“This isn’t just about me. I have a wife, a teenage bonus daughter and twin 3-year-olds and I take any threat against them very seriously,” said Sellers.
A North Carolina man is charged with harassing Black civil rights attorney Bakari Sellers by sending him racist and threatening messages online.
As reported by reports.
“They shouldn’t be subject to threats and intimidation like this. No one should. This isn’t a political debate. This isn’t the ‘new normal.’ It’s a crime, pure and simple,” said Sellers, who ran for lieutenant governor for South Carolina in 2014.
“I want to thank SLED Chief Mark Keel, Behavioral Science Director Mike Prodan and all the officers at SLED for their quick and decisive action in protecting me and my family,” he said. “They have not only demonstrated the highest standards of commitment and professionalism, but they proved once again how critical it is that we support and fund this important work.”
News Channel 12 reports Olson sent vile messages to Sellers between Feb. 25 and March 24. In one message, Olson said he was armed. In others, he referenced the killings of Black Americans.
Olson intended to intimidate Sellers because of his political opinions and work as a civil rights attorney.
He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
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