“After all, it’s not murder if they’re black.” That was how 26 year old, full-time registered sex offender, and part-time keyboard gangster John Edgar Rust ended his Manifesto on 4chan about how he was going to kill a bunch of black people at Howard University.
“Any ni**ers left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go—After all, it’s not murder if they’re black.” Rust posted the threats to 4chan and Reddit back in 2015. Yesterday Rust was arrested by federal authorities and charged for posting the online threats from a Panera Bread restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia. The child molester….excuse me, sex offender, went on to add “And any of those cheapskate ni**ers who try to get out using the Metro will regret that choice real fast. Sure, the po-po will take me down, but I’ll go out a hero knowing that I made the world a better place.”
The threats caused increased police presence on the campus and caused the FBI to be alerted. When Rust was initially interviewed by FBI agents back in 2015, he admitted eating dinner at the Panera restaurant but denied using the internet, claiming that doing such would violate the terms of his probation because…he’s a convicted sex offender, and convicted sex offenders are not allowed to go online, in some cases. The FBi then searched Rust’s home where they found that Rust had gone online multiple times around the time the threat was posted. Rust had also visited a subreddit titled “DeadNi**aStorage a day before the threat was posted. Under the federal guidelines, Rust faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison if convicted of the crime.