Skip to comments.Porter Ranch Man Arrested After Making Threats Against Children On Facebook
Posted on 01/11/2013 7:55:44 AM PST by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Police say a 37-year-old Porter Ranch man is behind bars after threatening children on Facebook.
After Homeland Security agents were alerted to Mohammed Akbar Barakis Facebook wall, he was arrested at his home on Darby Avenue in Porter Ranch.
Reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, Serene Branson said Barakis Facebook wall was filled with bizarre updates and troubling posts, including one that threatened the lives of school children.
In the wake of Newtown, Connecticut, of course, all threats are being taken seriously.
On his wall, Baraki allegedly wrote: Newtown is just the beginning of the attacks more kids must be killed if anyone watched the bin Laden move will be shot at site this is a final warning to all Americans.
Branson went to the Baraki home where a man identifying himself as the suspects father answered the door. The father, who didnt want to show his face, said his son was not normal but that he wouldnt hurt anyone.
In broken English, he also told Branson that his son was just talking violent. He doesnt know how to use weapon, no weapons, said the father.
LAPD Detective Gus Villanueva said two pellet guns were recovered from Barakis home.
According to Villanueva, having the pellet guns violates Barakis probation from a previous narcotics violations.
His father told Branson that the pellet guns were simply to control a problem they had with rodents.
Baraki lives within a few blocks of Castlebay Lane Elementary School.
Parents that Branson spoke to were shocked about the allegations made against Baraki. Parent Amanda Hampshire said, I think its utterly disgusting. Who wishes something like that on little kids? Horrible.
Then I read the article, saw the name, and all was answered.
Shouldn’t the word “muslim” be in the headline?
I don’t like this. The guy made a very offensive statement that I don’t agree with. But he did not make a specific threat against a specific person or group and, at least from the article, there is no other evidence that he was planning a crime. If the government can arrest you for making a statement on Facebook, we are turning into a police state. Perhaps someone should have investigated or questioned this guy, but arresting him goes too far.
We have only to look at Beslan to see what Islamists are willing to do when they see an opportunity.
To be truthful, at this point any school that doesn’t have somebody armed on the premises is a sitting duck, and willfully so. Vulnerable to lawsuits if something actually does happen, and given that Eric Holder is holding the door open so terrorists can walk in, and arming their drug-cartel allies, I think we’d be stupid to think there are not Islamists here who would be willing to do a Beslan in the US.
Yep. The left needs causalities to push their anti-defence agenda. I'll bet there were a lot of celebration parties going on in Washington after Sandy Hook.
To this day, the left wing politicians are still dancing in front of the TV cameras. They've never been so happy. In fact, they look giddy. Biden is actually glowing.
Muslim terrorist should be in the headline but you’ll never see it...
Its worse than this CBS story.
There was another guy nearby in Valencia, Eric Ting Yee, that posted Looking out a window and see some little kids I wouldnt mind murdering at all. I dont know. I would find it funny. It would be like the Aurora shooting in Colorado.
His window overlooks a school.
From Pomona, about an hour east, they arrested 24 year old Kyle Edward Bangayan.
So I woke up this morning and said to myself Dang you know would be really awesome right now some dead kindergarteners.
Mohammad Akbar Baraki, 37, from Porter Ranch also said on his Facebook that he is a Republican who like Metallica, Shakir and Coldplay and he is a fan of both The Holy Bible and The Holy Quran.
Only Baraki will be charged. The threats werent specific enough for Yee and Bangayan.
It appeared he was arrested for violating the terms of his probation, not specifically for what he said on Facebook.
The Facebook post gave police the hook to investigate.
Mohammad Akbar Baraki, 37, from Porter Ranch also said on his Facebook that he is a Republican...
Paging Captain Obama...
"Newtown is just the begging of the attacks ...... more kids must be killed if anyone watched the bin laden movie will be shot at site.... this is a final warring to all Americans."
Yeah, that sounds 'Republican'....
Yeah. That's what I was thinking. I wonder how long this site has been up. Days?
Nothing he says sounds remotely Republican. This guy sounds more like a radical, pro-Islam, control freak leftist if you ask me.
Too late. That worm has already turned.
This is interesting in that there was a story just the other day that I posted about here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976271/posts
This story also takes place in LA, with more specifics, AND this guy also had the guns.
The difference. In this article the per-perp was arrested. In the one I posted the perp was let go.