Amjad Hussain, a former student at SUNY Potsdam, was indicted this week on charges of issuing death threats against a black professor at the school, along with the whole college community.
Hussain, 23, was formally charged with sending two separate messages to the professor, threatening to kill him. Why?
The messages contained both racist and homophobic language.
“A former SUNY Potsdam student has been indicted in connection with death threats and hate messages directed at an African American professor as well as the college community. …
“Hussain was arraigned … in St. Lawrence County Court on two felony counts of second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime and one count of fourth-degree criminal solicitation.
“The 23 year old Elmira man is charged with delivering two messages to the professor that included death threats and racist and homophobic language. The messages also threatened the professor’s family.
“Hussain is also charged with soliciting another individual to deliver a third threatening note to the professor….
“According to filed documents and statements made in court, on two separate occasions in April 2015, Hussain delivered two notes to the professor’s office containing homophobic and racist pictures and language, threatening physical harm and death to the professor and the professor’s family.”
But Hussain allegedly couldn’t let that get in the way …
The post continues:
“Following his arrest in November 2015, Hussain allegedly solicited another individual to deliver a third note, also containing threats and racist and homophobic language directed at the professor.”