Published August 2, 2018
FLIN FLON, MANITOBA — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested two unidentified women and charged them uttering threats and public incitement of hatred. The arrests stem from the two taking to Facebook to vent about vandalism to vehicles and property in Flin Flon, Manitoba, a small town of 5,000 people.
Flin Flon RCMP said they received numerous reports of mischief to vehicles and property throughout the small town.
Police say the venting on Facebook quickly escalated into hateful and threatening language against residents of First Nations communities.
A Facebook account under the name Destine Spiller posted photos of a vandalized car and said Indigenous people would be killed.
Spiller wrote on her Facebook page “shoot a Indian day.”
She said she was going to “kill some Indians when I get home.”
“Yah girl purge!!! Lets grab Budweiser and some shot guns,” read a reply.
The RCMP news release reads in part:
“Two of the three female suspects, a 32-year-old female from Flin Flon and a 25-year-old female from Denare Beach, SK, have been arrested by RCMP for Uttering Threats and Public Incitement of Hatred. A third arrest is pending for the same charges. All three suspects are cooperating with police.
The RCMP cannot release the names of the two females arrested as the charges have not been sworn before a court of law. These names will become public record as soon as those charges have been sworn, which is a matter of police and court process. This process is taking place at this time.
The investigation continues.”