May 29, 2020


Alexander Micah Cohen

Alexander Micah Cohen, 28, of Skokie, Illinois, was reportedly arrested in late July, after the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., began investigating threats he allegedly made pertaining to Turning Point’s High School Leadership Summit conducted July 23 through 26 at George Washington University. High-profile speakers at the confab included U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Washington police acted after the parent of a student attending the summit saw Cohen’s threats online and alerted the FBI.

Cohen pled not guilty August 24 before Judge Sean C. Staples in District of Columbia Superior Court and was set free on his own recognizance. He was also ordered to stay away from George Washington University. His next court appearance in the case listed as court file 2018 CMD 012489 is September 24.

Cohen targeted the Turning Point conference, which hundreds of conservative high school students attended, by tweeting a photo of a man bearing a baseball bat adorned with barbed wire and the message “On my way to #HSLS2018 to greet the nice conservative teenagers.”

On July 26, after Attorney General Sessions spoke at the summit, Cohen took to Twitter to post an image of himself and the message: “I’m riding through D.C. [to] go and shoot GWU up … We gon’ come and blow GWU up.”

Cohen responded flippantly when police contacted him. A police detective said in court documents that Cohen told her she “should focus on others who post photos of guns.” When asked to explain what his July 26 tweet meant, he “declined to comment any further.”

Source: Canada Free Press