Just to be clear, this is a Michigan Domestic Terrorism case unrelated to the Capitol assault investigations.
21 y/o Joshua Docter of Holland Michigan has been charged with TWO felonies with 20 year penalties…
A West Michigan man is facing several charges for allegedly making death threats against President Joe Biden, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
It’s alleged that Docter posted multiple threatening comments on the social media platform, iFunny, and the FBI was alerted to those threats.
Docter allegedly said he would use a gun to shoot and kill Biden, Whitmer and Pelosi, and would “be the catalyst” for a new American revolution.
The AG’s office also said Docter had information on how to make a bomb and where to find materials on his phone.
Once again posting on social media was the moron’s downfall…
The case was initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which followed up on tips it received about threatening posts Docter allegedly made on the social media platform, iFunny. Michigan State Police continued the investigation and referred the case to the Michigan Department of Attorney General for prosecution.
Joshua Docter, 21, of Holland, Michigan, is charged with one count of threat of terrorism and one count of using a computer to commit a crime, both 20-year felonies.
Docter posted multiple threatening comments on the social media platform in January 2021. In those posts, Docter stated he would use a gun to shoot and kill the elected officials and would “be the catalyst” for a new American revolution. Docter also had information on how to make a bomb and where to find the necessary materials on his smart phone.
Here’s a link to the State’s Charging Document…
Announcing the charges, Michigan state attorney general Dana Nessel offered a reminder that “threatening elected officials is against the law”.
“My office will prosecute those who attempt to intimidate or terrorise our state and federal leaders,” said Ms Nessel.
She added the charges were brought against Mr Docter following a tip-off to the FBI about Mr Docter’s death threats against Ms Whitmer, Ms Pelosi and Mr Biden in recent weeks.
Naturally, his parents are requesting privacy at this time while they determine which excuse they’ll try first…
Docter’s parents, Bret and Erin Docter, issued a statement Tuesday regarding the charges.
“As a family, we were shocked to learn of the charges against our son. We are in process of evaluating them and working with legal counsel to consider our next steps. We respectfully ask for privacy at this most difficult time,” according to the statement.
Docter has a probable-cause conference set for April 8 and a preliminary examination on April 15.
He was released on a $5,000 personal-recognizance bond.
The FBI tipline is not just for insurrectionists… If you see people spouting threatening shit online, report them.