Juan Thompson, the suspect in some of the Jewish Community Center bomb threats, posted a series of incendiary tweets, calling capitalists “blood suckers,” labeling Donald Trump “Hitler,” wishing America was more like Cuba, and retweeting Hillary Clinton criticizing the president for not speaking out fast enough on hate crimes.
He criticized Donald Trump, calling him a “coward” and “predator” and accused the president of wanting to ethnically cleanse Chicago. Several posts advocated violence against Trump, saying he should be punched. He also wrote that Trump and his followers should be taken out. However, he also trashed Clinton, calling her a phony “white woman liberal.” (Warning: Many of the tweets contain graphic language).
Thompson is accused of making only some of the bomb threats that have come in against Jewish centers; a Jewish cemetery was also vandalized. Those incidents remain under investigation. There have been nearly 100 in all, and authorities don’t believe Thompson was responsible for all of them, according to AOL.
Thompson also wrote that he celebrated the death of Antonin Scalia, the conservative Supreme Court Justice.
However, the criminal complaint alleges that Thompson called in bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers as part of a campaign of harassment against a woman he had dated. He had harsh words for the Democratic Party too, accusing it of being boring, flaccid and useless, and was at times also critical of President Barack Obama (such as over deportations). In general, his Twitter posts are full of rants against racism.
He criticized white people (writing that they have “no shame”) and referring to their “vile ilk” and the “white media.”
He wrote: “You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker | Director of Communications–Gateway Housing Foundation |” on his Twitter profile.
He also posted on the bomb threats themselves.
Thompson, 31, was arrested in the string of threats against the centers, which had led to commentary about a troubling rise of anti-Semitism in America, as well as denunciation of it by Donald Trump in his speech to Congress.
A senior editor for the Atlantic says Thompson was fired by the Intercept.
The arrest was revealed on March 3.
What else does Thompson’s Twitter account show? Here’s a sampling:
Thompson Claimed He Was Set Up By a ‘White Woman’ He Dated & Said the FBI Asked Him Whether He Was a Marxist
Heavy has deleted the woman’s name in the tweet below. Thompson pinned this tweet to the top of his Twitter page. However, the complaint alleges that Thompson was harassing the woman for months and made the bomb threats to try to set her up as accusing him of making them.
He Retweeted Hillary Clinton Criticizing Donald Trump on Hate Crimes
He Says He Was Visited by the FBI & Posted Anti Police Screeds
Thompson was often critical of the police on Twitter.
He Retweeted a Post About the Nazis Suspending People’s Personal Liberties
The Page Also Tweeted Angry Rants Against the ‘White Media’
Thompson Wrote About Bigotry Against Jews
He Made His Unhappiness With Trump Clear in a Series of Posts
He accused the president of wanting to ethnically cleanse Chicago and said he should be taken out.
Thompson Ranted About White People & Was Influenced by Malcolm X
He Advocated ‘Beheadings’ for Monarchists & Considered Punching Trayvon Martin’s Killer
Thompson also wrote about contemplating punching George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
Thompson Was No Fan of the Democratic Party, Either & Also Criticized Obama & Hillary Clinton
He also posted opposition to the choice of Tom Perez as DNC chair, saying Trump would roll over him “like one of those old cartoons.”
He had harsh words for Hillary Clinton.
He said he was not a liberal.
He made it clear on Twitter that he opposes all presidents for their “imperialism.”
He Advocated Abolishing Borders & Was Against the Dakota Access Pipeline
The complaint paints a very different picture from Thompson’s tweets. It accuses him of harassing a woman with whom he had a romantic relationship and making the bomb threats. You can read it here:
The complaint alleges that Thompson works at a social service organization in the New York area. It all started when, in 2015 and 2016, a woman ended her romantic relationship with him, according to the complaint. The woman’s boss then received an email the FBI is dubbing “the “Hoax News Email”). It was from “someone purporting to be a producer with a national news organization” and said the woman had been pulled over for drunk driving and was being sued for spreading a sexually transmitted disease. The FBI reviewed records and found it was sent “from an IP address that Thompson used to access one of his social media accounts.”
The complaint says the woman then received texts and emails, purportedly from a close friend and relative of Thompson, saying Thompson was the victim of computer hacking and not responsible for the “recent acts of harassment” and that he had gone into cardiac arrest after being shot in a robbery. In August 2016, the victim obtained a temporary restraining order against Thompson, according to the complaint.
The woman’s boss was contacted again. The complaint alleges that the victim then received an anonymous email with nude pictures that threatened to release them to the public. The woman’s human resources director also received an email saying the woman had threatened to kill Thompson and accusing her of being anti-Semitic.
In October, the Center for Missing and Exploited Children received an anonymous electronic communication from Thompson’s IP address, the complaint alleges, that said, “I was at a disco-tech two weeks ago and met (the victim) who said she watched child porn.” It provided her name and went into additional detail.
The complaint says that Thompson actually lives in St. Louis. A detective visited him and he claimed his email account was hacked.
Thompson then allegedly made eight threats against Jewish Community Centers, the complaint says, as “part of his campaign of harassment against the victim.”
The complaint alleges that he made threats in the victim’s name and in his name, which he claimed was an attempt by the victim to “falsely implicate Thompson.”