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Latino Daily News

Thursday October 21, 2010

Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Numerous Latino and Hispanic Civil Rights and Advocacy Organization

The Justice Department announced that Vincent Johnson of New Jersey, known on the internet as “Devilfish” pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to a series of threatening emails he sent to employees of Latino civil rights and advocacy organizations.

Johnson admitted that from 2006 to 2009, he repeatedly sent threatening email communications to employees of the Latino Justice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; the National Council of La Raza; the League of United Latin American Citizens; and the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders.

Examples of Johnson’s threatening language include “My preference would be to buy more ammunition to deal with the growing chaos created by the pro-illegal alien groups. RIP [names of the victims] who are not the friends of our democracy.”; and Johnson admitted that his threats were intended to intimidate the victims in order to prevent them from aiding persons of Latino descent.