Teenager asked Facebook friends to kill one million cops

August 26th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Facebook London, Aug 26 (IANS) A British teenager has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for asking his 2,000 Facebook “friends” to kill one million policemen during the London riots, a media report said.

Amed Pelle, 18, incited 2,197 “friends” to commit violence and looting in Nottingham. He claimed he was inspired by a film in which criminal gangs take over London, the Daily Express reported.

The teenager posted three messages on his Facebook profile just before violence erupted in Nottingham, the Nottingham Crown Court heard

The first two read “Nottz Riot whose on it?”, and “Kill one black youth, we kill a million Fedz (police), riot til we own cities”.

The media report said the second message was probably a reference to Mark Duggan, the suspected drug dealer whose death sparked the riots earlier this month.

At first, he told police the messages were a joke, but eventually pleaded guilty to encouraging or assisting violent disorder.

Pelle told police he had watched the film “Shank” in which violent gangs of youths overrun London in 2015.

He has been sent to a young offenders’ institution.

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