Florida man charged with “ threatening to shoot Black Lives Matter demonstration while loading guns ”


Quintin Adkins, 22, was arrested in Florida on Thursday and charged with written death threats

Quintin Adkins, 22, was arrested in Florida on Thursday and charged with written death threats

A Florida man was arrested Thursday for allegedly posting videos to Snapchat and Instagram in which he threatened to start a demonstration against Black Lives Matter.

Quintin Adkins, 22, was taken into custody at Nokomis in connection with the posts in which he allegedly brandished assault rifles while saying that he would like to “ shoot them, all f **** * g one of them ”.

“Who wants to go to a Black Lives Matter f ***** g riot and shoot it, huh?” he said in a video, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The Sheriff’s Office affidavit of probable cause indicates that Adkins was also seen in some of the videos while driving while loading a handgun and pointing it at other vehicles.

Police say Adkins released at least seven clips in which he engaged in obscene obscenities about how he wanted to shoot and kill Black Lives Matter protesters.

In a clip, Adkins said he would love to go into a ***** g Black Lives Matter f ***** g riot and shoot them, each f ***** g one of them , let them bleed and watch them f ***** g bleed while I sit there f ***** g drinking my f ***** g ‘rona …’

Quintin Adkins, 22, reportedly posted at least seven videos on Instagram and Snapchat in which he was making obscene protests over how he wanted to protest Black Lives Matter

Quintin Adkins, 22, reportedly posted at least seven videos on Instagram and Snapchat in which he was making obscene protests over how he wanted to protest Black Lives Matter

Adkins Instagram Account Also Threatens Black Lives Matter

Adkins Instagram Account Also Threatens Black Lives Matter

In other videos, he loaded an AK-47 and pointed it out of his front windshield while firing a handgun on the ground from the back patio of a house.

In another article, Adkins allegedly pointed a gun at a cat and said, “I can blow your head” before pouring water on the animal.

The investigation began on June 11 after police received “anonymous advice” from an “old friend” about the videos.

“ On the 18th, we received information and observed a message showing that the suspect was threatening while holding a firearm that he was going to shoot en masse at a gathering of black lives, either a demonstration or a demonstration ” said Lt. Adam Kaskey. Suncoast News Network.

Adkins has been charged with one of the written threats to kill, but Lt. Kaskey has warned that more charges may be laid as the postal investigation continues.

“We are still actively investigating,” said Lt. Kaskey. “We felt we had to act immediately and quickly, which is what we did.”

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that he had been able to make the arrest due to a clause that had been changed following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Florida State Statute 836.10 Written Threats to Kill was first amended in 2010 to include electronic threats to kill, and again amended in 2018 after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Police were first alerted to Adkins' videos in early June and an investigation began on June 11.

Police were first alerted to Adkins’ videos in early June and an investigation began on June 11.

In the videos, Adkins is said to have seen firearms loaded and aimed at other vehicles

In the videos, Adkins is said to have seen firearms loaded and aimed at other vehicles

“It is thanks to the added language that the detectives were able to prosecute the charges in this investigation,” the sheriff’s office said on Friday.

“Adding to the fact that if someone threatens a massacre,” said Lt. Kaskey. “We have the capacity to enforce this and to go ahead and make an arrest for it.”

“The safety of all citizens of Sarasota County is paramount to the sheriff’s office, and when someone threatens a member of our community, we must act accordingly and act accordingly has been made possible by this law “, he continued. .

Adkins was placed in the Sarasota County Correctional Facility where he is still without bail.

Authorities said Adkins had at least seven handguns, two AR-15 rifles and one AK-47 rifle.

In his Instagram profile, Adkins includes threats to the Black Lives Matter movement.

“When they come to collect your weapons, be sure to send the ammunition first FCK BLM,” he wrote.

According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Adkins was the respondent in a family violence dispute with a family member in 2017.

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