The attorney who went to court to have Mississippi’s Confederate flag removed is now saying the Facebook post by Representative Karl Oliver was a death threat directed at him.
In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Attorney Carlos Moore says the postings were intended to communicate a death threat to anyone in Mississippi who might take action to lawfully secure the removal of confederate monuments or imagery.
Moore claims it was intended as a threat to have him lynched for his diligent and persistent efforts, through the court system, to remove the state flag.
Moore is asking for an injunction against Oliver, Representatives John Read, and Doug Mcleod and Tony Dunn with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, saying they conspired and expressed their support for the threat through social media.
Moore says the state flag is an unconstitutional endorsement of white supremacy and glorification of slavery.
He is also asking state and federal prosecutors to investigate whether the four have committed crimes.
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