Man Arrested Over Viral FB Post That He'd Kill Any Officers Who Talked to Him

Powder Springs police arrested Joshua James Bolieiro for making threats to murder police officers on social media.

Powder Springs, GA – Police have arrested a man who posted threats toward police officers on his Facebook page (video below).

"The next police officer that speaks to me will die. You cops better resign, because if you speak to me, I will consider that a threat, and I will defend myself, in the manner that you guys defend yourselves," Joshua James Bolieiro wrote in a now deleted post on his Facebook page.

"I will shoot first, and I will have no guilt,” the post said.

“If you are a police officer in Georgia, I suggest you pray to your god Satan that you don’t accidentally speak to me. You will just have to roll the dice with every single traffic stop. I’m aiming to kill ANY police officer that dares speak to me, with absolutely zero questions for you. You speak, you die. Its that simple. Go ahead and test me. See how far you get,” he posted.

The threatening posts quickly went viral. After receiving much criticism, Bolieiro took those messages down, and replaced them with a video that explained he had posted those things to get attention, but that he really didn’t mean them.

“Clearly I’ve ruffled some feathers – that’s good,” Bolieiro said in the video posted on June 10. “I don’t plan on killing anybody, including cops or otherwise…” he began. And then he went on to say he’d written the messages to expose the “bad police” and help the “good police.”

“I’m not afraid. I’m not a coward. I’m not afraid to show my face. I’m not afraid to speak the truth… so before you want to throw hate my way, please understand my position,” Bolieiro said in the video.

“So I understand if you’re upset. But I wasn’t getting through making all these other Facebook posts… no one was trying to contact me. No one was trying to do anything by doing things the right way. So I decided to try to do things the wrong way, and it worked! I’m getting a lot of feedback from a lot of you,” he explained in the video.

Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, where Bolieiro had lived until very recently, contacted the Powder Springs Police Department on Saturday to alert them to the threats, WAGA reported.

In response, Powder Springs police launched an investigation on Monday morning, and an arrest warrant for Bolieiro was issued by a Cobb County magistrate, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

But police never got an opportunity to go serve the warrant on him because Bolieiro came strolling in to the police department on his own a few hours later, according to WAGA. He was quickly arrested.

“The Powder Springs Police Department has placed Joshua James Bolieiro under arrest for Terroristic Threats in violation of Official Code of Georgia Annotated 16-11-37,” the department posted on its Facebook page, using the suspect’s preferred media to share the news. “Bolieiro was taken into custody shortly after 1:00 PM on June 11, 2018. Bolieiro came to the Powder Springs Police Department voluntarily. When Bolieiro arrived, officers took him into custody on an arrest warrant that was issued through the Cobb County magistrate court.”

“This was a collective effort between Powder Springs Police, Cobb Police, Cobb Sheriff’s Office and Cobb County DA’s Office. Powder Springs Police extends our gratitude to these agencies for their invaluable assistance,” concluded the post on the police department’s page.

Bolieiro told WAGA on Monday morning that he’d written the initial inflammatory posts to drive people to his Facebook page so he could share his police brutality concerns with a bigger audience.

"My original posts weren't my true feelings. I really don't want any police officers to die," Bolieiro told WAGA.

Police transported Bolieiro to the Cobb County Jail. Neither his court date nor bond amount were yet available, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

You can see Bolieiro’s explanation video below:

Comments (25)
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JBo
JBo

"Go ahead and test me. See how far you get,” he posted." Soooo......how did that work out for you Josh?

DJMM
DJMM

This video is called back peddling, trying to cover your tail for the threats you made against the police. So you turn yourself in after making this pitiful excuse of a video. For every action, there is a reaction..... how do you like the reaction??

LEO0301
LEO0301

I think it's called the consequences of your actions. Bye, bye Josh. Enjoy your stay behind bars.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

There are much better ways to express concerns about police misbehavior.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Probably would have been justified in shooting this guy on sight after that FB post.

LizDuv
LizDuv

"“This was a collective effort between Powder Springs Police, Cobb Police, Cobb Sheriff’s Office and Cobb County DA’s Office. Powder Springs Police extends our gratitude to these agencies for their invaluable assistance,” concluded the post on the police department’s page." And lets not forget the Manchester,NH that contacted you and alerted you to these threats.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

"Probably would have been justified in shooting this guy on sight after that FB post." Police officers hate shooting people and only do it when they absolutely have to, so, justified or not, it just wouldn't happen.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Well, since you couldn't even speak to him without being shot, I think you could justify it.

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

I thought Justify just won a triple crown?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

To the officers who would shoot on sight: I realize that this guy's account wasn't hacked, but what if it was and you shot the hacking victim on sight -- how would that play out for you?

b1rd
b1rd

Nice flip booger. I wondered how long it would take you.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

If he walked in when I was on duty, I'd be tempted . I WOULD have my gun ready to use, tho, it would depend on what he did. If I saw a weapon or other threat ? Yes, I'd shoot .

RunCop
RunCop

Mental POS punk!

HonestC
HonestC

Gee, Burgers Allday - There are no officers who would "shoot on sight." That's not how they are trained or how they operate. Of course, that part wouldn't fit in with your hate-filled agenda so you have to dream up something to try and make them look bad. Epic FAIL. You just make yourself look bad.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@HonestC: take a look at Thinblueline's earliest comment on this thread (you may need to hit the "load older comments"

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Burgers Allday - That comment was not meant to be taken seriously. Also, how do you know he/she is even a police officer?

HonestC
HonestC

I just looked at it. "Probably" does NOT translate to "would" do it. Again . . . there are no officers who would shoot on sight. There are too many mental people who want "death by cop."

However, I do apologize for lumping you in with people who hate cops. When looking at YOUR earlier posting it shows you were actually sticking up for REAL cops who would not shoot on sight. That is MY bad and I am sorry for wrongly calling you out like that.

I have no idea who Thinblueline is -but I highly doubt s/he is a police officer, or else they are just running their mouth because it's anonymous here.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@HonestC - you had him pegged right the first time. He is anti police and comes to this site to troll.

HonestC
HonestC

His earlier comment was definitely backing police officers - hence my apology. But thanks for the info.

Mrs10
Mrs10

@HonestC - he flip flops so sometimes it's hard to tell. But, yes, his first comment TODAY was a positive one.

Mrs10
Mrs10

As my husband says, "play stupid games get stupid prizes." I sure hope this guy enjoys his prize-package: the deluxe accommodations of jail!

Mrs10
Mrs10

Also, kudos for using Facebook to pussy the arrest news. So many post such awful diatribes against cops - it's nice to see socal media used to combat it!

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

Not only is he a dumbass, but the photo above reveals that his mother dresses him badly.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

bolieiro acted stupidly and the shoot bolieiro on sight stuff is also stupid.

Memaw187
Memaw187

Here's some attention- dude,you are a freaking moron!