An Atlanta woman has been taken into custody after she made a Facebook post encouraging violence against white police officers.
According to WSB-TV, Ebony Dickens wrote the post, which called for “death to all white cops nationwide,” on Monday. Dickens added that she was thinking about going on a killing spree against white police, and wanted to kill at least 15 white police officers on Tuesday.
11 Alive reports that Atlanta police first noticed Dickens’ post, and determined the post had come from the East Point area. Following that discovery, Atlanta police notified East Point police, who received the assistance of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the NYPD in their arrest of Dickens.
Dickens has been charged with disseminating information related to terrorist acts, WSB-TV said. The FBI is also investigating the incident and may bring more charges against Dickens.
Tensions between police and African Americans across the country have escalated in the light of several officer-involved shootings of black men in recent months. In Baltimore, a full-scale riot has broken out in response to the death of a black man while in police custody.