Cobb NAACP phone threat: ‘My profession (is) murdering black people’


Cobb NAACP phone threat: ‘My profession (is) murdering black people’

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Cobb NAACP President Deane Bonner, pictured here, spoke with police about the threat.

The Cobb County office of the NAACP recently received a phone threat that spoke of murdering black people.

Marietta police went to the Roswell Street office and spoke with Cobb NAACP president Deane Bonner, who played the  message for them, according to a police report.

My number is kill (racial slur) 101

My name, Johnny Rebel

My profession, murdering black people

(Expletive) you, stupid (expletive) (racial slur)

The message was left on Feb. 25 at 1:13 a.m., according to the report.

Marietta and Cobb police have said they are working together. It isn’t clear exactly what charges the caller would face, but police categorized the call as a terroristic threat.

“Physically, I almost got sick hearing the guy because one of the things he said right off the bat was this is murder,” Bonner told Channel 2 Action News. “I mean, he wanted to murder.”

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