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A Massachusetts man has been arrested for offering on social media to pay $500 to anyone who would kill an ICE agent.
Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, had posted the offer on Twitter last month, telling his more than 400 followers: 'I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills an ICE agent.'
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He also responded to a tweet about ICE officers putting their 'lives on the line' to make arrests by saying: 'Thank you ICE for putting your lives on the line and hopefully dying I guess so there's less of you?' according to court documents.
Law enforcement officials said they hope the arrest of Ziobrowski on Thursday I don'sends the message that they will not tolerate what they described as a 'rising tide' in threats against federal immigration officers and others 'under the guise of political debate'.
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'The agents and officers out there enforcing federal laws are doing their job, plain and simple,' US Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters Thursday.
'Those who disagree with their mission are of course free to say so. But there is a difference between public debate and intentionally putting others in fear of their lives,' he said.
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Ziobrowski, of Cambridge, is charged with using interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person.
He was arrested in New York, where he...
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