In Richmond, California a man was arrested by police for making a homemade bomb and communication of threats. The neighborhood on Mcbryde Ave was evacuated after a tip off to police had been made on December seventeenth. This man’s name is William Celli and he is an active Donald Trump supporter. Celli a fiftyfive year old man of California has been making bomb in his home. Celli’s anti-Muslim beliefs have been heavy announced by him on his social media account. It was believed that Celli was going to use the homemade devices on Muslim’s. After the neighborhood was cleared swat entered the home of William Celli and arrested him on communication of threats and possession of an explosive device on Sunday December 20th.
Celli’s devotion to Donald Trump was displayed on his Facebook account stating “Donald Trumps on again I’m happy leaders okay this guys a great point man.” Quite confusing to see what this man is actually saying with all the grammatical errors but it is clear that he supports Donald Trump. Even posted pictures of his homemade pipe bomb. Celli states “ I’ll follow this MAN to the end of the world.” Donald Trump proposed that all Muslims are to be banned from the United States and Celli couldn’t agree more. Celli goes on in older posts about how by letting the Syrian Refugees in that the Muslims would kill us all. Donald Trump’s bold statements and strong opinions affect his followers. The actions of this man are not Donald Trump’s fault but the fear he instilled may have pushed this man to insanity. Political leaders have to be careful of what they say and how they say their viewpoints. They are role models for our people. Such strong hate is what drives terrorists and extremists to murdered and kill innocent people. This is a hate crime against Muslims. Celli’s hatred has also been directed to Hispanics as well. Celli claimed on another social media rambling “And I’ve very happy to report we are getting invaded by tens of thousands of illegals.” He believes his plumbing business is being taken over by the Hispanics that are here illegally. This is also another topic Donald Trump has strong feelings about as well, immigration.
If this man had not posted his thoughts and beliefs on social media would there have been a tip off to Richmond police that he planned on using bombs on Muslims? Thankfully that was not the case. Where and when was this man planning on using these homemade devices? The Walnut Creek Bomb Squad detonated the homemade devices and they were found to be duds. A childhood friend took screenshot of Celli’s social media posts prior to them being deleted and turned them in. As the investigation unfolds on December 4th Celli shouted outside the Islamic Society of West Contra Costa County “ I am going to kill you all.” It has been discussed by some that this belief of Celli is close enough to be considered terrorism. Celli’s is currently being held in custody at a $525,000.00 bond. The date of his hearing has not been released.