following:
7/8/16: “To those sniper’s in Texas, I commend your bravery and actions!!! #blacklivesmatter.”
7/8/16: “All lives can’t matter until Black Lives matter!!!! Kill all white cops!!!”
7/8/16: “Kill all white cops!!!”
7/8/16: “Kill all white cops!!!”
7/8/16: “F that!!! Nobody called for prayer after Alton Sterling got shot to death!!! F them police!!!!”
7/8/16: “Yes!!! #blacklivesmatter #purgeoncops”
7/8/16: “Why isn’t that white man shot dead!!! #wakeupblackpeople # itsnotagame”
7/8/16: If these racist a white cops want to PURGE on Black Lives!!! Then let’s PURGE on these racist a— white cops!!! I’m sick of this s— !!! If you don’t like what I said, UNFRIEND ME!!!! #rugonberue”
7/9/16: “F them racist a— white cops!!! Kill them ALL!!! Black Lives Matter!!! Black people should start killing all white cops just like they killing us!!! Then and only then will this s— top!!! Why you ask? Because white people will be dropping like flies!!!”
With more than 500 Facebook friends, Littleton’s post received attention and were reported to the Dearborn Police Department by a Trenton, Michigan resident.
“A threat to law enforcement officers is a threat to us all,” Schuette said, in a media release. “The men and women who stand between mothers and children and those that want to do harm should be able to do their job without the fear of an unprovoked attack. This is a fight worth fighting, we cannot allow it to be open season on police.”
Detroit law enforcement officers have been the subject of numerous threats in recent weeks, according to Schuette. Separately, during the funeral of Detroit Police Captain Kenneth Steil, a threat was made to blow up the funeral, killing multiple officers and their families. “Maybe I should drop a bomb on tha building to get rid of the rest of y’all,” a Detroit man allegedly posted on Facebook.
The suspect in that case, Deshawn Lanton, has been charged with using the internet to make a threat.