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Woman who threatened to kill white cops on Facebook has legal degree


EAST POINT, Ga. -- The woman who threatened to kill white police officers is out of jail on a $10,000 bond.

Ebony Monique Dickens posted the bond Thursday at 6:19 am.

New details about her background emerged in court Wednesday afternoon at her bond hearing. She was charged with dissemination of information to facilitate terroristic threats after she posted on a Facebook page under the name Tiffany Milan.

The threat included a call to action and specifics about her plan to "kill at least 15 tomorrow" and "I can pull it off."

11Alive's Duffie Dixon was inside the East Point Magistrate Court when City Solicitor Antavious Weemes said Dickens, 33, should have known better, since she had a criminology degree. Her public defender, Tracey Moran, corrected the Solicitor saying Dickens had a Masters Degree in "legal studies".

That legal knowledge played out in her online threat:

Freedom of speech tho. So when you can absolutely show me in the 1st amendment where it explicitly says you can't say 'kill all cops', then I'll delete my status. Other than that.... NOPE!

The judge disagreed with her First Amendment argument. Along with setting a $10,000 bond, Dickens is banned from all social media activity. The judge insisted a condition of her bond required her to freeze all social media accounts.

"My client was simply venting. . . it was a horrible mistake," Moran told the court. "The chance of her doing this again is highly improbable."

Dickens had family in the courtroom for the bond hearing, including her twin sister. After visiting behind closed doors, the sister yelled at the assembled media, telling them to not point the cameras at her. The Solicitor reprimanded her, telling her he understood her family was going through a difficult time, but she was "just making it worse".

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