‘Terroristic’ Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer — a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of a pig. Twenty-one-year-old Antonio Jenkins Jr., reputedly a member of the Bloods street gang, was charged after he posted a photo on Facebook of a tattoo on his bicep that depicted a person holding a gun to the mouth of a pig. The Pioneer Press reports that, according to the criminal complaint, the pig was "wearing a police hat and uniform with a patch on the right shoulder with ‘Mpls. 8230’ and a nameplate with the name ‘J. Seidel’ under the patch. Below the ‘J. Seidel’ were the words ‘F— the police.’" The message was allegedly intended to threaten Minneapolis police officer Jeffrey Seidel, who works in the gang investigation team. In a caption on the photo, Jenkins wrote, "My tattoo iz a pig get’n his brains blew out." The criminal complaint noted that 18 people had "Liked" the photo on Facebook. In November 2012, Jenkins was charged with making a terroristic threat for the benefit…
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