August 5, 2019
The Twitter account that has been linked to the gunman behind the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning re-tweeted a list purporting to provide names of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees.
Twitter suspended the alleged account, @iamthespookster, on Sunday evening after several outlets had reported it belonged to the Ohio shooter, who murdered nine people and wounded dozens more before being fatally shot by police.
Screen-grabs of the @iamthespookster account showed tweets that supported socialism, opposed the election of Donald Trump, and backed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president in the 2020 election.
The @iamthespookster account also re-tweeted a post by a Twitter user going by the name “@poohcowboy_drew,” who produced “a list of people who work for ICE” and encouraged readers to harass them into quitting their jobs.
The name on the @poohcowboy_drew account appears to have been changed, and its tweets have been protected from view by the owner of the account.
In addition, other tweets showed hostility toward ICE. One tweet from @iamthespookster urged, “Slice ICE tires.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:27 am