On Thursday, Atlanta news channel WSB reported that Latausha Nedd, a supporter of Black Lives Matter who goes by the name “Eye Empress Sekhmet,” was arrested after she reportedly posted YouTube videos calling for a war on white people and police. The videos, WSB said, “are filled with profanity and hate for white people.”
Nedd also called for activists to “take over” police stations. In one video removed by YouTube, she is seen issuing threats against white people, declaring “open season” on “crackas,” a racist term referring to whites. “I say let’s have a take a gun day, and start walking up on these untrained (expletive deleted) and stealing their weapons,” she said in another video.
WSB said it was the only media outlet present as officers from the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and a joint terrorism task force moved in Thursday. According to the report, Nedd was watching WSB at the time of the arrest.
“We had just aired a report about her videos,” WSB’s Tom Jones said. Jones also approached Nedd as she was being brought out of her house in handcuffs.
“You really want people to kill cops?” Jones asked. “I never said that,” Nedd replied, shaking her head. Police, however, say her gun-waving rants posted on YouTube tell a much different story. A sheepish Nedd told Jones that she’s seen worse videos on YouTube.
Nedd claimed she was only telling people to defend themselves. Again, the videos indicated otherwise. According to the report, authorities acted on an anonymous tip, concerned about the nature of her comments.
“She was watching your news broadcast,” said Clayton County Police Chief Michael Register. “A lot of people talk on the Internet and on YouTube, but most people don’t make threats against segments of the community.”
According to WSB, Nedd was taken to the Clayton County Jail and was charged with making terroristic threats and transmitting those threats through social media. It’s not the first time threats like these have been posted on YouTube or other online venues.
As we reported in 2012, a New Black Panther leader identified as possibly being King Samir Shabazz, said that blacks will have to kill white babies “seconds” after they’re born by bombing nurseries. Another leader of the group, identified only as “General Taco,” said members of the militant group will hunt down and kill white people. The group has also taken its threatening rhetoric to Twitter.
More recently, supporters of Black Lives Matter have advocated violence against police and white people. A pro-Black Lives Matter radio program advocated murdering white people and police officers and activists with the group were recorded chanting, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon” at the Minnesota state fair. The group later claimed it was not advocating violence against officers.
Activists have also interrupted and disrupted campaign events held by candidates of both major parties. Last month, the Democratic Party passed a resolution supporting the movement.