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‘Kill Them All:” Pennsylvania Man's Facebook Post Against Police Lands Him in Jail

A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he posted Facebook comments encouraging people to kill police the same day two New York City officers were allegedly slain by a Maryland man.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 29-year-old Steven Drake Jr., of Midway. He faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 6 on charges including terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

The Observer-Reporter says Drake was arrested Wednesday by police in McDonald, who were alerted to the Dec. 20 posts by police in a nearby community.

Among the comments Drake allegedly posted were, "The police brought this on themselves! I say kill them all! Enough is enough."

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Police say Drake acknowledged making the posts which also referenced the recent police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City.
 

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