Man who threatened to kill cops, blow up jail, now in it, enjoying police hospitality

Man who threatened to kill cops, blow up jail, now in it, enjoying police hospitality
Valentine

When Jason Valentine tweeted numerous times during December that he was planning a “New Years Eve Kill A Pig Night,” he wasn’t inviting followers to a luau. He was referring to a massacre of members of the St. Louis Police Department, whose company he now keeping 24 hours a day.

According to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office via Associated Press, the 35-year-old Valentine faces ten felony counts of making a terrorist threat. He also tweeted plans to blow up the city jail, writing, “St. Louis City Justice Center Mysteriously Exploded 12/31/2014.”

Many of the tweets mentioned Ferguson and/or Vonderrit Myers, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white, off-duty St. Louis police officer in October. Police contend that Myers opened fire on the officer first, though Myers’s family has disputed that.

Valentine is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bail. It isn’t clear from online court records whether he has an attorney or when his first court appearance would be. In the meantime, Twitter has suspended his account.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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