Saturday, August 15, 2009
A black man has admitted guilt to using Facebook to make death threats against another African-American
An African-American has pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against a black university student. Dyron L. Hart, 20, of Poplarville, Mississippi, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to one count of communicating threats in interstate commerce, according to a Department of Justice statement. Hart admitted creating the fictitious account in November 2008, pretending to be a white supremacist outraged by the election of Barack Obama as the nation's first African-American president, the statement said. He then transmitted a death threat via Facebook to an African-American student at Nicholls State University in Louisiana, saying he wanted to kill African-Americans because of Obama's election, according to the statement.