On Thursday, 38-year-old Clark Calloway, a D.C. resident who sympathized with ISIS, was arrested by FBI agents after he arranged to buy an AK-47 from an FBI informant in an effort to start a “race war,” NBC Washington reported.
According to NBC:
He faces federal charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and transportation of a firearm with the intent to commit a felony.
“Soon the great killing will commence,” Calloway wrote in a Facebook post April 20, prosecutors say.
Calloway, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, allegedly spoke about attacking police stations. He specifically referenced the First District station on M Street SW.
He was arrested in his apartment building on Webster Street in Northeast D.C., about a mile southwest of the Fort Totten Metro station.
Fox 5 DC added:
Clark Calloway of Washington, D.C., made his first appearance in federal court on Friday where the 38-year-old construction worker was ordered jailed until a hearing Wednesday. He’s charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a felon and transportation of a firearm with the intent to commit a felony. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Calloway paid $250 for the firearm, which had been disabled by law enforcement, and was arrested when he took possession of it Thursday.
According to a court document, the FBI began investigating Calloway in 2016. The document says he posted “numerous violent and threatening statements,” ”friended” several hundred Islamic State fighters and sympathizers, joined IS Facebook groups and posted pro-IS propaganda. An investigation revealed he maintains at least two active Facebook accounts, “one related to his extremist racial views and one related to his pro-ISIS views,” the court document said, referring to the IS.
In 2016 Calloway, who is black, posted about “his desire to conduct a violent revolution against whites and conducting a race war,” writing: “Let’s put bullets in them.”
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Chris Menahan added:
In between calls for violence, he shared a post from “Melanoid Nation” suggesting police are actually secretly carrying out the violence in Chicago to make black people look bad and “justify the violence and mistreatment of Melanoid people around the country.”
Jessica Gresko said Calloway, an ex-Marine (as opposed to a former Marine), “characterized his Facebook posts as ‘propaganda’ and ‘talking trash’ and ‘denied that he planned to carry out an attack,’ the document says. He acknowledged talking about attacking police stations, but denied referencing a specific police station. He told FBI agents that he was aware he couldn’t have a weapon because he’s a felon but wanted the AK-47 for ‘a rainy day’ and needed it ‘for the race war.'”
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“Despite his call for ‘white devils’ to be ‘exterminated like they were during the holocaust,’ prosecutors decided not to hit him with any terrorism-related charges,” Menahan added.
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