On 09/19/2022, the Opelika Police Department began investigating a racially inflammatory post on social media threatening to shoot attendees of a certain demographic at the Lee County Fairgrounds. The departme

Police Say Vicious Threat To Kill Black Patrons At An Alabama Fair Was A Race-Baiting Hoax

On 09/19/2022, the Opelika Police Department began investigating a racially inflammatory post on social media threatening to shoot attendees of a certain demographic at the Lee County Fairgrounds. The departme

The legend of Jussie Smollett lives on.

Authorities in Alabama earlier this month arrested a Facebook user who had posted that he and some friends would show up at the Lee County fair in Opelika and “kill every NEGRO that we lay eye contact on so be prepared. WHITE POWER.”

The threat was accompanied by a user profile that included an image of the Confederate flag.

According to investigators, Opelika police announced that they were taking the “racially inflammatory” threat “very seriously” and within a day had developed a suspect.

They traced the online threat to a house in Lafayette, Alabama, where on Oct. 6 the police scooped up the would-be terrorist.

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He was identified as 18-year-old Pharrell Smith. Smith is black.

Opelika police said Smith was arrested on unrelated charges in Lafayette, but they are requesting that he be extradited to their town to face a charge of making a “terroristic threat.”

Police did not provide a motive for Smith’s act. The case is still under investigation, they said. 

In response to the department’s Facebook statement, one user added, “Wow! Another day… another hoax! Let’s hope justice is served and he gets the full amount. Please do… persecutors and judges.”

The Free Press has documented numerous cases of race hoaxes perpetrated by black suspects, including by actor Jussie Smollett, since such events only foster racial division and undermine trust.   

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