YouTube removes Brooklyn subway shooting suspect Frank James channel, which had history of bigoted videos
Frank James, the suspect arrested in relation to the NYC subway shooting, had a YouTubechannel.
- The channel was full of videos featuring racist, misogynistic, and violent rhetoric.
Frank James, the suspect in the NYC subway shooting who was arrested on Wednesday in the East Village, operated a YouTube channel full of hate-filled rants, racist and misogynistic views, as well as criticism toward the New York City mayor
YouTube confirmed to Insider that it removed the channel on Wednesday.
"Following the tragic event in New York City, our Trust and Safety team identified and terminated a YouTube channel associated with the suspect, in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines," a YouTube spokesperson told Insider.
The channel, "prophet oftruth88," dated back years and featured videos where James mentioned wanting to "exterminate" certain people and called for an increase in mass shootings, according to ABC. He also made videos discussing everything from the Ukraine crisis to Will Smith's slap at The Oscars, Vice reported, and said he was happy while watching videos of 9/11. In one clip named "Sensible Violence," James stitched together
In a video called "Forced Equality," James discussed Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's marriage to a white man, according to Vice. Another video, titled "they hate jew," featured James talking about wanting to kill a Latino man due to work issues, and saying Jewish people "have so much contempt for Blacks," according to Rolling Stone, which reported that the channel had hundreds of videos before it was struck down.
James made a video in February attacking Adams and his efforts to curb homelessness in the city, according to ABC.
James appears to have posted similar videos to the Facebook page "profitofdoom008," which is no longer available to view and seems to have been taken down by Meta, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Although James did not appear to say his name in the videos, multiple law enforcement officials said James was the same person in the YouTube videos, according to The New York Times.
James was the NYPD's single suspect in the tragic subway shooting in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood on Tuesday morning that resulted in 10 people with gunshot wounds and more than a dozen others injured. James had been arrested 12 times before, including nine times in New York City, NYPD Chief Detective James Essig said at a press conference on Wednesday.
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