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Houston Man Arrested Following Social Media Posts

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

HOUSTON – Frederick Ramon Robinson, 45, a Houston resident and convicted felon, has been arrested and is set to make his initial appearance on charges of unlawfully possessing a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Robinson was arrested today and is set to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy at 2:00 p.m.

The criminal complaint alleges that authorities initiated an investigation into Robinson after he publicly posted several messages on various social media sites such as Twitter. Those alleged posts claimed such comments as “if white people hate ISIS so much, then I like ISIS. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. #chopthemheadsoff Amerikkka is the Black Man’s Foe.” The complaint further alleges he tweeted such statements as “I say, don’t hesitate – start shooting in their cars.  empty whole clips.  find them at home and fire bomb it.  anything., do something.” 

According to the charges, Robinson posted pictures of firearms he owned and allegedly demonstrated how to load firearms in videos he posted online.

As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms per federal law. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

The charges are the result of investigation conducted by a joint State and federal task force that includes the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani is prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

Updated April 30, 2015