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Buffalo man sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for threatening to kill police on social media

STAFF REPORTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Arthur Jordan, 24, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of interstate communication of threat to injure, was sentenced to serve 27 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.
  
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul C. Parisi, who handled the case, stated that on July 6, 2016, the defendant used social media to threaten police officers. Specifically, using Facebook and the screenname “MacBmw Jordan” posted, “Let’s Start Killin Police Lets See How Dey Like It.” On July 14, 2016, the defendant possessed a loaded firearm while walking in the City of Buffalo.
On May 3, 2018, Jordan was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison in Erie County Court following his plea to Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.
“The many fine, courageous, and professional men and women of state and local law enforcement need to know that they have the support of the United States Attorney’s Office and the entire Department of Justice,” said U.S. Attorney Kennedy. “A threat to any one of them is a threat to our system of justice. Today’s sentencing shows just how committed this office is to preserving the rule of law and, with it, our system of justice.”
Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.