A Philadelphia man seen waving a handgun on an online video and telling viewers how to shoot police officers was arrested yesterday on felony charges.
Andre Moore, 44, of the 4800 block of Walnut Street, is accused of posting the video called "Dissin Philly Cops" on YouTube.com.
Moore was charged yesterday with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and other crimes. Arrest documents said he works as a security guard at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
The video allegedly shows a man brandishing a large, silver semiautomatic pistol and calling Philadelphia police "nothing but a bunch of liars, especially the 18th District. . . . That's why I rejoice whenever they shoot a cop in Philadelphia 'cause I hate them."
According to a probable-cause affidavit, the man then removes the ammunition magazine from the gun, racks the slide, points the pistol at the camera, and pulls the trigger as he speaks.
"Look, it's easy. . . . Get one in the chamber," the affidavit quotes him as saying. "Boom. . . . When you shoot the cops you shoot them dead. OK? Anywhere in the head or heart."
The video, which is one minute, 18 seconds long, was posted June 7 on YouTube, the affidavit says.
It quickly came to the attention of local police and the Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force, said Kevin Harley, communications director for Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett.
"We believe these were terroristic threats that are not protected by the First Amendment," Harley said, "particularly when he encourages people to promote violence in Philadelphia and when he shows people how to use a gun to shoot a cop."
Investigators identified Moore by speaking to employees at Einstein and by comparing the video to his driver's license photo, the affidavit said.
Einstein is where Philadelphia Police Officer Chuck Cassidy died after being shot during a robbery Oct. 31 at a Dunkin' Donuts in West Oak Lane.
YouTube has removed the video from public view.