Federal authorities have arrested an Indiana man they say threatened to come to Boston for our post-Charlottesville rally by rightwingers and shoot the darker-skinned attendees as a false-flag operation to make leftwingers look bad when he actually wanted to harm the rightwingers.
Eric Radulovic, 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of transmitting in interstate and foreign commerce a threat to injure the person of another, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. He was arrested this morning and is due in Boston for arraignment on June 20.
His arrest comes two days after the feds arrested an Arizona man on similar charges involving his alleged attempts to get black students at Harvard murdered during commencement last year.
According to the US Attorney's office, Radulovic was very upset about the murder of a protester in Charlottesville, VA, killed by an rightwinger in a car, and hatched a plot to get rightwingers in trouble what turned into their little protest on Boston Common on Aug. 19.
Radulovic allegedly posed as a member of the “Alt-Right” or white supremacist movement, anonymously posting a message on the 4chan.org discussion board regarding the Boston Rally in which he said he would shoot whites at the rally as a means to obtain sympathy for the “Alt-right” movement: “I’m going to bring a Remington 700 and start shooting Alt-right guys. We need sympathy after that landwhale got all the liberals teary eyed, so someone is going to have to make it look like the left is becoming more violent and radicalized. It’s a false flag for sure, but I’ll be aiming for the more tanned/dark haired muddied jeans in the crowd so real whites won’t have to worry.” The indictment alleges further that Radulovic posted this for the purpose of issuing a threat and knowing that it would be interpreted as a threat.
The charge of transmitting in interstate and foreign commerce a threat to injure the person of another provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.