"Life is tough; it's tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne as Sergeant Stryker, “The Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949)
“Nothing good comes from posting stuff on Facebook and Twitter.”
Gosh, what a sad sack case this is. Someone who thought white supremacists, such as the ones he met in prison, were all talk and no action. Not him though. The dweeb “threatened a synagogue on Facebook” and "also wrote he would like to buy a gun”. So subsequently someone conveniently shows up at his house with a handgun he wants to sell. An undercover FBI agent of course. Then sad sack has to borrow the money to pay for it from Grandpa. Oh no! Hey Gramps, I need some money to help me go back to prison. I guess some people are still unaware that law enforcement monitors social media. The law enforcement agencies even have search engines that help them locate people through social media and/or alert them to people who have made certain postings, as in this instance. So the loquacious Dylann Roof wannabe gets swept up by the forces of law and order pretty quickly.
As a general rule these days, if someone comes to you out of the blue and tries to talk you into doing something illegal, there is a good chance that individual is some kind of police informant or agent provocateur looking for a payday at your expense. Especially if you have had any past associations with white identity groups, or any other organizations dubbed by the arbiters of politically correctness as “hate” groups for that matter. It’s the search for the Great White Defendant.
FBI: White supremacist talked of Dylann Roof-type attack