Days after America witnessed one of the most horrific mass-shootings in El Paso and Dayton, this news surfaced.
According to police, a 26-year-old white supremacist, Richard Clayton, has been arrested after he made an online threat. He was arrested in Florida by the Department of Law Enforcement after he posted a threat on Facebook.
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Reportedly, on August 6th, Clayton posted, "3 more days of probation left then I get my AR-15 back. Don’t go to Walmart next week."
Clayton's threat has stark similarities with that of the El Paso shooter Crusius'. Crusius carried out the horrific mass-shooting with an AR-15 rifle and both of them follow the same ideology. Also, the El Paso shooter has allegedly written an online manifesto hours before the carnage.
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"Clayton appears to believe in the white supremacist ideology and has a history of posting threats on Facebook using fictitious accounts," Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials said.
Charged with intimidation, Clayton is held at Orange County Jail on a $15,000 bond. Recent cases of arrests of white supremacists also include 23-year-old Conor Climo who was arrested from Las Vegas for allegedly planning a mass shooting at a gay-nightclub and possessing bomb-making material.