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The posts include derogatory references to Hispanics and Muslims as well as a photograph of an apparent pipe bomb resting on a table outside a house. Celli appears to have posted: “Built it all by myself lol” and “Home Depot don’t sell stuff is big here’s a crude device for you”.
The image of the bomb was posted the same day – 4 December – that Celli is alleged to have stood outside his local mosque threatening to kill congregants. That incident was also reported to police.
However members of the Islamic Society of West Contra Costa County have apparently spent weeks trying to persuade police to take the case of the man seen making threats against them more seriously.
They became so concerned that, a week after the incident, they contacted Richmond councilman Eduardo Martinez for assistance. Martinez told the Guardian that he contacted the chief of police to inquire about the investigation and was told “they didn’t have enough evidence call it a hate crime”.
The investigation began on 4 December, when members ofRichmond mosque Masjid al Rahman, also known as the Islamic Society of West Contra Costa County, reported to police that a man, now believed to be Celli, had yelled threats as members left from a Friday afternoon service.
The screenshots, which no longer appear on Celli's private page, show he posted the alleged pipe bomb photo less than an hour after he allegedly made death threats against Muslims at the Islamic Center of West Contra Costa County on Dec. 4. Later that night, Celli posted another typo-filled rant: "I went and did my protest over the local mosque I didn't believe what I saw I'm having a hard time loading my pics but in videos I'll get them up eventually there must have been 4 to 500 people there usually at Friday prayer maybe 50 or 75 laughing and joking I have some pic and videos ..."
Two days after Banks saw the posts, she went to Wethersfield police, and an officer notified a Calaveras County deputy of the "suspicious situation," and was told he would investigate, the Connecticut report said. Celli has a second home in Copperopolis, about 30 miles east of Stockton, and that's why the Connecticut officer reached out to Calaveras officials.
It was only on Dec. 17, when the Richmond detective investigating the original mosque threats called Calaveras County sheriff's deputies to see if they had any information on Celli, since he lived there also, that he learned of the pipe bomb photos and social media posts against Muslims, Gagan said.
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: namelesss
you clearly have not been to a trump event.
possibly you get your news about trump for other sources.
I am so glad you deny ignorance
William Celli, a 55-year-old man from California, will spend 90 days in jail after being caught in possession of an explosive device and threatening to kill Muslims. Celli took a plea deal that places him on probation for a further three years and bans him from operating an active Facebook profile.