Feds Charge Trans-Identifying Man After He Pledged To Copycat Nashville Shooting: ‘I’m Coming For Them In The Bathrooms’ | Eastern North Carolina Now

‘There’s a lot of transgenders out here that are tired of being picked on and we’re going to go into the schools and we’re going to kill their f—ing children.”

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Luke Rosiak.

    A man who identifies as a transgender woman has been charged in federal court and held in jail for threatening to shoot up schools and pledging to rape Christian girls in bathrooms - after local Illinois authorities released him with no bond.

    Jason Lee Willie of Nashville, Illinois, who goes by Alexia N. Willie, was charged November 7 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois with 14 felony counts of Interstate Communication of a Threat to Injure, court records show. He allegedly modeled his actions off of the transgender-identifying woman who shot up the Christian Covenant School in Tennessee.

    "A person in Tennessee walked into one of your schools and shot up a bunch of your Christian daughters. That's not the last of them if you don't shut your f***ing mouth," Willie said, according to the indictment.

    "There's a lot of transgenders out here that are tired of being picked on and we're going to go into the schools and we're going to kill their f***ing children out here, and that's the end of it. We're at war," he allegedly said, also saying ,"Let me put a bullet in your head."

    In August 2023, the 47-year old made a video call on an online platform in which he said, "I guarantee I'll be in the bathroom raping your Christian daughters," the indictment alleged.

    "I catch your daughters in them bathrooms alone, I am gonna f*** them. I mean I am gonna f*** f*** them until they're dead," he said, according to the indictment.

    "I'm openly a pedophile .... You can't do nothing about us. You can cry. Cry. Put me on national television, I don't care. I'm transgender, I'm in the bathroom raping your f*** daughters and I'm openly letting you guys know this. The Republican Party, what are you f****ts going to do about us?" he allegedly said.

    Willie also criticized black people, arguing that they are Christian and don't like transgender people.


    "They're trash, they're Christian trash. They're transphobic, they're homophobic. They're no different than the f***ing white supremacists. That's exactly who the f*** they are. Listen, Dave Chappelle and all the blacks out here, all the black people out here talking about trannies and s***, they ain't no different than the white supremacists either. You all bow to the same cross," he allegedly said.

    Willie also said he would inject people with HIV in the bathroom if he saw them wearing a cross, according to the indictment.

    "I catch you b*****s out here with a cross around your neck in that restroom, you better know we're going to hit you with a f***ing syringe," he allegedly said, adding "shut the f*** up, n*****."

    The Department of Justice led with him using the n-word, burying the transgender comments later in the indictment.

    Willie pleaded not guilty November 9, and Magistrate Judge Reona J. Daly ordered that he be held in jail on November 14. A proffer of evidence, presented by federal prosecutors to convince the judge to hold him in jail, said that Willie made the comments in August on the video platform "MeetMe," where his username was "Mentally Unstable."

    It said that the Perry County Sherriff's Office had arrested him at the time, but that Willie mocked them while he was being transported to jail, predicting that Illinois would free him immediately. "I'll get out of jail right now, you watch me. And when I get out you have no idea," he said in a recording from a police van, federal prosecutors said.


    Reduxx reported on October 16 about that local arrest, and Sherriff Chad Howard told the outlet that Willie's prediction was accurate: he was released on $0 bond 48 hours after being booked. Though Willie was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, "the disorderly conduct did not stick" because "there was no one individual person or individual school directly threatened," the sherriff said. That left only a resisting arrest charge, which Howard said because of Illinois' new SAFE-T Act, a suspect cannot be held in jail for.

    The sheriff told Reduxx that in a jailhouse interview, Willie said that when he said "we" were coming for your children, "he was speaking on behalf of the transgender community."

    Willie was released from state custody on August 17, and on August 24, Willie's roommate contacted Perry County Sheriff's Office to say that "Willie claimed to be learning how to use firearms and how to obtain a firearm so that she could follow through on the threats that she had made," federal documents said.

    On August 25, the FBI received another tip from MeetMe that he was still making similar comments. On November 8, the FBI arrested him, according to the federal court document.

    A trial is set for January 16. Judith A. Kuenneke, a public defender listed as Willie's representative, did not return a request for comment.

    Federal prosecutors said that the FBI had repeatedly been warned about Willie by his roommate over the years, who told the bureau that "Willie goes on the internet to find preachers, or republicans, or black people," and that "the FBI had come to his house a couple times over the last few years because of Willie's online conduct."

    They wrote that in December 2018, "the FBI received reports of a threat on Facebook in which Willie claimed to have killed a preacher that had molested Willie." In November 2019, the video platform Twitch reported that he said he threatened to kill people, and mentioned people who discriminate against transgenders; the FBI interviewed him and Willie told him he didn't mean it.


    "On March 28, one day after the Covenant School shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, the FBI received a report that Willie posted on Facebook that there would be many more and larger attacks on Christians by transgender people and that Christians would come to know fear like never before," it said.

    The FBI has suggested that it is not treating the Tennessee shooting as a hate crime.
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