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Staten Island Man Charged With Threatening Post-Election Violence

Rohini Kurup
Friday, November 13, 2020, 11:52 AM

Brian Maiorana was arrested on Nov. 10 for making threatening interstate communications.

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A Staten Island man was arrested by federal law enforcement on Nov. 10 in connection with threatening on social media to kill protestors, law enforcement officers and politicians in retaliation for the U.S. presidential election. The 54-year-old man, Brian Maiorana, was charged in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York with making threatening interstate communications. According to the complaint, Maiorana had been posting violent messages on social media platforms since September, and his most recent posts included calls for violence against those celebrating the election outcome and claims that the presidency had been “fraudulently stolen from us.”

You can read the complaint here and below:

Rohini Kurup is a J.D. candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to law school, she worked as an associate editor of Lawfare and a research analyst at the Brookings Institution. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.

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