Joseph Jackson threatened Taylor Swift on Facebook, then he brought posters to her Philadelphia concert reading ‘I luv you’ and ‘Taylor Swift is with Satan.’ After seeing the posters and the alleged Facebook threats, police moved in and grabbed Jackson in his seat.
Attorney David Shrager: ‘Certain actions you take on the internet are illegal by definition. Certain statements can be used against you in a courtroom. I have cases, I go into court, the prosecution has evidence of my client making statements on the internet or taking pictures of himself with firearms and putting them on Facebook pages or their Twitter accounts and that makes it very difficult for me.’
Jackson told arresting officers ‘Taylor Swift is Satan and that 6,000 years is six days and death comes on the sixth day, so Taylor Swift is in danger.’ Detectives confiscated the posters Jackson had with him and found he had no weapons on him. They then handcuffed him and took him to jail, where he will face a mental evaluation.